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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 02:26


Looks great j_sum1, are you building the fume cupboard from scratch too?
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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 02:31


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Looks great j_sum1, are you building the fume cupboard from scratch too?

Yup. It won't be too technical. Just a bathroom extractor fan venting through pvc pipe to above roof height. It will be 1200 wide and about 700 deep. For a sash I will be using a piece of toughened glass from a pool fence. It will be a bit heavy but unbreakable. I intend to put perspex windows in the sides for video work.
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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 14:59


Nice! Are you cutting a hole in your roof for the pipe, or how is that exiting your space?
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[*] posted on 7-12-2017 at 15:09


The lab is under the house which is on piles. There is laced brick structure that lets air through for the side walls. (See pic above.) Between two bay windows on the house the brick wall goes straight. This means that the duct from the hood can go straight up the side of the house between the windows. It will look just like a downpipe.
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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 15:47


Ok. It has happened! I am now ready to show off!

Seriously though, this has been a long project squeezed into a schedule that has not really allowed for time-consuming construction of this kind. I'll be away over Christmas and so won't actually get to do anything in there for a week or so. But then....

Also, this may as well be the launch of my YT channel. Realistically it is likely to be pretty sparse until I get a camera and tripod. There is ony so much jerky phone footage that people will tolerate. But at least I can say that is up and running too.

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/SgA-HDk8hC4
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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 16:13


I want to be the first to tell you what a wonderful job you did, and I see now why it took so long. You started from gnarly bare earth!

You've got more stuff than I do. I don't have a refrigerator or a dishwasher.

That brick work is interesting and must be nice for ventilation in the summer. Are insects a problem, or is it screened?

Your vent stack opening is above your roof, right?

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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 16:23


I enjoyed seeing your previous posts while you were building it, i'm glad to see the finished product.
I must ask though - isn't having the sink so far away annoying? For what you can't wash in the dishwasher, such as anything with a persistent residue, how will you clean that out? It seems like a pain in the ass to have to do it all in a bucket.
How lucky you are where you live to be able to have a lab with an uninsulated wall. It's a cold winter here in Canada right now...

I hope you can get some more videos out sometime.
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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 17:47


@magpie. Yeah, insects and other wildlife can be a problem. Mostly cockroaches at this time of year. But I have a blue tongue lizard that has taken up residence in a large bag of scrap copper wire that I have. He will eat a lot of the roaches.
The plan is to chimney the fume hood above the roof line. If the volume flow rate is insufficient I will put an extra fan inline.

@Vosoryx. I thought long and hard about the sink and fume cupboard placement. I think it is going to be ok. I need to boil water for washing anyway and so am resigned to working from a bucket for cleaning those stubborn flasks. At this location I get access to water but I don't sacrifice usable working space. I also get a little triangle space right in the far corner of the bench where I can put buckets of condenser water. I will have a hose fitting leading directly into the fumehood so I don't have hoses all over the place. I forgot to mention in the video that the sink is piped to a rainwater tank directly on the opposite side of the brick wall. So no chlorination and reasonably pure.
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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 18:19


Great job! You should be very proud of your work. I agree with you about the jiggly cell phone, but a ringstand and 3-finger clamp might be a temporary work-around.
Seeing your great lab makes me wish I had started mine about 30 years ago when I would have had more time to enjoy it.
I'm looking forward to more videos, but doing chemistry will be more fun than making videos (I think; just my personal opinion).
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[*] posted on 20-12-2017 at 19:00


You can buy hot water heaters that heat the water right at the point of use. The ones I've seen are electric but I think gas types are available also.

If drainage from the sink is not available I would get a sump pump.

I like your biological control for the roaches. I've never lived anywhere with roaches. I have a very low tolerance for those.

My main problem is cold winters. I need to get a bigger heater to add to what I now have (2000w). I would insulate the ceiling if I didn't have it filled with household junk.




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[*] posted on 2-1-2018 at 09:39


I'm jealous of all of these labs. Mine is slowly growing, but I can still get some chemistry done. Sadly I don't have a fume hood yet, so I have to take my "Exciting" experiments outside. As far as equipment goes, I still have a ring stand with clamps and iron rings, a few beakers, a few flasks, a few wash bottles with my most-used solvents, test tubes, grad cylinders, heat sources, and distillation equipment.
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[*] posted on 2-1-2018 at 12:57


My lab is weird because I do amateur physics as well as chemistry, so there's a mixture of physics and chemistry equipment.
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