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Old 07-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #31
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No one is wanting people to endanger themselves. I am telling people that there IS a risk of an explosion when using solvents, but I'm also telling them that they will be very much feeling the effects of inhaling solvents long before they get to an explosive concentration. You can see for yourself that people get sore throats, feel giddy or drunk, lose their lunch and become uncoordinated from inhaling much lower concentrations of solvents. So, I'm telling people it is possible to blow up their house, but to say that you can do that without being aware that the concentration is high enough is a fairy tale. By the time someone is feeling dizzy and becoming uncoordinated, they know full well that the reason is because they're inhaling solvents, and even at the point of being dizzy and unco-ordinated, they're still not in any danger. They still have plenty of time to remove themselves from the work area and ventilate it in some manner to eliminate the fumes. It quite frankly takes someone who is intentionally oblivious of all of the effects the fumes are having on his mind and body and is at the point of passing out from those fumes, that he puts his house in danger.

What you're saying is that you can blow your house up without even being aware that the solvent concentration in the air is high enough to do that.

And what I'm saying is that telling people that is so overstating the risk as to be spreading misinformation.

There is a risk of blowing up your house with solvents, but you have to try hard to do that. If a person doesn't consider the possibility of an explosion while he's stumbling around uncoordinated and barfing up his breakfast because of all the flammable solvents he's been inhaling, that that person is a disaster waiting to happen. Solvents give us PLENTY of warning before they blow up. A person has to ignore the warnings even when they're at the point of passing out from the fumes before they're running the risk of losing their life and their house in an explosion. It would not come as a surprise.

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Old 07-29-2008, 05:57 PM   #32
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Let's face it. Solvents are not a good option nor a smart thing to recommend.
Sometimes the best advice is good old hard work. Yes, scraping sucks. Try something to "loosen" the adhesive, like has already been suggested and scrape away! Some form of sanding would help too.
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I've just removed glue from an old industrial tile floor in a bedroom and it worked great, except it left a few spots with water marks (cloudy) .. any ideas on how to get rid of them?
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