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[*] posted on 15-4-2013 at 21:43


Steve_hi, that has to be the most impressive home laboratory I have ever seen. Awesome work and congratulations on a job extremely well done!
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[*] posted on 30-4-2013 at 18:43


Quote: Originally posted by Dr.Bob  
Quote: Originally posted by radagast  
I'm impressed both by the workmanship and the creativity exhibited by my colleagues in this thread.

Here is Rhosgobel, home of Radagast. Although it's far more ramshackle than my university workspace, it'll always be my home.


I love the look of it. Is that is a Chromatotron in the background on the bench? That brings back old memories. They are nice for certain scales and purifications. I always liked to push the material through a plug of silica first to remove most of the baseline and polar carp, then the plates would last a long time if cared for well. I might even have some old parts for them somewhere.


Thanks very much, Dr. Bob. If you look closely you can see some of your glassware, which I've hopefully put to good use.

That is indeed a Chromatotron (well, a Cyclograph) spinning away in the background. I'm machining some rotor scrapers and hope to post my results in a few weeks. I'm also interested in making an Arduino-based Chromatotron, and am working through issues related to what type of material to use for the UV-transparent lid. The next time I use the Cyclograph, I'll try running the material through a silica gel plug first as I tend to gum up the discs.
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[*] posted on 12-5-2013 at 15:12


Some of your labs are excellent! I love to see workplaces such as garages, woodworking shops, chemistry labs, etc. They are so mysterious sometimes and just by looking at them you can imagine the work that has gone on throughout the years.

If you guys have any more pictures, post them up!
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[*] posted on 23-5-2013 at 06:49


First of all, it's important that every mad science laboratory has a gargoyle door knocker.

lab6.jpg - 64kB

And here we are, my lab! Pardon the mess; I'm still moving in. It used to be located in a warehouse where I work and live, but we had to move it. It stayed briefly in a basement with a flooding problem, then finally is getting set up in my friend's shed.

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When I get settled down, I plan on moving the air conditioner out and installing a small fume hood in the area in front of the window.

We still need to move a couple things out of the basement, like some cool metal lockers that I have. That's why there are still random piles of crap everywhere.

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I keep equipment, especially big stuff like stands, in this grey cabinet.

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In the cabinet under the lab bench, I store bulk and hazardous chemicals, and a bit more equipment.

lab4.jpg - 54kB lab3.jpg - 67kB


Extra chemical storage in convenient shelves over the lab bench. They'd be more convenient were I taller...

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No lab would be complete without a space for literature and computer-based research. Here's where I keep my references. Also visible are the lab fridge, the lab microwave, and several decades' worth of American Funeral Director magazine.

lab5.jpg - 88kB

I have only one complaint about this space, though it's a fairly major one: No running water! My dirty dishes are backing up!

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[*] posted on 23-5-2013 at 07:39


Cool thanks for sharing. My basement lab doesn't have any running water either.. my glassware gets piled in the same fashion :)



Current Project: Playing with my new Laboy advanced distillery kit!
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[*] posted on 9-8-2013 at 09:49


Decided to finally clean up my lab today, so here we go:

View from the door:
Lab_Total.jpg - 277kB

Glassware and chemicals (I don't have that much yet):
Lab_Left.jpg - 300kB

Electronics workspace:
Lab_Right.jpg - 253kB

The back of the lab, with central heating (Centrale Verwarming):
Lab_Back.jpg - 251kB

View from the outside (And the little window in the roof):
Lab_Door.jpg - 189kB
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[*] posted on 10-8-2013 at 09:04


Nice workspacce you got there, mate. :) Living the dream. :)

The second picture (gas cylinder) that you posted reminds me that i have been meaning to ask about diy hydrogen generators, and how they work, etc.
I have seen videos on youtube of guys making their own diy generators to work with their cars, in some way.
I was wondering that if that works, could it work to generate gas to work with chemical reaktions, etc?

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[*] posted on 3-10-2013 at 05:49


Hi everyone. Yep, it's Dougthemapper, and I'm back with a fresh new, err... everything! I have a new username and YouTube channel so I can cut ties with some of my older and less interesting videos and posts, to reperesnt a new era of exciting chemistry demonstrations.

I built a new lab in the basement of the house I just bought. This is also a shamless plug for my youtube channel.

