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MERS Prevention - Masks?

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Originally posted by jacksdad jacksdad wrote:

I guess there'd be no missing a leak with CS gas LOL
Yeah not much chance of that. Interesting story when I was in basic in the army on a long forced march, I was kidding around with the drill sergeant about the simulated attacks we all knew were coming as we walked. Sure enough they simulated an attack and as I went for cover the drill sergeant pulled a CS grenade and threw it close by me. I yelled gas gas gas and drew my gasmask and palmed it into my face to get a seal and picked up the CS grenade and threw it back at the drill sergeant who hadn't put his mask on yet in a matter of seconds. He thought that was funnier than hell and so did I as I ran around the company in a circle with my rifle over my head for doing it after we resumed out march. He asked my later why I did it. I told him it just seemed like the right thing to do.LOL
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You guys crack me up
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Well a basic test to ensure you have a proper seal doesn't require anything. Every time you use your mask you should test to ensure a good seal, just block the canister inlet with your hand and inhale and hold your breath, the facepiece should collapse against your face. If it does you have a good seal if it doesn't adjust and tighten your straps and try it again until it does. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jacksdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2013 at 2:20pm
I go for the "Total Recall" test - block the cannister intakes and breathe in and if you think you probably look like Arnold Schwarzenegger rolling around on the surface of Mars, then the respirator's sealing pretty well. Rodney Dangerfield works too...




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Well I have to get a 1/2 mask because I wear glasses! You have to do a special glasses holder with your script in them...too expensive so I am going to have to get a 1/2 mask.

Great advice on this subject.
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