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Old 2014-06-06, 4:36pm
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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?
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Old 2014-06-06, 5:37pm
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Are you taking a class with Nancy Tobey?
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Old 2014-06-06, 7:07pm
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I'd suggest Tips & Techniques and/or the boro room
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Old 2014-06-06, 10:42pm
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Email the teacher direct and ask?
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Old 2014-06-07, 8:45am
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Old 2014-06-07, 9:02am
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Vepaints, once you find out what type of respirators can you post the info? I need to get one as well
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Old 2014-06-08, 9:57am
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I called 3M a few weeks ago for a suggestion on their best respirator, for lampwork fuming. Might consider them.
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Old 2014-06-11, 4:39pm
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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.
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Old 2014-06-12, 4:31am
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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.
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Old 2014-06-12, 7:10am
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Are you taking a class with Nancy Tobey?
I don't see it on the supply list for Nancy Tobey's class.
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Old 2014-06-26, 7:08pm
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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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