Check out the new digs:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyUW5J-Kt5c

I can't wait to start filming stuff. Let me know if there's something you want to see first and I will see if I can add it to the video list.




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[*] posted on 6-10-2013 at 16:14


Not a lab, it is more a storage since I have no fixed lab space, actually, it is quite recent that my chems are inside. They used to be outside. Slowly my stock is building up, with the wonderful help in donations from the members.

Unfortunatly my scale broke a few weeks ago, my next one will be mechanical, at least I will be able to repair it... I have some knowledge in electronics, but I can't make and program a one use-chip, damn I hate modern way of thinking, conssomation...

Here are some pictures:

<a href="http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/plante1999/media/DSC00211_zps829ff712.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/plante1999/DSC00211_zps829ff712.jpg" width="600" /></a>

<a href="http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/plante1999/media/DSC00214_zps2ee6e10b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/plante1999/DSC00214_zps2ee6e10b.jpg" width="600" /></a>

<a href="http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/plante1999/media/DSC00216_zpsa6a16459.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/plante1999/DSC00216_zpsa6a16459.jpg" width="600" /></a>

Someone asked for a picture of the red phosphorus, here it is:


<a href="http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/plante1999/media/DSC00218_zps386f96ca.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g469/plante1999/DSC00218_zps386f96ca.jpg" width="600" /></a>

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[*] posted on 7-10-2013 at 07:37


Quote: Originally posted by Praxichys  
Hi everyone. Yep, it's Dougthemapper, and I'm back with a fresh new, err... everything! I have a new username and YouTube channel so I can cut ties with some of my older and less interesting videos and posts, to reperesnt a new era of exciting chemistry demonstrations.

I built a new lab in the basement of the house I just bought. This is also a shamless plug for my youtube channel.

Check out the new digs:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyUW5J-Kt5c

I can't wait to start filming stuff. Let me know if there's something you want to see first and I will see if I can add it to the video list.


Great looking lab, I'm super jealous!




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[*] posted on 11-10-2013 at 20:46


Nervous boys in the safe Room !
(Sulfuryl Chloride,Phosphorus trichloride,Phosphoryl Chloride)

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[*] posted on 13-10-2013 at 16:56


I'm in the process of building my lab, it should be done this week!



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[*] posted on 24-10-2013 at 09:49


Since my previous post, a lot has happened.
I recently moved to the city Bergen, and I now live on former millitary terrain.
This has a very nice addition: My own dedicated lab building.
I'm still moving everything in and cleaning the building, but here's some pictures:

<table border="0"><tr><th>The Building:</th><th>The Entrance: </th><th>Haven't cleaned this up yet ;)</th></tr><tr><td> DSC03263.JPG - 513kB </td><td>DSC03265.JPG - 338kB </td><td>DSC03266.JPG - 350kB </td></tr><tr><th>Other part of the building:</th><th>Workbench with my glassware:</th><th>Soon-to-be chemical storage:</th></tr><tr><td>DSC03267.JPG - 239kB</td><td>DSC03271.JPG - 339kB</td><td>DSC03272.JPG - 340kB</td></tr><tr><th>Window to the other room:</th><th>Windows:</th><th>Close-up of glassware:</th></tr><tr><td>DSC03274.JPG - 348kB</td><td>DSC03275.JPG - 349kB</td><td>DSC03276.JPG - 338kB</td></tr></table>

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[*] posted on 30-10-2013 at 14:59


I redecorated my lab.
A friend of mine is going to merge his lab with mine as he doesn't have a space anymore.
I did my Killgore impression: I want this junkline brought back 4m! I love the smell of dust in the morning :D
and so created lot more space for tables.
Lab1.jpg - 84kB

and we built a fume hose, a high power fan pointing out the window, everything taped shut and a fireproofed sheet nailed in place over it.
It sucked up almost all the smoke from about 4 tablespoons of KNO3/sugar mix at quite a distance.
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when not in use the hose is on a hook, otherwise its attached to a stand




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[*] posted on 30-10-2013 at 15:11


OH SHIT, IT'S QUARTER PAST SIX!



