A crack has developed in the vertical sash of a 6 ft.. fume hood. Here’s the descriptor from my researcher:
“Back when it occurred, the repair guys came out and their assessment was you would have to cut the venting above my hood to remove the sash, since it's such a tight fit, and so you would need to close the lab for a bit to do the repair. The repair guy said the crack wasn't a big deal and did not alter the integrity of the sash. He also said it wasn't a safety violation, which was my main concern.
Since the crack seemed like a cosmetic problem, rather than safety, and since I'm one in that hood, I figured I would have it repaired later and hopefully work it into a time when the hoods are down.”
I don’t think I like this characterization but I don’t know a whole bunch about laminated safety glass. What do ya’ll think?
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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