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Unread 02-16-2010, 06:04 AM   #1
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Dust Free

Has anyone actuall come up with a dust free or limited dust system of tile tear out?

CX once used a small waterfeed saw, and claimed success. Never heard much more mentioned.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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How much tile are you talking about ?
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Unread 02-16-2010, 08:06 AM   #3
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Typical bathroom Mud walls or Durock walls. Mud or Durock floors.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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John my favorite way is to visquane the walls, cover the a/c vents,use a wetvac at any grinder cutting and put a squirrel cage fan facing a window.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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I use blue tape around the door edges and the gap under the bottom of the door also to stop dust from migrating. I also use a ventilator/fresh air fan you see used in manholes . They can be rented. I just get a extra piece of hose and attach it to the inlet side so it acts like a 12inch wide shop vac. But beware, where ever you put the outlet side of the hose it will dispense the dust out that end .
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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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http://www.coastaltool.com/other/fastcap/3rd_hand.htm

http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/3rd...-5-12-3p16.htm


This tool works great and is so much easier that zipwalls.

edit: added a second site that shows a video.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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just tore out a shower stall with mud walls. and i wish i could figure out a dust free methond.i think i gonna just slap a hepa machine int he next 2 in this house.............i sealed the door and the vents and opened a window with a squireall cage still dust............only other thing i know it make a fire sprikler and and when the senser goes off it hoeses down the joint
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I always did what Opie does. However, you can try one of these for 13k
https://ecom.granquartz.com/VIA9/via...VIAUSERDOCLIST
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$13,495- and with your spare cash for a trailer, phase converter (3 phase power), and gallon a minute water supply you can be up and running dust free for less than 20K.

I have a delta box filter fan That I sometimes bring to jobs.



I normally use the general contractor w/ young laborer approach.

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Unread 02-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #10
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I try and get the box fan fitted tightly into the window, cutting cardboard, rags, whatever to get it snug with no leaks. Then no taping at the door cracks, actually better without so the fan can draw from outside the room.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #11
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I also do like Matt does, never taped off a door, but I have taped kitchen cabinets, and typically tell clients that we normally get around 90-95% of the dust, but can not get to 100%. I think that with the fan going on high and a vac at the major cutting points, you're gonna be fine. What's tough is cathedral style ceilings
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Unread 02-18-2010, 06:10 AM   #12
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John, dust ain't free is cost and it ain't cheap.
It's all about containment and 100% containment. Window fan ventilation with A/C off and all filters protected are a must. The big one is the furniture, we move everything into a corner and bag it with blue tape top sides and floor 100%. that is the only way to keep you even close. You need to charge for this and also let them know there is clean up days later because the airborne dust can remain for 3 days. If they do not wish to do there after touch up then I schedule them (there cost) a clean up crew.
Dust is the most hated thing about removal and I feel no matter how much I charge I never get it back. I have walked from several because of the vibe I get from them. We are talking demolition here and if not done with care it will look like a bomb went off in there house.
Good luck, charge accordingly.
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Unread 02-25-2010, 10:30 PM   #13
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What happened to CX's report about the handheld wetsaw for cutting out mud walls? I looked at a job tonight with 200 feet of mud walls and floor to all be torn out. I am afraid it is going to look like a war zone if I tear it out with a sledge.....
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You can't make an omelet without breaking some eggs... I always tell folks that despite my best efforts, SOME dust is gonna get away. Just a fact of remodeling.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:55 AM   #15
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Jason,

War zone yes, and not to mention all the drywall pops from pounding on everything. Did you see where CX had posted somewhere on the forum about running the little felker with water? Only issue if the mud is real thick, it won't cut all the way through.
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