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    working in the hot box

    Ya the boys were out this morning and I needed to get these cabinet doors stripped 98 deg's, But it's a great way to lose weight LOL
    My son was socked when he returned and saw me stripping.
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    I'm not your son but would be shocked if I saw you stripping also!
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    Wow!, You should have that guy that does the show "Dirty Jobs" do a segment on you.

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    He would be stoned in a heart beat, this kind of work is for real men LOL with old habits.
    Seriously I have a great air filter system, Methyl chloride is heaver then air so the opening for the out take vent is close to the floor. As long as I don't lift sometime up fast from the tube the fumes come over the top of the tub and down to the floor and out.

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    For stripping we use a flow over system. The pump under the tub pulls the stripper out of the 5 gal bucket and up through the hose to the brush. Then back to the 5 gal bucket.
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    However you describe it, Dave, it still looks like a NASTY(!) job to me.
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    Yea it can be, and the stripper can sting a bit if you happen to get a splash, I've had it hit me in the face and eyes , we have to have a eye wash system close by for just an accident like that. You can not ware a mask because the fumes will get trapped inside the mask and your a goner and the methyl will destroy any goggles you ware. So it takes a very careful person to use this system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I'm not your son but would be shocked if I saw you stripping also!
    Jon, you stole the words out of my mouth (or fingertips, as it were). Like Jim says, stripping is a dirty job. But it's even worse if the stripper has a beard and mustache.
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    I have been known to tell a lady customer that I would be stripping all day if she wanted to come buy the shop................. to see her furniture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    He would be stoned in a heart beat, this kind of work is for real men LOL with old habits.
    Seriously I have a great air filter system, Methyl chloride is heaver then air so the opening for the out take vent is close to the floor. As long as I don't lift sometime up fast from the tube the fumes come over the top of the tub and down to the floor and out.
    I too use Methol chloride for stripping and you don't want to get it on your skin. DAMHKIT. I sure would like a tank like yours but I don 't have the room.
    It sure does a job though. I haven't found anything that does a better job.
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