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QUESTION ABOUT CLEAN UP??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 74man, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

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    Oh, mercy; what a bad movie.

    Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, in a musical.

    As the leads.

    Just whose idea was that ? And why did anyone listen to that person ?
     
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  2. J-Bar

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    Small amounts: a lint roller or a strip of masking tape or duct tape. Bigger amounts: a hand-held Dyson vac.
     
  3. CQB45ACP

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    What? Lee Marvin singing I was born under a wandrun star…all time great show tune.
     
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  4. Hooda Thunkit

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    :what:

    You know what hit album I never saw ?

    "Lee Marvin Sings Show Tunes"
     
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  5. bullseye308

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    I guess scraping it into a line with a blade and rolling a hundo would be bad then? Seriously, I used a big cookie sheet screwed to the bench top and bolted the press through it, like a lot of shotgun Reloader’s do to salvage their spills. Sweep it up with a 2” paintbrush and a business card then dump it back into the can.
     
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  6. Walkalong

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    Great movie, just ignore the bad singing. :D
     
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  7. AJC1

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    I smell an old sailor . :)
     
  8. RashQuestion

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    +1 works great.

    Best practice is clean up regularly and not build up to much powder if spilled. Portable vac near the bench helps me!!!
     
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  9. Up North

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    Milwaukee makes a nice little cordless 18v shop vac with a HEPA filter.i dont think powder can get to the motor
     
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  10. retfed

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    A simple solution I use is an adapter on the end of the suction hose. Steal a couple of you wife's/sister's/mothers panty hose. shove the foot part into the hose and fold the rest (cut to whatever lenght you want) over the outside of the hose. Put a good length over the outside and, to be DOUBLY sure the whole thing doesn't get sucked into the vac, wrap a rubber band or two around the outside.
    Vacuum away. Shut her down and pull the pantyhose out of the tube,
    Wham, Bam, problem solved.

    Retfed
     
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  11. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I sprinkle catnip over the spill and let the cats roll around in it. They pick up the powder on their fur and lick it off when they groom. Given how old our cats tend to live - eldest died at 25, average is 20 - I'd say it's probably good for them. Nitrates and fiber and such. :D
     
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  12. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Spill.... POWDER?? Are you mad, sir!? o_O:what::eek:
     
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  13. Skeptic13

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    I keep a small hand broom and dust pan by my reloading bench. It has worked for years so I don't bother with a vacuum.
     
  14. Thomasss

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    Mokin? An unregistered Proton Pack???? Ughhh!!! lol
     
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    I've also heard the myth about not using a vacuum cleaner.
    But I use a handheld vacuum.
    Not saying it's right or wrong,, just saying my 2cents worth.
     
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  16. mokin

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    Marine. But since we're all friends here I'll let it slide.
     
  17. Demi-human

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    That seems to be an early one, before they serialized them.;)

    But, it begs the question.
    What would one clean up spilled protons with when they are done reloading their proton pack?
    I’ve heard not to use paper. It bursts into flames from the heat of absorption…:D
     
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  18. film495

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    it is also unwise to try to clean half dried paint off an electrical outlet with 0000 steel wood. not that I woudl know.
     
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  19. KYregular

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    Duct tape, yet another use.
     
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  20. n2omike

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    Never heard of anyone burning their house down from sweeping up powder. Have used a shop vac forever... and never had an issue. Not something to worry about in my mind. May pay attention in a commercial operation that might have to clean up POUNDS of powder on a semi-regular basis... but not a cartridge worth or so on a work bench.
     
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  21. lightman

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    I usually sweep my bench off with an old draftsmans brush into a trash can. The floor gets vacuumed with whatever type vacuum cleaner the Wife uses. I don't spill very much powder. Most of my clean-up involves spent primers and dirt from range brass.
     
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  22. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Cats work for free (well, a thimble full of catnip) and don't need electricity. And, they're kinda darned cute. ;)

    I wore out a Homeless Depot Buckethead picking up range brass a while back. Picked up a lot of live ammo, too. None of it went BANG thank goodness but, if it had, I am pretty sure the only "danger" would have been to my shorts. I've vacuumed up live primers and had them go off in the impeller/beater without any harm to the vacuum - hurt me pretty badly though when my wife got done with me. :(
     
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