What kind of a classroom do you have? Adequate ventilation?
Large one, windows high up in the walls with vents that blow
toward the windows. A fire extinguisher. Absolutely yes! A
suitable surface to solder on? We’re working on that. I just
have regular counter tops but have ordered fire brick. Cinder
block walls? Yep! I’ve never had any trouble with the prestolite
torch. They are somewhat assured by the fact that the torch
uses atmosphere rather than oxy. They seem the most worried
about a little cart to lock the cannister onto. Then they want
an upright locking cabinet to put the little cart and cannister
into. I’m wondering if I can tap into the natural gas system at
the school and then just use a compressor.
Do the powers that be have specific concerns or is it a sort of
free floating anxiety about such a “scary” tool?
The administration at our school isn’t really scared. The
science teacher that is the “safety” officer is having a cow.
She called risk management in and sicced them on me. He came by
and wasn’t too freaked out.
First things first, I’ll get my little cart, and go from there.
Thanks for your reply!