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Old 01-18-2008, 05:35 PM   #21
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Zip Walls are $75.00 each and they are sold in a set of two for $150.00, you can buy a knock off style at Harbor Freight for $10.00 each.

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Zip-Walls are the only way to go. They are expensive about $600 a piece, but you can get them on e-bay sometimes for cheap. If you have a high-end customer that can get you more work or referralls and want to impress them, zip-walls are the only way to go. Also, if you have subs, make them clean-up everyday. My crews vacuum the site and get rid of the garbage every day.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:01 PM   #22
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used my air scrubber in a basement this week to Drylock the block. fumes were bad where we were working but homeowners just upstairs didn't smell any odor. ran the hose outside the basement window, created negative air pressure in the basement. besides using it for dustfree working, the odor venting is just a bonus.

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used my air scrubber in a basement this week to Drylock the block. fumes were bad where we were working but homeowners just upstairs didn't smell any odor. ran the hose outside the basement window, created negative air pressure in the basement. besides using it for dustfree working, the odor venting is just a bonus.

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I'm going to have to get one of those.

I've used mine so many times for dust and odor. it really impresses customers. i didn't use it on Monday because i didn't realize how much mold/cat urine was in this basement. big mistake, we had a tough time and the homeowner caught within minutes of us getting into the cat urine. so today i kept asking if they could smell the drylock. not a bit. mine is 6yr old model from Abatement Technologies. looks like the new models are slick.

http://www.abatement.com/healthcare/...tion_renov.htm

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Zip Walls are $75.00 each and they are sold in a set of two for $150.00, you can buy a knock off style at Harbor Freight for $10.00 each.
Do they work the same way that the zip walls work?

I already have 4 sets of the zip walls and would like to get some more.
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Do they work the same way that the zip walls work?
I already have 4 sets of the zip walls and would like to get some more.
They do everything I would expect.
I got four from Wholesale Tool
5 years ago and use 'em for all kinds of stuff.
Harbor freight ones look just alike except for the color.
They aren't long enough for a 10' ceiling though.
I can figure a lot of work arounds for the $'s.
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Man this post is making me think. For 23 years I have relied on impecable craftmanship and outrages customer service yet I don't go to any of these extremes to control construction dust. Shop vac and broom period...period. I let them know up front that they will need to change hvac filters and have their home detailed like their car after we finish, but because of this thread I think I might try some of this over the top remediation stuff. Smoke and mirrors brother! It makes the job look so much more important than it really is. Like space shuttle work or cancer lab work. I could virtually guarantee that not only will the customer be satisfied out of their mind with us but they will race to the phone to tell everyone they know about their experience with us. Of course my price will have to go up again for the four thousanth time to cover the additional cost. That's sux.
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Naaah, I'll let someone else do it
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The Cheap knock off's are just as good, in fact maybe better because if they get damaged or "borrowed" I don't feel as bad.
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What does Harbor Freight call their version?
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What does Harbor Freight call their version?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...ANEOUS%20JACKS
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We have several of these. They work very well and a great P/R tool!

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Job-Site...m/EN/index.htm

They go for about $100 each
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We have several of these. They work very well and a great P/R tool!

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Job-Site...m/EN/index.htm

They go for about $100 each
HD has these on sale for 69.00 each, just picked up 2!
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Those bds!

I bought mine about three months ago for $99 st!
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Excellent thread guy's, I'm going to HF tomorrow.
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Big thanks guys! 9.99 is a lot better then 110.00. Contractortalk.com pays off again!
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The link provided by Cole (and the previous one) now goes to a 3.5 ton farm jack. Does anyone know what they were called so we can search by keyword on HF?
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The link provided by Cole (and the previous one) now goes to a 3.5 ton farm jack. Does anyone know what they were called so we can search by keyword on HF?
Hmmm, can't find them any more!
They have reeeealy weird ways
to categorize!
Wholesale Tools calls them "power poles",
saw them there Monday for $19.95.
Maybe someone that just bought HF ones
can say what theirs are called.
AAAAAHA!
(brainstorm)
"Haul-Master"
95746-1VGA
"2-in-1 support/cargo bar"
$9.99 (on line).
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"Haul-Master"
95746-1VGA
"2-in-1 support/cargo bar"
$9.99 (on line).
THAT WORKED!!!! On order.

THANKS!!!

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