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    Question Safest & affordable respirator?

    i cant find information anywhere on a respirator that's able to filter out the toxic gases created from welding, mostly manganese + Ozone & hexavalent chromium (and the others produced, i don't know them all)

    If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be a great help (preferably something that fits well under a hood or directs to somewhere else)

    ive settled for a N99 "air purifying respirator'
    https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-719...ing+respirator
    whether its actually air purifying i dont know, ive read that particulate respirators dont filter out vapors (like Ozone, ive read that activated carbon is good for this but i havent found any respirators for that)
    but the CDC website says anything or above N95 is suitable for manganese, hexavalent chromium however im not sure

    a respirator with hoses to the rear would probably be the best, but i havent been successful in finding any (amazon probably isnt the best place to look, but i couldnt find much on 3m either, plus i dont have much cash so a speedglas is out of the picture)
    if anyone knew an affordable one that would also help

    I didnt think finding a safety item for something that could possibly kill you would be this difficult,
    or maybe its just me and i cant find anything on the internet
    thanks in advance

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    Re: Safest & affordable respirator?

    I use this
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    https://www.amazon.com/3M-Facepiece-.../dp/B00AR63G12

    I have the organic vapor cartridges, but save them for painting.

    Everything else I use the pink pt100 cartridges which are the 2097 I believe.

    Fits well, comfortable, affordable, fits under my hoods well enough. No issues under a pipeliner, though there is some interference with my Viking 2450. Not enough to prevent using it.

    I like the silicone face piece, comfortable and seals well (need to be clean shaven).

    The vent design vents exhaled air down, instead of at the back of your lens.
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    Re: Safest & affordable respirator?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teggy1 View Post
    Everything else I use the pink pt100 cartridges which are the 2097 I believe.

    Fits well, comfortable, affordable, fits under my hoods well.

    The vent design vents exhaled air down, instead of at the back of your lens.
    any conformation that the filters are able to filter out Ozone or hexavalent chromium? or have activated carbon?

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    Re: Safest & affordable respirator?

    In not a chemistry guy, if you need more in depth details download the charts 3M offers and start sorting through them.

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    http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-u...4780246&rt=rud
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    Re: Safest & affordable respirator?

    many thanks, that helps alot aswell

    alternatively for anyone else reading and interested in finding one, i found a respirator with hoses that go to the rear
    https://www.amazon.com/7700-BP1002-B...eywords=bp1002
    commonly labeled as a "backpack respirator" it was the only one i could find that didnt require a purifying pump and was able to use regular filters
    sold around 80$ to 120$ around the internet, cheaper if youre lucky
    Northern BP1002 (hoses) works with either Northern 7600, 7700, 5400, 5500 half and full respirators

    These are the lowest prices i found

    https://jet.com/product/detail/22471...a:2&code=PLA15

    http://www.bosssafety.com/p-9804-nor...xqEaAuDO8P8HAQ
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    Re: Safest & affordable respirator?

    I'm not sure if they still make them, but 3M used to have a disposable version as well. It looked like a regular dust mask but contained the activated carbon for painting. They might be a more compact version to get under a welding helmet, but I didn't like them for painting because they seemed very restrictive and I couldn't get enough air when I was running around a car. For standing in one spot and welding, they might be alright. You would definitely want them behind a hood with good coverage though... I doubt they would play well with sparks.
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    Re: Safest & affordable respirator?

    I don't see the carbon activated ones we used to buy (might be different supply chains for professional services) but something like this might help. I didn't track down the specs on it. http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...ngWeldingFumes
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