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How to get rid of dust
Old 2 days ago
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How to get rid of dust

It sure where I was supposed to post a question like this but here it goes.

In my house I have two rooms for studio use with a lot of equipment. I’m kind of tired of spending half hour everyday putting up a bunch of bed sheets to cover everything. I have a wood burning stove and a dog so there is an ungodly amount of dust and some dog hair. If I miss one day of covering stuff up it gets dusty. Even if I cover stuff up it still gets dust.

Is there some kind of machine I can buy (maybe something like a dehumidifier) that collects dust from the air and maybe dog hair?

If so what are some brands? How long do they last? Anyone actually use them?

Thanks guys
Old 2 days ago
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I allso have a dust problem from a stove and have wondered about a solution
Old 2 days ago
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You can try one of those HEPA filters, the kind that pulls in air with a fan and filters out particles. They get even very tiny particles. The filters themselves are not cheap however.

I would avoid the "ionic" devices that use charged plates to 'attract' the dust. They probably will not be able to keep up with a wood stove anyway, but the main problem is that the ions will float around your room and attach themselves to things other than dust. They will degrade a lot of materials. One of the materials that is easily rotted away by this is rubber.

I had one of these Ion things - supposed to have psychological properties as well (the fresh air feeling after a thunderstorm). Next thing I knew all my shock mounts were disintegrating. Many mics have internal parts that can be damaged too. And don't forget speaker surrounds!

How about attacking it from the stove end? A properly set up stove should have a powerful enough draw that the dust is pulled out the chimney, not belched back into the room. Maybe there is something with the vents and flues and linings of the stove that can be adjusted. Perhaps a bit more attention to detail... A friend of mine heats with wood and he vacuums out the ash every morning before relighting it.

Instead of putting sheets all over everything, is there some way to actually close off the studio from the room that has the stove? Hanging curtains? Or does it then get too cold in the studio? Maybe some supplemental heating system for the studio like a Monitor or LP gas thing?
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