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Wood Dust Fire Safety? Answered

Are there certain precautions that should be taken with residual wood dust from projects? Since it is highly flammable should it be stored a certain way or perhaps even dampened in some regard?


I sweep my shop every few days (luckily, it's a 1 car garage so it's quick). I sweep off all the machines and then the floors. I don't have a dust collection system, but if I did I'd check the collectors about once a week (more if you're doing a large project). When in doubt, tidy up!