Nov 11, 2019

Melt Brass

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#Wear heat-safe gloves, apron, and boots. Accept that melting metal in your backyard is a hobby that will probably lead to the occasional accident. This doesn't have to be a big deal, as long as you don't skimp on protection. Leather gloves, leather boots, and a heat-resistant apron should protect you from most minor incidents. These are often available as welding safety equipment.<ref>https://ift.tt/2K8t5Hq> [[Image:Melt Brass Step 10 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Wear heat-safe gloves, apron, and boots. Accept that melting metal in your backyard is a hobby that will probably lead to the occasional accident. This doesn't have to be a big deal, as long as you don't skimp on protection. Leather gloves, leather boots, and a heat-resistant apron should protect you from most minor incidents. These are often available as welding safety equipment.<ref>https://ift.tt/2K8t5Hq> [[Image:Melt Brass Step 10 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Wear cotton or wool clothing. Wear long sleeves and long pants underneath your protective gear, to prevent molten metal drops from landing on your bare skin. Cotton and wool tend to extinguish themselves quickly.<ref>https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/ppe_assessment/ppe_assessment.html</ref>  Avoid synthetic materials, which can burn for a long time or melt to your skin.[[Image:Melt Brass Step 11 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Wear cotton or wool clothing. Wear long sleeves and long pants underneath your protective gear, to prevent molten metal drops from landing on your bare skin. Cotton and wool tend to extinguish themselves quickly.<ref>https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/ppe_assessment/ppe_assessment.html</ref>  Avoid synthetic materials, which can burn for a long time or melt to your skin.[[Image:Melt Brass Step 11 Version 2.jpg|center]]
#Protect your face and eyes. Wear a protective mask to guard your face from drops of molten metal, whenever you handle the hot metal. Put on a welding mask or dark goggles before heating metal to 2,400ºF (1,300ºC) or above, to protect your eyes from overexposure to UV light.<ref>https://ift.tt/2rBWDqJ> [[Image:Melt Brass Step 12 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Protect your face and eyes. Wear a protective welding mask or helmet to guard your face from drops of molten metal whenever you handle the hot metal. Put on a welding mask with dark lenses any time you cast metal to protect your eyes from overexposure to UV light.<ref>https://ift.tt/2rBWDqJ> [[Image:Melt Brass Step 12 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Consider a respirator. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes with other metals added. Zinc has a relatively low boiling point (1,665ºF = 907ºC), which is often reached before the brass is fully melted. This causes the zinc to burn, producing a white smoke that can cause temporary flu-like symptoms when inhaled. Other materials such as lead may also be present, which can cause long-term damage after repeated exposure.<ref>http://dept.harpercollege.edu/chemistry/msds/Zinc%20metal%20mossy%20Fisher.pdf</ref>  A respirator rated for metal fume (P100 particulates) should protect you from these dangers. [[Image:Melt Brass Step 13 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Consider a respirator. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, sometimes with other metals added. Zinc has a relatively low boiling point (1,665ºF = 907ºC), which is often reached before the brass is fully melted. This causes the zinc to burn, producing a white smoke that can cause temporary flu-like symptoms when inhaled. Other materials such as lead may also be present, which can cause long-term damage after repeated exposure.<ref>http://dept.harpercollege.edu/chemistry/msds/Zinc%20metal%20mossy%20Fisher.pdf</ref>  A respirator rated for metal fume (P100 particulates) should protect you from these dangers. [[Image:Melt Brass Step 13 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Children are at higher risk of lead poisoning than adults, and should be kept well away from the furnace while it is in use.
 
#*Children are at higher risk of lead poisoning than adults, and should be kept well away from the furnace while it is in use.


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