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> I'm just getting started on a S&G, and I have this safety question:
> Does one's workshop need to be well-ventilated when working with epoxy?
> Does epoxy emit significant vapor, and does the vapor represent a safety
> concern? And if so, for what period of time? hours? days? weeks?
> I have scanned through the Sys3 manual a couple of times and only found
> one statement (which I don't have in front of me at this second),
> something about how its high vapor pressure keeps it from being a problem.
> Building in the basement instead of the (detached, unheated) garage would
> be a heck of a lot easier... :)
Go ahead and build in the basement. I don't smell the epoxy much at all after I am done applying it. A lot of people say the fumes won't hurt you but it makes me sick to my stomach if I breath it much more then a couple minutes. If you have the same problem, use one of those resperators for paint fumes (the ones with a rubber mask with two cartriges). That takes care of all the fumes. Of course, I am assuming you will not be using your basement as living quarters at the time of epoxying. It shouldn't take more than an hour after applying it till you can't even smell it unless you get your nose right down in it.
Hope that helps,
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