[Darkroom] Light leaks

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 00:49:55 UTC 2011

Yeah bro, that's why I keep my gaffers tape on my shelf. I would
prefer that people use gaffers tape for sealing, since it's flat

Darkroom folks are welcome to borrow it from my shelf, but for
light-sealing purposes only. Nofair making faux-leather leggings out
of it. No matter how tempting that may be.

Since Sean has voiced no comparable threats, feel free to make
metallic leggings out of his tape.


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 16:43, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com> wrote:
> BTW, for light leaks in the future, I've still got my roll of Aluminum tape
> there which seals those things like mofos seal deals with hookers. I think
> its on top of the dark room roof so no one would take it (since its spendy
> and shiny which normally leads to stolen).
> Sean
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, last time I worked in there I taped over a bunch of the foam
>> with gaffer's tape because the leaks were so bad. Also, I bought a
>> bunch of spray foam. If it's not in the darkroom it's on my shelf.
>> What the heck is mouldering? You mean like wood moulding? I think that
>> we should put up a moulding frame around the door to block those light
>> leaks.
>> And yeah, under the door is problematic. I think that a larger, plump,
>> boa-like base might seal it. The curtain maze that Audrey and I made
>> should be around somewhere and it has a sandbagged bottom on the main
>> curtain. You should use that if you want to just build a curtain.
>> -Kelly
>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 18:44, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> > So I installed the moldering around the door, no more light leaks there.
>> > There are still leaks under the door, which I've tried to fix but it's
>> > pretty hopeless since the floor is at a slant and kind of fucked. There
>> > are also leaks around where the door meets the frame as the crap foam
>> > stuff gets wrapped and comes off. I think the right solution is a simple
>> > curtain, and then be done with it.
>> >
>> > I'm also noticing leaks under the North wall next to the door, which can
>> > be fixed with some spray foam I think and possibly vinyl floor molding.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Rubin Abdi
>> > rubin at starset.net
>> >
>> >
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