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Anch368 09-06-2012 11:24 PM

Tumbling and Separating Dust
So if you checked out my other post about gun room floor I will be tumbling and media separating indoors. I think it'd be a pain to run up and down stairs with everything to tumble and separate outside. The problem is that using my Lyman tumbler and the drum and bucket media separator it generates a lot of lead dust that I do not want to breathe in let alone coat the inside of my room with. I have tried the dryer sheets and that doesn't really help at all. The tumbler doesn't really create too much dust it's when I separate the media and brass that there's a huge amount of dust. I think I have thought of just about everything to remedy this. I looked into Ultra Sonic Cleaners but I don't want to complicate and lengthen how long it takes to clean brass especially because I don't care how shiny it is I just want it clean. I also looked at Stainless media which I think would also complicate the issue. I thought about building my own venting chamber to put everything in and tumble using an stove hood as the vent out the window but there has to be a simpler way. I am using walnut and corncob. Any ideas? Thanks again guys!

MarkAD 09-06-2012 11:43 PM

I tumble inside all the time. I use this

Problem solved

beaglesam 09-06-2012 11:49 PM

I tumble inside as well dust is so little I have never worried about it.

Anch368 09-06-2012 11:53 PM

Thank you Mark AD this is definitely what I am looking for.. thanks!

GaMatt72 09-07-2012 01:22 AM

I tumble and separate inside as well. I don't hardle have any dust to worry about.

oldpapps 09-07-2012 01:50 AM

Toss a 'dryer sheet' in from time to time and lots of the dust will be removed when you take it out.

jpattersonnh 09-07-2012 02:05 AM

How does tumbling brass create lead dust???

GaMatt72 09-07-2012 03:21 AM

I guess there is a trace amount of lead from the powder and primer in and on them.

oldpapps 09-07-2012 03:24 AM


Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 931184)
How does tumbling brass create lead dust???

That is a good question.
Lets see.... carbon from the burning of powder - yes, crap from what ever the primer spits out - yes, dust from the brass proper - very, very little if any, dirt and other gunk picked up along the way, yep, lead or jacket materials - I don't think so.

JD1969 09-07-2012 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by oldpapps (Post 931160)
Toss a 'dryer sheet' in from time to time and lots of the dust will be removed when you take it out.

This is what I do as well and it seems to work really well. As a bonus your brass comes out smelling like a spring day :) Actually I use old dryer sheets.

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