|Forum topic by Shadoglare||posted 12-30-2012 06:17 PM||895 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-30-2012 06:17 PM
Sorry if this topic has been brought up before – unfortunately the search fuction appears to be broken at the moment…
So last night I pretty much stunk up the whole house with paint thinner fumes – my wife was understandably not happy and it probably isn’t real healthy to be breathing that stuff anyway – however it was about 12F outside last night so throwing a window open in my basement shop wasn’t really an option either.
I was thinking of trying to sort of jerry-rig some sort of venting system that wouldn’t require me to somehow vent through a concrete basement wall; somewhere down through the years one of the previous owners vented the dryer by busting out one of the window-well windows, replacing it with plywood and running the vent through that, and I was wondering what the possibilities where for maybe buying something like one of those bathroom ceiling vent fans, attaching it to the ceiling (the floor supports of the first floor of the the house) and running the exhaust piping along the wall until I could vent it out right next to the dryer – I’m guessing it’d be about a 30’ run with a turn at the corner of the two walls and another turn to point it outside.
Would something like that even work? Would that type of vent fan have enough draw to get a good portion of those thinner/paint/stain/poly/etc fumes out of the basement, or should I be trying to find something more powerful?
I’d love to see your ideas on how this could be done both whith the restrictions on where I can run the exhaust to and keeping in mind that it’d have to be on a pretty tight budget too. Thanks!