Face Masks

Brant

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I do not want to get into an argument about staying safe and PPE. I just want to share something that came to me this morning.
It is impossible for me to find any N95 masks to wear when I have to go grocery shopping. This site grabbed me by it’s simple, economical approach to home-made face masks. I work as a Phlebotomist, and PPE is part of my professional life. This site made sense to me.
Check out” facemasks4all.co”
My wife and I are avid scuba divers. She wears a head band while diving to prevent her hair from tying itself in knots. With only the insertion of a folder paper towel, this head band is turned into a home made mask. Wash it in soapy water on your return home and you are good-to-go.
They can be found at: www.buffusa.com
This is just how I am trying to stay safe and hopefully healthy. I will not get into a debate about this, this is just a suggestion.

Brant Emery
 

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mdengraver

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Also be suspicious apparently there are some internet sites claiming to have N95s but are just phishing for you money and personal compromised information so says a doctor friend of mine!
 

JohnC

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An excellent suggestion, I have been using an orange neck warmer I bought for hunting, from Kmart years ago. I never thought I would need one for every family member so they could walk around the neighborhood.
 

AllenClapp

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A great face mask for wearing for extended periods is the Dust Bee Gone mask. It comes in 3 sizes, is washable, and lasts 3-4 years with appropriate care. It doesn't fog glasses. I have used it for years when turning and sanding wood--especially the exotics that are so harmful--because it captures very small particles. I have bearded friends that confirm that it works over beards. They are expensive ($40), but are cheap over the long haul and a lot more comfortable to wear than the normal n95 paint mask. Woodcraft normally carries them (check your local dealer if one is near you). I just ordered a medium one for my wife because my local Woodcraft was out of the medium size. While it is not meant for paint fumes, it does a fair job of limiting noxious fumes from chain saws. They are easy to wash clean. I keep several in my shop so I can have a clean one when I need to wash one and let it dry, plus a spare if someone comes to visit while I am working with wood. I just bought an extra for me and for my wife to keep in the car when we go to the grocery store during this event. I know that none of the masks can absolutely keep you from getting something from someone else, but wearing it makes folks a lot more helpful if you need to ask a question, like WHEN WILL THE TOILET PAPER ARRIVE! I found out today that Lowe's is sending all their mask allotment to hospitals. Great job, Lowe's!
 

Archie Woodworth

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Here is another option to consider ... This is manufactured by Miller Welding and is small and compact designed to fit under an arc welding helmet ... at 99.7% filtration the P100 filter element is actually an even more efficient filter than the N95 filter. Previously, I have been using one when welding / grinding ... now I put it on when I go out shopping. Additionally, it can be sprayed with alcohol to sanitize mask/housing at end of use. Image 4-4-20 at 8.05 AM.jpeg
 

pkroyer

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With everyone wearing face masks, it is a good thing that bank lobbies are mostly closed. If not there could be some awkward situations.
 

Doctorslava

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We had an old sewing machine and started making some. My daughter works as a medical assistant. She asked us to make for her. After making few other people asked her to make as well. Sewing machine broke but I fixed it (I can fix everything :)). Daughter's son goes to kindergarten and teachers there asked for masks as well. Now we make 3,4,5 masks daily. I am not sure it helps, but people are happy and less stressed. It is also important.
 

dms

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thought about getting a pampers type diaper and put it on my head, then have the wife take a picture and post on facebook. Tell the readers it even comes with ready made eye holes, then i thought about the poor little kids. they would probably sell out like toilet paper does....
 

JohnC

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thought about getting a pampers type diaper and put it on my head, then have the wife take a picture and post on facebook. Tell the readers it even comes with ready made eye holes, then i thought about the poor little kids. they would probably sell out like toilet paper does....
snicker-snicker;~)
 

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