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Old 11-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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I'm moving fiberglass insulation around in my mom's attics to find all the spots that need to be sealed. I'm also cutting Roxul insulation, which irritates my nose more than the fiberglass.

The problem is that one of the attics I'm working in is very tiny - there isn't enough height to sit up, so I have to be laying on my stomach and cutting insulation within 10" of my face.

Is there a mask I can buy that will keep the fibers out of my nose and not steam up my glasses? I guess it can't be too big either, because in some areas I can't lift my head up more than a few inches without hitting the bottom of the roof.

Thanks for reading this.

Barb

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Buy yourself a half respirator and some P100 filters. The respirator will exhaust out of valves better than a disposable type.

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Thanks iminaquagmire. I ended up getting the 'Household Multi-Purpose Respirator" made by 3M. It was the best option at the store and of the 3 employees I talked to, nobody was sure of what I needed and they all handed me the white round masks that don't work for me.

The one I got worked excellent - no foggy glasses and unlike the white masks, it kept all of the dust out.
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