[Darkroom] Is anyone currently using the darkroom?

Christian Rice clrice at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 15:16:18 PST 2011

This may not be nearly as cool as hanging out at Noisebridge, but Looking Glass Photo at Telegraph & Oregon in Berkeley has a HUGE darkroom, basic chemistry included.

$6 for first hour, $4/hr after that.  It's not 24/7, but it's open 7 days/week.

Sorry if this is well-known and if we don't like to plug, but I love that place.


On Dec 8, 2011, at 2:26 PM, Chris Williams <chris at mentalaperture.com> wrote:

> Hi Rubin, thanks for getting back to me!
>> Not really. For film I've just been using the nicer plastic canisters
>> with hoses stuck into them. For film I tend to put one of the tubs
>> inside the sink and run water through that.
> OK, I've got one of those standard acrylic-cylinder-type film washers in 
> storage back in Boston, I'll try to bring it back from the holidays with 
> me. For prints I used to just drill some drain holes in one side of a 
> tray and run water through it, looked like there were plenty of extra 
> trays, maybe I'll do that with one of those.
>> There's a clothes line, we're kind of old fashioned that way. :P
> Ha, well, I wasn't really looking for something fancier, I just didn't 
> spot the clothes line. ;)
>> Don't think we've ever emptied it. :(
> Hmm. Maybe I'll post to the general list about toxic-disposal 
> procedures, there must be other groups at the space generating toxic 
> waste. The current jug is too much to carry but not enough to justify 
> renting a truck. ;)
> I've also read about a cheap device called a "silver magnet" to 
> electrolyze out the silver, but that by itself won't get it within 
> limits for dumping down the drain (although we could probably 
> technically then dilute it 10x or so and dump it..).
>> No, the solenoid for hot water is broken some how and none of us have
>> gotten around to fixing it.
> Hmm. I could take a crack at it, but I don't have any experience working 
> on similar devices, so there's a reasonable chance I might just make the 
> situation worse. If anybody more qualified has concrete plans to work on 
> it, I'll leave it to them.
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