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Forum topic by EBreindel posted 08-29-2018 01:12 PM 624 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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EBreindel

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08-29-2018 01:12 PM

Hello,

I am trying to set up a shop. I have a standard two car garage (one garage door) I have seen many options for dividers for a two car garage with two doors but no so much for one door. My wife will be parking her car on the other side and doesn’t want sawdust all over on her side. Anybody have any ideas??

Thank you


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GrantA

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#1 posted 08-29-2018 01:31 PM

Find her another place to park then you get the whole garage!

Seriously if she doesn’t want sawdust then your options are either make the sawdust outside and blow off everything before bringing it back in, or get a big dust collector and the best ports/guards/enclosures for the tools.
If you really want to try to have a “separate” work area I would just build a frame out of 1×2s and cover with clear plastic. It won’t stop sawdust from spreading but will help control it.
You’ll need air filtration and a respirator

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#2 posted 08-29-2018 01:59 PM

I’d just play valet and move her car around. Can’t imagine cutting my workspace in half….

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#3 posted 08-29-2018 02:22 PM


Hello,

I am trying to set up a shop. I have a standard two car garage (one garage door) I have seen many options for dividers for a two car garage with two doors but no so much for one door. My wife will be parking her car on the other side and doesn t want sawdust all over on her side. Anybody have any ideas??

Thank you

- EBreindel


I’ve actually been thinking about a solution for this myself – haven’t done it yet, but i was thinking about using some 3/4” black pipe (only reason for that specifically is that it’s the only one I could seem to find the right fittings), a combination of tees and flanges, and screwing it into the rafters of the garage to make a “curtain rod”. I was thinking that some tarp that hangs down to the floor, with probably some sort of weight at the bottom, would hold it in place while working -when I’m done, it would be easy enough to slide/unhook until the next time.

kind of like this – (looks like they used cable on this one instead of pipe)

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 08-29-2018 02:43 PM

Unless you build a solid wall some dust will inevitably wind up on the other side so be prepared for some complaints. A leaf blower will help you blow any dust that does make it over there.

These are probably too pricey but you might get some DIY ideas by looking.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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clin

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 05:54 PM

I’d go with a curtain. If the car side is such that opening the car door is towards the curtain, so much the better. While you have to have enough room to walk between the car and curtain, it wouldn’t matter if the car door hits the curtain a bit, assuming you don’t place something solid on the other side of the curtain.

Before going all DIY with things like pipes and fittings for hanger rods, I’d look into purpose built tracks for curtains. The type of thing you see in hospitals.

Obviously as close to the the ceiling as you can hang it. That’s why I wonder if there isn’t a track you can get and some sort of hangers that go right at the top edge of the curtain. Might even be a way to have the curtain rub the ceiling.

It would likely be best to touch the floor. Dust settles and you walk around kicking it up.

Nice thing about a curtain is you can pull it out of the way when you need more room.

I agree with dust collection and I’d hang a room filter in the shop side. Remember, if dust can settle on things it also means you will be breathing it. So the same things that make it safer for your lungs will also greatly reduce the dust problem.

-- Clin

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fivecodys

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#6 posted 08-29-2018 09:55 PM

I couldn’t find a solution that worked well so I have everything on mobile bases.
It’s funny how dust travels around things.
I really didn’t have enough room with the garage divided off anyway.
SWMBO’s car gets pulled out into the driveway and I sent up my tools and go to work.
When I’m done I put it all away and pull her car back into the garage for the night.
It’s a huge pain in the rear but it’s better than no shop space at all.
If her car gets too dusty, I go have it washed.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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