A blog about my music, my studio and my DIY projects.
06 March 2011
CO2 Problem in the Studio
Besides the PC problem I had another nasty problem I had to deal with the last weeks. I'm make long hours in the studio now and during the day I started to feel bad. Normally I'm quite stressed out when a deadline is coming and that can cause some physical problems on me, but I didn't trust it so I went to the doctor. He couldn't find anything wrong on me. But I had a suspicion. I think because it didn't smell to fresh when I entered the studio. Of course I'm in a basement and I started to doubt the ventilation. So I bought this CO2 meter online. Now you see a value of 661 ppm which is kind of normal indoors, but when I switched it on it went in alarm right away. Over 800 it says you need to ventilate and it was over 1100! Well I guess that explained my issues. The ventilation from the hall into the studio seemed sufficient when we measured it, but after investigation with a specialist it turns out I'm breathing in the used air from the living room down stairs. I can actually see on this meter when there are people upstairs. So another problem I have to solve. There needs to come fresh air from outside now here downstairs :( I'll have to figure out now how to do that. Now I have some doors open and every fan is running on full power and now the CO2 level is normal. But it is not ideal and for sure not a permanent solution.
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