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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: lead paint/hepa vacs/multi-use
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2020, 05:36 PM »
I wanna pass on some information.

The unthinkable happened, Starmix (yes, the dust extractor manufacturer) answered in my thread on that German tool forum. They explained a bit of the laws/regulation/rules, but most importantly:

They said they outsource the maintenance and repair of class H vacs to a company just 35 miles away from me.

https://asup.info/service/gefahrstoff-und-industriesauger/

This roughly translates to: "Maintenance on high risk dust extractors and industrially used dust extractors"

And they use the appropriate black/white area and multiple rooms approach.

They are pretty upfront about performed checks and costs as well, here's a corresponding form. (Sadly in German, sorry.)

https://asup.info/serviceauftrag

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Oliver
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Oliver

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Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: lead paint/hepa vacs/multi-use
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2020, 11:54 PM »
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I mostly leave lead paint as it is and paint over it. I am not that bothered by lead paint, it is nowhere near the danger level of asbestos. And I encounter it rarely.

Interesting. If I had the option to paint over it, I probably would.. but the level of peeling from the prior owner's realtors painters means I am going to have to scrape quite a lot.

Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: lead paint/hepa vacs/multi-use
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2020, 12:03 AM »

The unthinkable happened, Starmix (yes, the dust extractor manufacturer) answered in my thread on that German tool forum. They explained a bit of the laws/regulation/rules, but most importantly:

...

https://asup.info/serviceauftrag


Wow, thank you for following up with this.  Looks like they want € 84.00 per hour to clean the vac, which is separate from the actual decontamination?

In some ways, it seems like it would be more efficient to get a dedicated hepa vac.  Although from everything I've gathered, the main issue/concern is contaminating the accessories/exterior/wheels.

I was reading a discussion on another forum and someone mentioned that a sub kept failing their clearance tests because the wheels of the vacuum were not cleaned well and left dust on the floors.

Right now, I'm kind of on hold with all of the lead concerns.  For one, it's way too hot to be out there in a tyvek suit and mask and gloves.  Also, I am still working to obtain an XRF test on the exterior to see what's really going on.  The assessor usually does bigger jobs, so they need to see how they could bill this.


Offline Charles959

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Re: lead paint/hepa vacs/multi-use
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2020, 11:35 AM »
Some news about the EPA standards for lead abatement:

https://www.brown.edu/news/2020-08-06/lead