Any experience with ozone generators?

CigarStone

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I rely on mine religiously. I leave it on overnight after I'm done smoking in my man cave. By morning you cannot smell any indication of a cigar
 

Jared Nomack

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Thanks for the replies, fellas.

Yeah, I have done some research on the health hazards of the things, they're serious business. I definitely plan to use it on a timer, to only go on in the wee hours when no one is in the vicinity. If I'm gonna die early, I'd prefer it be from something enjoyable, like cigars. :)
 

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These are VERY dangerous, make sure you use a timer and shut off the area being treated...
Mine has an adjustment for fan speed and o-zone production, I keep it set where I can close the door and run it over night.

I have a commercial unit that was given to me by a friend who owns a fire restoration company, that unit could be dangerous! I use it occasionally when my hunting camp smells musty from being closed up. I have to put away anything hard rubber like remote control units, etc. because it will eat the rubber. If I leave this unit on for a week, while I'm gone, I have to open the door, run in and shut it off, and the run back outside while holding my breath. I wait a minute and run in again and open windows and run back out. It's gone in five minutes.....and so is the musty smell. :)
 

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I hadn't even thought of that - I'm kind of anal about my hunting cabin, I clean it very thoroughly twice a year. But it still does get a musty smell sometimes. I think I'll try lugging this thing up there, just leave it on for a few hours while I go out. Trying to think if there's anything in there it would damage.... I have a bunch of canning jars, food on shelves... Do you worry about that kind of stuff?
 

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Do NOT screw around with ozone; it will **** up your day.
I had a job once where I was situated right next to a copy machine at work.
I was slowly being 'poisoned' by the copy machine & I believe it had some cumulative effect.
There were days when I would go to work feeling just fine & a bit after being at work I would start feeling 'off.'
After several weeks of this I went to work one day, sat down at my desk, and after about 45 minutes after I clocked in I started to feel like I was about to faint, I had trouble breathing, and I started having heart arrhythmias.
I barely had the strength to get out of my chair, I finally got up, my boss noticed me & knew something was wrong, and I told my boss I thought I may be having a stroke.
My boss wanted me to go straight away to see a doctor but I said maybe, maybe not. Worked all day but went to the ER after work; they ran a D-Dimer & a Tropinin ratio because they were concerned I had a cardiac event.
They also asked a lot of questions & eventually theorized I experienced excessive ozone exposure inhalation at my job, from the copy machine.
Went to work the next day & the facilities folks moved the copy machine away from near my desk.
After that I never had the problem again.

DON'T **** around with ozone; I've been there ....................
 

CigarStone

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Ozone is seriously corrosive. Bill's advice and cautions are prudent, to say the least.
Tom, do you know anything about the concentrations it takes to be an issue? I know in extreme concentrations like they use to deodorize a house after a house fire, it is hazardous. I've been using it for decades at low levels.

I blamed that extra ear on agent orange:rolleyes:
 

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I've got to be honest, I don't know what the limits are. What I do know is that in very high concentration, it is used to etch silicon wafers. It's very reactive with organic materials.

Found this - it's pretty good:

 

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