Best personal protective equipment according to redditors
We found 4,696 Reddit comments discussing the best personal protective equipment. We ranked the 1,708 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens (S1933X)
PROTECTS YOUR EYES: Orange Lens features Spectrum Control Technology (SCT) that absorbs 98% of blue light from laptops, computers & tablets, which helps prevent cataracts and macular degenerationREDUCES EYE FATIGUE: SCT-Orange lens reduces eye strain so you can work longer & more comfortably; also m...
2. 3M H10A Peltor Optime 105 Over the Head Earmuff, Ear Protectors, Hearing Protection, NRR 30 dB,Black, Red
Noise Reduction Rating of 30dBSuperior comfort, fit, and hearing protectionPatented twin-cup designRecommended for extremely loud conditions
3. Pyramex I-Force Sporty Dual Pane Anti-Fog Goggle, Black Frame/Clear Anti-Fog Lens
Ratcheting quick release interchangeable temples and strapScratch resistant polycarbonate lens provides 99% UVA/B/C protectionOuter polycarbonate lens protects against the environment, while inner acetate lens is designed to prevent foggingOutside lens is coated with H2X Anti-fog TechnologyPasses MI...
4. 3M Paint Project Respirator, Medium
3MR6211Eye, Ear & Face Protection
5. 3M(TM) Half Facepiece Respirator Assembly 6291/07002(AAD), Medium, with 3M(TM) Particulate Filters 2091/07000(AAD), P100
The lightweight 3M Half Face Respirator 6000 Series offer safety, comfort and ease of useIncorporate the 3M Bayonet Filter Fixing System enabling a wide range of 3M FiltersVersatile systems suitable for many situations, providing filtering protection against particulatesFeatures remarkably comfortab...
6. ClearArmor 141001 Shooters Hearing Protection Safety Ear Muffs Folding-Padded Head Band Ear Cups, Black
SonicSeal - ClearArmor's exclusive sound technology provides better protection to save your hearing.Comfortable, premium quality, lightweight, super soft ear ring foam for maximum long wear comfort.Padded head band adjusts to fit most head sizes . . . Industrial grade. . . Engineered to lastCompact ...
7. WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology
NRR of 24 dB (Noise Reduction Rating)Bluetooth technology lets you seamlessly stream entertainment from your mobile phone and any other Bluetooth enabled deviceHigh fidelity speakers provide premium sound qualityINTEGRATED MICROPHONE lets you make and take phone calls without removing the hearing pr...
8. Uvex Ultra-Spec 2000 Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens (S0360X)
SCT ORANGE LENS: Uvex proprietary Spectrum Control Technology (SCT) absorbs 99.8% of blue light wavelengths for safe viewing of laptops, computers, tablets, smart phones, gaming consoles etc.PROTECTS YOUR EYES: Helps reduce eye fatigue, cataracts and other forms of macular degeneration that can occu...
9. 3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining
High attenuation: very high attenuation earmuffs recommended for high noise; Exposure applications NRR 31 dB CSA Class ALAdvanced Technologies: high attenuation as a result of newly designed spacers, specially formulated ear cup liners and innovative foam contained in the cushionsCOMFORTABLE: Wide, ...
10. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves - Ambidextrous, Food Grade, High Performance Level 5 Protection. Size Medium, Complimentary Ebook Included
Durability with the highest level of cut resistant material available on the market - 4 times stronger than leather.Superior grip with a snug fit for small and large hands - made for preparing food or working on jobs requiring precision. Both gloves are ambidextrous.Lightweight and comfortable prote...
11. Howard Leight by Honeywell Sync Stereo MP3 Earmuff (1030110), Black
Superior stereo sound quality; use as passive hearing protector or as stereo earmuffs; no volume knobs or power switches to coordinate nor batteries to replacePatented Air Flow Control technology reduces sound across all frequencies without increasing earcup size or weight; includes multiple attenua...
12. Baby Banz Earmuffs Infant Hearing Protection – Ages 0-2+ Years – Industry Leading Noise Reduction Rating – Soft & Comfortable – Baby Ear Protection
Industry Leading Noise Reduction Rating – NRR 28dB. Block harmful noise and protect hearing. Your purchase supports local small businesses in the USALightweight & Durable - These are perfect for sporting events, car races, music concerts, airports, wedding receptions, movies, machinery, fireworks...
