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Masks
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:39:46 AM »

So, I'm thinking we need masks, despite the fact that our equipment is currently out in the open air with lots of ventilation.  What kind of mask/respirator is needed?

Another question is how to deal with beards and masks.  There's just no way that I'm going to get anything approaching an airtight seal short of wearing a hazmat suit.  Suggestions?

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Re: Masks
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 11:06:50 AM »

I love that pic.  I know a rockhound who wears masks regularly for his work, I'll ask him what he recommends.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 02:13:56 PM »

If you trim the beard a bit shorter you might be able to get it to fit into a mask, or at least wrap the beard into it's own form a pony tail to help hold it out of the way while you cut.   :dontknow:
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Re: Masks
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 02:21:55 PM »

I can ponytail it, or tuck it in my shirt to get it out of the way.  The problem is that respirators generally need a fairly tight fit against skin to be effective.  If I put a mask on over my beard, that path of least resistance for the air is between the mask and skin (through the beard).  While my beard is pretty thick, I don't think it's up to filtering rock dust. :icon_scratch:
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Re: Masks
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 05:46:12 PM »

Fantastic picture, welcome to the family. :WEEEE:
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Re: Masks
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 03:31:39 PM »

I didn't know Gandalf liked rocks:) Great picture:)

No???????? :angel9:
His staff, usually contained  one in "Lord of the Rings"  :LOLOL:
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Re: Masks
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 07:17:55 PM »

3m halfmask with particulate filter, easy to get on the net. Wask bucket for your hands outside is helpful also. Try to avoid bringing the dust indoors if at all possible and keep it out of the plumbing as it will clog it eventually.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 07:22:00 PM »

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Re: Masks
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 06:20:49 AM »

This is the industry standard mask so I imagine it not horrible with beards. I would consider rinsing the beard before going in to get the dust and slugs out. I found a slug asleep just above my mules eye yesterday.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 06:58:29 AM »

But if I clean out my beard, what will I do for snacks?!?!? :WEEEE:
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Re: Masks
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 07:39:36 AM »

EeeewwwWWWWWwwwwww!   :LOLOL:
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Re: Masks
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 10:55:50 AM »

3m halfmask with particulate filter, easy to get on the net. Wask bucket for your hands outside is helpful also. Try to avoid bringing the dust indoors if at all possible and keep it out of the plumbing as it will clog it eventually.

This is the same answer I got from a couple others I know whom I have asked.  Sorry it took so long to get back to this thread.  Regarding the beard, the consensus is, it will not seal as well, but some protection is better than none at all.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 12:18:22 PM »

Thanks, I ordered one from Amazon this morning.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 08:43:10 PM »

i have a goatee, in order for me to be covered under the companies 3M mask program to haul Silica for aluminum at the Alcoa aluminum plant in ferndale i have to shave the day or morning prior to being at work.
I can keep my goatee, but when i wear the mask i have to bundle it up and stuff it up in the mask.

With whiskers, you dont get a seal period, it has to be bare skin.

Only use a good quality 3M mask, the ones with replaceable filters are best.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 08:47:47 PM »

Yeah, there's no way I'm getting a good seal short of tying a garbage bag over my head.
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