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Hans_S

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Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« on: May 08, 2022, 08:49:11 »
Spent some time today going through a cupboard trying to locate the source of a rather acrid smell. Turned out to be some elderly acetate decomposing into ascetic acid. "Ouch" as it now lists at around $7 per sheet :(
Perhaps this should have gone in the Death & Decay thread...
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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 10:51:36 »
They would fare a bit better if you had put them into the deepfreezer :) Sheet film 5x7", now that is serious business. I mainly used 4x5" and a few times 8x10", but costs were prohibitive for the latter (I used colour not b/w).

I think there still are a few sheets of 4x5" colour film in my freezer, but using them these days is more tricky as most film labs have shut down long ago.

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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 01:38:37 »
After an overnight airing the FP4 smells a lot better...as it should, it's a polyester rather than acetate base  :)
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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2022, 06:58:54 »
Often happens in my kitchen, and the clean-up takes weeks!
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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2022, 02:20:02 »
Often happens in my kitchen, and the clean-up takes weeks!
Ha, some of our pickling/kim chi experiments have been like that too  ;D ;D However, in this case the culprits are on-the-nose negs that have buckled bases and cracked emulsion  :o
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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2022, 17:04:30 »
All of which reminds me that I have a stack of printing paper that shared the deep freeze until the blueberries demanded more space, about ten years ago.  How  do you get this stuff off your hands? Ethically and legally, of course.

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Re: Ouch! Into the bin it goes.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2022, 01:26:38 »
Contact your municipal waste people. They will know what to do with it.