Thanks Karl!

to clarify... am i on the right track... to keep waiting... or to keep 
adjusting?

the spaghetti dance on the floor pains me to watch... i want to grab a ladder 
and wrap another loop around the outside... , but it was too tight when i did 
that last time, no matter where i put the rollers or the slack control.

it is indeed an RFS platter.... my instinct is to adjust... but I was told to 
wait a bit and watch it... so painful to watch the spaghetti though.... it only 
seems to be getting looser.... not tighter.

Amanda Dawn Christie
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On 2014-10-10, at 3:06 PM, Karl Reinsalu wrote:

> You are on the right track.  In my experience you want the platter as level 
> as possible (RFS Type Platter Looper) to maintain balance.  Never let the 
> loop pull backwards and this usually results in the film binding at a point 
> in the run (not fun).  I've had instances where I have to constantly find the 
> splice and add the slack to the outer part of the loop in order to get the 
> sweet spot. Id suggest keep wrapping and adjust your front and rear feed (if 
> you can) to tweak the tension right when it stops slacking.
> 
> Best of luck!
> 
> Karl.
> 
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> On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Amanda Christie 
> <ama...@amandadawnchristie.ca> wrote:
> hello all,
> 
> i have a bit of a looper question.
> 
> i've worked with them in the past, but not extensively... and this is the 
> first time i've run into this issue.
> 
> we loaded the 35mm looper on monday, and ran it for a bit on monday, tuesday, 
> and wednesday just to get the right balance and tension... but wednesday 
> night during the opening, it kept getting more and more slack, dipping closer 
> to the ground... so i spent the day at the gallery yesterday, with some 
> fabric on the floor watching it... because i was told that it was normal that 
> it would take a couple of full days running for it to adjust to heat and 
> humidity and find it's ideal balance... but it started getting really really 
> slack and like spaghetti on the ground... so eventually i stopped it, and 
> added another loop around the looper to take up the slack... it was fine for 
> a while... but then would fluctuate extremely... with the loop dropping down 
> to the ground, then tightening up to as tight as it would go, then back down 
> to the ground... i was hoping it would just find it's balance... but then it 
> got too tight up at the top at the loop box, and started to pop up above the 
> internal vertical rollers, so i stopped it, and removed that external loop 
> again.  now, once again it is too slack like spaghetti on the floor.... 
> (safely on lint free fabric though!)
> 
> should i give it a few more hours to tighten up and find it's balance, or 
> should i stop it, and wrap another loop around the outside (like i did 
> yesterday, but that was too tight), then release a loop from the inside (so 
> that it's not quite so tight)....
> 
> is this because it's an older print (only 2 years old) with a few splices and 
> burns in it from previous exhibitions?  would i be better off with a brand 
> new print?
> 
> or do i just sit tight and wait for it to find it's happy place?
> 
> any advice from more experienced loopers would be much appreciated.  thank so 
> much!
> 
> 
> Amanda Dawn Christie
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