unless you're firing something really toxic like lusters.
Neil, an off-topic question that has interested me for some time. Any idea what causes the toxicity during luster firings?
Two obvious candidates are:
- Fumes from the combustion of the resinates themselves.
- Fumes from the various "industrial" solvents used.
I've been shown round a few soldering lines, both manual and automatic, and can attest to the undesirable nature of rosin/
resinate fumes. It was also noticeable that last-years (or the last decades) preferred "industrial" solvent was often phased-out
due to newly discovered/admitted H&S issues.
A third possibility is of course:
- Fumes from historic solvents such as real turpentine, spike oil, etc.