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JenniferWA 06-22-2013 04:45 PM

How to protect myself while using a power tool while standing in water?
 
I need to use a power tool in a shower with water turned on periodically. There will be water all over the shower and on my hands and feet. I need proper shoes and gloves that will protect me and enable me to do somewhat detailed work with my hands. Please help me know what to buy. Thank you!

Gac66610 06-22-2013 04:49 PM

Why would you need a power tool in a wet shower?

JenniferWA 06-22-2013 04:53 PM

why an electrical tool in a shower
 
Removing mineral deposits from the shower walls.

George6488 06-22-2013 05:02 PM

Use battery operated tools and / or chemicals.

Your other method could prove deadly.

sublime2 06-22-2013 05:14 PM

Did you try CLR cleaner?
No tools required.

JenniferWA 06-22-2013 05:17 PM

There are many ineffective products on the market; I've tested a good number of them. I have a system that works and without scratching the glass, but I need to protect myself from electricity while I work. There are probably no battery operated tools with enough power for the job. Chemicals also are not possible in all situations + they are bad for health.

secutanudu 06-22-2013 05:34 PM

Good luck, but I doubt you'll find people giving you any advice that would lead you to use a power tool in water. Not in this forum anyway.

TheEplumber 06-22-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JenniferWA (Post 1205657)
There are many ineffective products on the market; I've tested a good number of them. I have a system that works and without scratching the glass, but I need to protect myself from electricity while I work. There are probably no battery operated tools with enough power for the job. Chemicals also are not possible in all situations + they are bad for health.

I assume you haven't checked into battery tools- you'd be surprised
If I can use them in commercial construction all day long- you can certainly find one for cleaning shower.:thumbsup:
Even an air tool would be safer.

joecaption 06-22-2013 05:41 PM

Add a water softener, no more water stains.

RWolff 06-22-2013 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JenniferWA (Post 1205657)
There are many ineffective products on the market; I've tested a good number of them. I have a system that works and without scratching the glass, but I need to protect myself from electricity while I work. There are probably no battery operated tools with enough power for the job. Chemicals also are not possible in all situations + they are bad for health.

Well, you put too many restrictions and road blocks on doing this, making it the impossible to do with complete safety, you'll have to decide if being dead is worth cleaning a shower wall using a/c power tools and something goes wrong.

JenniferWA 06-22-2013 05:57 PM

I will check into battery-powered tools, then. Thank you for the cautions and advice, everyone.

JenniferWA 06-22-2013 06:26 PM

which compressor?
 
How much power etc. would I need for an air-powered sander? I'll be "sanding" for potentially 4 hours.

joecaption 06-22-2013 06:31 PM

I'm 60 years old and have extremely hard water, never once have we ever used any form of power tool on anything in the bathroom.
A simple spray with something like "The Works" rinse it off and done.
Ring around the toilet? Get a primus stone.

JenniferWA 06-22-2013 06:32 PM

Also, will I need any gloves or boots if I used battery-powered?
 
I imagine that there's not enough power in a battery to do lots of harm, but maybe I still need some protection.

creeper 06-22-2013 07:01 PM

How have you come to the conclusion that you will need four hours to sand hard water stains?? Odd that you have come up with a time.


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