May 21, 2020
So, as mentioned in the last post, I got the face mask
that I'd ordered 8 weeks ago. It was oh the porch as I left so I opened it and after a quick lookover donned it and went to work. It was great, it didn't fog my glasses up nearly as bad. Yesterday, I sat down and went through the process of disassembling and cleaning the now salt encrusted face covering and changing the filters.
Those filters...which cover the interior of entire mask except for two screen covered breathing holes.
Those are supposed to be one way breathing valves. They are not.
I've now cut down a regular medical face mask and put inside the other filter, much like I did with the coffee filters and my plague-doctor mask. This results in much more fogging of the glasses but does not result in the mask being a completely pointless inconvenience.
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I clicked the link in your previous post and if you look carefully at the picture, it does show a hole in the filter. Genius! If it weren't out of stock and probably never likely to return I'd suggest a 1-star review.
Posted by: Rick C at Thu May 21 19:30:48 2020 (Iwkd4)
The hole in the filter is for the exhalation vents, which are supposed to be one way valves....not screens. The masks are a standard design and I have a maintenance kit coming that has spare valves and filters, so I should be able to fix it soon.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu May 21 19:58:46 2020 (5iiQK)
So you may have just gotten a unit that missed a piece, which does happen from time to time. (I worked in a convenience store years ago and a couple of times I got a box of cracker packages or whatever that was missing a package.)
Posted by: Rick C at Thu May 21 20:37:05 2020 (Iwkd4)
Of course, exhalation valves mean that you can SPREAD the virus if you actually have it and are asymptomatic, as any Karen can plainly screech at you.
Posted by: Mauser at Thu May 21 20:46:20 2020 (Ix1l6)
Yes, though that's not an issue with the medical mask doinserted over it the vents now. I honestly thought that there were filters in those vents until I took it apart.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu May 21 23:42:18 2020 (BAdr4)
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