Back into B+W Developing - T-Max Chemistry Longevity W/ Photo.

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Hi,
It was suggested I repost this in a new thread.

I have a dark brown 4L plastic storage jug almost full of working strength (4+1) TMax developer. It was mixed in 2017. Should I chuck it? It's been kept in the back of a dark closet all this time. I also have x2 full, unopened bottles of TMax concentrate with a brown hue. Some say add 50%-100% developing time to older developers. (see image)
I have a half brown stock bottle of Fix, mixed the same time.
Should I chuck that as well?

Hate tossing chems down the drain.

Thanks!
 

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My experience is that Tmax developer doesn't last long. Drop a cut leader in it (glass jar) and see how long it takes to develop if it does at all. I only use it as one shot for pushing black & white film, mainly p3200. I haven't cared for it other than pushed film.
 
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@jcdeboever

thanks! Yes, it's finished. I put a small cutting of TMax and HP5 and didn't even turn.
 
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T-Max is a liquid developer that will turn after it's expire date a lot faster than the powder counterparts. I tried using a brown tinted T-Max with a test roll and it did not work.
 
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T-Max is a liquid developer that will turn after it's expire date a lot faster than the powder counterparts. I tried using a brown tinted T-Max with a test roll and it did not work.
Thanks, @webestang64

I dumped that working solution. I do have HC110? and D76 powder as well.. I've been out of the loop for a long time. I used to work as a draughtsman and darkroom copy photographer in the late 80's, I've gotten so rusty.
I'll just have to read through and see what everyone is using to date, these days.
 

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Thanks, @webestang64

I dumped that working solution. I do have HC110? and D76 powder as well.. I've been out of the loop for a long time. I used to work as a draughtsman and darkroom copy photographer in the late 80's, I've gotten so rusty.
I'll just have to read through and see what everyone is using to date, these days.
I use HC110 the most because it is convenient, lasts forever, and very consistent results.
 

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