Anyday now my partner and I are going to gut our family room, demo day is slowly approaching and I am preparing.
The people I was with and I are going to add a plastic sheet in the family room to limit the amount of dust.
The people I was with and I are only going to use the side family room door so no other dirt is tracked through the house. It is our hope to limit the amount of wash up afterwards. The people I was with and I also have talked about closing the vent in the family room and getting no Heating & A/C. Since it is winter, that means no heating. I believe I can bundle up and tear down a family room without heat. I believe I can sand and mud without any heating system use too. The reason for not allowing any heat is not for money savings. I don’t want my heating system to run while there is dust flying around since it will suck it up into the system. Then my HVAC duct will be totally coated with drywall dust and debris from the tear down, when the project is done and I run my Heating & A/C system, the dust will fly from room to room and dirty all my surfaces. It also will pollute my indoor air pollen levels. It is much smarter to seal everything up, wash and then love the whole lake home heating effect. Those few tear down mornings without a heating system are going to be hard though. That room is actually going to get cold. It is going to make that already horrible task even more unpleasant. That is for sure.