Jobo tank questions
I have some quick questions regarding the sizing of tanks. I have a CPP-2 with lift that came with a few tanks (all unlabelled) and two black reels (2502?), though I only have enough centre-post to support a single reel (set for 120 width) in the short tank. The tanks I have are of about 136mm external diameter, one is 100mm long (2521?), one is 240mm long (2830?) and I have a 290mm extension (2870?).
Can someone please tell me if I've guessed the correct model numbers? Googling for Jobo tanks gets me plenty of pictures and info on the fill levels but nothing about their physical dimensions.
Now, 15xx drums. They are of smaller diameter, right? Is there any benefit to using them over the 2xxx drums, particularly for roll-film? I have a chance to buy what looks like a 1520+1530 with 4 reels and the complete plastic column, which means I could probably (depending on capacity) soup 4 rolls at a go, which is plenty for me. However:
My CPP-2 doesn't seem to have the little black plastic roller-extension tabs that the manual says I should use to support 15xx and 30xx drums. The rollers are mounted directly in those little cross-pieces. Are the tabs obtainable? I think I'm going to need them for the 3010 that I would like to buy...
Do I bother with the 15xx kit or will it just be a damn hassle without the roller support tabs?
Update: my 240mm long tank has no ribs to support prints so I suspect it might actually be a 2551. It's 213mm long internally and has a flat bottom (unlike the 2521 with an indented bottom) with a thing to receive the centre-column. Any ideas?
Last edited by polyglot; 06-20-2011 at 07:21 AM. Click to view previous post history.