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vepaints 2014-06-06 4:36pm

respirator
 
I'm taking a class at the gathering and one of the items needed is a respirator, we will be working Boro so what kind do I need?

Janie 2014-06-06 5:37pm

Are you taking a class with Nancy Tobey?

bexrox 2014-06-06 7:07pm

I'd suggest Tips & Techniques and/or the boro room :)

LemonwoodStudio 2014-06-06 10:42pm

Email the teacher direct and ask?

vepaints 2014-06-07 8:45am

Thank you

Mina 2014-06-07 9:02am

Vepaints, once you find out what type of respirators can you post the info? I need to get one as well

PennyLane 2014-06-08 9:57am

I called 3M a few weeks ago for a suggestion on their best respirator, for lampwork fuming. Might consider them.

rnmcginnis 2014-06-11 4:39pm

Generally a half-face respirator will work and is much more comfortable than a full face model. You want to get P100 cartridges for the respirator. They are similar to a hepa filter and remove 99.97% of particulates (enamels, glass, metal fumes from high silver/metal glasses).

The white face mask types that you can get at Home Depot or Lowes are not as effective. They remove 95% of particulate at most and tend to leak so the efficiency is often even lower.

losthelm 2014-06-12 4:31am

Most of the better resperators use changeable filters depending on what your working with.
Glass dust from cutting and grinding or enameling are fairly large compared with chemical fumes from acid etching or fumes from paint or glue.
The larger company's have a chart or guide for what filter to use with what material.
For torch work make sure the eye ware fits over the mask when working.

Eileen 2014-06-12 7:10am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Janie (Post 4604483)
Are you taking a class with Nancy Tobey?

I don't see it on the supply list for Nancy Tobey's class.

Aja 2014-06-26 7:08pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by rnmcginnis (Post 4607059)
Generally a half-face respirator will work and is much more comfortable than a full face model. You want to get P100 cartridges for the respirator. They are similar to a hepa filter and remove 99.97% of particulates (enamels, glass, metal fumes from high silver/metal glasses).

Hi, Vickie- looks like you're my student! Looking forward to meeting you. The above quote is what you need to look for. Mine is a 3M Tekk P100, found it at Lowes. If you'd rather not drop that kind of money for a one day class and have adequate ventilation in your own studio, a disposable one will work for the day. Hope that helps. See you soon!


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