"First of all, I wanna say, you're fortunate to be the owner of one of those fancy, outdoor, fume hoods. So good job there."
I'm using it for the same reason people who paint cars, boats, and planes wear masks outdoors. But then again, they aren't hunched over their work adjusting multimeters, potentiometers, etc. So I went with a fume hood. Plus, I live in Florida. Not very breezy this time of year.
I'm not trying to produce pure gases at the electrodes, but I may consider using a membrane between the A and C sides of the cell in the future. Again, the HCl + H2O solution is already prepared in a separate container that I'll be pouring in during electrolysis of the brine. How will this change the reactions? Will it be 2NaCl + 2H3O now? Any help is greatly appreciated.