I am building my workshop, I have a space of 23’ x 21’, It will have
4 windows, 2 on one side, one on two other sides (one of these has a
door outdoors), and one wall without a window (only a door to another
room), I also will have a 6’ window on the side with two windows, the
two windows on that side are also 6’ each, and the other two smaller
windows on opposing sides is 48" wide. This room is insulated (or
will be this week), it has drywall walls, and it approx 8’ high (no
ceiling yet, but will have one soon). I need a exhaust hood, for
soldering, and lampworking, and I have been looking at the kitchen
variety, but the best I have found in stock at home depot is a 200cfm
one, that is very weak, I would like to find something that is at
least 400cfm. Does anyone have an idea on how I can produce one? I
can get a sheetmetal worker to build the hood, but what can I use for
the exhaust part? I will need to have the exhaust tube go out the
side of the wall, possibly the roof (although I would rather not), my
skills are limited here, I can nail nails, and build simple
constructions. I really need help with this and ideas as to what to
I also need to get a pedestal for my new rolling mill, I suppose I
need to go to a welder and take a template of the holes in the mill
so I can attach it to the floor and the pedestal. What height it the
standard? I am 5’ 6" and my husband is 5’ 7", my daughter is 5’ 3",
we will all be using it.
But here is another question, I have the option of installing a
evaporative cooler or air conditioning. I have been told by other
lampworkers to install the cooler, what effect can this have on my
mill? My metals? Other things? How about my tools? Will they rust?
(Oh, I live in Tucson, AZ), we need something to cool it down.
I am going to paint the floor (concrete) right now, and am trying to
come up with some ideas, instead of just plain? I have seen where
poeple actually do really nice stuff to floors, but have no idea as
to what is involved?
Thanks for any help!