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Busting dust in a basement shop

Seal the exits
White door with  mirror
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An exterior door's weatherstripping
creates a tight seal against dust.
This full-view model lets the
homeowntzer's kids see into the

Seal the exits

Even the best dust-collection system can't capture every speck of dust. To keep it from migrating to other parts of the house, plug any gaps where it could escape.

Start with the door that separates your shop from the rest of the house. Seal around the top and sides of the door with weatherstripping and install a sweep or threshold along the bottom. If you're installing a new door, choose an exterior-grade prehung door, photo right. It seals on all four edges.

Continued on page 5:  Play peekaboo with the gaps


Comments (2)
3-j wrote:

.3 is fraction of one micron, thus, it is correctly stated/written .3 micron, not microns.

3/20/2014 06:38:24 PM Report Abuse
Kerfer wrote:

There are risks with using an air gun to remove dust from yourself, possibly blowing something into your skin, or worse into your eye, potentially with some force. Use a vacuum instead.

12/16/2013 08:19:39 PM Report Abuse

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