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Old 20th January 2020, 07:59 AM
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One of my earliest diy projects was big developing dishes. Wooden frames nailed at the corners, and polythene sheeting draped over them and held in place with drawing pins.
I used this solution for big dishes as well...
The other suggestions above describe dry top clips already threaded onto the line. This is good practice because, in my experience, liquid trapped in the top clips, which then dribbles down the film, is the main cause of drying marks.
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Old 20th January 2020, 08:56 AM
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A toothed clip at the top of a hanging film and a couple clothes pegs on the bottom is my solution if I am short of toothed clips, which I am not.

In fact I have more than I can really justify and room to use where I hang my films to dry. I must review and advertise the disposal of the excess here on FADU!
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Old 26th January 2020, 08:09 PM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-Pcs-Woo...wAAOSwKS9eLVG-

Just found this. Had to smile at the price.
Got to thinking, with all the lucky heather and clothes pegs gypsies used to sell, they must have been loaded.
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Old 27th January 2020, 08:34 AM
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IKEA sells clotheslines with brackets in one pack and sprung metal clips in another pack. Prices are really low but you have to get there first and I don't think they do mail order.
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Old 27th January 2020, 11:01 AM
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I recently bought some stainless steel clothes pegs off of ebay, mostly for hanging washing in the garden, when the weather is better. I've tried both wooden and plastic ones over the years, but they both fall apart relatively quickly.

But these new stainless steel ones look and feel much better and look well made. The majority will be used to hang washing, but I've kept a few back to try out film hanging, to dry, as well, as I only have a pair of the Paterson ones.

There are a few different designs, and mine cost a little more than the standard ones, as these have a small bit of plastic in the ends to stop stains from the pegs getting onto the clothes - apparently?!

If you don't mind waiting you can get them a little cheaper direct from China or Hong Kong, but I needed some straight away.

The cheaper ones are:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20Pcs-Sta...YAAOSw3UZa3sWw

And the packet that I bought are:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-80...72.m2749.l2649

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I use trouser hangers, like these

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20X-Metal...oAAOSwLfxd35-5

Fully adjustable for 35mm, 120 (and I guess pretty much anything bigger) rubber tips help hold the film, can be used top and bottom, and with enough weight to hold it "down"

Works for me

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Old 27th June 2020, 10:10 PM
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The CambsIan method of using trouser hangers to hold drying film in is just like my temporary Nova print clip dodge.
I misplaced my Nova print holder clip and looked around for a replacement. The answer came in the shaped of a Marks and Spencers plastic trouser hanger.
The two clips were snapped off and the clips worked like a dream.
They are lined with a closed cell soft rubber material.
Fair enough they left a bit of a mark but it got the job done.
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Old 28th June 2020, 08:09 PM
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I am at risk of boring people with my consistent story, having written at length about drying and drying marks on film. My most detailed was post #74 of 30 September 2015. Search for 'froth'.
There is no need for expensive equipment - successful drying without marks is just a matter of procedure.
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I agree with Joe.

I use all the suggestion for clipping up negatives to dry. The main thing I notice is the the film clips keep going where others give up.

If your negatives drop to the floor another method of cleaning off is to use a show less difficult than trying to load them back on a real.
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Old 29th June 2020, 09:18 AM
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I am going to give JOReynolds method a try.
I have two films to develop this week.
Do you dry an inch or so of the film with a hair dryer for the top film clip?
Or leave the complete film wet?
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