|Forum topic by Chris Wright||posted 1414 days ago||1189 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
1414 days ago
Here I am, taking a quick break from the one job I have to do in the shop that I just hate. We have a decent size shop here at the Arts & Crafts Center, and with it we have a decent size dust collector. The collection bins are four 55 gallon drums. And today I’m emptying them. But that by its self isn’t so bad, what makes this task so bad is that I also have to knock the filter clean. I know what you’re thinking, “well, how bad can that be?” Well, I’ll tell you. This filter is comprised of 48 roughly six inch diameter tubes made of filter cloth that are suspended in the top half of the dust collector. These tubes fill with chips and dust over time and I have to stand inside the lower part with a broom handle and poke and knock the chips free. Breathing and eyesight issues aside (this is where I use my Trend Airshield the most), I then have to clean up all the saw dust that’s now on the ground, and if it’s like it is today, the wind is not kind. It usually takes me about an hour and a half to two hours to completely empty the collector, dumping roughly 8 to 10 drum loads of saw dust.
So, that got me to thinking. What’s the one job that has to be done in your shop that you don’t necessarily “hate”, but you enjoy the least?
I look forward to reading your comments.
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