13. 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator Assembly 6391/07003(AAD), Large, P100 Respiratory Protection 051131070030
Assembly includes Half Facepiece Respirator and Particulate Filter 2091 P100Half facepiece design combines comfort and convenienceRemarkably comfortable, soft, lightweight facepiece and easy-to-adjust head strapsRemovable filters can be replaced with NIOSH approved 3M filters and cartridgesNIOSH app...
14. 3M P100 Particulate Filter For 5000, 6000, 6500, 7000 And FF-4
3M's Advanced Electret Media (AEM) provides a lightweight, easy breathing combination not found in fiberglass containing filtersWell suited for a wide range of oil and non-oil based particulate contaminants and can be used as a prefilter for certain chemicalexposuresThe 2097 can be used with 3M's wi...
15. Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat (S8510)
Full shield design provides built-in chin protection and extended top-of-head coverage; protects against falling or flying objects, impacts, chemical splashes and airborne debris; black matte colorExcellent optics provide increased visibility; clear polycarbonate visor with anti-fog/hard coat; comfo...
16. 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6503QL, Gases, Vapors, Dust, Large
Easy on and Off: Quick Latch Design Offers an Easy, One Hand Touch Drop Down Mechanism for Putting the Facepiece on and Off While Moving in and Out of Contaminated AreasComfortable: Adjustable Head Harness Assembly Promotes a Comfortable Fit With Three Size Adjustable Head Cradle; Long Lasting Polye...
17. 3M Medium Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 7502/37082(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Medium
Advanced Silicone Material for Increased Comfort and Greater DurabilityProprietary 3M CoolFlow Valve Helps Makes Breathing EasierDual-Mode Head Harness Adjusts Easily for Either Standard or Drop-Down ModeExhalation Valve Cover Directs Exhaled Breath and Moisture Downward to Reduce FoggingColor Coded...
18. 3M WorkTunes AM/FM Hearing Protector with Audio Assist Technolog, 24 dB NRR
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24 dB*Great AM/FM radio performance and bass boost option for enhanced listening experienceAudio Assist Technology provides operational and set-up guidance¬–without having to take off the headsetAudio Assist Technology helps you program up to 50 AM/FM radio station...
19. DEWALT DPG82-11/DPG82-11CTR Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle
DEWALT tough Coat hard coated lens provides tough protection against scratchesDEWALT Xtra clear anti-fog lens coating provides tough protection against foggingSoft, dual injected rubber conforms to the face to provide a high level protection from dust and debrisAdjustable, elastic cloth head strap p...
20. Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Clear Dura-Streme Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Lens & Fabric Headband (S3970DF)
WEAR OVER YOUR GLASSES: Unique Stealth OTG (Over-the-Glass) design fits comfortably over most prescription eyewear; wraparound style provides good peripheral vision and side protection; clear toric lens is suitable for most work environmentsDURA-STREME ANTI-SCRATCH / ANTI-FOG COATING: Dual-coating t...
Don't skimp out on eye protection people! It's so cheap that nobody should even consider that a cost saving measure. You only get one pair of eyes after all. Good and cheap pair of eye protection is the Pyramex I-Force goggles for $25 CAD or $16.50 USD (Amazon.ca link and Amazon.com link). If you want a more traditional looking set of goggles there's also the Pyramex V2G-XP (Amazon.ca link and Amazon.com link).
To answer the obvious questions:
Wearing protective gear IS really important. However, please be aware that the mask you are using is only rated for nuisance dust, not any sort of chemical, or any of the really small dust particles, which are the most dangerous. A real respirator rated for organic vapors is not expensive and much more effective. If you can smell the chemical, you're still inhaling it.
For soldering and painting a mask like you have in the picture gives a false sense of security.
Edit: On my PC so adding - you can get a 3m half-mask respirator for $15 on amazon with pink P100 dust filters. Disposable masks are typically only P95, meaning they only capture 95% of dust, and it's the small dangerous bits that get through.
Multi vapor filters are $8.75. Store them in a plastic bag and they'll last a long time. You can't smell anything when using these, if you do the filter is worn out.
If you are making toxic dust and fumes (sanding paint, welding galvanized metal etc) or don't want to swap them out, use multi-vapor cartridges with P100 dust caps.
Mandoline, you can get several types. I highly recommend getting cut resistant gloves too. Mandoline is the scariest thing I have in my kitchen even though I use it a lot. You could also try a salad shooter.
