You guys are great!
No, I'm not a mad scientist. I'm just a physicist who's lost his way and is now a computer engineer/architect/geek. I'm making arrangements with my company to work for them remotely, since there's really not a lot I do these days that can't be handled via email/instant messaging/videoconference/phone, and my rural site is fortunate enough to have adequate access to internet connections.
So, there are the occasional solder fumes, as I generate some new device (or hack some more on the ol' home control system, or build a remote lighting controller for church, etc.) I've not been worried about those in the past, but I do in a super tight house.
Then, I HAVE seen perfectly innocent machines go up in smoke, and it wasn't even my fault...I've seen innocent looking white smoke from power supplies, nasty black smoke from plastic fires inside cases, etc. and I really don't want that stuff getting into the rest of the house and asphyxiating the family or causing strange mutant growths on my kids' backs, causing havoc and asking for lunch money too.
I like the idea of the fire dampers tied into the fire/smoke alarm system; I hadn't thought about that.
I was planning to put a separate HVAC zone of the house system for my office area, but y'all are recommending a seperate unit? With all the heat my office will be generating, I WAS hoping to run the water heaters with it...
I thought about asking NORAD to build another facility in Omaha, Arkansas, since they already have one in Omaha, Nebraska, and it would be neat to have the same names, but I'm just a civilian, so I didn't qualify for the bunker. I thought I'd have a little bit of pull since my brother-in-law is a major in the Air Force, but he's "in the field" right now....
Anyway, great suggestions! Thanks!
I'm not really paranoid...just want to avoid problems I've encountered in my work experience...