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Old 04-07-2018, 05:55 PM   #21
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If I cant cut outside,
Drop cloth the floors and put up poly doors to make a cutting room. My portable air cleaner scrubs the air well.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:39 PM   #22
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I should clarify. The 2 houses I talked about the steps the homeowners were out of town while it was on the steps. It was just us there. Those are the only times I remember using it on steps.
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i keep a pair of flip flops for small jobs in existing homes. slip shoes off at door and slip flip flops on. can do with hands full. lol
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i keep a pair of flip flops for small jobs in existing homes. slip shoes off at door and slip flip flops on. can do with hands full. lol
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Amazon reviews are pretty good. They make an 8 oz and a 10oz version in many different sizes. The 10oz version has caution type yellow and black markings along the outside edges even!

I am going to try one for starters and buy more if it does what I hope. Often I use drop clothes down hallways etc, but they always bunch up and wind up as a trip hazard. Drop clothes allow for quick clean up at the end of each day, when Ram Board is not called for, like on minor projects, yet protect the floors from dirty feet, dropped objects, etc.
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I do a fair bit of work in occupied homes. All saws get set up outside and I I cut outside, yes it does a lot of time to the job. Sometimes a tent/gazebo needs to set up, sometimes we get lucky and we can cut on a porch or garage. Depending on the job/house sometimes shoe have to come off, or booties, or just tarps with some floor covering. Unfortunately, this part of the job and being professional. You can't just waltz into someones home and treat it like a playground.
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Some houses you don't dare step into with your shoes on and some houses you don't dare take em off.
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Some houses you don't dare step into with your shoes on and some houses you don't dare take em off.
I don't take them off in any home. Boot covers.
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I setup inside, all the tools get dust extraction where applicable.

Floors do get covered, cloths or Ram Board.

I also run a Build Clean, most time as negative air.

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If I was hauling 100 sheets of drywall, I'd have it delivered and stocked and let them worry about floor protection while loading.

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A lumberyard isnt going to protect the floors that i have ever seen. Its the contractors job to protect the home even if they did, and a lumberyard hand wont be trained in masking off. i like the sentiment though.
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A lumberyard isnt going to protect the floors that i have ever seen. Its the contractors job to protect the home even if they did, and a lumberyard hand wont be trained in masking off. i like the sentiment though.
can just take shoes off at the door every trip. please close the door so the dog does not get out as well. they would just stomp in with boots, not their job.
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I often am faced with small finish projects in occupied houses. Usually this involves a miter saw and/or table saw, compressor, hoses, etc., but doesn't always involve a nice heated garage to work in. Sometimes I end up setting up shop outside (fine on a nice day but what about winter/rain?). All of it involves dust and mess of some sort. How do you guys handle stuff like this? Do you remove your dusty shoes for every trip from saw to project? Several pairs of shoes? Do you just make a mess and clean it up later? Any brainy tips?
Take shoe off every time. It is paid by customers. Tools is always in garage or in front of house. If is mn winter garage is a must. Sweat inside than froze in garage in 10s and 200 times per day so. Work for me.
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Take shoe off every time. It is paid by customers. Tools is always in garage or in front of house. If is mn winter garage is a must. Sweat inside than froze in garage in 10s and 200 times per day so. Work for me.
Or use drops and boot covers and then buy a heater for the garage. Works in Chicago, should work in MN.

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