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Sorry my man I’m a nightshirt gremlin and passed out, here is the respirator I got.
Superbly comfy, I don’t even notice it aside from a slightly pressure on the bridge of my nose after a long while. And whatever exhalation valve they have keeps it from getting hot, like, at all. (Keep in mind it is winter, haven’t tested in summer air) the only downside is it builds up a lot of moisture inside after 12 hours of use, but if you can snag a napkin or something and just dab the inside of it at lunch break or something you can solve that issue.
The more important thing is, have you talked to management about getting proper fume ventilation installed? If they don’t want to do it, or start being a dick about it, call up big daddy OSHA and have them bring down the fine hammer on their asses. They will install proper ventilation then
3m 6500ql they are comfortable enough to wear all day. Rugged enough to last you forever. Take a variety of filters. I use them all the time at work when we have hazmat situations (industrial plumber so we have lots of hazmat situations) and they are affordable enough to have a few and even if they don't get used you didn't just break your own knees to get them.
They have the 6200 also which is like 13 bucks but there are a few design improvements that make the 6500 (or 7500 series) better. For one they are more comfortable, they use a silicone of some kind as opposed to the plastic used in the 6200. They also direct the exhaust down in front of you so you don't feel like your breathing into your own eyes, they claim it makes it 'cooler' somehow I can't attest to it but I will say overall it's worth the upgrade, esp given it costs 5$ to do so.
A big box of nitrile gloves is a good idea.
I use this respirator with combination vapor & particulate cartridges.
You also need adequate ventilation to get the vapors and particulates out of the room. There are small spray booths that vent the exhaust out of a window.
I mean a new better version of that mask is only $17.
Nice thing about this model of mask is it vents downwards so it wont fog your safety googles.
The filters can be hard to find due to covid but the masks themselves are still usually available.
I have one of these ([link] ) for woodworking and bought n95 filters when no one but woodworkers wanted them.
These are not safe for covid, because it has an exhaust vent, but i wore it all day yesterday and didn’t mind at all. The quick release is nice too. Not sure how easy it is to find the filters for those now with covid even though those masks are only good for filtering the air you breath not what you breath out.
Here is a really good respirator
Are you wearing a nice respirator? You should wear a p100 / n95 respirator for sure, that’s the number one line of defense. Dust collection is just extra on top of the respirator. I like this one: 3M Personal Protective Equipment 51131494904 6502QL Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator, Medium [link] and get the p100 particulate filters for it.
$33 from amazon: [link]
Went with the 2097 filters. It blocks the smell significantly as well.
>Exceptional 99.97% filter efficiency meets NIOSH P100-series test criteria
Versatile protection against many oil and non-oil based particulate contaminants
Nuisance odor relief for organic vapour levels below the Permissible Exposure Level (PEL)
3M Rugged Comfort Respirator 12$ at amazon. This is my go-to respirator, I have about 5-6 of them, and I believe the lowest ever price on this item.
Damn near need a Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator or a N95 Particulate Respirator. Lungs actually hurt a little out there and definitely kicking in the coughing
If clogged by particles, it will become difficult to draw breath.
If the carbon is depleted, you will smell the solvent.
If you go the 3M route, there are a variety of choices...I like the 6500s with an exhaust valve...they are also sized. The filters are expensive, since you need the vapor/particulate type.
3M 6500 series
What the other poster said about the spray booth, plus if your condition is really a problem, a respirator mask would be worth it. Can pick up a 3M mask for under $20, and then a set of filters for $20-$30. I recently picked up this guy.
If you stick to water-based acrylics, there's not much in the way of vapors to worry about, so you could get by with some P100 filters. But if you want to use lacquers (or use lacquer thinner to clean your airbrush) then you'll want organic vapor protection as well. This would be the most comprehensive all-in-one option, but any of the 3M filters that protect against organic vapor would work.
You could also go with a multi-part system with this type of vapor catridge and separate particulate filters (and the necessary filter retainers). Little less convenient than the all-in-one cartridges, but you can replace the filters separately (like if you work primarily with acrylics, you could replace the particulate filters multiple times over the life of a single vapor cartridge.
Only need to block biological physically, no need chemical or radioactive protection. The pink cartridge can help to accentuate the punk aspect.
Lowes or Home Despot will likely be more expensive, but yes they carry them.
Here's what I use (and recently bought a second set for my partner's son who started as an HVAC apprentice):
And alternate to the separate goggles and respirator is this. (I use it for spraying paint with a set of 60926 filters.)
An n95 mask is probably fine, since the main concern with water-based acrylics would be breathing in particulates.
Now, if you use harsher chemicals for cleaning your airbrush, or think you might want to expand to other paint types, I'd recommend getting a respirator and organic vapor + particulate filters.
I've got this with these filters though you could also go the route of separate gas cartridges and particulate filters. That would let you change the particulate filters independent of the gas cartridges, if you put more wear on the particulate filters.
Ah, let me give you the links for the respirator in the pic, it’s about a $33 setup for both the respirator and the filters. The filters also kill most odor too so that’s nice, and you get around 40 hours of use outta em
respirator (my size is a medium, they have a sizing chart on the 3m website, I’ll see if I can’t track it down)
Buy yourself a 3M half face respirator with p100 cartridges. The filters last a long time.
