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Homemade fumehood

A fume hood is a safety cabinet for making chemical experiments preventing exposure of the user to dangerous gases and other dangers. Usually it is a ventilated closed box to drag off the gases. It is provided with a transparent front door so that the user can view the experiments safely. All chemical laboratories use fume hoods for performing their experiments.

As I sometimes work with acids for cleaning jewelry or do other things which expel noxious gases I decided to make my own fume hood. Of course not as professional as in labs, but it works. From an old small table with drawers from the trash I made it. I got some extra stuff from the local hardware store chain.

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Coming Soon: Fumehood 2.0 !

I recently moved to a new home in which I installed a completely new lab with a larger room and I am going to build a new fumehood with the size similar to a usual lab fumehood. It will be a box with inner sizes of 86cm width x 66cm depth and 70cm height. It is completely lined with Fermacell fire retardant. And a better ventilation which allows hot gases and it is lighted by LED strips.

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