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Old 11-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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how many people out there do work in there basments and to what extent? ie; painting, cutting(tablesaw chopsaw), routering, and staining... any comments?

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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There's no room to move in my basement, that's why I'm building a garage

I have used my router down there, some painting

Table saw & chop saw were on the 2nd floor as that area went under the knife 1st after we bought the house

Sunroom was used for painting etc until the garage was dry/roof on
Now all the tools are out in the great room as I continue working

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ever have any concerns with dust,fumes etc..?
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:25 PM   #4
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No not really, router kicks up some dust
I haven't done a ton of routing so never worried about the dust
More worried about the hard wired smoke alarm now with dust
But its near the basement stairs - closed off by a door

Paint fumes I've never done a ton of painting down there
I try to leave that for warmer weather when I can paint outside or open windows

The garage I will have a dust collector setup to collect dust/etc as I work
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Do what ever will fit in the basement. Keep table saw out in garage. Close shop door and put fan in window blowing out if dusty or smelly.
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maybe im just being paraniod, but im kinda worried about the dust and stuff getting upstairs in our living space. i dont have a garage yet but i still need to work.
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A lot of people have basement shops. Use a dust collector on your equipment. Be particular about cleaning up often. Put a sweep on the bottom of the basement door. Isolate any appliances from your shop area. You don't want to be sucking dust into your furnace or gas fired water heater for instance. If there are any air handlers, like for central air or hot air heat, make sure the duct work is tight and all of the joints are sealed with duct tape. Get a ceiling mounted air cleaner. Put a tacky mat at the door to collect dust off of your shoes before leaving your shop.
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Eh.....the wife has to vacuum upstairs

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