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There have been many discussions on this subject here, the risk is NOT worth it! The fumes, flammability, and explosiveness!

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I bought an artograph booth, about $300, but it's big, light weight, and filters like a mo-fo, I don't even have to exhaust it outside.

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Look at either the Paasche or Pace spray booths, both have isolated fan motors which greatly reduce the chance of electrical ignition source. I have a Paasche booth and it works great, I'm able to paint inside year round without any paint odor in the house.

Prior to purchasing the Paasche booth I too was considering building my own until I came it the conclusion that the cost of building something equal or close to it was about the same, considering time and materials. The true deciding factor came after talking to my insurance agent about it, his response was something to the effect that using something not designed specifically for the job and having any type of accident could be grounds for an insurance company to get out of compensating for a loss. So even if it did cost less to build, there is a remote possibility it could cost you more in the long run.

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There have been many discussions on this subject here, the risk is NOT worth it! The fumes, flammability, and explosiveness!

Thx, after browsing trough many of them i realised this model is not ideal either, there's a warnign that says "not inteded for flammable paint" or somthing like that....Seen a post about using a range hood (they have squirell cage type fans) I might look into that more...

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That one is a great deal. I have one and it's just right. The fan is isolated from the fumes. It says that because it's made of plastic and can be damages by the deposits of lacquers and thinners and such. But as they go this is a super set for small spaces and tight quarters. Oh, don't mind the photo the duct does not go in the shown direction. I put mine under the window sill and I'm good to go. I can say it gets a 9 from me.

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That one is a great deal. I have one and it's just right. The fan is isolated from the fumes. It says that because it's made of plastic and can be damages by the deposits of lacquers and thinners and such. But as they go this is a super set for small spaces and tight quarters. Oh, don't mind the photo the duct does not go in the shown direction. I put mine under the window sill and I'm good to go. I can say it gets a 9 from me.

AH! putting it back on the shopping list then :P

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That's good to know. I'm thinking of getting one myself.

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I've been using one of those booths for a few years now throwing everything from lacquers to 2k at it without any issues.

I did think that their replacement filters were too expensive so I went to a specialist filter retailer and purchased a square metre of equivalent material then just cut them to size with scissors

Worked out at less than $2 a filter.

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Jeff, it would be better to spend a little extra money for safety sake than to risk your health or even your life on anything that is not explosion proof, PLEASE take it from someone who knows, those safety warnings are there for a reason my friend!! :D

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