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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I was watering my plants on top of the china cabinet...and I turned my head and saw the fan blades from the cieling fan. They had a layer of DUST on them.
    Along with all the other upright fans in the house. Along with everything else catches dust.

    How do I stop, or reduce the ammount of dust in my house? It's kind of gross thinking during the night i'm inhaling dust from my bed-side fan that blows on my through the night, which it's blades are dust covered.

    Anyone?
     
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    lots of dust is dry flaked off human skin. Particles of dirt in the air. Bits of things that break or sand off(shelves, seats, blah blah blah). You could be a crazy person and get a couple hepa filters, or just realize the world is COVERED in dust and get over it. Just dust your house and you won't see it.

    Haven't you ever sat and watched the beams of light come through a window at dusk and see all the dust floating in the air? I used to love to do that when I was little.

    What do you think boogers are? Trapped dirt you breathed in.
     
  3. gjk5

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    Here you go Stave:

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    http://www.filterscience.com/safe-rooms_gas-mask_filter_450.html



    A must have for dust abatement.


    Just kidding, they make a dust cleaner for fans that fits over the blades and gets both sides, and it you're using a box fan just vacuum the blades occasionally (even better if your vac has a HEPA filter).
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

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    I've seen the beams of light when I sweep dirt...but not all the time.
    I know what dust is, I just want to know if there is a way to control it. I
    m suppposed to be allergic to it.

    we have a vaccum with a HEPA filter...and i have a special cover on my pillow and bed to keep dust down.
     
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    eh I used to be allergic to dust mites(doubt its just dust you are allergic to). I slept with a cover on the matress and bed, blah blah blah. EVentually just went away. Considered allergy shots? having any issues with the allergies? If not I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    Just pretend the house is a computer case , have lots of fans blowing in and out :D
     
  7. sled_dog

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    in more then out, pressurized space doesn't allow the dirt to stick as well....
     
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    That " dust " you see in the light streaming into a window is more than just flaking skin..it's also fecal matter.

    In case you weren't grossed out enough yet.

    Tom
     
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    Man, I eat those....
     
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    The kind of furnace filters you use will help alot. The ones that are just realy thin spread out fiberglass that you could read through aren't worth a ****. Use the pleated ones that you can't see through. They will trap a ton more dirt. Or you could rig a K&N filter to your furnace......... :haha: :haha:
     
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    I Close My Eyes
    Only For A Moment And The Moments Gone
    All My Dreams
    Pass Before My Eyes, A Curiosity

    Dust In The Wind
    All They Are Is Dust In The Wind

    Same Old Song
    Just A Drop Of Water In An Endless Sea
    All We Do
    Crumbles To The Ground Though We Refuse To See

    Dust In The Wind
    All We Are Is Dust In The Wind
    .
     
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    I'm glad you didn't say tasty, LOL.
     
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    They are, lots of natural sugars
     
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    R J read my mind...

    First thought in my mind when I read Steve's post on dust was the Kansas song "Dust In The Wind"!...now that its a Subaru "B9 Tribeca" commecial,that song is ruined for me now..(What a name for a car!!--"B9 Tribeca"--it sounds more like a name for a cancerous tumor if you ask me! :haha: )

    Ever hear the story about the little kid,asking his preacher it its true we are made from dust,like the bible says?..
    Preacher answers "yes its true--ashes to ashes,dust into dust..we start out as dust,and end up as dust..
    Kid says "Well,you'd better come look under my bed--either somethings coming,or somethings going!"... :haha:

    Steve--if you want to see dust,use a wood stove in hour house!--I have two in my shop,and its 1/4 " thick in just a few days!..you'll be exposed to 10,000 times more dust in a shop or working outside than indoors!..you'll have to live in a bubble if you must remain dust free..!.. :crazy:
     
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    On the 14th day of April of 1935,
    There struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the sky.
    You could see that dust storm comin', the cloud looked deathlike black,
    And through our mighty nation, it left a dreadful track.
    From Oklahoma City to the Arizona line,
    Dakota and Nebraska to the lazy Rio Grande,
    It fell across our city like a curtain of black rolled down,
    We thought it was our judgement, we thought it was our doom.

    The radio reported, we listened with alarm,
    The wild and windy actions of this great mysterious storm;
    From Albuquerque and Clovis, and all New Mexico,
    They said it was the blackest that ever they had saw.

    From old Dodge City, Kansas, the dust had rung their knell,
    And a few more comrades sleeping on top of old Boot Hill.
    From Denver, Colorado, they said it blew so strong,
    They thought that they could hold out, but they didn't know how long.

    Our relatives were huddled into their oil boom shacks,
    And the children they was cryin' as it whistled through the cracks.
    And the family it was crowded into their little room,
    They thought the world had ended, and they thought it was their doom.

    The storm took place at sundown, it lasted through the night,
    When we looked out next morning, we saw a terrible sight.
    We saw outside our window where wheat fields they had grown
    Was now a rippling ocean of dust the wind had blown.

    It covered up our fences, it covered up our barns,
    It covered up our tractors in this wild and dusty storm.
    We loaded our jalopies and piled our families in,
    We rattled down that highway to never come back again.


    On the 14th day of April of 1935,
    There struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the sky.
    You could see that dust storm comin', the cloud looked deathlike black,
    And through our mighty nation, it left a dreadful track.
    From Oklahoma City to the Arizona line,
    Dakota and Nebraska to the lazy Rio Grande,
    It fell across our city like a curtain of black rolled down,
    We thought it was our judgement, we thought it was our doom.

    The radio reported, we listened with alarm,
    The wild and windy actions of this great mysterious storm;
    From Albuquerque and Clovis, and all New Mexico,
    They said it was the blackest that ever they had saw.

    From old Dodge City, Kansas, the dust had rung their knell,
    And a few more comrades sleeping on top of old Boot Hill.
    From Denver, Colorado, they said it blew so strong,
    They thought that they could hold out, but they didn't know how long.

    Our relatives were huddled into their oil boom shacks,
    And the children they was cryin' as it whistled through the cracks.
    And the family it was crowded into their little room,
    They thought the world had ended, and they thought it was their doom.

    The storm took place at sundown, it lasted through the night,
    When we looked out next morning, we saw a terrible sight.
    We saw outside our window where wheat fields they had grown
    Was now a rippling ocean of dust the wind had blown.

    It covered up our fences, it covered up our barns,
    It covered up our tractors in this wild and dusty storm.
    We loaded our jalopies and piled our families in,
    We rattled down that highway to never come back again.
    Woddie Guthrie
     
  16. 84gmcjimmy

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    Well the problem is i'll lactose and sugar intolerant too...so if I have too much I get a cold like symtoms. So I can't tell if its dust allerigies or the lactose and sugar I eat. Just trying to solve a problem.

    It's dust mites im allergic to I think.

    I'll look at the furnace filters. Can I use any kind, or does my furnace have to be made for the better filters?

    Bob, I used to have a woodstove in our old house, along with the old shop. Definitly a lot of dust :eek1:
     

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