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    Sawdust in the house

    As some of you know, I'm using the fresh air and wind method of dust collection. So I'm outside if it's nice and with my machines facing out of the overhead door if it's not nice. I'm pretty good at sweeping up all the time. No matter what I do, including leaving boots by the door of the shop, I'm getting sawdust EVERYWHERE in the house on a daily basis.

    Any ideas? Anyone else with this problem?

    Thanks all
    Last edited by Cynthia White; 10-28-2012 at 05:12 PM. Reason: grammar
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    you may want to check your clothes too before you enter your house.
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    If you have an air compressor, blow yourself off before you go inside. I've found it helps.
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    My shop gets vacuumed out very regularly but in addition to doing that I open the overhead door and use a leaf blower to get even more of the dust out.
    Before I leave my shop, which is a separate building from our home, I will use the air attachment on my compressor to get as much of the dust off me as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    ...sawdust...in the house...

    Any ideas? Anyone else with this problem?

    Thanks all
    Why do you consider this a problem???
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    Buy a dust collector.
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    Yes definitely a dust collector, Harbor Freight 2hp, works great for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Why do you consider this a problem???
    took the words outta my mouth.
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    Thanks folks. I think I'll try the compressed air. I think I should also get a one piece thing like mechanics wear to wear in the shop and take it off at the door on my way out.
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    The latest issue of Wood Magazine has a Harbor Freight coupon for their DC. On sale for $149.00.


    I would think Cynthia that if you are blowing all the dust outside then some of it is blowing back in through open doors or windows Try using a shop coat and taking it off before you come inside.

    My shop is in the basement. The only dust I get in the house is from my shoes. The dust collector and my air filter get it before it gets upstairs.
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