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Questions and issues related to safety.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Safety Forum Purpose

    This forum has been created as a result of several requests by those of us active in safety matters to have a special place where questions and...

    Started by Vince, 08-28-2002 03:28 PM
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  1. Propane tank won't turn off!!!

    I have been making beads in my studio for all of 3 days. Tonight when I went to shut things down, I was unable to close my brand new, 40 lb. propane...

    Started by AndreaM, 05-11-2004 11:20 PM
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  2. Laying an oxygen tank on the floor

    I noticed at the Gatherings that the tech folks lay the oxygen tanks on the floor rather than chaining them to something in the upright position. I'd...

    Started by ditfd, 11-19-2007 09:34 PM
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  3. Didymium glasses

    I am needing information about didymium glasses vs. Shade 3.0 glasses that filter out UV and IR rays. I have been using the most common didymium...

    Started by loham, 07-26-2009 02:52 PM
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    09-23-2009 12:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Reduced Glass Surfaces

    Here's a link to an article on surface analysis of art glass that's just been published in Microscopy Today. One you get to the home page to to...

    Started by RobertS, 08-29-2010 10:20 PM
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    05-01-2015 06:39 PM Go to last post
  5. ventilation system based on Vince Henley's article in Torchworked Marbles

    Hi there, This is my first post. I am looking for someone who has a ventilation system like the one that Vince Henley described in Torchworked...

    Started by lisaoram, 10-28-2010 05:28 PM
    range hood, safety, ventilation
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    12-15-2010 10:03 PM Go to last post
  6. teflon tape ?????????

    I'm certain that I have been told that you should not use telfon tape on the hose, etc. connections, yet I often see it being done. Anyone know what...

    Started by mlangston, 03-13-2005 08:55 PM
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    03-25-2005 11:50 PM Go to last post
  7. Ventilation for classes

    Hi Vince, Reading the thread on teaching conditions has made me wonder if there is a way that instructors can make sure they have adequate...

    Started by PamDugger, 05-04-2004 12:41 PM
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  8. Flashback arrestor for propane

    Another question for all the pros out there. I've read the threads on flashback arrestor use, but I want to clarify as to whether I need one for my...

    Started by pradwan, 05-29-2005 12:16 AM
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    05-29-2005 12:22 PM Go to last post
  9. HELLO--- Anybody Home Here

    Anybody home? Any safety questions on fuel gas? Any safety questions on ventilation? Any questions on removing glass fragments from fingers? Any...

    Started by Dale_M, 08-23-2011 12:35 PM
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  10. Getting Ventilation Right

    Last year, one of our local Northern California bead makers, John Rizzi, asked me to design the ventilation system for his new combined studio and...

    Started by Vince, 01-17-2007 01:18 AM
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    02-19-2010 05:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Vent hood - HVAC guy has new idea

    Finally got the HVAC guy to come out an look.... What is it with HVAC guys.... they say they will be there and none of them never show or if they...

    Started by Leslie, 12-17-2007 01:03 PM
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  12. Propane Dissipation Questions

    I’m in the process of setting up a studio and have spent many hours reading the archives regarding studio safety and, in particular, propane...

    Started by NancyW, 09-05-2003 10:21 AM
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    09-08-2003 05:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Lampworking While Pregnant...

    HA! No, I'm not pregnant... at my age? Sheesh! ;-) As an instructor, I'd like to have answers to questions about any issues related to...

    Started by ShirleyCook, 01-01-2009 12:16 AM
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  14. Torches/NG Violating Laws in Massachusetts?

    I am so upset that I'm not sure I can even compose a decent post. I've been working with a gas guy (HVAC?) who used to work for the gas company,...

    Started by gailjoseph, 10-28-2006 07:19 PM
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  15. What to expect from a torch burn?

    Well, the inevitable finally happened. In the course of spending Christmas eve at the torch, just playing around with making stuff for fun, not...

    Started by margi, 12-25-2003 09:51 AM
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    12-26-2003 03:34 PM Go to last post
  16. Torch Danger!! Please look!!

    I had to get pics of this for everyone to see. I would hate to see this happen to anyone else--very dangerous situation! We were setting up the...

    Started by Mag_Alef, 12-17-2002 02:54 PM
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  17. Exclamation Calculating Ventelation Pipe Diameter

    Speedy replies appreciated. Working on a deadline! I'm going to work with our HVAC guy on building my own ventilation system. I'm going to do it...

    Started by LampworkbyLori, 06-09-2006 09:22 PM
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    06-16-2006 01:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Fresh Air Coming in and Vent/Exhaust smell in house

    Hi, Well things have been going along really well with my set up. I work in the basement. Natural gas, two concentrators, minor burner. I...

    Started by Ellen Black, 10-27-2004 12:04 PM
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    10-31-2004 02:41 PM Go to last post
  19. HELP! Hooking up minor torch with oxygen concentrator!

    Ok my mom needs help. Her an my dad are trying to hookup her minor burner and Oxygen concentrator. Here is the materials we have... Hoses...

    Started by SMStudios, 11-28-2004 07:33 PM
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    12-03-2004 06:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Ventilation and "Barley Box"

    I lampwork out of a "Barley Box". It is constricted of 3/4 in plywood. It's dimensions are 4 feet in height by 3 feet in width by 2 feet in depth....

    Started by JennyD, 08-06-2005 06:45 PM
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    08-09-2005 11:27 PM Go to last post

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