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    Default Dust/fume mask/respirator.

    As I am doing more and more polishing, cutting, soldering, I feel I should get some protection from dust and fumes. I canít fit an extractor unfortunately due to the architecture of the house and the room I use as my workshop. What masks etc do you recommend? I have one I used when cutting brick and stone but it is far too bulky and heavy.


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    Polishing and cutting will produce dust and for a relatively small volume of work, the masks or a transparent shield used for Covid protection should be sufficient.
    A hood, even improvised, will also help

    Soldering produces toxic fumes and for small volume, good ventilation is the best solution.
    Paradoxically a cold draft will cool the workspace, making it more difficult to solder a good conductor such as silver, with a small torch.
    People who work in sheds in cold weather have mentioned this too. Dennis.

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    Thanks for those observations Dennis. I will think on......


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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30W-493-S...YAAOSwgdlfUJ-J


    I use one of these they have a changable carbon filter in them you can also put a tube on it and put it out of a window if ones accessible

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef1 View Post
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30W-493-S...YAAOSwgdlfUJ-J


    I use one of these they have a changable carbon filter in them you can also put a tube on it and put it out of a window if ones accessible
    Thanks. Itís nearly always with my setup a problem with space! However that looks intersting.

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    Those bench top filters are quite good, you can make your own with an old computer power supply fan and just buy the filter and fabricate a box and stand out of just about anything.

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    Found this on eBay....in for a penny, in for a pound or to be precise £34.75. Hope this does the job. Advantage it isnít too big and can be packed away when not in use.....En Verra...Ruedeleglise.


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    I notice the one in the link does not post to Australia one would have to ask, why does it have Australian power plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruedeleglise View Post
    Found this on eBay....in for a penny, in for a pound or to be precise £34.75. Hope this does the job. Advantage it isnít too big and can be packed away when not in use.....En Verra...Ruedeleglise.
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    Don't actually see a link, David.

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    Because it is Chinese ???!


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