Dust Control for Mixing Bucket
I often mix dry products in 5 gallon buckets on site and have found that it is almost impossible to pour the product into the bucket and begin the mixing process without causing and inordinate amount of dust to emerge. My solution is simple and costs nothing if you have a few basic tools and items. I take a 5 gallon bucket and bore a hole near the top with a paddle bit that is the correct size for my tool-actuated vacuum nozzle. Next I insert the nozzle, turn the switch to the tool-actuated setting and plug my mixing drill into the vacuum. (I always add a small amount of water to the bucket to ensure the mix isn’t dry on the bottom.) Before I pour the dry mix product in the bucket I click the drill trigger to turn the vacuum on. I can now pour the dry mix into the bucket with virtually zero dust escaping the perimeter of the bucket top in the time the vacuum runs for. Finally, I add water and complete the mix. An easy set up that is extremely efficient.