Breathing mask for summer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wolfsnout®, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I know what you mean. I have a 2 stage snow blower for my CUT, and I get covered with a ton of snow if it's powdery. That's my biggest reason for wanting them in winter, yet, as you noted, we haven't had any real snows for a couple years. It never hurts to be prepared though.
     
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ordered my goggles yesterday...along with the liners for my snouts. Review will be forthcoming...
     
  3. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
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    What's the deal with the liners?.... I didn't notice them or was too lazy to notice them when I ordered.
     
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    They appear to be an insert to help trap finer particles.

    http://www.wolfsnout.com/allsport_liner.html

    With leaf season nearly here, I thought I'd opt for the goggles AND inserts. I honestly have worn my Wolfsnout 95%+ of the time this year. About the only time I go w/o is RIGHT AFTER a rain. Otherwise, I know I'm doing myself/lungs/sinuses a HUGE favor. WAY LESS ticklers get into my nostrils...and that is a fact.
     
  5. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    I've always wore goggles in dusty conditions because I wear contacts. I guess I'll try the mask without the liners, but will probably get them. My sinuses are bad enough that I take prescription strength singular year round. I'm just hoping this works out well.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey Valk, let me know how the inserts work. I have had such good luck stopping dist with just the mask that I am not sure the inserts will make that much difference. I'd be happy to be proven wrong though.

    It was pretty cool here this evening while I was mowing and my snout not only kept the dust out, but kept my nose and chin toasty warm from my breath, yet never clogged up from moisture. I think it'll work great in the winter when the cold air usually has negative affects on my breathing.
     
  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree RG, these 'snouts do a great job. We can have some dang dry Novembers here some years, so I thought I'd best equip myself and be ready since I mulch EVERYTHING (sans one lawn).

    I've used paper/cloth masks for years...and they certainly don't seal to my short-bearded face very well. And when it's cold and REAL humid...they get WET and turn into an accordion with each breath cycle. This was my main reason for getting 2 'snouts...though I think 1 would've done it. Still though, I like to alternate them at every stop fwiw.

    A rubber masked dual filter respirator is probably the best way to go for dust...but I hate those things with a passion. They're heavy and mess up my purty mug. :jester: :eek: :laugh:
     
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lord knows we can't go 'round looking less than top flight now. :laugh::drinkup:

    Hey, if it makes you feel any better, most folks think that hiding my face behind the snout is a GOOD thing.:eek:
     
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wolfsnouts Anonymous!
     
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Just don't forget to take them off before going into the local bank, lest they think you're after this payup, and you end up facing this :gunsfirin
     

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