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I currently have been moving my equipment outside the basement to do my work,which kills time for setup and cleaning up.I have been doing bigger projects, and I have acquired bigger and heavier tools, some that will be more trouble to move back and forth and thus take even more time with setup.
I have agreed with my wonderful wife to keep the dust to a minimum if I can setup shop inside full time. Its not a large space 18×13 that is already studded up so here is my thought and hopefully I can hear some better suggestions.
I can get the rolls of plastic and completely cover the walls and ceiling and where the doorway is install one of the zipper walls that can be closed while work is happening,along with my dust collector and shop vac hopefully this will keep all the dust contained.I know some will escape but not enough to really notice anything.
Before i invest in the materials I wanted to see if anyone else has done this or something similar.

Thanks in advance
 

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I'd sheet rock the area that would expose your home to dust, and rough out a doorframe and get a pre hung door from Home Depot and pop it in place. Run that dust collector religiously, and I jigged up two box fans to pull and push fresh air into the shop.. I had an air filter system, but theoretically a vent to outside might accomplish something similar. If you have a return vent in the space, jig up an air filter to keep the dust out.

Plastic will flap around potentiality with dust collection and open windows…
 

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I agree with the drywall suggestion. In addition to a really good dust collector, run an air cleaner to collect the dust that gets airborne. Also, I use compressed air to blow dust off myself and my clothing before leaving the shop and I leave my shop shoes in the shop. After 6+ years, there haven't been any complaints from LOML. HTH
 

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I agree with BLarge and A/Cstyle. I would add that it is best to capture as much dust as possible at the tools before it gets into the air. I always run the DC with power tools and I attach a vacuum to small tools like sanders whenever possible. I also have an old craftsman vacuum dedicated to the miter saw. I descirbed the miter saw in this thread: Miter Saw Dust Collection Thread
My shop is in my basement and I have very little dust getting in the house.

All the best!
Charlie
 
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