From: Jack Fulton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 09/27/02-07:27:50 AM Z
My studio has a gas wall heater. that is more than enough. However, I have
used a small ceramic heater called: Pelonis Disc Furnace. This, along w/a
Vornado fan turned on low circulated heat and keeps me comfortable.
To heat my chemicals, the Goodwill (or other similar) store had a clean, not
used much, Teflon coated electric frying pan. This pan has a temperature
regulator and if you used stainless containers, will get the chemistry to
temp in seconds.
I feel my environment must be a minimum of 68º so as to maintain a decent
> From: S Wang <stwang@direcTVinternet.com>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 09:03:33 -0400
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Heat is Neat
> As far as getting processing solution for alt processes up to
> temperature goes, I would use a heating pad. I have to use one in
> winter for silver even though my darkroom is well heated.
> If you are trying to warm up the whole space, borrow the metal halide
> exposure system from Sandy - it'll warm up the whole room in no time
> (right Sandy?) as long as the extra bright light doesn't go to waste
> - maybe you can grow some plants in the darkroom as well.
>> Hello List
>> I gotta rig my work area for the winter soon. It's unheated at
>> present. I live in the middle of New Mexico at ~5000 feet. It is
>> very dry in the cool half of the year. Pretty cold, though.
>> I work in a well-insulated garage. It's 18x20 but the part that
>> needs to be heated is more like 18x12 (one end being cut off more or
>> less by a canvas tarp).
>> I'm not too excited about any kind of forced-air heating. The units
>> are very expensive, they raise dust, and they dry the already dry
>> air. Also, they chew a lot of amps, and I'm sucking plenty in the
>> area as it is -- two lines filled pretty close to the brim (1000W
>> halide lamp, swamp cooler, ceiling exhaust fan, any number of room
>> lights, hair dryer, microwave, etc. etc.).
>> It's a small enough space that I can supply plenty of humidity w/
>> room humidifiers of any of several kinds.
>> Suggestions? Bad experiences? What about pellet stoves? Just
>> plain wood stoves? Radiant heating units?
>> -jeff buckels
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