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Forum topic by Paul D posted 11-21-2015 11:37 PM 762 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul D

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11-21-2015 11:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing ventilation winter

I’m replacing my front door and have been a bit delayed in getting it done, so it’s now in the 30’s and 40’s F outside. I’m applying Cetol Door & Window to the new door, which isn’t the worst for fumes but needs some ventilation. In the warmer weather I’d open the windows and stick a fan in, but in this weather I think that will cool down the workshop below 50F which is what the instructions say should be the min temp for the finish to dry properly.

Any clever ideas on getting this done?

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 11:54 PM

Don’t apply the finish until spring? Or, put it in, apply finish and put a fan on it a few hours, while you’re out of the shop. When it’s set up, open things up and swap out the air.

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 03:03 AM

Bit pricey, but an Energy Recovery Ventilation system will do the job. Here’s an example one –

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