You might also try over-the-ear hearing protectors, like you might wear to operate a lawn mower or operate heavy equipment.
I usually advocate for cheap, disposable foam earplugs (I keep a small pack of these in my laptop bag in fact) but if you have some damage to your ear, jamming something in there might possibly cause problems of its own. So going over-the-ear is the safer path.
Cheap: 26dB @ $7 USD
Good: 31dB @ $15 USD
You said you are in Buenos Aires, so I'm sure you'll know better places to purchase than Amazon US.
These are just examples...
Three words: cut proof gloves.
I'm originally from the Chico area, and the Camp Fire hit my social circle pretty hard. I went up to help out in the make-shift camps/shelters being set up, dropping off and passing out supplies. The smoke was so bad that in the middle of the day, there was very little sunlight.
Some tips I've learned:
1. It's all about PM2.5 particles
Last year, people were sharing masks and filters that weren't sufficient for the true hazards in the air, the PM2.5 particles. These can get into your lungs and blood stream and wreck havoc long-term. So you need filters that cover these. Always look for that (and P95/N95 ratings on masks), and don't fall for some of the trendy-looking-but-otherwise-useless masks some people share around the Internet, or think that a surgical mask is going to do any good.
2. Treat yourself to quality personal air filters and goggles
Buy a good reusable N95/P95 respirator. The little paper-like masks are good in a pinch, but you're going to find that they're not that comfortable to breathe in, and if you wear glasses, you're going to fog them up.
I recommend the 3M 07193 Dual Cartridge Respirator. This is technically disposable (you can get replacement particular filters, but the carbon filter can't be replaced). However, it will actually last you a fairly long time. They're affordable and you're going to feel like you can actually breathe comfortably, even in heavy smoke, especially compared to those little disposable masks. I have a couple of these so that I can share with those around me.
I've since picked up the 3M 65021HA1-C Respirator, which is P100 (better than a P95/N95, adding resistance to solids and liquids containing oil) and has replacement organic vapor/particulate filter cartridges.
Along with these, some good safety goggles will help keep the smoke out of your eyes. I find these Dewalt DPG82-11 goggles to be pretty comfortable, even with glasses (though they may be a difficult fit for larger glasses).
3. Buy a new, quality home air filter
You have whole-house air filters in your home/apartment, and they probably do nothing for smoke. Most air filters people buy help with allergens only. So do yourself a favor and buy some air filters before they're out of stock everywhere. Something along the lines of the 3M Filtrete MPR 1900 filters or, even better, the MPR 2200 filters (make sure you get the right size for your place, but I think 14x24x1 is pretty standard?).
MPR 1900 ratings are a minimum requirement here. There's a chart on that Amazon link in the product pictures that shows you what filters you need based on what you're trying to filter. Look for the PM 2.5 Air Pollution.
Note that the higher the filter, the more your heating system will have to work, so just be aware of that.
4. Buy good portable air purifiers for the home
Along with the whole-house filter, you're going to want something you can put by the door or the windows (by the way, close those windows). I have a few of the Vornado AC350 air purifiers (one for Palo Alto, a couple for my place in Chico). They're not cheap (and right now they're more expensive than they were -- I paid $99 -- so shop around).
You'll also want replacement filters. In a pinch, you can wash the old filters, but I don't that that's a good long-term solution.
5. Car filters!
If the smoke gets really bad, and you're driving around in it a lot, your car's cabin filter is going to capture a lot of that smoke, and that's going to start working its way back into your cabin. You might want to consider getting your cabin filter replaced.
I know this can be done manually, just buy one online, take out the old, replace it. I had the dealership do this for me in Chico, but they were doing this for free for everybody, so... Lucked out there.
6. Avoid being outside as much as you can
If you don't have to go anywhere, don't. It's just not worth exposing yourself. You don't know what's in that smoke, or how well protected you are. Just prepare, buy food for the home, get the filters, and minimize how often you leave the house. This isn't always practical, and if you do have to leave, make sure you and your family are using quality air filters.
Check the air quality on a site like PurpleAir. Don't rely exclusively on your phone's Weather app. You want to use something that's tracking many sensors in an area, not just one or two official sensors.
Edit: Added a link to the PurpleAir air quality map.
Edit 2: Thanks for my first-ever Gold, kind stranger! That was very nice of you.
For some reason, they look blue, whereas glass that blocks blue would look yellow-orange. Like these ones, that block almost all blue (probably going a bit too far).
