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Got a Yankee Developer Tank.... Now what do I put in it??

 
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DGeraths



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a brand new in the box Yankee developing tank on EBay and it is on its way here. Thanks to everyone that helped me figure out what I needed to develop my 2x3 shots at home...

Now what chems do I need to get for the tank? I would like to have them here in the house when the developer arrives so that I can get right to work! Do any of you guys use the Yankee tank for home developing? What chemicals do you use and where can someone normally get them?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Yankee tank. For Developer, I use either Kodak D-76 or HC-110, available here: http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl
I pour out the developer approx. 30-seconds before development time expires...put the tank under the cold water faucet, hold the lid down so it can't float off...fill the tank with running water and empty three or four times...empty it...and add Kodak Acid Fixer. After fixing for several minutes, empty the tank...remove the lid...rinse for several minutes. Some people use a stop bath between the developer and acid-fixer instead of water rinse, but I do it as simply as possible with no problems. I DO agitate the tank by picking it up and swirling it for about 15-seconds of each minute during development. Fred.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use your favorite developer, if you have one; fixer, any brand with or without hardner; hypo clearing agent to cut down wash times; and photo flo.
Have all chemicals the same temperature, use distilled water to mix powered chemicals or use a water filter.
Each developer will have time/temperature tables and each fixer will state the necessary time for films.
3 water rinces in less than 3 minutes between developer and fixer are standard to stop developement, a stop bath could be emploied here if desired.
A single water rince after the fixer then hypo clearing agent will cut wash times in half.
Running water wash for 5 to 10 minutes (10 to 20 minutes without hypo clearing)
With tank full of water, add 6 to 12 drops of photo flo and gently agitate for 15 to 30 seconds, drain, hang film by the corner and let dry 24 hours.
I use XTOl at 1:2 dilution.

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