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Old 05-09-2015, 09:52 PM   #1
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What is everyone using for respirators and helmets? And how are they when blasting wet?? I'm looking at the NOVA 3.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:43 PM   #2
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We switched all nova 3 hoods and everyone loves them especially how easy it is to change out inner shields I almost feel bad for having them use bullard a before but not really hahahha

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I got the Nova 3. Only wish they measured my head tho before they ordered me a medium it's a little too big for my head lol.
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I got a nova 3. Love the fit but find I fix the plastic parts on the visor and latches
all the time, next time nova 2000 will be used.
I crawl around under trucks and tight spots.
If I was just in a box blasting or light duty the 3 is great.
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Using the nova 3 great helmet . Blasted with it wet only ones but worked great !!!
Call John at Rapid prep in south Kingstown .
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Nova 3... have three of them here. FANTASTIC helmet. The 3rd just arrived and the guy who works here for me purchased it himself. (That's when you know you have made a great choice when you hired him along with a list of other reasons as well...)

Just purchased the light for the top and it's pretty darn nice as well. Rechargeable long battery life, replaceable lenses and fits snugly right on the visor. Like it is not even there.

Nova suits are all we use here any more as well. Really happy with the product they make. If you do any welding check out there welding helmet also. Expensive but very nice.
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Does anybody use a full face shield with the cartridges instead of the fresh air hoods? Someone told me their guys use them. They blast with soda and glass. Any thoughts?
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Yeah sometimes our guys will use them if there's something small to blast at the shop or so but I don't like it cause it's dangerous. If u happen to blow ur whip hose ur whole neck and chest are exposed and that's right where it rests against you
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When wearing a negative type respirator, (full face or half face with carriages) one must first be approved by a physician to first wear a respirator and then must be fit tested for that respirator. I see way too often people wearing half face and full face respirators and they are not clean shaven and with facial hair, you might as well not even bother to wear a negative pressure respirator due to it's not giving you any protection at all.

Even with a positive pressure respirator such as a air fed blast hood, you are still suppose to be approved to wear a respirator by a physician. This is all according OSHA 29CFR 1910.134. Training in the use and care is also required with wearing any respirator as well.

This document can be downloaded at www.osha.gov

Remember, your respirator is there to protect you, if your not wearing it correctly, you are being exposed to what ever it is your blasting and to the abrasive that your using. No dust is good to breath, ever.

Trying not to nag here, but to let you be aware, that you just don't grab up a respirator and put it on and walk into a hazardous area. You may be doing more damage than good.

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thank you for your concern. This is actually my third career use of respiration. 15 years Fire and 15 years dive rescue team. So I actually have a good handle and chunk of experience with reapirators. Just actually looking for input and personal use information.
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You maybe, but others may not so.

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