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth technology, $35 shipped on Amazon. I got some recently and really like them, makes me want to keep them on when they have music.
For $8 you can have f.lux on all of your devices with a pair of orange safety glasses. Blue light really keeps me awake in the evenings. From my computer, phone, fluorescent lighting, tv, whatever. These are basically f.lux for real life and work very well.
Valken Zulus are [Pyramex I-Force goggles](
Valken Sierras are Pyramex V2G-XPs
Valken Echos are Pyramex Highlander XPs
Valken Axis are Pyramex V3Gs
Valken Alphas appear to be Pyramex Low Profile Chemical Splash goggles
The only goggles that Valken sells that aren't rebranded Pyramex goggles are the Tangos, and those are just knockoff Revision Desert Locusts.
I've got gloves like these, I use them pretty much any time I have to cut something now. I loved it when using a grater for cheese the other night, and again for cleaning said grater. It's nice not to have to worry about your fingers.
Here's the same type
Yeah any D3 would be fine, it might be better if it's already immersed in oil though (drops in oil, or gelcaps). That's true of any fat soluble though.
Anxiety begone = Taurine, Inositol, Theanine, and also potentially even aniracetam halps... actually ZMA would help too (magnesium at least, and zinc for depression). For your budget is that including ZMA/Vit D and all that crap? I'm going to pretend like it isn't... lulz
I know you are worried about high cortisol, and I recently just developed a science-boner for Phosphatidylserine again, but it's expensive... I'm gonna add it to my stack and see if it helps with gains, wanna also be a guinea pig for it?
Supps to buy:
Beta-Alanine 500g $22 (1.4g/day)
Creatine 1000g $13 (2.8g/day, I know it's "low dosing it" but it should be more than enough if you're eating the meats)
Inositol 400g $20
Theanine 40g $14
Choline Citrate 500g $13
ALCAR 500g $15
MSM 500g $11 (this is because you're an achy old man, lulz)
Taurine 1000g $14
Expensive but awesome (especially for cortisol and potentially for sleep too, also helps with exercise/fatigue and might be an ergogenic):
Phosphatidylserine 50g $28
Total cost: $150... If you want to crush the shit out of your anxiety you can buy 1000g instead of 400g of Inositol and your total cost runs to $170, but I don't think it'll be necessary... unless your anxiety is getting really bad. But on the other hand it might halp with your gainz too (I have a currently unsubstantiated theory that Inositol is good pre-workout because of it's serotonin regulating actions, and it's also synergistic with choline).
Pre-workout (15-45 minutes before):
All the Beta-Alanine, Creatine, Choline, ALCAR, MSM, half the Phosphatidylserine (25g), half the Theanine (20g), half the Taurine (500g)... If you buy the 1000g of Inositol also use half the Inositol here too (500g)
Total = 3545g, or about 10g/day (4045g with Inositol or about 11g/day)
Taurine + Beta-Alanine together actually helps prevent the Beta-Alanine tingles you don't like so much too. They are absorbed at the same site, but co-administration doesn't prevent Beta-Alanine absorption... so I think it might act to slow it's absorption to manageable levels, sorta like fiber for protein (stopping protein farts)
Pre-sleep (30-60 minutes before):
Half the Taurine, half the PS (25g), half the theanine (20g), all the Inositol (or 500g if you buy 1000g)
Total: 945g/day or 2.5g/half a teaspoon (1045g/day with more Inositol, or 2.85g/day)
To mix the supps: Get a big container, throw everything in, and shake the ever loving shit out of it. I'd suggest you shake the container every single time you add in a new supp to the batch. Maybe also throw it in a blender or something for an even distribution before hand. Also shake the ever loving shit out of it every time you want to take a scoop of it too. It'll be a nice pre-workout warm up, lol. If you want to run the batch through a strainer that also wouldn't be a bad idea by any means.
Oh also I'd like to add all these supps mixed together don't actually taste that awful. Slightly fishy/vinegary smell, but can't tell too much in water... a little bit sour
Vit D $10 (you already know this, but 4000IU/d on days you don't get sunlight, 2000IU/d during the summer). Take dat shit earlier in the morning. Also silvy's coupon code for dat commission OFU651. It works out to $8 shipped or something like that if you use it. But I'd also recommend buying it for the rest of the family and scaling dosages based on body weight (30-50IU/kg is completely safe year round, and kids actually need a decent amount because their skeletons are still developing and all that)
ZMA*4 $40 (take 2/day, one during breakfast, one pre-bed)... although if you're cheap you could just take 1/day and that'd also be perfectly legit. I'd have 2/day personally if you're eating lots of dairy (need more mag) and grainz (need more zinc). So $20 or $40, but 1/day is perfectly fine.
