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tricks to keep dust down while removing a wall

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08-04-06, 03:48 AM   #1  
tricks to keep dust down while removing a wall

Can anyone tell me any tricks to keep the dust down when I remove an inyerior wall? This is a non load wall but the wall has 1/2 inch of plaster on the drywall. We are removing it and want to keep the house clean. Thanks

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08-04-06, 05:20 AM   #2  
We lay dropcloths on the floor and then use painter's plastic (the thinnest available, which makes it light) and zipwall poles to hold it tight against the ceiling and floor, but you could tape it to the walls with painter's tape (which won't harm the paint if removed within 2 weeks).

Before zipwall poles, we would make a temporary wall with a 2x4 against the ceiling, 2x4's on each end and in the middle to support it, and a huge dropcloth hung over it.

If the area is anywhere close to a window, you could make a corridor with plastic and put a box fan blowing out the window to make positive ventilation and blow the dust out.

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