Temp control

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smbooth
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Temp control

Postby smbooth » 04 Jun 2013, 08:41

Now that winter is setting in, how are you keeping you printing trays warm. I though about water baths but even that cools down quickly here in Melbourne. Or do you just warm the room up to 20 deg for a while before going into a print session just to bring everything up to temperature.

Walter Glover
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Re: Temp control

Postby Walter Glover » 04 Jun 2013, 08:55

Brewer's mats available from home brew suppliers.
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Maris
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Re: Temp control

Postby Maris » 04 Jun 2013, 09:46

smbooth wrote:Now that winter is setting in, how are you keeping you printing trays warm. I though about water baths but even that cools down quickly here in Melbourne. Or do you just warm the room up to 20 deg for a while before going into a print session just to bring everything up to temperature.


Warm the room! I set the darkroom airconditioner on reverse cycle and take the room up to 23 Celcius. At that temperature everything works a treat and I often put in a few extra hours to avoid the cold outside.

smbooth
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Re: Temp control

Postby smbooth » 04 Jun 2013, 16:55

Brewers Mats are an interesting idea. Warming the room seems the easiest, my RC A/C is in a adjoining office with only a door connecting, but the warm air does work its way in just not super efficient.

Andrew Nichols
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Re: Temp control

Postby Andrew Nichols » 10 Jun 2013, 14:03

I just put the heater on turn up the jobo
And forget about it!

smbooth
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Re: Temp control

Postby smbooth » 11 Jun 2013, 07:18

Do you use your jobo for prints?


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