Glaze chemicals that need extra storage protection
Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:30 AM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:01 AM
If you have your chemicals in plastic containers with tight fitting lids, and well labelled, this should do the trick. If you want to go the extra mile, you could place everything on the floor in case your shelving collapses. That's all I can think of.[dangling participle there,sorry.]
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:24 AM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:06 PM
If i lived in tornado or hurricane country - I'd have big heavy bins of some sort or surround the chemicals with cheap cement blocks -on the bottom floor, in an outside shed (maybe dig the ground a bit lower inside the shed ) or use a basement if there is one- take the chemicals out only when in use or store small amounts for one or 2 uses out of the bins.
also consider the possibility of flooding with storms.
Earthquake strapping, meuseum putty and cabinet locks are a good first step.
We "only" worry about earthquakes out here. Sturdy plastic containers do the trick in cabinets shelves that are made earthquake proof . Then it's the finished works that are of the most concern..
Earthquake proofing might actually benefit you too. google "earthquake preparedness"
Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:41 PM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:13 PM
I started wondering which of my glaze chemicals would be the most harmful to first responders in a disaster. I thought of chromium, cobalt, lithium and barium, should I store them in the basement or find a special container. After the Moore, OK tornado I tried to imagine what first responders would find digging through at my house. The weather is suppose to be so bad here today they have started setting up temporary locations for the responders to work from. Any suggestions on a emergency plan for a studio would be appreciated, my only idea is old coolers or styrofoam boxes tape and label them. Denice
As TJR mentioned about the plastic containers with the lids, I would mention that I have been zip lock bagging inside of the plastic container. Then if the container gets broken the bag is probably protected and does not leak. Just a thought.
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:01 AM
Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:29 AM
Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:51 AM
Hey Denise, good to know that you're thiking well ahead for proper storage for chemicals and the like. In my honest opinion, layering is the best bet! Besides ziplocks and storage containers, you can always organize all the little tupperware containers inside a bigger cold storage unit or a colman. It might just make it easier to bring all your supplies out at once too!
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