First, take a look at the video: How To Use DUSTCUFF™ For Dust Free Tile Removal.
Our goal is to help others remove old floor tiles using modern tile removal techniques. This post will focus on how to use DUSTCUFF for dust free tile removal, and why it will benefit your company, your employees and your clients.
To start, lets examine “why” use DUSTCUFF.
Dust Free Tile Removal – Why Use DUSTCUFF™
Because removing floor tiles is a dusty job! You need to take action to protect yourself, your employees and your clients from breathing harmful silica dust.
Further, your clients want their property respected! Layers of dust on all surfaces in their home does not accomplish this goal! DUSTCUFF is pro-active with dust control by collecting dust at the source of creation. Soon, OSHA will be enforcing new silica dust rules requiring action to limit dust. Proper tooling and equipment for tile removal is key.
Because your clients are looking for top quality contractors. Our tile removal attachments help you get to the next level.
How To Use DUSTCUFF™
While creating DUSTCUFF we put much thought into the design, as a result, it’s easy to use. Let us review the design elements making this tile removal tool easier to use.
- You need no tools to install Dustcuff to your demolition hammer
- Both DUSTCUFF models allow greasing of the chisel without removal of the attachment
- Your DUSTCUFF includes a locking hose cuff, available in 2″ and 1.5″
- The attachment will not accidentally come off during tile removal
- DUSTCUFF’s design limits clogs in your vacuum’s hose
- This feature will save you time while removing tile
On to the good stuff, which is also viewed in the linked video. To install your new cuff, included with your purchase, you will need to remove your old cuff. Honestly, if you have never removed a cuff from a hose before this will be a simple task. Cuffs twist off clockwise and install by twisting counter-clockwise. In case your vacuum hose cuff does not simply twist off, it may be required to cut off the original hose cuff.
We recommend purchasing a longer hose then what comes with the typical “ShopVac” style vacuum. A longer hose during tile removal saves you time.
Who Uses DUSTCUFF?
Clearly, DUSTCUFF is useful to contractors. What about DIY homeowners looking to save costs? Part of the reason we created our attachments is because we know dust free tile removal is expensive. Therefore, this equipment can be used with rental tools from local stores. Let us know if you are a home owner and want to tackle the tile demo in the comment section below and we will help you out!
To conclude, we hope this post has helped you out with your dust free tile removal endeavor! As contractors, we encourage growing your company with dust free tile removal.
When we started our dust free tile removal business the timing was great. There was really no push from any government agency to cut back and limit the dust in the workplace. Literally, we were self motivated to provide a superior tile removal method for our clients, their home and our workers. We were able to take our time and perfect our dust free tile removal attachment.
All of this is changing fast! OSHA rules are becoming extremely strict! Likely you are becoming aware of the new Silica Rule that will come into play in 2017. How will tile and demolition contractors implement the new OSHA ruling? At the time of this post we are approx 1 year away from the rule taking effect, we highly recommend taking action now to provide a healthier environment for your workers and clients.
DUSTCUFF™ is working hard to make it easier for contractors to comply with the new OSHA silica dust rule during tile demolitions. We are making available both our DUSTCUFF MAX™ and DUSTCUFF PLUS™ dust extraction-collection attachments for SDS MAX and SDS PLUS chipping hammers.
The following Blog post will be showing you how to set up your chipping hammer, whether its an SDS Plus or SDS Max, with our DUSTCUFF™ attachment. The DUSTCUFF™ is an easy solution to a big, dust, problem.
Check back soon to see the features of our DUSTCUFF™
The Following video demonstrates what can be accomplished using our DUSTCUFF™ tile removal equipment.
Its amazing to see the recent changes in the contractors mindset today. Dust and worker safety is now a top priority. Many contractors want to eliminate the dust because of new and coming EPA regulations requiring workers to be protected from dust and an unhealthy work environment. Many ask the question, “How can my company meet EPA rules when removing tile is so dusty?”
Long before EPA regulations the concept of DUSTCUFF™ was being paved. The motivation was the desire to have a cleaner work environment on our personal job sites during the demolition phase of tile removal. Our company became highly successful at this task and soon became known as “Clean Tile Removal” because of the ability to offer dust free/dustless tile removals.
Now our years of research and development are available to you, whether you are a small-large contracting firm, or you are looking to do a DIY tile removal project at home, you will benefit from our experience when you use DUSTCUFF™.
In our next post we will share a video of the results you can achieve using DUSTCUFF™ on your tile removal projects.
Below is what typical tile removal will look like without DUSTCUFF™ technology.
Photo credit: Benny Duong from Texas