Just buy the damn glasses $8, you can also get a pair for your wife and the little guy so you won't be the only weirdo in the house. It's also a one time expense, so it's not substantial. Wear them at least hour or so before bed and leave them next to your bed for whenever you need to get up during the night to pee or whatever (but you won't with the sleep stack, it'll knock you the fuck out).
Proper melatonin regulation = say goodbye to dat breast cancer and various other illnesses associated with shift work sleep disorder. Everyone has a mild case even if they work days because of screwed up light schedules. Also don't forget to turn the lights on in your room first thing in the morning and open your blinds. Also dat flux.
Oh, if you wanna add something pre-workout (I don't know if it would stop the gainz at all but it'd definitely be great for fat loss) and a very mild stimulant that's probably fairly healthy but tastes like plastic on it's own (but smells great!); then buy some of this guy for $10 and throw it all into your pre-workout. It'd also help you tell whether or not the powder is evenly, and it's right around the standard dosage (137mg instead of 100mg, but whatevs). I'd actually serious recommend adding this because you're trying to cut.
Before you ask, yes I did spend like half an hour writing this, totes worth it. Every time I do a kb swing I think of you, and every time I almost break my arm foolishly attempting 1 armed barbell snatches I think of svunt... It's like me and you with Vitamin D. Good luck, you beautiful man =D
Edit: To everyone else reading this, if there are things you would like to add/change because you can afford it.
Here is what I would recommend:
Switch the 500g of Choline Citrate to 150g of Alpha-GPC (or buy in bulk for 3 years) ($65 or $140 for 3 years)
Switch the 500g ALCAR to 200g LCLT and 300g GPLC $26 and $50)
Add in Citrulline to the preworkout, 2250g ($135)
You can also easily add another 1000g of Creatine and 500g of Beta-Alanine as well.
But all those changes adds a huge amount of cost to the supps. If I'd had to order the cost:effectiveness ratio of the additions I'd say Creatine>Beta-Alanine>Alpha-GPC>Carnitines>Citrulline
Are these it? I am looking for an alternative to my cheap ones when I mow the lawn. I know that I just turn it too loud to muffle the mower, no sound protection at all.
I was using one of these:
3M Paint Project Respirator, Medium
You can get orange glasses that block out blue light for $8 on Amazon. They look goofy, but they'll do the job that f.lux does.
Posts like this have made me so paranoid to use a grinder/cutoff that I ordered one of THESE to go over my ballistic safety glasses.
Everyone here has said meditation so far, which is great, but I'm going to offer up some different approaches.
I used to have a similar problem, information addiction is a real thing. I believe that the brain gets used to having such a high load of information going in, that it uses this information as a distraction, usually from either boredom or something bad that's going in on your own life. Also there's something to be said for the tiny little endorphin hits you get for every e-mail you receive or every page you open. That's the most likely cause of information addiction - addiction to this tiny chemical.
The way I got around it was several things. I didn't try meditation because normally my mind is pretty quiet, however I did notice that my sleep was messed up from being on my laptop so much, so the first thing I did was I got a pair of these glasses that block out the blue light from your computer screen which disrupts melatonin secretion which in turn disrupts your sleep pattern. Since wearing them for an hour or two before bed, I'm able to get to sleep a lot easier. Even when I'm not on my computer, I still wear them and I feel the onset of sleepiness hit me really hard around 10pm, whereas before I could only feel sleepy around 2am, which is awful. since I've been doing this, I've gone to bed around 11ish and been up at 7 bright and early the next day, even without an alarm. If you couple this with doing some book reading and shutting off that computer, you'll sleep like a baby. Although this isn't related to information addiction per se, it's still the best $8 you can spend if you have to use a computer late into the night and still want to be able to sleep well afterwards.
