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Dusty Roads
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DJ    Posted 04-07-2002 at 05:19:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well it got dry here the past few days and the dust from the gravel roads has overcome me. I'm coughing and hacking. I have dust everywhere. It is so thick at times that it looks like fog over the field.

What are some ways to keep it out of the house? I'm afraid to breath it.

I have two humifiers going to moisten the air in hopes to make the dust settle faster thinking it won't linger in the air. I have the windows and doors closed..........

Does one ever get used to this?

Is there anything else I can do?

buck    Posted 04-07-2002 at 16:42:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here the DOT puts down Calcium Cloride a few times a year so we don't have much problem from the dust from dirt/gravel road. I have used the trick that JoeK mentioned many times in situations like sanding floors, drywll work and the like and it works very well and very inexpensive. If you want to remove more dust with this fan/filter set up just spray the filter with Pam cooking oil but you will have to change the filter often.

DJ Thank-you, gentleman.    Posted 04-07-2002 at 18:59:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
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Sned.    Posted 04-07-2002 at 12:40:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in SE Ohio the township trusties will chip and seal the gravel roads where there are houses. Give your trusties a shout or go to a meeting, it may be worth your while.

DJ    Posted 04-07-2002 at 18:57:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey thanks for the suggestion Sned. I have to learn about trustees before I begin though. I just moved here and don't know the ropes yet.


kraig WY    Posted 04-07-2002 at 09:10:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Any way you can plant a thick hedge along the road. It really cuts down the dust.

pat    Posted 04-07-2002 at 08:40:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont think there is much to do about it , especially this early in the season, I know later in the spring they come by and put a little oil, like the oil and stone material, minus the stone, in front of the houses but the wind still drifts it in the house, the only thing to really do is get used to it, keep your doors and windows closed, there is nothing bad will happen from breathing it, just clog your nose sometimes,I have learned I can keep my house fairly clean and dust free by telling my wife "its getting dusty in here, and she takes out the vacuum and wipes" had to put that in. It is almost like having a woodstove as well, the dust and ash from cleaning it gets bad sometimes, but that is just another great thing about living in the country, the bugs, the sweet smell of honey{cow manure haha}, the mud, the wild animals,oh the list goes on and on, ,,,, I would not change it for the world.

{honey spring is coming ,get the vacuum ready!!!!}
have a great day

Dennyh    Posted 04-07-2002 at 06:58:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You could spray the road with cacium chloride (like used in tractor tires). They do it here in Iowa and it does help. Dennyh

Salmoneye    Posted 04-07-2002 at 06:53:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do what man has done for eons...
Pray for rain.

Or you could do what we did as kids and pour your old motor oil about 100 yards either way on the road...

Just don't tell the EPA...


Hogman    Posted 04-07-2002 at 06:02:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not much You can do about it now,except next time notice how many folks have their house about as far back as They can.

Ye who live on dusty road shall ever breath tha same.

DJ    Posted 04-07-2002 at 06:35:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine is back off the road. I live behind roadside families. It's still baaad.

Then there's the folks who are burning their grasses. The smoke was chokingly thick. Wow.

Maybe I should change out the filter on the heater more often? Or buy an air filtering system?

I would like some comments pro or con from users of these gadgets before I invest in one.

JoeK    Posted 04-07-2002 at 10:00:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I took an old 20" box fan and duct taped a 20" furnace filter to the back.Amazing how much dust and crud it accumulates.Run one just like it on legs in the shop when sanding/spray painting(you don't want to see the crud that ones sucked in.)

WallSal55    Posted 04-07-2002 at 14:51:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, you never get used to it--especially if it
makes you sneeze - Achoo! Like it does me!
Put white rock in your driveway or blacktop your
own. Otherwise, work on the township to pave
your road like suggested above.

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