View Full Version : What do you do about fumes

08-20-2009, 10:59 PM
I have only tried some tame experiments with dew and sea salt etc.. With the more reactive experiments do you not get some pungent fumes?
I live in a flat (apartment)...would the neighbours not complain?
How do others deal with this and other probs such as exploding experiments etc..?

solomon levi
08-24-2009, 05:14 PM
When I lived in an apartment, I'd work at night on the balcony.
But you have to watch for air/temp changes that can easily break your glasses.

Otherwise I was pretty much confined to distilling plant stuff - water and alcohol -
in the kitchen.

I had some accidents but I was always lucky and noone found out.
Fortunately these would happen outside. It would have been terrible to
set off the fire alarms.

The way the building was constructed, there always seemed to be a breeze
that would blow things away pretty well.

It's not a good way to work really - always afraid of causing some fumes and
annoying or harming someone, or wondering if they'll think you're making drugs...

I guess you need a friend with a garage and get them interested in alchemy
and work there when you have time. ???

08-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Thanks Sol'

I will be looking at my friends in a different light now....what spare room do they possess? ;)