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Old 2010-03-17, 3:40am
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If you have ventilating hood do you still have to use respirator to work with silver glass?
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Old 2010-03-17, 4:29am
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No, if it's a good ventillation system, no, but I would still wear one with enamels. Actually, I would with fuming too but silver glass? Not so much.

Others with more experience and knowledge will hop in and give better advice.

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Old 2010-03-17, 5:09am
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Thanks . I was just a bit worried.
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Old 2010-03-18, 4:55am
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Depends on how sensitive you are to fumes, and how good your ventilation really is. Have you tested it? A smoke source held next to your torch with your torch on and running should get sucked into the exhaust port of your vent hood in under 2 seconds. If it doesn't, you should consider upgrading until it does, regardless. If it does, you should pay attention to how you feel as you work. Some LE'ers have commented on feeling symptoms even if they have good ventilation. Those who have discovered that they are sensitive, even with great ventilation, have posted that they use masks.

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Old 2010-03-27, 6:17am
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I have great ventilation system and have Asthmea. I have to use a mask for even regular soft glass as the fumes can cause me problems. It's a pain in the patooty but it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 2010-03-27, 7:50am
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What type of mask should an artist use?
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Old 2010-03-28, 6:02am
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What type of mask should an artist use?
3M P100 or N100 are the ones most recommended for what we do. The important thing is to make sure they fit your face snugly. Some folks buy them as half or full masks with replaceable cartridges, some prefer the disposable ones. Just some ideas for you

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