1. Hi All,

    I'm considering making a Welding Booth out of a 20ft Container, My idea is to place a 20ft container on to 2/3/4 axles to pull it around the yard this will just be a temporary solution to being able to mig/stick weld in the dry.

    The reason its mobile is because the yard I store my trailers in, I have access to 3 phase power in multiple places in the yard, the yard is a busy yard in different areas at different times of the year, so I plan to go were the quiet spots are and pull the container back out to the parking area again.

    My Questions are - Is this safe?
    - How big of an extraction fan might I need?
    - Is there anything else I might need to do?
    - Is there any other recommendations?
    - Could I make a fan?

    I look forward to hearing from you guys, Thanks in advance.
    Gavin,

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    The extractor fan could not be so big as some would imagine. If i was doing it i would make it more local with adjustable arm and not so big funnel, there is some big lock line on eBay for this purpose. Couple that with "fan blower" , use that exact words on ebay search and you will be fine. Use "welding fume extractor" and maybe you will find cheap the hose part separately.
    One thing is that i would make it portable though. So i could use it anywhere.





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    Quote Originally Posted by F1transportationserv View Post
    Hi All,


    My Questions are - Is this safe?
    - How big of an extraction fan might I need?
    - Is there anything else I might need to do?
    - Is there any other recommendations?
    - Could I make a fan?
    .
    If you using any type of electric in a metal box make sure the box is grounded properly and the supply cables are up to the job. I take it you would need a plug and socket arrangement.
    ..Clive
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  5. #4
    I have also thought about welding fume extractor. You need super flexible/adjustable arm and good fan.
    Best is to guide the fumes straight to atmosphere. For now I just open some doors and windows or better yet work outside. Usually this light breeze is the best fume extractor for me. Angle grinder also works best outside :)

  6. #5
    Welding Tent?

    Easier to ventilate ;-) and possible to assemble around a job.

    Put welding gear and bottles on a small trailer.

  7. yes while a tent is a good idea I'm afraid the Irish weather during the winter WILL blow it away so I reckon my container may be safer :-) I am building the rest of me gear in to a 10x5x6'6 mobile workshop :-D
    Gavin,

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