Re: remodeling

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From:Michelle M Sutorik <>
To:"Kolman, Kim" <>
Date:Tue, 01 Jun 1999 17:59:08 -0400 (EDT)
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  Hi  Kim,

I am not sure about the covering the cryostat, although the need seems
unlikely.  I wanted to tell you of this ingenious cheap system that we set
up to cover our manual staining station.  What we did was use simple
plexiglass enclosure as a hood.  The back of the hood has a hole slightlty
larger than  a baseball.  There is a ventilation system right in the lab
that sucks air from inside the hood.  If you give me your fax #, I will
send you a drawing that will be a better depiction of what I am talking
about.  This is very easy and also very inexpensive.  This system we use
is even certified by OSHA here on campus.  

Michelle M. Sutorik
University  of Michigan
Department of Oral Pathology/oncology
1011 N. Univ. Ave.
5216 Dental
\Ann Arbor, MI 48109

On Thu, 27 May 1999, Kolman, Kim wrote:

> 	Hi fellow netters;
>             It's great to have somewhere to go for help and advice; I've
> learned alot from you all
>             the last few months.
>             Now I need some help myself.  Here's my dilemma:  We are in the
> process of 
>             designing a new lab.  Histology/Cytology will be moved to
> another floor that will
>             be remodeled for us.  I am looking for a way to ventilate as
> much equipment and
>             processes as possible, without overkill and a lot of expense.  I
> have a gross station
>             that is ventilated and a cytoprep hood, I want to include a sink
> too.  Are new labs
>             venting FS staining and cryostat?  I also need to cover manual
> staining set-ups for
>             H&E and PAP, microwave, and coverslipping.  Any suggestions for
> a sensible and
>             economical solution?  That's around 30 feet of bench space.  I
> don't want to see
>             wall to wall hoods, or have to wear lead-weighted shoes to keep
> me from being
>             sucked up into an exhaust system!   Any help is appreciated.
>             Kim Kolman, HT (ASCP)
>             VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System
>             Eisenhower VA Medical Center
>             Leavenworth, Kansas    66048
>             (913) 682-2000 x 2537

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