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[*] posted on 31-1-2017 at 14:06


I do have a decent fan, and the room has two windows, so that's been the plan thus far. My main concern with such a setup is, where would the air intake be? I could use the rest of the house (heating/AC out the window, weakening of partition between the residence and the lab) or I could open the second window (which might mean that the exhaust goes outside, around the corner of the house, and then gets sucked back in to recirculate :o ). We'll see when I'm reconfigured, I guess!



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[*] posted on 31-1-2017 at 14:56


You should be able to rig up a fume hood then. That's most of your bases covered. All you need to do then is keep the cat out.
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[*] posted on 31-1-2017 at 15:03


Here's the air routings that I use. The top one is preferred. But I do often use the bottom one.

preferred air routing.bmp - 703kB often used alternative air route.bmp - 703kB





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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 14:54


I've been a long time lurker here and finally have gotten around to beginning to convert a shed at the house my wife and I purchased summer before last into a semi usable lab space. I thought this would be a good opportunity to create an account and post some pics of the progress of the conversion. As soon as I figure out how to upload pics and have enough battery I'll get them up and look forward to any suggestions.
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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 15:34


Welcome Alkemist.
Looking forward to seeing those pix. If you click "preview post" or the correct "post reply" button you will be directed to a page that allows you to upload images and other files. Real easy.
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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 15:36
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In my opinion, although hopefuly never required, rapid exit should be planned for, always.
Better to 'design in' early on, and keep in mind.

Other suggestions depend upon your vision/budget :P


welcome to shed-lab world


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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 16:21


Thanks for the warm welcome...here goes...

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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 16:26


Lol sorry for the doubles, I'll figure it out eventually. Obviously there is still an afternoon or two of work to be done. Also, before I get flamed on chemical storage this is NOT where they will stay for more than the next hour or so it's just the only shelf I had when unboxing.
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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 17:00


Ok. we can be friends. Your setup is quite similar to what I envisage my new lab construction will be.
I like the flask rack -- simple and convenient.
Fume hood looks great. Lots of nice bench space. And is that a drying oven I see?
That is an awesome collection of sep funnels.

Where are you located?
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[*] posted on 9-3-2017 at 19:07


I'm in Oregon, USA. My oven actually isn't pictured, but it's just a little Blue M sw-11 ta. I think what you are seeing is the old school FTS multi-cool low temp bath.
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[*] posted on 15-4-2017 at 11:24


I relocated, upgraded and painted my alfresco experimenting table

I thought I'd document that it was once was white :)

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[*] posted on 28-5-2017 at 03:12


Ok, so I've been watching the activity here for quite a while just like Alkemist and decided to create an account to share my lab progress and ideas on here. I just recently bought an empty apartment with the intention to construct my own lab. As soon as I figure out how to get pictures from my phone to my PC I will share the blueprints and progress here.

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[*] posted on 29-5-2017 at 04:07
My new workbench :(


During a prolonged EtOH distillation run with no heat shield beneath my hotplate, this happened


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[*] posted on 29-5-2017 at 04:28


Hey, at least it wasn't the dining table

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[*] posted on 29-5-2017 at 05:05


I find that an old cookie sheet makes a great heat shield.



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[*] posted on 29-5-2017 at 05:15


Quote: Originally posted by Magpie  
I find that an old cookie sheet makes a great heat shield.


Aah. So you've done this too Magpie.
(Else how would you know that a great heat shield was needed?)
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[*] posted on 29-5-2017 at 06:14


No, no. I have a cheap hotplate that I use to heat my steam generator. I place this on a wood bench covered with newspapers. This makes me nervous, thus the use of the cookie sheet.

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[*] posted on 29-5-2017 at 07:47


At the moment, almost all of my lab equipment and chemicals are packed away in 12 boxes sitting in a shed across town, but I am going to try to get a truck and get it to my new lab location sometime this week. I'm trying to work out exactly how to ventilate the fume hood.



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