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Old 03-23-2020, 04:38 PM   #1
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I always felt that N95's masks were overrated, although better than nothing. Anybody else? Some brands better than others, but still....

I never could get a tight enough seal, no matter how I pinched the nose so probably ended up breathing some past the edges (dust on face shows that sometimes). Also had issues with fogging up my lenses.

Time to redesign those things, imho.
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I've never been able to wear safety glasses or sun glasses with dust masks, they immediately fog up. I always figured some air got around the edges, especially with my permanent stubble but it has to be significantly better than without it. That being said I can't find any masks anywhere anymore so it's irrelevant, I'm relying 100% on my lungs to filter everything out.

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Same here I never thought they did much since they left major gaps
the fiber medical masks are very different much tighter to your moth and nose. If you wear glasses the glasses hold it closer to your face

If I need a mask I wear the full or half face with the cartridges
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I use the good 3M professional masks with the replaceable canisters. With my beard I need something that seal fairly well.
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I have a PAPR I use in nasty crawlspaces when I have to push insulation back up.

Otherwise I use a 3M half mask.

The disposable masks are pretty worthless in my opinion.


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N95 is what's issued to medical personnel.

My neighbor is a nurse in middle of chittfest they've been using bandannas forfuksak.
I offered to give her an extra respirator with n95 as p100 filter's. She said they wont allow anything but n95 mask... I said what about the bandanas....huh

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Same here I never thought they did much since they left major gaps

the fiber medical masks are very different much tighter to your moth and nose. If you wear glasses the glasses hold it closer to your face



If I need a mask I wear the full or half face with the cartridges
Full face is the way to go. Have any of you seen the fancy full face with air hose and some type of air pump attached. There pretty slick. Wood turners wear them

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I use the masks that use these:
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I use the masks that use these:
P100 means 100% zero pass thru. N95 is 95% no pass thru. P100 is lil harder to breath thru Cleary you've adapted. P100's cover all silica lead fumes vapors chemicals just about everything. Unless you're in ito real chemicals as in chemist type of work.

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I use the masks that use these:
Those are what I use too.
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P100 means 100% zero pass thru. N95 is 95% no pass thru. P100 is lil harder to breath thru Cleary you've adapted. P100's cover all silica lead fumes vapors chemicals just about everything. Unless you're in ito real chemicals as in chemist type of work.

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After doing a lot of painting (especially ceilings) when I take them off I can really tell how laboriously I had been breathing. Iíll usually just vacuum the filters then stick them back on.
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If I go up a set of stairs after they’re good and clogged I get super winded. Fun stuff.
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I've been wanting one of those. Do you use one or have any details or recommendations?

Probably not something I can buy any time soon.
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I prefer N100 dust masks.

They seal better and don't fog up my glasses. The ones I have also have an exhale valve so they run cool. The N95's when I use them and can't see, I end up removing the mask.
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I prefer N100 dust masks.

They seal better and don't fog up my glasses. The ones I have also have an exhale valve so they run cool. The N95's when I use them and can't see, I end up removing the mask.
Interesting. Never new they made p100 in dust mask style.
Not like I can run out and get one..

Any body try to masks? I ha vfc e not just curious. At about 30bucks it's kinda of pricey and think I would loose or never go out of my way order new filters.

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I can't use paper masks either, they never work great.

I've seen these ones, they look comfy enough.


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I can't use paper masks either, they never work great.

I've seen these ones, they look comfy enough.


https://www.jcsmithinc.com/safety-eq...ll-medium.html
Just recently noticed that new style. Not like we can any. But I'll put it on my list.

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Just recently noticed that new style. Not like we can any. But I'll put it on my list.

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Just recently noticed that new style. Not like we can any. But I'll put it on my list.

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I really only keep organic vapor masks now, for sealer and other nasty stuff.

I wet cut pretty much everything and just deal with the mess, I'm so sick of dust all over the place.

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