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Re: [Rollei] More OT Jobo advice

On Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at 11:20  AM, TrueBadger   wrote:

> Someone mentioned the idea that the CPE was advantageous becaus it 
> held LESS water.  It seems to me that from a thermal stability point 
> of view this is wrong, and that the larger thermal inertia represented 
> by the 4.5 gallon fill in the CPP2 makes it easier to maintain a fixed 
> temperature.

I said that, thinking of conservation of resources (CPE advantage).  
You are correct in your analysis of the thermal inertia.  I rarely do 
more than 2 batches of film at a time, (1 batch being in the 90 
Percentile marker) and (choke, chuckle, smiley smiley) don't need no 
steenking 4.5 gallon thermal mass for a 3min 15sec sensitivity to temp 
variation  :-)   :-)  Hi! Hi!  and whatever else it takes for me to 
indicate i'm not being contemptuous or caustic.  :-)
As to >ease< of maintaining a fixed temperature, isn't this soley 
dependent upon the temperature sensing transducer, and the associated 
re-heating and distribution of the renewed heat?  If it weren't for the 
water circulation feature of the CPP, maybe it would be >harder< to 
maintain a fixed temp, because of the greater caloric demand,  coupled 
with the much more expansive water surface, with attendant evaporation 
and radiation?  OK, i'm scratching flour in a grain elevator.  Back to 
the pens and Brit cars. :-)