welll my friend and i just got a darkroom in his basement last night. It's rather bootleg. Our trays are old refrigerator parts. We store chemistry in hydrogen peroxide bottles (that isn't too bad). we mixed chemistry without a thermometer or any real measuring equipment. we dont' have a clock to see how long the print has been in the chemistry. Our safelight leaks whitelight like crazy. We have no funnel. But we still printed pictures. SO it works! that makes me happy. We'll make it less bootleg eventually. By the way... using a washer on spin or agitate to wash your prints is a bad idea.