[Alt-photo] vacuum pump

rowan Bloemhof bloemhofster at gmail.com
Sat Jun 17 11:04:39 UTC 2017

Matti, I am pretty sure you can buy dedicated filters to remedy this
problem. Have a look on eBay searching for "oil mist filter" or "oil mist
eliminator". They can come at a pretty steep price though, so it might be
worth considering to build a filter of sorts yourself.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Rowan Bloemhof

On 17 June 2017 at 11:04, Matti Koskinen via Alt-photo-process-list <
alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:

> hi,
> I have a vacuum pump, made for creating vacuum before heat pumps and such
> are filled with the cold liquid stuff. I use my pump on a frame to press
> the negatives/positives tightly against photopolymer plates or cyanos or
> other alt-photo papers.
> The exposure for photopolymers is short, but using the pump when exposing
> 15mins cyanos, the oil mist gets nasty. If there are people using such
> vacuum pumps, how do you handle the oil mist? I've googled and tried all
> sorts of hacks, but none of them prevents the oil mist from spreading and
> messing the whole room. In the summer I can keep the door open and letting
> the mist go outside, but in the winter this is not so practical.
> tnx
> -m
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