Re: humidity in your darkroom........

From: christine shepherd ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/12/04-01:57:36 PM Z
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Hi Judy,

My humidifier is nothing more than a self-contained water boiler, made
by some no-name company called Duracraft. I probably bought it at
Walgreen's or some such years ago. It emits steam. You would probably
get the same effect by boiling a pot of water ona hotplate. My darkroom
is tiny, but it still doesn't seem to get the room over 45%.

Hope this helps,

Judy Seigel wrote:

>I'm relieved to know life can be sustained at 14% humidity... My studio is
>down to 22% (during cold snap steam heat runs extra and no matter how many
>wet towels I hang up -- useless..) But I'm curious about your effective
>humidifier... Is that really a humidifer or a vaporizer? does it spread
>white spray ?-- less noticeable in a bathroom I suppose, but rotten in
>I have a humdifier downstairs that doesn't help much upstairs... I meant
>to ask Mark Nelson about his "industrial strength humidifier" however....
>this year our GOOD old 12-gallon humidifier finally corked off, the
>company in Canada is out of business & calling coast to coast the least
>awful one we found was strange & stupid from Grainger, also broke down in
>a week, second one not broken down yet but makes big noise always,
>pointlessly complicated & out of control.
>So if your little "humidifier" isn't vicious, I'll look for one... What's
>it called?
>Meanwhile, tho I haven't tested scientifically, my sense of gum is that
>LESS humidity doesn't bother it, heat & humidity together do. but then I
>remember Keith Gerling saying he REALLY humidified his gums before
>exposing.. tho on 2nd thought that was for register.
>As for weather report -- We're having a heat wave tomorrow (today) -- 40
>degrees F forecast. Friend in London says crocuses come out in January
>there. I think that's outrageous.
Received on Mon Jan 12 13:55:22 2004

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