dust control
Click here for Top Ten Discussions. CLICK HERE for Q & A Homepage
Receive Free Rental Owner Updates Email:  
MrLandlord Q & A
     
     
dust control (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2019 4:45 PM
       dust control (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2019 5:01 PM
       dust control (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2019 5:02 PM
       dust control (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2019 5:04 PM
       dust control (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2019 5:07 PM
       dust control (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2019 5:07 PM
       dust control (by Richard [MI]) Jan 10, 2019 5:09 PM
       dust control (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2019 5:14 PM
       dust control (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2019 5:16 PM
       dust control (by Bob [NY]) Jan 10, 2019 5:56 PM
       dust control (by Small potatoes [NY]) Jan 10, 2019 8:35 PM
       dust control (by fred [CA]) Jan 11, 2019 5:14 AM
       dust control (by David [MI]) Jan 11, 2019 5:53 AM
       dust control (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jan 11, 2019 7:12 AM
       dust control (by Busy [WI]) Jan 11, 2019 7:13 AM
       dust control (by NE [PA]) Jan 11, 2019 7:24 AM
       dust control (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Jan 11, 2019 7:59 AM
       dust control (by J [FL]) Jan 11, 2019 8:06 AM
       dust control (by hollis [MA]) Jan 11, 2019 8:55 AM
       dust control (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 11, 2019 9:45 AM
       dust control (by J [FL]) Jan 11, 2019 11:45 AM
       dust control (by Vee [OH]) Jan 11, 2019 6:30 PM
       dust control (by Busy [WI]) Jan 11, 2019 9:47 PM


dust control (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 4:45 PM
Message:

I bought an orbital sander recently, and it's great, much faster than using a sanding block for minor cosmetic drywall sanding. But the dust is out of control. Does anyone have tips on how to lessen this problem?

--72.188.xxx.xxx




dust control (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:01 PM
Message:

You need the vacuum with it. --50.107.xxx.xxx




dust control (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:02 PM
Message:

Is it the porter cable one? About 5' long? --50.107.xxx.xxx




dust control (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:04 PM
Message:

It's a black and decker, five inch disk.

I tried vacuuming with the shopvac yesterday while i was sanding but i'm not sure it helped much. --72.188.xxx.xxx




dust control (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:07 PM
Message:

What's the model # so I can look it up? --50.107.xxx.xxx




dust control (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:07 PM
Message:

I was referring to the porter cable 7800 --50.107.xxx.xxx




dust control (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:09 PM
Message:

The better you get at applying drywall mud, the less sanding you have to do.Work on increasing your skill and you won't have to send much at all.

Also, use a wet sponge type sander. --23.121.xx.xxx




dust control (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:14 PM
Message:

Thanks NE...the sander is down at the rental, I can check tomorrow what model #...I'm not sure if I still have the box it came in. --72.188.xxx.xxx




dust control (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:16 PM
Message:

I just found the box. It's model BDER0100. --72.188.xxx.xxx




dust control (by Bob [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 5:56 PM
Message:

I have a porter cable one and I use sootmaster vacum attached to it and I get very very little to no dust. Drywall dust is really hard on regular shopvacs. --74.74.xxx.xxx




dust control (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2019 8:35 PM
Message:

There is a pre-filter bucket that you fill w water and vac thru that to grab dust. The sander hose end sticks down in the bucket in water like a straw and the vac end a attaches to the lid. The vac sucks air from the top pulling the dust into the water. You can diy This too

Even w a hepa filter the shop vac can cough out a stream of dust sometimes. --66.87.xxx.xx




dust control (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 5:14 AM
Message:

"Wet sand" it, I use wet rugs or sponge (grout sponge). I only dry sand to finish mud coat, by then, there is not much to sand and there is little dust.

Work with open windows and wear a mask (better than the 5 for 99c masks). --99.59.x.xxx




dust control (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 5:53 AM
Message:

If you need to sand that much off ,you should buy an extra coarse sanding block to do the rough sanding. Then use a medium or fine grit sanding block for finish sanding.

I buy mine at home depot , 36-grit "x-coarse" 3M brand --198.135.xxx.xxx




dust control (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 7:12 AM
Message:

We use sanding screens on poles, you can duck tape the vac nozzel under the pad and it catches most if it. The fudt falls mostly down instead of flying all over.

