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post by Send4Help   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 40 on 8/14/2013 3:39 PM >

Posted by Evilbunny
How does one know what size to buy? I found a good deal on a 3m 6100 which is small how does a person know?


Performing a fit test is the best way to determine proper fit. As a general guideline for ordering, 80% of the population wears a size medium. If you have very small or large facial features you may need to order a size smaller or larger.


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post by Evilbunny   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 41 on 8/14/2013 4:40 PM >

Posted by Send4Help


Performing a fit test is the best way to determine proper fit. As a general guideline for ordering, 80% of the population wears a size medium. If you have very small or large facial features you may need to order a size smaller or larger.


I am about 70% sure I'll need the small so I just ordered that.


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post by Crypton   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 42 on 8/21/2013 2:33 PM >

Posted by Evilbunny
How does one know what size to buy? I found a good deal on a 3m 6100 which is small how does a person know?


Go to a work/uniform store, you can fit and buy them there.


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Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 43 on 8/21/2013 11:45 PM >

I'm not in that 80%, my Medium fit terribly. Large was better for me.

If you're a "small", you're either a little boy or girl, or a midget.


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post by Psychocotton   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 44 on 9/24/2013 5:55 PM >

Thanks for the info...never had the need to know about respirators untill i started exploring


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post by dlstka   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 45 on 11/18/2013 10:46 AM >

http://dx.com/p/in...s-mask-blue-126769

Yay or nay?


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post by ISO640   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 46 on 11/18/2013 11:50 AM >

Posted by dlstka
http://dx.com/p/in...s-mask-blue-126769

Yay or nay?


It's the filters that are the important part. You want to get one rated for asbestos.


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post by Send4Help   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 47 on 11/18/2013 3:49 PM >

Posted by dlstka
http://dx.com/p/in...s-mask-blue-126769

Yay or nay?


This is a VERY simple filter. You are looking at pelletized-carbon filter. This is really only good for spray paint and a little bit of dust. Wont really do much in an urban environment.

Take a look through the classes in my original post and you will see the ones rated up to organics (including asbestos). They are usually called something to the order of, Organic Vapor Cartridge/Filter P100s (the label will change based on the mask maker). That would be your best choice. Go with a 3M mask and 3M filter set, IMO.


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post by Crypton   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 48 on 11/18/2013 4:33 PM >

Posted by dlstka
http://dx.com/p/in...s-mask-blue-126769

Yay or nay?


I would be hesitant to buy anything health-related on dealextreme.


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post by BrandonFireKing   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 49 on 11/18/2013 4:35 PM >

i got the p100 organic vapor cartridge, and it very clearly states on the back not for use in asbestos
edit!
it is called the Household multi-purpose respirator by 3m tekk protection >balance design >for DIY/homeowner applications and was 29.99
i not sure why it says it doesnt work in lead, asbestos, and all the good stuff

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post by Send4Help   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 50 on 11/18/2013 4:43 PM >

Posted by BradFireKing
i got the p100 organic vapor cartridge, and it very clearly states on the back not for use in asbestos
edit!
it is called the Household multi-purpose respirator by 3m tekk protection >balance design >for DIY/homeowner applications and was 29.99
i not sure why it says it doesnt work in lead, asbestos, and all the good stuff



Yes, that is the problem with filters, you have to read the fine print. Thats why I stated, "rated up to organics (including asbestos)." When they get into lead and the other aforementioned contaminates, this needs a separate filter layer beyond the carbon and filtrate catching sections.


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post by BrandonFireKing   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 51 on 11/18/2013 4:55 PM >

very simple yet complicated stuff, i'm going to be buying a new filter anyway today
do you have any pictures of your filter (for reference?)


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post by Send4Help   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 52 on 11/18/2013 5:06 PM >

Posted by BradFireKing
very simple yet complicated stuff, i'm going to be buying a new filter anyway today
do you have any pictures of your filter (for reference?)


These are your cheapest options, but need to be changes more frequently (as they aren't a .5in canister). The 2097 filters are rated for nuisance levels of organics and normal levels of lead and asbestos:

http://multimedia....zHvTSevTSeSSSSSS--


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post by wackypanda   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 53 on 3/15/2014 3:59 AM >

Which filter would be required to keep out asbestos?

Also, I have a generic green gas mask from the Bosnian war of 1992, I have no idea of it's effectiveness?
Anyone can shed some light on it?


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post by Evilbunny   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 54 on 3/15/2014 4:15 AM >

Posted by wackypanda
Which filter would be required to keep out asbestos?

Also, I have a generic green gas mask from the Bosnian war of 1992, I have no idea of it's effectiveness?
Anyone can shed some light on it?


I wouldn't use it for anything other than a collectors piece and no less than a p100


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post by General Zod   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 55 on 3/15/2014 2:13 PM >

"Also, I have a generic green gas mask from the Bosnian war of 1992, I have no idea of it's effectiveness?"

Go with North brand. Asbestos filters are supposed to have pink/ magenta color on them somewhere. If your filters do not have that color on them somewhere, then they are not the right kind. I have pairs of North brand and 3M, but in my opinion, North is a much better brand.

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post by fishbowl   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 56 on 3/19/2014 12:13 AM >

I'm about to pull the trigger on a 3M brand 6000 series half mask respirator.

The included filters are a pair of 2091s. I have read that these do filter out asbestos, but do not have the nuisance filter like the 2097s do. My question is how long do these types of filters tend to last? Will I need to think about replacing them anytime soon? Does their duration of effectiveness depend on just time, or amount of use?


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post by Send4Help   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 57 on 3/19/2014 4:05 PM >

Posted by fishbowl
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 3M brand 6000 series half mask respirator.

The included filters are a pair of 2091s. I have read that these do filter out asbestos, but do not have the nuisance filter like the 2097s do. My question is how long do these types of filters tend to last? Will I need to think about replacing them anytime soon? Does their duration of effectiveness depend on just time, or amount of use?


In general: It depends on how much you use them and how you store them when not in use. If you have them out every weekend or more and dont store them in a closed plastic bag, they could be useless in less than a month. If you place them in a bag and only use them once a month they could go for a little while longer. Just be aware that as soon as you open the filter up from its packaging it starts absorbing, so it is only a matter of time.

2091 Filter: The 2091s arent the best filter for lifespan. They are considered a disposable filter (usually packaged in 50 or more). These guys are thin and meant to be thrown away each time or nearly each time after use.

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post by fishbowl   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 58 on 3/23/2014 3:39 PM >

Posted by Send4Help
2091 Filter: The 2091s arent the best filter for lifespan. They are considered a disposable filter (usually packaged in 50 or more). These guys are thin and meant to be thrown away each time or nearly each time after use.



Thank you! Are the 2097s any better in terms of lifespan, or should I just go with one of the bigger cartridge filters for a couple more dollars?


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post by Send4Help   |  | 
Re: Masks & Respirators: Everything you ever wanted to know
<Reply # 59 on 3/24/2014 3:26 PM >

Posted by fishbowl
Thank you! Are the 2097s any better in terms of lifespan, or should I just go with one of the bigger cartridge filters for a couple more dollars?




Cartridge filters are really the only ones that are designed to be used multiple times. The "sock" style ones like the 2097 are usually use and toss. Stick with a cartridge and store it in a closed bag or container when you arent using them.


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