I have a Rigid 6 gallon wet / dry VAC. I am considering removing some paint from woodwork and remodeling a kitchen and bathroom. My house was built in 1912 and I have owned it for about a year. I have gathered that I should assume that lead paint could be involved with remodeling, and with removing paint from woodwork. I live in Oregon and apparently a new state law says that if I test for lead and find it, I am legally obligated to tell any future buyers, so testing for lead would seems to be out. I was wondering if the VF6000 filter would be sufficient to abate lead dust while remodeling and stripping paint. If I take the lead removal cautions recommended by the EPA, i.e. isolating the area, closing off vents, laying 6 mil sheeting over the floor, then rolling up the sheeting and disposing of it, etc., can I use my Rigid wet/dry VAC with the VF6000 filter to mitigate the risk of lead dust from construction contaminating the house? I have read that you need a HEPA vacuum for removal of building materials during remodeling of lead tainted materials, so would the VF6000 and my wet/dry VAC suffice?
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VF6000 and lead paint