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Old 12-28-2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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To Ermator or Better?

Well OSHA is starting to poke its head around looking at silica dust on jobsites. I want to get into more prep this coming year and sub out the tile. Have found that I actually enjoy that process more than tiling and grouting. With the right equipment you can have a nice little business. Have a few tile guys who hate prep and are interested. Also a LVT guy.
From what I have researched Ermator makes a sweet vac. Looking at the S36. Have a 10K generator. Also looking at Werkmaster floor grinders. I know some have the Ermator and love em. Anything equivalent to compare?
Any recommends on grinders. Rental house has a small Husky 280 single head machine that is good for small jobs. Takes forever though.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:22 PM   #2
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Sounds like a smart move in good time. Those asbestos remediation guys seem to do well. This silica situation caught my attention about five years ago. I since have become as careful as possible. Hopefully the 16 previous years havenít jacked me up too bad.


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Old 12-29-2017, 08:26 AM   #3
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My plumber friend just got a verbal warning from a G/C on a commercial project. Seems OSHA is starting to look at silica dust issues on commercial jobsites. They are drilling lots of holes in concrete walls and they want him to "contain his silica dust". He had to go out and get a HEPA rated small vac and retro fit his Bosch hammer drills with collection devices.
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