Does Anyone use a respirator

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,612

    Can you reccommend a good non disposable respirator?


    Do you feel the better, regular disposables are fine?
     
  2. TerraJeeps

    TerraJeeps LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    anything is better than nothing... I like to use the backpack blower to blow freah air in and dust out>>>>>
     
  3. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    When cutting concrete---YES
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,612

    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
     
  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,497

    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.
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,497

    Not sure what you're axing about. You mean cutting concrete? Cutting pavers and block? EDCO has saws with vaccuum systems.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,612

    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.
     

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