View Full Version : Does Anyone use a respirator

4 seasons lawn&land
09-01-2009, 10:09 PM
Can you reccommend a good non disposable respirator?

Do you feel the better, regular disposables are fine?

09-13-2009, 08:00 PM
anything is better than nothing... I like to use the backpack blower to blow freah air in and dust out>>>>>

Two Seasons
09-13-2009, 08:11 PM
When cutting concrete---YES

4 seasons lawn&land
09-13-2009, 08:49 PM
YA, BACKPACK BLOWER COULD work well w/ two guys on site. Another alternative to masks I though of (other than water) is a big barrel fan set up wind on the job site.

---caps unintentional

09-13-2009, 11:29 PM
We toss between nothing (nature's wind), masks and using the blower.....in all cases, dust is still breathed in. Water is the only real solution but not always usable or easy to use. Something I'm soon going to take a hard look at for our health safety on the job. Only thing I have an issue with that is difficult to solve.

DVS Hardscaper
09-14-2009, 12:02 AM
Not sure what you're axing about. You mean cutting concrete? Cutting pavers and block? EDCO has saws with vaccuum systems.

4 seasons lawn&land
09-14-2009, 02:54 PM
I only cut nat. stone. pavers rarely. I cant cut the stone at all w/out water anymore. Took me a week to cough up that **** last time I cut dry w/ no wind.