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Forum: Safety 2012-03-26, 8:08am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By NMLinda
I won't torch without them, at least using tanked...

I won't torch without them, at least using tanked 02. I actually had an 'event' and blew one of my flashback arrestors....good thing I had chosen to go conservative/safe. I have them on both the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-04-04, 7:19am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By NMLinda
Be sure your ventilation is absolutely top notch...

Be sure your ventilation is absolutely top notch - and wear the right respirator as CCriag notes. Zinc fumes can be very problematic, as can copper and tin fumes.

Linda
Forum: Safety 2011-03-03, 6:27am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By NMLinda
I don't personally know, but what I would do is...

I don't personally know, but what I would do is to put that tank outside, well away from the house, and not touch it until someone who knows something about the chemistry of Mapp vs propane can give...
Forum: Safety 2011-02-03, 4:47pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By NMLinda
You're also venting things like NOx (as well as...

You're also venting things like NOx (as well as CO, as David notes) and trace elements from the glass (eg colorants), both of which can be irritating or harmful with enough exposure. Good question...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-01-25, 7:25am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,670
Posted By NMLinda
I highly recommend the following book ...

I highly recommend the following book

"Everything you ever wanted to know about glass beadmaking" by James Kervin. Start with the safety section - his is one of the best printed safety...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-01-12, 6:43pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By NMLinda
Oh, Squid, not true!!! At least, not entirely. ...

Oh, Squid, not true!!! At least, not entirely. Soft glass DOES emit IR - black-body radiation theory applies to soft glass every bit as much as it does for boro. Boro can emit greater levels, yes,...
Forum: Safety 2010-11-25, 6:41am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By NMLinda
Dale had a great link he once posted on about the...

Dale had a great link he once posted on about the only kitchen hood/fan I've seen that's worth considering. Dale, do you still have that link handy for Maria?

Linda
Forum: Safety 2010-11-02, 5:42am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By NMLinda
I looked up the link - not much info, but I...

I looked up the link - not much info, but I believe Phillips' site has the absorption curves for their products.

Some of the boro folks on this board have mentioned using a blast shield in...
Forum: Safety 2010-11-01, 4:49am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By NMLinda
Do you work boro or soft glass? Both AUR and...

Do you work boro or soft glass? Both AUR and Phillips make eyewear specifically tailored to the specific IR/UV emittance signatures of each. I agree with other folks here that you may not have...
Forum: Studio 2010-10-08, 4:26am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By NMLinda
Also think about placement. I've found that...

Also think about placement. I've found that having some above my counterspace as well as underneath was a huge help: big kilns and oxycons got plugged in below-counter, smaller items like table-top...
Forum: Safety 2010-09-03, 4:10am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By NMLinda
Thank you! I appreciate you posting this ...

Thank you! I appreciate you posting this

Linda
Forum: Studio 2010-08-30, 4:12pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,800
Posted By NMLinda
Awsome that you did all the work! Very...

Awsome that you did all the work! Very professional and what a great space!

Linda
Forum: Safety 2010-08-30, 4:13am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,621
Posted By NMLinda
Robert- congratulations on getting your article...

Robert- congratulations on getting your article published!! Looks like a very interesting journal, and getting published is always a notable accomplishment. It's a very interesting article

Thank...
Forum: Safety 2010-08-29, 2:14pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By NMLinda
Hi Kat - glad to hear your HVAC guy came back to...

Hi Kat - glad to hear your HVAC guy came back to do the install right (good thing you didn't pay him in full until you knew it worked!!).

There have been a couple of good threads either here in...
Forum: Safety 2010-08-27, 4:33am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By NMLinda
Thank you! In reading this, air volume flow...

Thank you!

In reading this, air volume flow looks like one of the key design parameters, and, as you point out, extraction efficiency drops quickly with distance. This is one of the concerns...
Forum: Studio 2010-08-26, 3:40pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By NMLinda
I worked out of my garage for many years. I...

I worked out of my garage for many years. I lived in a relatively warm/temperate climate, so I didn't have to worry about your degree of weather extreme. The garage was convenient for many reasons,...
Forum: Safety 2010-08-26, 3:13pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By NMLinda
Do you happen to have any links or info on the...

Do you happen to have any links or info on the correct way to design these systems and the principles behind their operation?

Be much appreciated

Linda
Forum: Safety 2010-08-24, 12:43pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By NMLinda
KitKat - Sorry I didn't see this sooner - How are...

KitKat - Sorry I didn't see this sooner - How are you doing with your fan?? Did your HVAC guy come back out? Were you able to get up and going?

Linda
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-17, 9:24am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,124
Posted By NMLinda
Unfortunately, I can't help you with local...

Unfortunately, I can't help you with local resources, but a great book to get you started is James Kervin's book "More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Glass Beadmaking". It has great sections on...
Forum: Safety 2010-07-15, 5:38pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By NMLinda
Didy's aren't the best choice for soft glass. ...

Didy's aren't the best choice for soft glass. Far better are either Aura Lens's AUR92's or Phillip's 202, which are designed to provide important eye health protection in both IR and UV in addition...
Forum: Safety 2010-07-01, 4:13am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By NMLinda
I absolutely respect your financial challenges,...

I absolutely respect your financial challenges, but I'm not certain that flashback arrestors are the best place to cut corners. You get what you pay for - I've seen the cheapo FBAs, and I personally...
Forum: Studio 2010-06-27, 4:35pm
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By NMLinda
Looks like a great start on your studio, but I...

Looks like a great start on your studio, but I was thinking the same thing. What are your ventilation plans? Hope you're not relying on the window. There have been a number of LE members who have...
Forum: Studio 2010-06-25, 5:02pm
Replies: 14
Views: 4,647
Posted By NMLinda
Just so you know, while flashbacks certainly...

Just so you know, while flashbacks certainly don't appear common on surface mix torches, it is possible. Had it happen to me. I believe I caused mine through pilot error - let my propane tank run...
Forum: Studio 2010-06-24, 6:19am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By NMLinda
Just be aware that, to my knowledge, there seems...

Just be aware that, to my knowledge, there seems to be no analysis or test evidence to indicate that this type of ventilation system, as attractive as it looks, fully captures the spent exhaust...
Forum: Safety 2010-06-24, 5:52am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,582
Posted By NMLinda
You may be thinking about the option of...

You may be thinking about the option of under-the-bench make-up air too literally. The building you're in is quite large, as I recall. You don't have to make an opening for fresh air directly under...
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