Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Friday, 13 October 2006

Today I was using a solvent to remove contact cement.  I borrowed a respirator with charcoal filters from my friend Eric.  It seemed to be working really well, as I couldn't smell a thing.  I am clausterphobic, and hate to have stuff over my face.  Still, I'm getting used to things like face cages on my sparring gear, that sort of thing, so I figured I could handle it. 

I put the respirator on, and started to work applying the solvent, and beginning the scraping.

Then, I started to feel lightheaded. Could it be that I had somehow put the repirator on wrong, or was using it wrong and was breathing solvent fumes after all?

Then, I realized that I was hyperventilating.  A few meditative breaths, and I was alright again.

Sheesh.

Still some stickyness on the surface in places...looks like I might have to go over it again another day.  But at least I know it works, and I can handle the job.

 

Friday, 13 October 2006 15:52:37 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | #
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