Will power - mindfulness
Secondly, I just used my will power to not go on my laptop as much. Any time I thought "yeah I'll just go on Google news and see what's happening with that cruise ship that sank in Korea" I'll go for a walk outside, or read a book, or listen to music, or go do that one chore I've been putting off for forever. Although in the beginning these things may seem boring, the more you force yourself out of the information overload, the more you'll begin to pay attention to the subtleties around you, which I suppose is a form of meditation - mindfullness - except I'm not advocating sitting somewhere and controlling your breathing, I think active meditation while doing things is incredibly useful. Sometimes, there just isn't time to sit somewhere and meditate. I know the maxim "if you don't have an hour to meditate, you need two," but tell that to the parent of 2 kids who has a full time job too. In non-meditation terms though, this is what i mean: I'll do things like really pay attention to how I prepare each stage of my breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I'll put in an extra minute of effort to present my food nicely so it looks nicer to eat, but during those extra few minutes, my mind is totally concentrated on this one thing. If I find my mind wandering, I'll bring it back to what I'm doing. I'll give the same sort of attention to music - picking out individual parts of the song and discerning between instruments. By the end of the song you'll have kind of zoned out (which let's be honest, while not an aim of meditation, is nice to do sometimes) and be totally quiet.
No more internet news
Thirdly, I no longer go to the internet for my news. 99% of the things that happen on earth have no effect on my life whatsoever, and realizing this is not "being ignorant to the world around you" - you're avoiding falling victim to the media that says you have to be afraid of everything all the time, and if you're not you're falling behind the times and sticking your head in the stand.
Hear me now: that is bullshit. Having a healthy mind allows you to function and live your life as you want it, and gives you a sense of knowing when something is actually dangerous, as opposed to everything being dangerous.
If I need to know something, I'll know about it.
So, what I do is I turn on the radio, usually to NPR, in the mornings for about 15 minutes, get a rough overview of what's going on today just so I know what other people are talking about, then I'll sit there listening to music and I'll think about what I heard and critically analyze what's going on, form some opinions, and then go about my day. If I need some in depth comentary, I'll pick up a newspaper, because that still forces me to sit there and read words on a page, and not flip between things, which I used to do on the internet - it's incredible that I can click between 15 news sources and read them interchangeably second by second, but it's by no means healthy training the brain to do that I don't think. Being able to sit there and read one thing with your full attention, I believe is the best way forward.
I think this a lot healthier than being spoonfed the fear and anxiety news stations give you so that you'll keep listening to their station, or going on their website.
Knowledge as power
The idea that "Knowledge is power," is a half-truth, the real truth here is relevant knowledge is power. You won't find the Donald Trumps, or the Tim Cooks, or the Jeff Bezos of the world sitting there soaking up all the information they can in the world. They don't give a shit about what's going on in the Sudan unless it effects their company or their lives. If they do know about it, they don't agonize about it. They don't have time to have a scattered brain - they pin point exactly what they need to know, acquire it, use it, then move on. The power is being able to let go of the need to know about everything, because you'll find after a while that you actually know very little that can directly benefit your life, and the lives of those around you.
I got these, which is tested by Consumer Reports to have best blue light blocking abilities. It works over my glasses too and is made by Honeywell.
The only thing is since it blocks out so much it makes everything really orange too and takes some getting used too. Most others don't block as well and thus you see more color.
Cut resistant gloves, like these.
It's just so easy and cheap to make this a non-issue
No problem! these may be a bit cheaper and might go over better. (i cant recall of IQ's ear muffs have a olive tint or are just black)
9.6v nimh w/ smart charger
One Tigris mask
Chicom chest rig
CYMA mid caps
Here's a costume if anybody actually wants to dress up:
All links are to Amazon.com
edit: Took out the referrals to sellers in the links.
Have you tried over-the-ear hearing protection? It's made for power tools and the like, but in an office setting, it bestows pure, blissful silence. I had these, which were pretty conspicuous-looking, but there are smaller ones available. The Noise Reduction Rating is the most important thing to look for (higher is better).
Let me start by saying I understand the struggle to sleep. I spent 13 years on sleeping pills and have finally been fully of for 1 year now. You should strongly consider something other than benadryl. Regular anticholinergics use has a very strong link to dementia later in life. Consider some of these:
Massive study of almost 60,000 people demonstrsting the strong link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2736353
Check out the wiki over at r/turning... https://www.reddit.com/r/turning/wiki/index
Be aware that those tools will need sharpening - both initial sharpening and maintenance sharpening.
EDIT - Also, you're going to want a good face shield. The Uvex Bionic Face Shield is very popular.