Buy some NexCare water proof tape for the bridge of your nose. A roll will last you what seems like forever.
Respirators are so much more comfortable than an n95. Plus you don't have to worry about stock or hospital changing masks.
They take a bit to get used to, but once you have the securement dialed in it's so, so nice. Easier on off as well as most of them have a quick release.
There’s tons of places with them in stockgrainger has them, Amazon has this in stock and plenty of cartridges for it too. A lot of hardware stores have them again too. Honeywell and 3m are the two I have used and both are similar and good.
I don't typically use a mask when pouring epoxy, just when sanding. But this is the mask and the cartridges I use for when I sand or mix glazes.
Check this version out. It has a quick latch system so you can easily talk between welds without having to take the respirator fully off.
KN95 are not N95. The N95 is a system not just a style. Its the one that has the straps that go around you head and not around your ears as the head provides a much more tighter seal. I would implore your to wear a respirator style and get replacement filters from 3m or honeywell and p100 vs n95.
the p100 last me over 40 hours since its not touching your face and getting grimy. Also it was designed for asbestos. To be honest you could get a compressed air can and clean it once it gets a little harder to breathe. I have a small wood air blower that I clean it out with.
Here are tips:
Buy a good mask, not the disposable ones. Something like this 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6502QL, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Medium [link] with p100 filters.
For entering and exiting, considering making a air gap room out of plastic and make sure it’s sealed with a zip wall or something on both ends. Plaster dust is very fine and it will get everywhere. They make knock off zip wall zippers on amazon.
What are you doing for the floors? If you need to protect them I would use at least one layer of ram board or better.
I assume you are getting a dumpster. Plaster is super heavy and depending on how strict your dumpster company is, they may charge you more if you attempt to fill the dumpster up more than half way with with plaster. If you can swing it, consider getting a bigger size than you think you need. Usually there isn’t a huge price difference between the sizes.
For actually taking down the plaster, here is my method. I use two black plastic cement mixing tubs next to each other pressed up against the bottom of the wall. I use a crow bar to make an entry point in the plaster and then I use the crow bar to put behind the plaster down the wall, riding the lathe. When one of the bins is full, I empty it directly into a contractor trash bag. They fit perfectly in the bags. Plaster is heavy and messy, and putting in these bags makes it easy to move and/or go through a house with them or throw them out a window.
I usually use a fan in the window blowing out. Make sure it sealed around so it’s actually creating suction and not pulling in any outside air.
For cleanup, broom, more bags, and a shovel. When removing the plaster a lot of pieces will fall into the wall behind the lathe. I usually pick that all out with my hands and clean it up with the shovel. Then I use my shop vac with the filter bags in it for secondary cleaning.
Make sure you cut power to the room first, maybe even rooms around and above or below if you can swing it.
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Ah, I saw $$ and assumed US -- yes, US prices. Can't speak for other markets.
Good deal on the 7093s, hard to find in the US and usually around that price from a good distributor or marked up significantly via shadier sources.
The 6500-series is specifically marketed as "Rugged Comfort" and is designed to be more durable than the 6200 -- 6200 (medium size of the 6000 series) is the "value" product. See 3M PDF for an overview of the highlights of the 6000/6500/7500 facepieces. Note that the numbers are a little confusing, as the "6000 series" is 6100/6200/6300 (Small/Med/Large) but the 6500 and 7500 series sizes are 6501/6502/6503 and 7501/7502/7503. One would think the numbers for the 6000 series would be 6001/6002/6003, but not so much.. heh
From that PDF about the 6500:
• Extended product life due to resilient silicone material
• Long-lasting polyester-spandex straps
• Faceseal keeps its shape in high-heat environments
Will Amazon ship to you? They have all this stuff available with some of the best prices on the market at the moment... Guessing not, but just in case -- 6502QL
I am referring to these:
Amazon claims these are "prioritized for hospitals and government agencies directly responding to COVID-19 in the U.S."
I can still find Half-face respirators decently priced on Amazon.
3M Half-Face Respirator 7502
P100 Particulate Filters (Pack of 8)
And if you are feeling extra paranoid, P100 Mult-Gas Vapor cartridge
(consider pairing this with a full mask respirator if you want full full protection. Surplus Israeli gas masks with a 3M adapter or a new filter works wonders)
All of the 3m masks use the same cartridges, the reason I prefer 3m is because every home improvement store carries 3m carts, some other brands make masks that are just as nice but I can't get the carts locally. I like this mask best personally.
If you have a beard osha says you are supposed to use a full face respirator but I don't bother unless I am working in the spray booth.
This is what I use. The filters are sold separately.
Respirator like this one with filters like these, I believe. Do your research before buying though to make sure that's what you need. Some people prefer a full-face respirator.
As to scales, OP, I don't know that there is a "best source." I've gotten scales from Texas Knifemaker Supply many times; they are expensive, but pretty much the same as market value. I've also bought from individual makers on Instagram and other social media. People there will make some scales and list them. If you like them and they're still available you can snatch them up. There are also Reddit users who sell scales. /u/benman415 sells scales; I'm sure he'd be happy to point you towards his website if you PM him.
You could wear N95 masks all the time. That is how doctors and nurses have managed to do their jobs for the past 6 months.
Better yet, get an N99 respirator like this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IF7RBS4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1