Reduced water usage print washer

Building a print washer for a darkroom without running water

Justin Richards

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I had a bit of an issue. The only room in my house which is easily used as a darkroom, is on the opposite side of the house from the rooms with running water. This left me with a couple options: Save up my prints in a water bath and wash them all at once, or carry dozens of gallons of water in 5 gallon buckets back and forth across the house and spend most of my time doing that, rather than printing. I attempted the former, but I would lose track of time, and my RC paper would tend to swell and…