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Old 01-07-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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My top tip for drilling into a concrete wall is to use a plastic bag with a strip of mastic tape to one open mouth side of the bag. Then stick the bag to the wall under the spot you are about drill this will leave both hands free and catch all that messy dust.

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I guess so

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Then stick the bag to the wall under the spot you are about drill...
What do you think?
The bag sounds too flexible.

Cut an old rubber ball in half.
Bigger hole? Use a bigger ball.

Greenlee and some others sell variations; here's one:
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30 sec. with a shop vac or running it and holding the hose under the drill works fine for me.
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The bag sounds too flexible.

Cut an old rubber ball in half.
Bigger hole? Use a bigger ball.

Greenlee and some others sell variations; here's one:
Alrighty then.
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Drilling hole over head use a paper cup, working on the wall to catch the dust.
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30 sec. with a shop vac or running it and holding the hose under the drill works fine for me.
Agreed; and thinking such = my brainfart above. oi
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Drilling hole over head use a paper cup, working on the wall to catch the dust.
Another good strategy.
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im with joe on this, works like a charm and is the expected method when drilling into old concrete and plaster walls on a government building as to control risk of asbestos becoming airborn
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Put some shaving cream in the cup to trap the dust.
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Agreed; and thinking such = my brainfart above. oi
The bag works very well the prob with the vac is you have one hand on it and the other on the drill. How do you blow your noise or scrach your ass if needs be????????
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Drilling hole over head use a paper cup, working on the wall to catch the dust.
I agree when drilling over head the cup works very well. When drilling a concrete wall you should be using an SDS drill no big cloud of dust from that and the dust drops into the bag. Why would anyone mix asbestosis into concrete??
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I agree when drilling over head the cup works very well. When drilling a concrete wall you should be using an SDS drill no big cloud of dust from that and the dust drops into the bag. Why would anyone mix asbestosis into concrete??
SDS drill = Hammer drill
I agree dust drops
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I hate when I have to blow my "noise."

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I agree when drilling over head the cup works very well. When drilling a concrete wall you should be using an SDS drill no big cloud of dust from that and the dust drops into the bag. Why would anyone mix asbestosis into concrete??

Asbestos was added to concrete and other concrete-like products as an enhancement to strength. Asbestos-containing cement products generally contained Portland cement, aggregate and chrysotile fibers. The asbestos content of the product varied up to 50 percent by weight depending on the use of the fiber.
These asbestos cement products were used as siding and roofing shingles, wallboard, corrugated and flat sheets for roofing, cladding, partitions and even as pipes. The raw material for all of these products begins as a powder that is mixed by a mixing operator to the correct proportions.


Read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos-exposure/occupations/mixing-operators.htm#ixzz1j0fdOcqf

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