Respirator for welding galvanized steel?
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  1. #1
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    Respirator for welding galvanized steel?

    What is a good disposable respirator to wear while welding something galvanized. I have done a search and seen the 3M N100 seems to be a typical choice. I don’t plan on doing a lot of it, only maybe tacking some tomato cages together. Most of the welding will be done outside or right by an open garage door.

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    Re: Respirator for welding galvanized steel?

    I like the one by 3M with the changeable filters and it fits right under your mask. I think I paid 20-30 for mine and it works fine for me. I weld alot of galvi and have no complaints with this mask.

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    Re: Respirator for welding galvanized steel?

    I use the 3M half mask with the P100 filters. I fits under my speedglas hood and has a little more protection than the N100. The N100 may work fine for you if you don't wear a respirator very often but I wear them a lot and need more than a disposable.

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    Re: Respirator for welding galvanized steel?

    Could I get a model number for these please. It seems 3M makes mask for everything LOL

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    Re: Respirator for welding galvanized steel?

    This shows the different sizes. The half masks are the ones I use. If you click on the size it will take you to the part #. I think there's also an online store there somewhere.

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...beF3RH7CD92Ngl

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    Re: Respirator for welding galvanized steel?

    A pint of milk used to be in the union awards here for welding galvanized items. I can't remember whether it was 1/2 pint morning and again afternoon or a pint for each.

    A respirator sounds like a good idea as it's preventative. Milk afterwards may still be a good idea if you feel "off".
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