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Busting dust in a basement shop

Caulk the cracks
Caulking ceiling
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Seal gaps where heating ducts, water
pipes, or other items penetrate walls
and ceilings shared with living spaces.

Caulk the cracks

After locating the gaps, fill them. Apply caulk in gaps narrower than 1/8", photo right. For wider areas, use bits from a batt of insulation, or an expanding foam spray. Around steam pipes, use fiberglass pipe insulation (different from the insulation used in walls or attics), available from heating contractors.

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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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