Managing the Dust Hazard

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    Has any Shed yet managed to install an all singing, all dancing solution to the removal of dust from the workshop? I ask, because although we have installed individual suction points to each machine dumping to a portable industrial dust extractor, it is still not sufficient to remove airborne dust particularly from the belt sander and mitre saws which produce a lot which causes problems and means that those with breathing difficulties cannot take part in these activities.

    I suppose the question is, has any Shed built a solution which works and avoids having to drill an extraction point through the external wall (we are prevented from doing so under the terms of our occupancy)?

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    relianttrike
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    we open the front door and the rear door and let nature that its course.?

    #1421

    But that’s hardly a practical solution. Dust is a serious health issue that Sheds ignore at their peril.

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    DavePuttock
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    If you have an opening window, you could make up a board which fits/clamps in the window space and carries the extract pipe. Then you can remove it at the end of a session and close the window.
    You might also think about putting the dustiest machines in a partitioned and ceilinged enclosure with general extraction or best of all look for an old wet back spray booth so all the dust gets pulled into a wet curtain

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    Eddy Flynn
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    We (Bootle tool shed) are in the process of getting quotes for a new dust extraction system, I understand there was going to be a representative from an extraction company at the AGM /shedfest did it happen, any hints and tips will be greatfully received, we’re wanting to go with a 100mm pipe system but 110mm seems to be more common, thoughts please guys

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