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[*] posted on 2-11-2013 at 13:34


My friend has moved in! now we have a nice big and well equipped lab. so here goes:

We took two cabinets from upstairs and loaded them up with stuff
chem storage inside.jpg - 178kB
top shelf is general reagents, next one down in the yellow cabinets are poisons (HgCl2, HgNO3, strychnine,...) and very flammable materials (WP, RP, Mg, Al powder, Na,...) and next to them are things that don't really fit into the above categories.
one shelf down from that are oxidizers on the right and hydroxides on the left (just spotted my flaw, should be just bases) and on the bottom shelf are alcohols (left) and acids (right)
glass storage.jpg - 127kB
All ground glass distillation apparattus

storage outside view.jpg - 136kB
A picture showing the location of the cabinets, one in the entrance for chems, one to the left of the workbench for glass
simple glassware.jpg - 96kB
Th more commonly used glassware such as beakers, flasks, measuring cilinders and sep. funnels.
there is still lots to add to this, My bath is full to the brim with glassware. He got lots from a friend who had had a fire so its all sooty.

NiCl2.jpg - 72kB
For some reason he had lots of NiCl2, but it was moist and clumped so we dried it and ground it up. this isn't even half :)

All the cupboards are locked when I leave to stop theft and environmental people from seeing what I have :P

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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 00:30


Looks very nice, Pyro!
Where did you get those bottles? I've been looking for proper ones for a while!
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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 03:37


I don't think this would apply to you ZeroHour, but it might. To anyone in the US looking for bottles, I actually get mine on amazon for 30$ for a case of 12 500mL ones.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 09:04


ZeroHour. do you mean the blue capped reagent bottles in the cabinet? I bought them for a few bucks (used) from an art restorer. The ones with white caps are the bottles that reagents come in from: Hinmeijer.nl

http://www.hinmeijer.nl/product/165603/Bruine_glazen_fles.as...
they sell almost all chemicals and glassware. Shipping to the Netherlands is also very reasonable




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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 10:09


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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 11:13


Quote: Originally posted by Pyro  
ZeroHour. do you mean the blue capped reagent bottles in the cabinet? I bought them for a few bucks (used) from an art restorer. The ones with white caps are the bottles that reagents come in from: Hinmeijer.nl

http://www.hinmeijer.nl/product/165603/Bruine_glazen_fles.as...
they sell almost all chemicals and glassware. Shipping to the Netherlands is also very reasonable


Yeah, I ment the capped ones. Sorry for being unclear :P
I don't see any white capped bottles in your cabinet? Do you mean the plastic powder bottles?
Thanks for the link! I must've overlooked these, they sure seem neat!

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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 13:29


LOL bfesser.
the NiCl2 was a moist solid lump, so we broke it up and were grinding it when we thought it would make a cool picture.
how about the good stuff? How to equip a lab, lesson #1: steal cabinets :D

ZeroHour, check the previous post I did with a pic of my fume hose, on the shelf there are solvents in white capped bottles

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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 14:02


Pyro: How effective is your "fume hose"? You said it removed smoke effectively, but have you used it with nastier gases like the halogens or HCl fumes? It seems like a small diameter hose and open environment would miss quite a lot.
I'm trying to figure out my own fume hood situation - the problem at the heart of it all is where do the fumes exit the house. It's looking like either cut a hole in my roof (which I really do not want to do) or go up into my attic, make a U-turn, and come out the soffit. I know sharp turns are bad for airflow, but it's what I'm forced to do in the current location (garage wall).
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[*] posted on 5-11-2013 at 14:18


I have used it with Br2, I could smell it, but it didn't hurt, just the smell.
I move the hose around. I have a block with a hook so I can have the hose exactly over where I need it (when I finish distilling something really bad I remove the recovery flask and thermometer, then hold the hose over the thermometer adapter to suck all the gases out.
Get a suction hose, you can attach it to a box to make a fume hood. this way you have options




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[*] posted on 19-11-2013 at 17:51


Got some new shelves set up, otherwise the lab is the same bench, but here are the new shelving & bench layout.

Note that the orange juice was picked up from the other side from days ago, I do not drink in my lab :)

Chemicals.jpg - 186kB Glassware.jpg - 220kB Bench.jpg - 223kB

An awesome side note is that my chemistry instructor likes my lab so much that he lets me turn in some of my experiments for extra credit :P




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