Never heard of power sanding drywall mud, only to knock the shine off gloss. --47.216.xx.xxx




dust control (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 7:13 AM
Message:

I tape the shop vac hose to the exhaust outlet on the random orbit sander when sanding wood. (DeWalt) For drywall, not sure if that would work.

For drywall, I have the sanding tool with replaceable screens that attaches to the shop vac hose, but its powered by me. Iíve learned to use a wide taping knife, so there isnít so much material to remove.

Iím going to have to look into that pre-filter bucket Small Potatoes mentioned. Nifty idea! --70.92.xxx.xxx




dust control (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 7:24 AM
Message:

That's a tinker toy that you bought. I have one of those when I mess around with woodworking. You need a bigger machine if you're gonna keep doing this. I would suggest just renting that porter cable with the vacuum and test that out. --174.201.xx.x




dust control (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 7:59 AM
Message:

Wear a well fitting N95 respirator. Well fitting means it seals around your nose and mouth, will leave little dents in your skin when taken off and be slightly uncomfortable to wear. We had to get our N95 masks fit tested each year in the hospital, so that we were unable to taste aerosolized saccharine. That is a tight, well sealing mask.

Inhaled particulate matter can cause pneumonitis, which can easily kill you. --98.146.xxx.xxx




dust control (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 8:06 AM
Message:

Alright thanks...I didn't know anything about orbital sanders so I just bought this one because it was cheap...

This particular job is done but I'll look into something better if I do this again. Sanding large areas isn't something I've had to do often...but I did have to with this one rental this time.

--72.188.xxx.xxx




dust control (by hollis [MA]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 8:55 AM
Message:

Okay, I'm not sure if this was your main problem but this should greatly help with any airborne dust from this or doing other projects that are dusty. Invest in a whole house portable fan, it should cost around $50. I find them very useful for number of things. Drying out wet areas, ventilating for things like fumes from paint, quickly ventilating hot or even cold air compared to the air from outside, etc., etc. by using a few other adjustments like having it right in the window surrounded by plastic and cutting out a hole about little smaller than the shroud you can create a sort of blower door to check for air leaks, infiltration saving on heat and cooling costs. I've written about this before

You want to open a large window and set it on a table about a foot and 1/2 away which almost doubles the amount of air that will go through the window because it creates a vacuum on all sides. You then want to open one or two windows on the opposite side where you need to get rid of whatever is in the air. This will create an actual wind in your unit. The more troublesome fine dust will be sucked out very quickly to the outside.

Of course it's better to do in the warmer months but even in colder months it can be done.

I provided a fan like this when I had guys doing urethane on my wooden floors. At the end of the job owner came over to me and said that from now on he was going to utilize the same thing because his workers had they felt so much better when it was on. --96.236.xxx.xxx




dust control (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 9:45 AM
Message:

You should be able to attach a shop vac to it and make sure you use the sandpaper with the holes and line the holes up with the holes on the backing pad. Some are 5 hole and some are 6,not sure which one you have. --73.120.xx.xxx




dust control (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 11:45 AM
Message:

Thanks everyone, some great ideas. Next time I do this I'll do a bit more planning so I don't end up with a mess again. And the respirator idea is good. I used a dust mask but you can't be too careful with your health. --72.188.xxx.xxx




dust control (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 6:30 PM
Message:

You need an old furnace fan mounted in a way to hold a filter on the side, let it blow out a window, change filter as needed - use with any dust source.

--76.188.xxx.x




dust control (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 9:47 PM
Message:

J, another thing to consider when buying tools- do they fit your hands? Some brands, I cannot grip properly with my puny little hands. Black and Decker are cheap, donít last long, but always fit small hands. Bosch and Ryobi also seem to fit well. Some DeWalt lfits, Milwaukee Tools, usually not.

A guy at the one hardware store got frustrated with trying to help me find a reciprocating saw. He finally just said I should have my husband do the work. Piffle! I found a the cheaper tools seem sized for smaller hands.

Some guys can easily palm a basketball. I can palm a softball *grins* --70.92.xxx.xxx





Reply:
Subject: RE: dust control
Your Name:
Your State:

Message:
dust control
Would you like to be notified via email when somebody replies to this thread?
If so, you must include your valid email address here. Do not add your address more than once per thread/subject. By entering your email address here, you agree to receive notification from Mrlandlord.com every time anyone replies to "this" thread. You will receive response notifications for up to one week following the original post. Your email address will not be visible to readers.
Email Address: