Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 15:28:59 -0500
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Subject: Re: Questions out of my realm

From: "Pete Vail" 
Date: March 10, 2006 3:15:10 PM EST
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Questions out of my realm

It's been a long while, but...

I think ether should be heated with steam or with a heat source where  
ignition source (thermostat, switches) is remote from the ether  
(outside of
the hood) like a heating mantel with external controls.  With a hot  
the ignition source is directly in contact with the ether fumes,  
making a
fire quite possible.

Reminds me of a certain professor who regularly smoked in the lab while
doing extractions with ether.  He was always careful to point the  
funnel away from his cigarette when venting.  Luckily, he never had a

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