[Darkroom] Granite Counters

Jas Strong jasmine at heroicrobot.com
Fri Feb 5 18:26:45 PST 2010


I've poured garage floor epoxy onto desk surfaces before;  it's not too 
expensive, is impervious as all get-out and it is resistant to acid, 
caustic, heat, oil, gasoline and heat.  You just have to make a wall 
with foil and tape around the edge of the desk to stop the liquid 
running off the edge.  It is self-levelling and sets remarkably smooth 
and hard.

-J.

Kelly wrote:
> ok, well that would certainly be cheaper, unless I'm strongly
> undervaluing this epoxy stuff.
>
> -K
>
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Jas Strong <jasmine at heroicrobot.com> wrote:
>   
>> None of the labs I've worked in have been photo labs either.  :-)  I mean
>> science labs.  Org chem, laser optics, materials analysis, sometimes molten
>> metal, often electrical engineering.
>>
>> -J.
>>
>> Kelly wrote:
>>     
>>> Ok. Well, there is the consideration that we're not just using this
>>> for photo development. So if we want to go the epoxy route, I want a
>>> really tough epoxy.
>>>
>>> -Kelly
>>>
>>> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Jasmine Strong
>>> <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Wooden countertops with a thick epoxy lacquer.  That's what all the labs
>>>> I've worked in used.
>>>>
>>>> -J.
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 5, 2010, at 4:35 PM, Kelly wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> Hmm, interesting point. What would you recommend?
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Jasmine Strong
>>>>> <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I'd be touchy about granite for a darkroom on the grounds that it can
>>>>>> be surprisingly radioactive and that this can fog film over time.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -J.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Feb 5, 2010, at 3:46 PM, John Magolske wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>>>> * Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> [100205 15:37]:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> Well, just to be clear on our options here, what are our requirements
>>>>>>>> for a counter surface?  (Ben?)  What are our other price options?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -Stainless steel (also not cheap)
>>>>>>>> -Formica (cheapest option--price estimate?)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>> I've heard soapstone is ideal for chem-lab counter tops (more inert
>>>>>>> than granite, etc.). I'm not suggesting we should hold out for that,
>>>>>>> but if there happens to be a big slab of it laying around somewhere...
>>>>>>> It's also easy to cut.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> John
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>       
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