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Forum topic by SchottFamily posted 05-06-2012 05:47 AM 1468 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2012 05:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: garage shop question

Finally bought our first house and was able to negotiate with the wife – she got the extra bedroom for sewing and crafts and I got the garage. No car, no storage, just shop space. One catch. I’ve got two deep freezers (one chest and one upright and both are new). They’re out of the way, but I’m worried about the effects sawdust will have on them. I’ve already pitched the idea of them going in the sewing room. No dice. As I’m still a newbie, and it’s my first shop, I’m working with only a shop vac for dust collection. A modded HF 2HP DC is in my sights for end of summer, but I’m kicking up so much dust now, I mostly work with the door open. Any thoughts or suggestions? Am I worrying for nothing?


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#1 posted 05-06-2012 08:44 AM

If the coils are exposed you can blow them off whenever you see a buildup. If they are not exposes you can cut a piece of filter that you use in the house and tape to the air inlet of the freezer.

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 11:04 AM

shipwreck said it all!


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#3 posted 05-06-2012 01:50 PM

I had a similar problem. My washer and dryer share the garage with my shop, and my wife was constantly complaining about the dust on them. I just curtained them off, floor to ceiling, with a couple of cheap tarps. Problem solved.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 04:58 AM

I think I’m going to go with a combination of the two suggestions. There’s three vents along the bottom of the outside wall. I think I’m going to move them to that wall, put a filter in the vent, and build an enclosure around them. Thanks for the help, Gents!


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