Another strange darkroom question

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  1. rob91

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    So, not only is my darkroom a darkroom, it's also my bathroom. For the most part it retains functionality both ways, but when I take a shower I do need to take the cardboard off the window so it doesn't get soaked. I also take my paper out as well as the contrast filters (water is bad for them, from what I've heard) because of the steam that fills the room. My question is, do I need to worry about the enlarger? It would be a pain to move so I'd like to keep it there. I imagine it should be fine, but figured I'd ask here first.
     
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    I would think the humidity would be hard on the enlarger and the lens over time.
     
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    Get a cover for your enlarger -- water will condense on that instead of the enlarger.
     
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    darkrooms , even those decidated ones have high humidity and over time can begin to show some rust

    keep it covered as suggested and wipe down the rails on occasion.
     
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    I have my enlarger on an A/V cart. It's a wheeled table with electrical
    outlets and shelves underneath. Very convenient. I can easily wheel it in
    or out of a room when needed. I also keep it covered with plastic bag or
    tarp.
     
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    I tried the bathroom/dark room thing as well years ago. It's definitely worth investing in a little cart like compur suggested.
     
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    The cart suggestions are the way to go and don't forget about standing on a safe surface while in there.
     
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    Rob,

    An Ansel Adams calendar is nice and safe, so maybe you could stand on one of those.

    Best,
    Helen
     
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    Helen's got jokes!

    That cracked me up real hard...thank you :D
     

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