Well setting up my darkroom in a 2nd bedroom of the new apartment was going well ... Until now.
As I place my sink in it's spot I look around and see many possible spark points. If I pour a plate in the sink can ignition come from the:
1) air conditioner to the lower left ( I live in AZ where 10 months a year you run that sucker)
2) film freezer under the sink to the right
3) at the back right of the room a thru wall fan (can't see it in the pic)
I won't be vacuuming or running the enlarger so no worries there. Ha!
I may pour 10 8x10 plates in a shooting, is that enough ether in the air for problems? I do 50% ether 50% Everclear.
The last place I was doing plates the owner was also a chemist and was super afraid of sparks from brush-type motors igniting the ether.
So how true is this and what can I do in an apartment (no holes in the walls for a vapor hood) to prevent problems.
Thanks for reading this far,