This groups always provides at least a little entertainment. Usually after
a thread is completely derailed, the usual suspects start picking at each
other until one gets pissed off.
"thanks to everyone that has called, texted, emailed etc., asking about our
welfare during these floods. We are OK, but the city of Houston is in rea
Reply: "FU... FU! Don't tell me about RVs, my brother in law owns one and
parks it where he wants as long as he wants!
"Does anyone have any information about the Kreg hinge jig?"
Reply: "Don't tell me a broom is better when it clearly isn't!"
I don't have much use for dust collection as it just doesn't suit my style
of working. When I was doing a lot of refinishing, I certainly used it. I
had a 1 hp collector on wheels that I used to hook to my sander for seriou
sly dust free sanding using my 16 gallon dust vac.
Doing demo in a house where there is a lot of cutting of sheetrock and some
demo, the preferred method is drop down of plastic curtains securely taped
to ceilings, walls and floors. Cleanup is ongoing during the day, with a
good clean at the end of the day. No hoses on the floor, no moving the mach
ine from room to room, etc. In an unoccupied house I have a plumber, elect
rician, maybe an A/C guy, painters, carpenters, and me all making dust by c
utting sheet rock, repairing walls, modifying cabinets, hanging doors, sand
ing, insulating, and on and on. We clean every other day, or at the logica
l end of a process.
We don't always use a vac for a vac. One of my helpers a few years ago sta
rted cleaning out garage work areas and cleaning off patios or decks like t
his: rough sweep all the debris into a pile and pick it up with the pan (w
e use a snow scoop) and put it in the trash. Put the shop vac hose on the
output side and blow the surfaces clean. I always wondered how he got the
garages and patios so clean so fast. My old boss used to say that if you w
anted the fastest, easiest way to do something, give the job to the laziest
guy on site. They'll figure it out.
I don't use the shop vac as a blower in a house, but if I am working on a p
atio, deck, or a nearly empty garage, we always just blow the sawdust out a
nd don't pick it up. My clients love the fact that we will blow off their
outside surfaces and leave them really clean. If they only knew... they th
ink we sweep off leaves and debris by hand and pick it all up. We even use
it as a blower when we are cleaning up after landscaping.
Then there's that damn Kreg jig...