Will a box fan ignite paint fumes?
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Hereof, can paint fumes ignite?
"Aerosol paints use propellants, such as propane and butane gases, that are highly flammable. If the can is punctured or damaged and comes into contact with high heat or flame, the gases can ignite and cause an explosion or a fire. Water-based paints are not flammable but may contain toxic materials.
Furthermore, how many CFM do I need for a paint booth? Multiply the booth's face area by 100 feet per minute to achieve CFM. One hundred feet per minute is the guideline for air movement in the booth area. Using the example from above, 80 square feet multiplied by 100 feet per minute equals 8,000 CFM. This is the size of the fan needed.
People also ask, are box fans explosion proof?
Box fans do pose a hazard. Any motor that isn't sealed can be a problem. The squirel cage blower fans are ok if you duct the flow so it doesn't cross over the motor. Any spark including static electricity can cause an explosion.
Are paint fumes toxic?
Even though fumes from latex and oil paints can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, they do not poison the body when used as directed. Breathing solvent paint fumes for too long can cause headaches, dizziness, and nausea. This can happen in a poorly ventilated space or when large areas are being painted or stained.