dividing an area off with plastic sheeting

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Forum topic by Razorbak91313 posted 05-26-2011 09:42 PM 2631 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2011 09:42 PM

I have my shop in part of the basement of the house but I only use a small area of the basement. The problem I am having is dust drifting and covering half the basement. I plan to stepup a dust collection system but there will still be some dust. I was thinking of getting a roll of study plastic sheeting and hanging it from the ceiling to the floor much like what you may see on big walk in coolers (but not that supper heavy plastic the coolers use) and basically section off the power tool area where most of the dust is generated. The only real problem i can think of is the plastic building up a static charge and the dust clinging to the plastic. Is there any way to keep that from happening?

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 09:55 PM

I wouldn’t worry about dust clinging to the plastic so much as the durability of the plastic…

Why not put up a partition wall to more solidly separate the spaces?

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 11:21 PM

I worked in a composite factory one summer while in college and the clean room was a large room framed with 2×4’s and the walls were heavy clear plastic on both sides. The clean room was air conditioned and the double wall construction kept the cool in pretty well. It also held up well in the industrial setting. It was also pretty neat that you could sort of see into the place from the rest of the building.

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 12:08 AM

when I was doing construction work in clean rooms we made temporary walls of visqueen plastic. We grey taped it to the floor first then streched it up to the T-bar cieling and taped it there also. Works very well but yes, I think sawdust will clinging to it a lot. Note: when removing grey tape it will take the paint off with it.

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