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  1. steve
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    steve EF Member

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    Hi lads,

    First time poster here so go easy lol.

    I have been a spark since 1993 in domestic set ups mainly. 2 year ago my dad passed away with a dust related disease and since then I have really hated dust when chopping out for sockets etc or even worse spotlights in artex ceilings!!! (say no more about that nasty dust) . I have tried the Armeg which was even more dusty even with the hoover attachment and hated using it and seen the D.A.D.E which looks good but not tried yet and the best so far which I have kept in the van is the Dustbox from Amazon which is really good for chopping sockets and also brought the pricey spotlight driller which again takes all the dust away in my little Henry.

    What do you guys use for dust control if you do at all? I never used anything till 2 years ago and infact I found the dustbox socket box much easier certainly on 45mm boxes for sure. The spotlight one is great I found.

    The one I use is here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FTY2CK8

    And spotlight box https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FW81DQG

    They sell a single socket one too and a dryline box version but not tried them, has anyone else?

    The way its going with me and dust I think I may stick to EICRs!
     
  2. Phil Thompson
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    Phil Thompson Let us light up your life! Electrician's Arms

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    I use the dade for Downlights and have a chaser and m class vac for tracking.
    Multi tool plasterboard walls doesn’t make that much dust, never mind in the air.
     
  3. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Trusted Advisor

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    Recently on a job where we had the use of a Hilti chaser and hoover.
    Very good, much better than the one I used in 2005.
    Most of the SDS drill manufacturers now do hoover attachments for their drills.
    Other than that, you, you need a mask.
     
  4. steve
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    steve EF Member

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    Yes I have a Chaser and works well but rarely use it because the chases are few and far between on my jobs. Again I find the Dustbox set up really good for it and use the spotlight driller to stich drill the walls. Yes I have mask but the amount it needs to come on and off just gets irritating. I'm going to buy the Dryline dustbox today - although it dosent create alot of dust I think in years to come it will come to light how bad that gypsum dust really is. Anyone else?
     
  5. JOURNEYMAN
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    JOURNEYMAN Regular EF Member

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    I get a labourer in to do it lol.
     
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  6. steve
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    steve EF Member

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    Ha yes that's what I need to carry in the van with me lol
     
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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  8. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    DADE is very handy and I can’t see ever doing downlights without one now.
     
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  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    what's a bit of dust compared with 50 years of B&H 's finest?
     
  10. essex
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    essex Electrician's Arms

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    Masks are PPE and therefore a last resort.

    Dust suppression should be what we aim to do when dust is a significant risk.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    just tell the apprentice to keep gobbing on his mobile when chasing. end of dust problem
     
  12. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    me to ,great for kids party's I make it to hat with elastic .:)
     
  13. johnduffell
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    johnduffell Regular EF Member

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    I notice on the outdoor paving works they always have dsom kind of water feed to their diamond cutter and there's never any dust billowing around, that might only be better than vacuum attachments in some situations where the water wouldn't damage everything else in the process.
     
  14. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    A very good mask (suunstrom or similar) worn and as much functioning suction around the chase being made as possible. The mask though, at the end of the day, will give you satisfyingly clear bogeys in the shower when you get home.
    nothing is foolproof but you do what you can.
     
  15. magnoliafan89
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    magnoliafan89 Regular EF Member

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    I find spraying a wall with water or as im chasing just spray down the chase at intervals keeps the dust right down.
     
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