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Question regarding ventilation


#1

Hello all, I have been lurking for a while and now need some advice.
I’ve read some posts, some as old as 2008, and was hoping to find
somebody who could advise me regarding ventilation for my workbench.

At my workbench do soldering (with disposable fuel tanks), pickling,
sanding and polishing (with mostly silicon wheels). I am wanting to
move my workbench into the house, into a large (ish) room that is a
combined bedroom and office. This would be a temporary situation and
installing an exhaust fan is not possible.

What I’m wondering is this: while I am working, would it be safe to
simply circulate the air away from my bench area out into the larger
part of the room and simultaneously run a home air purifier with hepa
filter? Would this be adequate to rid the area of hazardous fumes?

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Cher


#2
What I'm wondering is this: while I am working, would it be safe
to simply circulate the air away from my bench area out into the
larger part of the room and simultaneously run a home air purifier
with hepa filter? Would this be adequate to rid the area of
hazardous fumes? 

Making jewelry inside your living space isn’t fun.

Can you rig up some clear plastic shower curtains to contain all the
waxy dust you’re going to be making?

As to not breathing the dust and stuff, I make use of 12v computer
fans rescued from old computers. I have one right at my main work
space that blows any dust I’m making away from my face, it blows
across the work to my left. I power it using a micro-switch rescued
from an old microwave oven, attached to my bench that is pressed
when I press my foot switch to run my flex shaft. (My foot switch is
operated by my right knee. The peddle is connected to my bench at
knee level rather than being on the floor. It prevents having miles
of messy wires on the floor and therefore makes it easier to find
things I drop.)

Paf Dvorak