I'm so excited to tell you about my weekend! My dear friends Doug and Aline Peterson came to visit from Cleveland to install ventilation in my studio for me. This is becomming a ritual. Everytime we move they come and save the day and make sure I can make beads safely. Ventilation is important to pull any fumes that are produced from the combustion of the torch or use of metals away from me and outside. Here was the process:
First, I ordered a bunch of supplies and learned a bunch about duct work!
Doug cut a hole in the ceiling where we wanted the ventiliation to be.
Then he went up into the tiny attic. This is where the blower motor was installed. It sucks from one opening and blows out another.
Doug had to drill a lot of holes....
And finally we turned it on and Aline tested the sucking capacity!!
Thank you Doug & Aline!!