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indoor smoking without getting a divorce
lance4824 Offline
#51 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2018
Posts: 417
I smoke on deck time to time but 90% plus of cigars are smoked in my garage. My garage has a TV with surround sound (Man cave) and I work in there also. I am renting this house and the garage is the first floor. You have to walk up a set of stair to get to front door to enter the main floor of the house. This garage is a two car garage but it doesn't have a side door. I have to enter and exit through the two car garage door only. This creates a problem when smoking and the door is closed because the garage is filled with smoke. I do have a propane heater I use during the winter keep the garage warm.

Any ideas on how to pump the smoke out and not all the heat?
dstieger Offline
#52 Posted:
Joined: 06-22-2007
Posts: 9,947
opelmanta1900 wrote:
rip willyv...


Hope he's just resting.....
delta1 Offline
#53 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
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Palama wrote:
Iffin' you hop on a plane going West, I'll hop on one going East. We'll meet at Al's garage. Herfing


Sounds like a good start for a SoCal Sunshine Herf here in Corona CA...besides the man-cave, we can soak in the spa/jacuzzi and if the weather is warm/hot, take a dip in the pool. I can fire up the grill or start the smoker after filling it with cuts and slabs of meat. MACS can be relied upon to bring a cooler full of top-notch brews and Opel has a corner on the salsas...

let's gitter done...
delta1 Offline
#54 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
lance4824 wrote:

Any ideas on how to pump the smoke out and not all the heat?


if there is attic space above the ceiling you can install an in-line extractor fan (similar to a bathroom exhaust fan) to pull the smoke out...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8L-fANbIu4
Pudding Mittens Offline
#55 Posted:
Joined: 08-15-2016
Posts: 698
lance4824 wrote:
Any ideas on how to pump the smoke out and not all the heat?


A HEPA air cleaner helps, preferably with a CPZ filter too but it's not mandatory. HEPA and its activated charcoal prefilter takes out all the particulates and some of the smell, CPZ takes out some of the gasses and nearly all the rest of the smell.

Not as good as blowing the smoke completely outside, but features zero heat loss.

What might be good is a combo. Draw in a smaller amount of fresh air, exhaust a smaller amount of smoky air, and use HEPA or HEPA/CPZ as a supplement. Minimizes heat loss.

The Honeywell standalone HEPA air cleaners are my favorite. Plop them on the floor in any room and just plug them in. No installation, ducting, etc. They're quiet and they work very, very well against cigar smoke.

They also eliminate essentially all of the dust, mold spores, pet dander, and all other particulates and many gasses from the air that goes through them, making them great for allergy sufferers.
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opelmanta1900 Offline
#56 Posted:
Joined: 01-10-2012
Posts: 9,233
delta1 wrote:
Sounds like a good start for a SoCal Sunshine Herf here in Corona CA...besides the man-cave, we can soak in the spa/jacuzzi and if the weather is warm/hot, take a dip in the pool. I can fire up the grill or start the smoker after filling it with cuts and slabs of meat. MACS can be relied upon to bring a cooler full of top-notch brews and Opel has a corner on the salsas...

let's gitter done...

Don't forget the cheesecake!
delta1 Offline
#57 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
Oh MAN!!! That was SOME cheesecake...

http://www.cigarbid.com/...0/morro-bay-cheesecake-


and victor will definitely bring a bottle of top shelf single malt scotch...


we gotta get palama and whistle to settle on a date...
opelmanta1900 Offline
#58 Posted:
Joined: 01-10-2012
Posts: 9,233
I heard Drafter heard Victor got banned...
delta1 Offline
#59 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
what did he do this time, send the ladies of CS a cookie shaped like his weinie?
delta1 Offline
#60 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
what happened to the farewell photo we took at Morro Bay with the "where's Waldo" insert?
nmsolo Offline
#61 Posted:
Joined: 12-03-2018
Posts: 6
Live in NYC..No way to smoke indoors here.
Get on a thick down jacket, some gloves, and a hat and hope you don't get stabbed basically is my ritual.

