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Woodworking in and around the furnace....


....  Should this be done at all?  Reason I ask is that I have a small shop in my basement, but just to the side of the work bench is where the funace and the water heater are located.  The basement is semi finished, the garage is full of the automobile and lawn care items, and this is really the only area I'll have to do any woodworking at all. 

I do keep a close eye on the furnace filter, and I try not to stir up too much dust when I sweep.  However, I do see an inherant risk in blowing the house up if I create a dust buildup that goes unchecked.  Got any thoughts?



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Other than the furnace sucking up your wood dust etc, I would be concerned if you did any refinishing near a pilot light...........but, I am sure you have thought of that.

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Other than the furnace sucking up your wood dust etc, I would be concerned if you did any refinishing near a pilot light...........but, I am sure you have thought of that.



Yep, I thought of that.  Shortly after I hit the "submit" button.  But since I do boot the trailer out of the garage so that I can do that in hte garage, I didn't really figure that that one bit should matter.   I have thoughts about just "masking off" that one corner with plastic vapor barrier for during the summer months (I'll do my woodworking near dark, when it's too hot in the shop, or it's raining outside...).  I can cut with the back of the miter saw towards the opposite direction of the "barrier" as well.  Shouldn't hurt it any if do that, right?

 

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  The problem with blowing the house up , probably should be a concern, but having that problem handled, I would be concerned that the furnace is sucking the air out of the basement, which is wood dust, that settles in every nook and crevice. and is almost impossible to get it all , and it will be blown out into every room of the house that has a open heat register. not to mention how much will settle in your duct work,,,,eventulaly your wife will be sending out funeral notces for your funeral,, cryno
 

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Dratt.....  Thanks Rat for pointing that out.  Can't really seal the whole house off to do this, so it looks like I'll be carting my wood workling stuff to the garage to use it, then back to the basement to store it.  Good thing I'm still under 40.  Better than being 6' under I suppose....



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We use to race Quarter Midgets, and I painted quite a few, for some of the other members of our club
 I always used Lacquer paint, cause it dried faster in cold weather, and usually turns out decent , even if sprayed in a sand storm,,so I would paint in the garage and then bring the body and tail cone in the house, and set them by the wood stove to dry,,  Errrr,, uahhhh   ,,,let me explain this a little better, I brought   one body and one tail cone in to dry, the house immediately started smelling like Lacquer paint,  [ personally I like the smell of lacquer,] but she didn't, and when she walked in from work to a smelly house, the **** really hit the fan,,

 so I used a elec, heater in the garage.. but the smell in the house lasted for a LONG TIMEbiggrinbiggrin

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You have gotten some good advice here. iI have seen several buildings blown up just from a pilot on a water heater or boiler, or furnace. I think most liquid finishes that guys use on wood would be explosive. Most fumes
are like liquid gas and the fumes drop to the floor and start building up. Later Paul

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no hi-jack intended here but does anyone rmemeber the old Burma Shave Signs?

well, one that I remember like it was yesterday was:

He lit a match
To check gas tank
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rofl.gifThat's a funny sign! Nope, I never heard of those before.

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Come On wrote:


rofl.gifThat's a funny sign! Nope, I never heard of those before.



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