36695RE: [hobbicast] Re: NON-Lost foam in green sand.
- Oct 9, 2006Do you have some type of powered ventilation in your shop? One of the
members here had a small shop setup here in his storage space not even his
own garage but he used an old range hood and a fairly large blower to remove
the nasties from his shop and dispel them into the local air. He took out
one of the bird blocks between the rafters so he would have a larger vent
area. It might work for you.
Dan in Auburn
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf
Of Eric Poulsen
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Re: NON-Lost foam in green sand.
There's a reason I do my casting indoors. I live in one of those
overbearing "homeowners association" type places. I think their heads
would explode if they knew I was (*gasp*) melting metal in my garage,
let alone doing oxy/acetylene welding. Some of my neighbors "get it,"
and they say "wow, cool!" Others are the "My god, that's dangerous"
types, who then go back to their homes that are plumbed with natural
gas, fire up their pilot light stove, and use it to heat (flammable)
vegetable oil so they can deep-fry something.
I weld in my shorts some times. But I'm wearing a lot of safety gear
when I melt and pour.
> The fumes from lost foam - whatever type of foam - are not a problem[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> if you do your casting outdoors with a fan blowing across the
> workbench to dilute and drive the fumes out of your immediate
> Even smokey fumes might be diluted enough to not annoy the
> neighbours. Depends on the fan, I guess.
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