Core drilling is a bit of a dusty job

Last week I core drilled a hole for an extractor fan in the gf's bathroom.
Bloody hard bricks and it took me over an hour and half to drill it.
There was a bit of dust for her to clean up (and a lot of dust in the air as seen on the photo)
http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/images/3/34/Abitofdust.jpg
She is still complaining about having to do a spot of cleaning a week later.
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On 27/05/18 11:14, ARW wrote:

Impressed. Your skills are awesome, being able to get at least a week's worth of cleaning in one hit.
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On 27/05/2018 11:20, Richard wrote:

I lent her my Henry from the van.
All I am getting ATM is "When are you going to fit the fan?"
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On 27/05/18 11:27, ARW wrote:

Are you able to get in a bit more brick dust with that?
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On 27/05/2018 11:48, Richard wrote:

She has gone to work. I might do the chase up the wall for the cable whilst she is at work.
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On 27/05/18 12:30, ARW wrote:

Great! Don't forget to post pics. A video of the reaction would be a bonus.
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On 27/05/2018 12:30, ARW wrote:

With an angle grinder to ensure maximum dust?
SteveW
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On Mon, 28 May 2018 00:28:30 +0100, Steve Walker

;-)
My slot cutter has dust extraction and again, whilst it's not perfect it makes a big difference to how much dust is spread elsewhere. Again, you can easily see what it's doing by how often you have to empty it!
Cheers, T i m
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On Monday, 28 May 2018 08:31:31 UTC+1, T i m wrote:

Is it just me or do others get an enormous amount of satisfaction seeing large quantities of dust in the vacuum collection bin, knowing that if I wasn't vacuuming at source all that would've been in the air / on the floor?
At the risk of taking this a step too far (too late?), at the sight of seeing dust being sucked into the vacuum nozzle from beneath a drill bit I actually feel a strong temptation to keep drilling holes even if/where I don't need to!!
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Phew. Not just me, then.
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You can get professional help with that now.
But it may well involve one of those funky canvas jackets with very long sleeves and a jab in the bum with a syringe.
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On 28/05/2018 11:04, Rod Speed wrote:

It's a first to see an amusing post from you. Perhaps you should refrain from your normal post and concentrate on humour.
Have you considered stand up?
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On Mon, 28 May 2018 02:40:38 -0700 (PDT), Mathew Newton

Nope, not just you. And it's not just that, it's knowing that you will have less cleanup afterwards (as it *does* get everywhere). ;-(

Yup. ;-)

Erm ... no, whilst I can see the appeal it isn't something I would do personally. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
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On Sunday, 27 May 2018 11:27:50 UTC+1, ARW wrote:

Bathroom's got to be completely clean before fitting the fan as otherwise it will suck the dust into its motor.
Probably about six months should do.
Owain
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On 27/05/2018 11:27, ARW wrote:

You certainly know how to treat her!
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On Sunday, 27 May 2018 11:14:04 UTC+1, ARW wrote:

She's lucky if that's all it is. I cleaned up once too: http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/Category:Cleaning
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On 27/05/2018 11:14, ARW wrote:

Hope you wore hob-nailed boots in the bath to protect your feet.
Acrylic bath ??
Cheap tiling. ? Social housing ??, so shouldn't the HA be doing this ?.
Did she wash it all down the plug hole, followed by some Qtips and wet wipes too ?.
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On 27/05/2018 11:46, Andrew wrote:

DeWalt Challenger boots, a council house, enamel bath with dust sheets in it - not that they did much apart from collect rubble[1], one tile is upside down (you cannot see that because of the dust), the dust was picked up by Henry and not flushed down plug hole.
It may be the LA's job to do the work (if needed). The bathroom is not damp or mouldy however the recent addition of two kittens means the window cannot now be left open. It is her choice to have the kittens not the LA's choice so I decided to fit a fan and make sure the bathroom stays mould free.
She "probably" should have asked for permission for the work doing but she will just apply for retrospective permission when/if they notice the work has been carried out[2].
[1] The cavity wall is full of rubble. [2] I also fitted spot lights and I will soon fit an electric shower without prior permission.
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On 27/05/2018 12:22, ARW wrote:

That's Irish cavity wall insulation.
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On Sun, 27 May 2018 11:14:05 +0100, ARW

When doing that sort of job I have the Henry running just under where I'm drilling and most of the 'mess' cleans itself up. ;-)
Cheers, T i m
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