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I build in my basement (in an old, somewhat drafty house) and haven't experienced any problems. The faint odor is only occasionally noticible upstairs. Sometimes I'll open a window at the landing, but that's the extent of the ventilation I use. I do make sure I work with a respirator when I'm applying epoxy.
> 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... :)
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