God I have to move out of here...horse
ontrackp Offline
#62 Posted:
Joined: 06-27-2018
Posts: 46
I got a propane heater and kind-of-comfortable chair and a little table in the garage now. Works great.
yankeelawdog Offline
#63 Posted:
Joined: 09-24-2012
Posts: 39
I'm often weary of women who say they like the smell of cigars. EXCEPTION: When our 22 year old niece visited us in December, that was the first thing she commented about but she's been experiencing that familiar smell around her uncle's house for a long time. She was practically sentimental about it. My wife of 17 years now sometimes asks me to crack a window or light a candle while smoking indoors but she's still quite tolerant. Maybe she actually does like the smell. P.S. My garage is heated and air conditioned just in case.
Mandobro Offline
#64 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 599
I'm already divorced, I smoke in my living room. BTW, Frank, I hear you're retired.
frankj1 Offline
#65 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
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Mandobro wrote:
I'm already divorced, I smoke in my living room. BTW, Frank, I hear you're retired.

well, I didn't want you to be lonely.
ducati996 Offline
#66 Posted:
Joined: 01-02-2000
Posts: 3,449
ontrackp wrote:
I got a propane heater and kind-of-comfortable chair and a little table in the garage now. Works great.


might want to get a CO detector as well..Cool
delta1 Offline
#67 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
good advice!
Mandobro Offline
#68 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 599
frankj1 wrote:
well, I didn't want you to be lonely.

I'm not lonely, I have a new beer I brewed to keep me company. And Joan.
frankj1 Offline
#69 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 27,399
Joan is also my friend. I even cleaned a bathroom for her exclusive use.
You are a talented brewer, must admit.

did ya hear that I'm retired?
smokestaxx Offline
#70 Posted:
Joined: 01-27-2012
Posts: 4,183
ontrackp wrote:
Now that it's getting chilly here in the northeast, I'm trying to figure out a strategy for smoking in the house w/o my wife killing me. She once told me that she liked the smell of cigars and I tried convincing her that she would enjoy me smoking in the house, but that didn't work. Any thoughts from the the cigar smoking experts? Trying not to have to buy a space heater for the garage! Thanks.

Don't get a divorce. Just get rid of her. Smoke all the cigars you want. Where ever you want. Herfing
pacman357 Offline
#71 Posted:
Joined: 02-27-2006
Posts: 42,118
I have a couple options. Move to Washington State, wait for me to get healthy so I can return to actively practicing law (still stay current on dues, education, etc.), then hire me to handle your divorce. I could use the money.

Second option is working brilliantly for my wife and I. I have a corner bedroom upstairs in our 2 story that I staked out as an office. My wife got the entire rec room for her parrots, so this is equitable. When multiple physical health issues made sitting outside under a heater unworkable, I moved into the garage. However, keeping a 2007 Mustang GT with less than 40K miles on it sitting in the rain and sun seemed like a bad idea. The man cave got very crowded in the garage, and I'm clumsy as well as blind in one eye now, and with all the shelving I installed when we moved in, well, we fit a lot in our 2 car garage, including the Stang (hey, I wasn't raised by wolves).

After discussing ideas such as a second outside storage shed (first one full), a carport, a covered area, a shack on the patio, etc., we finally put this together. Our neighbor built a 2 story barn on his property that is bigger than his house. I have more taste and far less dough, so I was watching a (for me) rare video review of a smoke, and the reviewer was raving about a specific air purifier. Not sure if the rules allow me to mention it by name, so I'll change part of the name and the rest and Google should get you there. Hare Air BioGS 2.0 Ultra Quiet HEPA Air Purifier (SPA-625A Tone Royal) . My wife bought me that for Christmas. Yes, I am married to an angel. I can sit in my office, smoke, leave the machine to run, and 1-2 times a year, I pay $60-80 for filter parts. It has dust, charcoal filtration, and an ionizer that must produce something other than ozone, as I get zero electrical smell.

We had to replace a stationary window in the room with one that opens. Now the room has two windows that open so we get a cross breeze (this room gets HOT in the summer...almost no one in the Seattle area uses A/C in homes, as summers are usually fine with windows open). The filter is what really does it, however. Doubt it would work without windows you can crack open (and drop a small space heater in the room for colder months), but the combo of the windows and filtration is enough that I can smoke anything, yes even that thing that is legal in the state where I live. Even perique and latakia are safe when I'm hankering. Oh, and I use an old part of sweatpants to block the bottom of the door. The filter ran about $420. You can save $20 by going with all-white.

It's a gamble, but we figured if it didn't work, I'm back in the garage and she'd use the system to the aviary. She'll have to pry it from my dead, cold fingers. I love this thing. WAY cheaper than the other idea we'd been discussing. Of course, YMMV.
dstieger Offline
#72 Posted:
Joined: 06-22-2007
Posts: 9,947
Morning, Tom. Great to see you....glad you dropped by. I'd hoped that health wouldn't be a concern for you by now. Good thoughts.
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