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post #1 of 7 Old 12-29-2017, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Basement shop with furnace and hot water heater

Is there any risk to damaging the furnace, hot water heater (gas), or an AC air handler in a shop? I try to keep it pretty clean and I have two air filtration units running when Iím working, but I donít have a very robust dust collection system.




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If you walled-in your furnace/AC unit or put them in a closet, it would help with the dust.
Woodshop dust is as fine as powder and tends to get into everything.
My shop is in the garage. I envy the guys with a detached shops because I know it helps eliminate the dust in their house.
You must be cognizant of the units including the HW heater when spraying finishes. But I donít think finishing is too much of a concern if your not spraying.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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If you walled-in your furnace/AC unit or put them in a closet, it would help with the dust.

Woodshop dust is as fine as powder and tends to get into everything.

My shop is in the garage. I envy the guys with a detached shops because I know it helps eliminate the dust in their house.

You must be cognizant of the units including the HW heater when spraying finishes. But I donít think finishing is too much of a concern if your not spraying.


No, not spraying. Although, I did trip the HW heater a few years ago when painting book shelves with zinzer primer. I pretty much try to finish outside when I can.


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What kind of furnace and what are you calling an a/c air handler. Are you referring to the unit that has the evaporator? If so you could easily clog the coils.

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What kind of furnace and what are you calling an a/c air handler. Are you referring to the unit that has the evaporator? If so you could easily clog the coils.

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High efficiency alpine gas furnace.

And the AC unit Iím referring to is the unit with the air filter in it and the copper components...it does have a water drip tray and a pump, so Iím assuming it also involves the evaporator.


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Itís a small shop, so walking off the furnace, HW tank, and AC unit would really eat into the floor space...but I did think about that.

Iím mostly concerned with sawdust being combustible.


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That is the evap coil

One thing to be aware of don't use 3M Filtrete filters the static pressure drop across a brand new one is high than the blower in a resi unit is rated for. Regular pleated filters would do the job,if you can install a 2 inch or more thickness it would last longer, some filter racks you can go up to a 4 inch thick filter, but if you have to use 1 inch change them more often if not the blower can suck them in and then all the dirt gets let go of

3M filters have sold (ruined) more compressors than anybody
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