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  • #59803
    Jay
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    My new shop area, in the house into which we are moving, is in a basement… dry and pretty clean, but with no natural ventilation or exhaust for dust, etc. There is an exterior door which will be mostly closed.

    I was wondering if you guys could give me some ideas for dust control and ventilation in the new shop. Thanks!

    #59819
    Eddy Flynn
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    hi jay i only use hand tools so i dont have a dust collection system if i do use an electric tool i just attach my shop vac to the vacuum port that is on most machines including sanders and saws ,if i am creating (dangerous) dust i’m not doing it by hand so i try not to do it

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #59822
    Jay
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    Hey Eddy… thanks for the reply. I also only use hand tools… I probably should have mentioned that (except for a drill press). My present shop has lots of windows and I run an exhaust fan and I still get enough dust built up in there from sawing and sanding, etc… to irritate my breathing… so I am concerned about the new shop.

    #59823
    Eddy Flynn
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    my only advice would be clean as you go dont let it build up, if you have an exterior door couldn’t you hook up an exhaust fan to that and maybe put a filter box on the exterior side of the door

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #61436
    Lawrence Underwood
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    hi, I have an 11 by 22 basement shop. I have a shop vacuum and a small cyclone dust collector that hangs on the wall with a 5 inch flexible hose. I mainly use dust collector for my table saw. If I use a belt sander, router, planer or bandsaw, I use them out side or in my garage with the door open.i don’t like noise or dust which is why I mostly use hand tools. I work wood as a hobby as a creative outlet, if I ran a commercial shop, I would have a separate machine shop with good dust collection and a separate hand tool and assembly shop that was a quiet place to work.

    #61452
    rusty
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    Jay,
    I have a metal dust pan and bench brush that has helped so I don’t just knock it on the floor. I also try not to rush when it comes to sweeping the floor.
    However, I am interested in this topic as well.

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