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In remodeling, just as in new construction, there is no "one size fits all".

On my builds, there is no overlap between trades, I have someone sweep and vacuum between each. Further, each trade MUST carry all debris and packaging out to the garage. Salvage on one side, scrap on the other, food stuffs to a city waste bin.

Now, that's better than most new builders, some remodelers too.

Not good or bad.

Its just what is appropriate for what I perceive my market segment should get.
 

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In remodeling, just as in new construction, there is no "one size fits all".



On my builds, there is no overlap between trades, I have someone sweep and vacuum between each. Further, each trade MUST carry all debris and packaging out to the garage. Salvage on one side, scrap on the other, food stuffs to a city waste bin.



Now, that's better than most new builders, some remodelers too.



Not good or bad.



Its just what is appropriate for what I perceive my market segment should get.


That is exactly what I’m saying , every sub clean up after themselves .
Charlie


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Cold and nasty outside and raining, garage is on the other end of the house. We setup in the room we are remodeling today. A little tight but better than cutting outside.
 

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Even concrete can be cut inside with limited dust. Tent the area with plastic, negative air pressure, and a good saw/vac set-up.

Noise on the other hand:laughing:
 

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Even concrete can be cut inside with limited dust. Tent the area with plastic, negative air pressure, and a good saw/vac set-up.

Noise on the other hand:laughing:
Key word... :whistling

But everyone has a different definition of what that word is... :laughing:
 

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Back in the early 90s there was a major remodel of an operating semiconductor fab line in Santa Barbara(?). I think it all was held to class 100 standards. Your average home might be as good as class 10,000.

I consider that dustless. It can be done.
 

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I would never promise dust free, but it really is about as close as you can get.
I get where you're coming from, but the kicker is in remodeling is people are still going to use the house when you're not there, when the machines are off, and people coming in and out of the area... even if you did the best job you could while there, there's GOING to be dust settling in the area, from one place or another (other parts of the house, outside)...

Got around that last issue (because there's always Type-A woman [usually more than men] concerned about it and will blame you because you're working there) by adding a couple bills to the estimate and having a cleaning service come in after you're done... letting them know these realities and how you deal with it is the key...

Also comes across as next level service... and it leaves the person who does the cleaning of the house with a great last impression and is usually one of the things they brag about because of that perception...
 

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Cold and nasty outside and raining, garage is on the other end of the house. We setup in the room we are remodeling today. A little tight but better than cutting outside.
Is that a leg and boot on the ground:blink: did you work him too hard:blink::blink:
 

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When we are remodeling anything inside of the house we always have a shop vac handy to clean up all the dust and debris that we made during the remodeling phase. Always found it was the best thing to help with it so far. Never heard of the zip wall set. We will need to check that out. What are some other things that you are using to help with dust? Our remodeling company is super busy and are wanting to make sure our customers have the best experience with us.
 

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Use tools with good dust collection, use alternate methods, like sponge sand joint compound.

I plastic off a lot of work areas. Walls, floor, ceiling, anything I'm not working on gets covered and the area temporarily walled off with plastic. For most of this, I also use another layer of plastic on the floor to catch dust and debris. That gets picked up and bagged on the walled off area.

You can track dust in and out, so I'll have 2 pair of shoes I can slip on or off. One pair for the dirty side, one for the clean side.

Even having ratcheting cargo bars let's you set up and take down fairly quickly for a small area.
 

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I do the same. One of my pet peeves (and I've fired guys after repeatedly requesting) is a dirty project! Cleaning periodically and definitely at the end of the day (not an option) are a must.
 

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Furnace filter

6 month Whole house remodel (almost full tear down and rebuild). Just an added layer of defense since we need the heat on through the winter.

Naturally photo is upside down, but this is a ceiling return grill now with 5X the filter life and double filtration.
 

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Did that a long time ago when I installed the AC in my shop



Keeps the airflow smooth and you have 5x the filtration area.
 

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There's no miracle solution for dust control. But here's something new for the discussion. It's a hybrid between an air scrubber and dust extractor sold by vortex dust control solutions. It's more effective than a traditional air scrubber because you can direct the airflow exactly where you want it.
 

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