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    How to clean thousands of small glass shards?

    I know I should have turned off the ceiling fan BEFORE moving the fluorescent tubes around. Anyway... thousands of really small glass shards all over the place. I'm on the 3rd sweeping now and is like they are multiplying.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    vacuum?
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    sweeping is pretty ineffective for tiny shards of glass. It simply redistributes them over what is becoming a larger area.

    Use a vacuum.
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    leaf blower + safety glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    leaf blower + safety glasses


    Also you might find using yourself as a lint roller quite helpful too.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Coat yourself in peanut butter, roll around to collect the thousands of tiny shards, let the dog lick them off and poop them out, dispose of poo, and PBR yourself ASAP.

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    Too bad there wasn't anybody around with a camera ready right @ 0.1 seconds into the incident. I'm sure my face expression must have been epic...
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    put really expensive tires on your bike and roll it around the area. that is sure to attract any stray shards.
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    large sticky roller.

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    ARG!

    Now it seems I've forgotten to install a filter on the vacuum. Shards of glass are no more, but everything is covered with a fine dark dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    ARG!

    Now it seems I've forgotten to install a filter on the vacuum. Shards of glass are no more, but everything is covered with a fine dark dust.
    Nice. Go find another vacuum-- this time with a filter-- for the dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwinnbikelove View Post
    I think it's a little late for that.
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    Wow. A typical Ruben moment. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Wow. A typical Ruben moment. I love it.
    Without the wacka wacka puffa puffa this time.

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    mega-maid.jpg *ahem*

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    swiffer (you're not on a carpet are you?)

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    nuclear weapons will clean the house up right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    swiffer (you're not on a carpet are you?)
    Hard floors, no carpet. I mopped to get the dust out... now I'm dusting, well, more like cleaning everything up with wet napkins. And I mean EVERYTHING! this dust got everywhere, living rrom, kitchen, den, rooms, everywhere...

    I only wanted to change a light bulb
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    Without the wacka wacka puffa puffa this time.
    ROFL - forgot about that phrase LOL!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    nuke 'em from orbit.
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    The shards mostly come out at night. Mostly.

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    Cover yourself with peanut butter and roll around on the floor to pick up the shards of glass.
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    Sorry Rubester,you must relocate now.
    Mercury dust/vapor has now infested the room.
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