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    I do some powdercoating in a room that is enclosed but there is a 1 foot gap at the top. There are furnaces in the other room and I know there is gas for the other ovens in the house. I use an electric oven. Can this cause an explosion if powder gets into the other room. I dont know how much goes through the top crack if any?

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    Re: powdercoating near furnaces??

    Any combustible powder, when sufficient quantities are mixed into the air, can easily be ignited by a naked flame. You should treat this environment with extreme caution.

    THE MATERIAL IS NOT ONLY FLAMMABLE - IT WILL EXPLODE VIOLENTLY WHEN IGNITED!!!!
    IT COULD TAKE THE ROOF OFF THE BUILDING AND YOU ALONG WITH IT.
    Last edited by mcaswell; 09-25-2005, 06:40 PM.
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    • #3
      Re: powdercoating near furnaces??

      So should I vacuum the area frequently or sweep it out?

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        Re: powdercoating near furnaces??

        Unless you learned to sweep without raising any dust vacuuming is the way to go. From reading previous posts, you could be flirting with danger. Is there any way to close off the opening with maybe cardboard or tape & paper?

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          Re: powdercoating near furnaces??

          Yes Im closing everything up with plastic. I was not aware of this. The wall I spray toward is away from the furnace but there is still some that must get over it on the right side. Neverthe less Ill close it off. Thanks

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