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Forum: Safety 2007-07-18, 12:08pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By bhhco
I was too. I've had very long and interesting...

I was too. I've had very long and interesting life. Many different jobs.

Anyway... what you are looking for is a hood which is self-supporting. That's not hard to do. It also need not be...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-18, 8:06am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By bhhco
MarieAnn, Before you close up your...

MarieAnn,

Before you close up your ceiling... the absolute best exhaust path is straight up through the roof. A 8" duct is sufficient for all except the very largest torches. Leave a 'attic...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-18, 8:01am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
Posted By bhhco
What ventilation hardware, e.g. hood, ducting,...

What ventilation hardware, e.g. hood, ducting, fans, etc., do you have now that could be used in the new location?

Me
Forum: Safety 2007-07-17, 8:25pm
Replies: 98
Views: 63,693
Posted By bhhco
Dennis, you probably know better than I who makes...

Dennis, you probably know better than I who makes all the different annealers.

I'd say, off the top of my head... any annealer that used fiber versus brick, and was painted steel, not SS or...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-17, 12:08pm
Replies: 98
Views: 63,693
Posted By bhhco
This is true for kilns. However, today a lot of...

This is true for kilns. However, today a lot of folks are using Annealers which are not truly 'Kilns'... and are not designed for use above 1200 F.

The heating element in an annealer is just...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-16, 3:22pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,626
Posted By bhhco
1. No the tank will not blow up from sun heat. ...

1. No the tank will not blow up from sun heat. The direct sun will significantly raise the tank pressure... potentially to 200-220 psig... but that is still less than 50% of the pressure needed...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-13, 9:58am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By bhhco
Dale is absolutely correct and he types faster...

Dale is absolutely correct and he types faster than me:). And your DH has the cubic foot right on!

What else? As Dale said... use 6" or 8" duct... the larger duct cost is only pennies more than...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-13, 6:11am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,495
Posted By bhhco
Do not get the hood yet. The hood should not be...

Do not get the hood yet. The hood should not be hardwired in, so it is not needed at this point. Instead, provide a 15A, duplex outlet within 4' of where you plan to have the torch located -...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-12, 4:27am
Replies: 98
Views: 63,693
Posted By bhhco
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-07-11, 11:20am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,200
Posted By bhhco
The 'outlet' on this fan is 6.25" x 5.75"...

The 'outlet' on this fan is 6.25" x 5.75" rectangular.
The input is 7" diameter, matching well to 8" duct work.
This is a forward curve fan... biased to push, not pull... nominally located in a...
Forum: Safety 2007-07-10, 5:27pm
Replies: 98
Views: 63,693
Posted By bhhco
Kiln or annealer? They are designed to operate...

Kiln or annealer? They are designed to operate at different maximum temperatures. Kilns up to 2400 F. Annealers up to 1200 F. Both have coils which can heat to over 2400 F. Kilns do fine at 2400...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-21, 1:11pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,583
Posted By bhhco
You are correct that humidity does increase...

You are correct that humidity does increase intensity and enables certain specific chemical reactions. There is a very complicated interplay between all the chemicals in the NOx family based on...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-21, 11:08am
Replies: 12
Views: 6,583
Posted By bhhco
Yes propane can also smell like a dead animal.:) ...

Yes propane can also smell like a dead animal.:) Smell is a strange thing. 1 in 1,000 people cannot smell the odorant added to propane. Our olfactory sense is not very precise. Generally, women...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-20, 3:37pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,583
Posted By bhhco
Nitric Oxides formed from NO emissions in the...

Nitric Oxides formed from NO emissions in the combustion products. Greatest concentrations occur when using an oxidizing flame. Volume depends on oxygen flow rate, which is usually quite high when...
Forum: The Dark Room 2007-06-11, 5:57am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,195
Posted By bhhco
Go here......

Go here......
Forum: Safety 2007-06-10, 1:47am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,905
Posted By bhhco
I think you are shooting in the dark. And so far...

I think you are shooting in the dark. And so far that has not been a successful approach.

I think you should reread post #12 and do what it says and answer the questions... or this will take...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-09, 1:05am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,905
Posted By bhhco
Alexis, Just sit in the studio with all the...

Alexis,

Just sit in the studio with all the fans on and everything set up and running as if you were torching... but do not open the torch fuel valve or light the torch. Just sit at your...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-08, 7:41pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By bhhco
Hi Chelle... before we jump to CFM... lets check...

Hi Chelle... before we jump to CFM... lets check out the potential studio a little more.

A basement is a whole different kind of 'room'. Normally, in construction, it's considered a utility space...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-06-08, 8:06am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,306
Posted By bhhco
http://www.austinbluemoon.com/ See...

http://www.austinbluemoon.com/

See Fireflies.

Note, the ISGB Conference is late July... lots of folks might be there versus at local meetings.

Me
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-06-07, 3:01am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,306
Posted By bhhco
If the room as is described here... no. ...

If the room as is described here... no.
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1199468#post1199468
See you over on the above thread.

Me
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-06-05, 8:01pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,107
Posted By bhhco
Did I get this right... 337/2=168 CF in 3 hours? ...

Did I get this right... 337/2=168 CF in 3 hours? 56 cubic foot per hour?
Maybe my assumptions are wrong but I thought it ran 100% on 22 CFH.

Me
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-06-05, 5:26pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,306
Posted By bhhco
Ok... here's what's going on (besides the 'solar...

Ok... here's what's going on (besides the 'solar room' :-D ).

BTU is a thermal unit... it applies to heat or cool. The torch is putting out around 8,000 BTU/Hr in 'heat' (assuming a small torch -...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-05, 11:06am
Replies: 82
Views: 18,174
Posted By bhhco
The particular fan is not designed to be...

The particular fan is not designed to be 'enclosed'. The fan motor relies on air circulation to dissipate heat and cool the bearings. Yes is needs air.

You may want the know-it-all to come visit...
Forum: Safety 2007-06-04, 4:18pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,913
Posted By bhhco
Thank you very much, the data and the photo...

Thank you very much, the data and the photo tells me worlds of information.

I have isolated the manufacturer to Continental Fans Manufacturing for the Elicent, and perhaps the the Grotek also....
Forum: Safety 2007-06-04, 9:02am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,913
Posted By bhhco
Good info. These would be much easier to...

Good info. These would be much easier to install.

Could you tell me the brand and model#? If only brand is known, then the CFM and I'll research it. And duct diameter - if different from 10" fan...
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