N95 respirator adequate when sanding after Easysand?

la_koalaNovember 20, 2008

Hi,

I'm getting all my "ducks in a row" to repair some holes in a plaster wall. I've decided to use Easysand, based on the great information I've read on the forums here.

When/If I sand after the repair, is something like the 3M 8210 N95 respirator adequate protection? This is a "bra cup" looking thing.

The back of the Easysand package says something about using a NIOSH N95 class respirator to avoid lung disease, so I want to make sure that I am prepared. :-)

(No lead paint, etc involved in the wall.)

Thanks in advance!

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brickeyee

Should be, but the more expensive disposables with an exhale valve are a lot easier to work in for any length of time.

The plain masks tend to dampen with moisture from your exhaling and that raises the humidity of the air you then breath in.

You do know the material really was developed by 3M for forming bra cups, but they could not find a market for them.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 8:53PM
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la_koala

"You do know the material really was developed by 3M for forming bra cups, but they could not find a market for them. "

Seriously?
I can see if 3M married it with their Post-It Note type of adhesive, they might be able to sell some type of "Hide Your Money" item through the Magellan's catalog. :-)

Thanks for the tip about the exhale valve ones. I happen to have a few of the 3M N95 plain ones already, so I can start out using those and not have to make a special trip to the store.

Thanks brickeyee, you're the best!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 9:30PM
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mightyanvil

Moldex makes a good one. If you want more protection get the N100.

Here is a link that might be useful: Moldex N95

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 9:03PM
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snoonyb

There is wet sanding.

Then, of course, there is a learning curve.

And little or no need for a respirator, at all.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 5:29AM
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brickeyee

"There is wet sanding."

Does not work with setting type joint compounds.
Once they set they do not dissolve again.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 10:23AM
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