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Work Area Setup & Respirator / Ventilation Question

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Work Area Setup & Respirator / Ventilation Question
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 1, 2005 3:51 PM
Wanted to know what kind of setup are folks using when Painting & Gluing indoors?

Also i wanted to get a little input what you are doing for both a in home work Area and Safety? As I live in an Loft and do not have Garage or an Open area (like a basement) to do my work , therefore do all my work at the table or my desk Sigh [sigh].

Thanks & Happy New Year Chef [C=:-)]
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    May 2003
  • From: Central USA
Posted by qmiester on Saturday, January 1, 2005 4:53 PM
Do you have a location where you can set a small table next to a window ? I had a good friend several years ago who had a very small room with a standard size window in it. He started out by buying one of those small fans that are designed to be temporarly installed in a window (about 8" tall and adjustable to fit the window.) In the winter, he would install the fan only when he was working on his models. When he finally got an airbrush, I helped him make and install an outlet for his paint booth that could be installed in the window in much the same manner. We cut a 1 x 8 to fit the width of the window, installed felt weathering strip on the top and bottom and on the outboard face of each end. We then cut a 4" hole in the board and installed a dryer vent in the hole with some dryer exhaust hose to connect to his paint booth. After the first winter he screw the unit in the window as it seemed that it didn't make any noticable in the temperature with the unit left in. He just left the fan (and later the paint booth) on whenever he was modeling. Relatively cheap and simple and seemed to give adaquent venilation. (Note: the fan and the paint booth both vented out and he always kept the door open when they were in operation)
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 2, 2005 5:03 PM
That is exactly what I do in my house and it works like a charm.

If there is a screen on the window, it will get paint on it after a while if you don't use a filter, just fyi.

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