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Old 08-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a respirator for when i sandblast. I currently have a Eastwood sandblast hood and I use a 3m respirator. The problem is that I sweat to death and the lens on the hood is constantly fogging up and it is just to small to see out of. I dont do alot of sandblasting but the set up i have now is almost unbearable.

What all are you guys using?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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I do wet abrasive blasting and I use 3M 7500 resperators with


3M has a really great range of filters to choose from based on what you're blasting


For eye protection I use this 3M face shiel $15.00 at Lowe's and a bucket of water for cleaning.

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For doing Abrasive Blasting you need a CE Certified Hood. ie: Clemco, Nova, Bullard, MSA, 3M, Etc. Use of sub-par equipment and your lungs will pay in the long run.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:00 AM   #4
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Diesel, like painter said,
If your blasting with Dry media you should go with a really good set up.
It's not a place to get cheep on.
The air is forced into the mask and keeps a positive air flow.
Can't buy new lungs cheep!

Dale is doing a wet blast, which keeps the dust down, and the 3m mask is fine.

Google the list painter put up.
Some are in the 600. + range but will out last any other you will ever by.
They also sell a total set up including a air pump too for around 1200.

But, doing auto body work, 3m sells a kit to make some of there full face mask air feed for welding, painting.
But for blasting look a a blasting hood, you can change out the lens when blasting.
3m only has rip off plastic lenses and don't work well for aggressive dry blast. ( I tried the when I first started.)
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For doing Abrasive Blasting you need a CE Certified Hood. ie: Clemco, Nova, Bullard, MSA, 3M, Etc. Use of sub-par equipment and your lungs will pay in the long run.
Sorry, I forgot I do wet abrasive blasting and we don't have the airborne dust issues that dry blasting has.

Again sorry.
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Sorry, I forgot I do wet abrasive blasting and we don't have the airborne dust issues that dry blasting has.

Again sorry.
Some guys are new to the site and don't know about the wet process .
So, don't be sorry this is how they find out!
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Ok guys. Someone messaged me about a apollo 600 w airline. What all do i need to make that work? can i hook that to some sort of air pump?
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You can run the Apollo off your compressor ,to do it right you need to make sure that your compressor makes clean air and it should go through a filter with a co2 monitor.
Otherwise you could rig up a free air pump off 110ac I will leave the details of that up to your imagiation.
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http://www.nortonsandblasting.com/ns...Cartridge.html
http://www.nortonsandblasting.com/ns...l#rpbcomonitor

More companies make these, but its a start.
if hooking into a compressor, a filter and co2 moniter is a must!
there are others that make free air pumps that go into 110 v and pump air from a dust free area. good for a shop?
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Does this look to be a decent set-up? Will it filter enough? Kinda on a limited budget since I got laid off
http://cgi.ebay.com/Supplied-fresh-A...ht_3038wt_1165
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The air pump and hose looks ok? But hard to tell.
The hood ?..

You need to look at the overall picture, when you use a big blast pot, bigger air, then the lenses on your helmet are going to be ruined faster.
I change my lens some time two to three times when blasting.

That hood doesn't look like you could change the lens?

Don't skimp on your breathing air, it's your life line to good health when you get older.....
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The unit seems to be good .You will need to keep it away from the blast area and make sure it does not pull in bad air.You can fabricate lenses if they are not readily available.It might be considered light duty but if you are on a budget it should work.
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I would not touch it! Wess the words Should Work is what concerns me. Just like Brad was a fine guy, too bad he departed too soon. If you say something Should Work, then there is something to think about. Your breathing air needs to be your TOP Priority!
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http://www.turbineproducts.com/fresh...spirators.html

Here it is for just $339. Looks real nice. They can supply parts if you need it. Not sure about changing lenses though. They may have a different helmet for that. I still like my Nova. You have to have quick change lenses
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The hood is one thing that needs to be safe...
The hose is also gonna run you $100 due to the fact it is a special grade so your not getting a headache smelling the PVC or nylon water hose smell...it does make a difference...

Don't skimp like everyone else says...it is your lungs and your health!
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i have the fancy nova one (nova 2000?) its ok but not super happy. i blasted a dana 60 last weekend. took my time and made sure i didnt miss anything. took the helmet off and i missed 5 or 6 small parts. poor visibility. apollo has a larger viewing area,
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I completely agree!

The old Apollo 60 breaks free from the head gear adjustment piece and got a bad rap for it...the apollo 600 I believe has changed all the gripes and is a great hood with a huge window..I like mine and hated the Nova...but it seems to be the majorities in here favorite...
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I have Apollo 600,Nova,Bullard and 3m battery powered powerflow.
The Apollo when new is the best quality ,the web system inside will break after many hours but it is the best of the bunch.
The hood that you have posted a link to looks to be light duty but it does have an inner hat that incorporates earmuffs and if you keep the power unit it in an area away from fumes it will work fine.
I used a unit I rigged from a HVLP pump for years. I had a gas compressor that made oily air and spewed exhaust.I knew the air pump setup produced clean air and it worked great.
As I recall OSHA does not require an oiless air pump to incorporate a co2 monitor.
To do it the right way an Apollo or the like will need a cartridge filter and co2 monitor it's going to cost over 1k.
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Well I just ordered the respirator in the ebay link. I also ordered a 50' breath hose in place of the 25'ans 25 tear off lenses.

the link that Betterblast had was for basically the same set up but no bump cap,or earmuffs. It was a lesser HP motor too.

If I dont like the hood, I can alway upgrade later. At least I have a fresh air pump and hose
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Make sure you give us some feed back on the mask when you get to use it...

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