We are contemplating a move to Southern California and I was wondering if anyone that is currently living in that area could give me insight into the rules/guidelines for having a home jewelry studio (primarily having an acetylene torch set up). Also, any information on the acquisition of B-tanks would be helpful.
I plan to set up my studio in the corner of a garage or small outbuilding.
I’ve had studio spaces in different types of locations in for the past 12 years in my current state, so I know that what is written in the law books doesn’t necessarily translate to how things happen in the real world. Obtaining B-tanks over the years has been “interesting” - I’m not sure how so many ppl in my area have the deliver direct to their homes!!
And yes, some people are going to tell me to contact my insurance company, but they are not helpful.
I see people on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram have full forge set ups in the garage/outbuildings without any problems it seems, but others panic at the mere mention of having anything larger than a tiny cook’s butane torch “inside.“ (and nope, a tiny butane torch is off-limits for me b/c 1. They are nowhere near hot enough, 2. they are not reliable, and 3. I’ve had 2 very bad experiences with them.)
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(in the northeast, where winter has finally left us alone, I hope)