P.P.E. – PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
QUESTION by Max:
Love your work and demonstrations! Inspiring me to give some of your stuff a go. However I’m just conscious about the boring stuff, be it safety precautions before I can get started. I noticed you were wearing a mask when using the hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid) on steel. And I was just wondering which one you use, or if you could recommend which one to buy on a reasonably low budget if possible?
p.s. – I have limited/no experience re: Respirators.
ALSO…I Use the Half-Mask Respirator with Disposable Pancake Filters (Photo Below) When I’m Welding. The 1/2 Mask Respirator, Equipped With the Pancake Filters Fit Easily Under a Welding Hood and Each Pair of Pancake Filters lasts me about 6 months, or more.
Minimum 99.97% efficiency against solid or liquid particles, including oil-based particles
TESTING YOUR RESPIRATOR FILTER CARTRIDGES:
Place Palms Firmly Over Each Filter & Inhale Deeply Using Your Nose AND Mouth. If You Can Get NO Air, You Have a Good Face Seal & Your Respirator is Ready for Use. If You Can Draw Air In, Re-Adjust Straps & Repeat Until You Can Draw In No Air While Your Palms are Covering the Filters. If you wear a full beard, or long moustache, it is really difficult, if not impossible to get a good seal.
Notes Re: Brand Names & Links:
Top Brands of P.P.E. Products Discussed on this Post Include, But Are Not Limited To: 3M®, NORTH®, MOLDEX®, SCOTT® and MSA®.
The Respirator Products I Use Are: 3M®, UVEX® or NORTH® Brand.