Ah, something I'm unfortunately an expert at! Skip to point 3 if you just want to read about the light, I'm pasting in something I wrote on a different thread. I have suffered from really dramatic SAD for years (Minnesota) and have finally got a handle on it.
For me, it revolves around 3 categories: Exercise, Vitamin D, and Light. Especially blue light. Also, I didn't realize until I started really digging into it how poorly researched SAD is. . .
Wear blue-blocking glasses every night starting 90 minutes before bed. Richard actually got me turned on to these, and they seem to work really well: https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90
Wire up some LED's in the specific blue wavelength to use at my desk at work. However, I happened to find an (overly expensive) ready to go solution to this from Phillips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M3SGCUE This sits on my desk just below my monitor and beams JUST blue light into my face, within my field of vision. I can comfortably have this on for several hours in the morning, and it seems to make a huge difference. I think.
The light and the glasses seem to agree, as wearing the glasses makes the light very nearly disappear. . .
TL;DR: Use a LOT of blue light in the morning, block blue light late at night.
I'm a believer that if the dust mask doesn't fit tightly around your mouth and create a seal, it's not going actually filter anything out. The air you breathe in will take the path of least resistance and go through any gaps instead of actually being filtered.
I would go with a half mask respirator and a p100 filter or similar.
If you want bluetooth, you can get a little adapter.
>Anybody else notice that fireworks sound like a nearby firefight?
I'm sitting here in my La-Z-Boy wearing foam earplugs, and over the ear hearing protection, and I already have 40% hearing loss, AND I took one of my "as needed" Xanax. I'd turn on a loud movie, but those flip me out too.
Not my favorite holiday.
No way, sorry.
>You can get orange glasses that block out blue light for $8 on Amazon They look goofy, but they'll do the job that f.lux does.
We got the highest reviewed off of Amazon to use at a wedding. My son was 6 weeks old and slept 6+ hours.. we actually had to wake him to eat.
Here is a link.. If that's allowed? Baby Banz EMBB Hearing Protection, 0-2 Years, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BEHSDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3dlzzbQ33V8MS
Editing to add that I saw your other post and I really hope some of the suggestions help. Please keep us updated on if anything works.. as a mother pregnant with my second this is one of my biggest fears once the baby arrives.
Something in this range is perfect. Paired with P100 mask filters.
3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6503QL/49492, Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IF7RCU6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fLg-AbK2NCQJZ
Given the door is designed to keep the microwave radiation contained you probably don't want to alter it. This may be the only thing that could work: http://amzn.com/B00NKSMPZW
Ray Borg should invest in a pair of these babies:
Here's some simplistically delivered advice, all of them are things I tried, and while each one isn't a "complete" solution, combined together they will accumulate and help overall:
That's all I got for you today. Good luck!
$15 well invested friend, you only have one set of lungs.
It's not the goggles it's the dust mask. Those mask are not really that effective. They don't seal well, which is why your goggles fog up. All that air getting out and fogging up your goggles is equal to the amount of dust your are sucking in.
I wear glasses and goggles, but I wear one of these. It's actually a lot more comfortable to wear for long periods of time than a paper mask. I also have the organic vapor cartridges for when I spray finishes.
Twlight, f.lux, etc. are steps in the right direction for circadian rhythms, but are relatively useless in my opinion if all other sources of artificial blue/white light aren't filtered out as well, such as lamps. The only way to really block out all artificial blue light is to wear blue light blocking glasses at night.
These are my favorite because I'm usually wearing some sort of hearing protection and can never hear the radio. https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=3m+bluetooth&amp;qid=1567655367&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-4
In the past, I've found that this mask works well in protecting one from spray and gas used by police during more, shall we say, extreme protesting situations. As for pepper spray in your eyes, nothing works as well as anti-fog scuba goggles. Are you going to look strange? Yes. Will you be able to see and breathe? Also, yes.
I'm still working on taser resistance. For the time being, thick clothing is your best defense. Jeans often won't do the trick, but I've seen thicker cargo pants do the trick and a thicker jacket, one that can prevent the barbs from coming into contact with your skin, work well enough. Layers help too, and considering how cold it is in many of the protest areas, it just makes sense.
> Put in earbuds and turn on a rad audiobook Put on noise cancelling headphones *
I'd like to introduce you to [these bad boys] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Compatible-90541-4DC/dp/B0013092CS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1502680536&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=hearing+protection+headphones). Wife got them for my birthday a couple years ago, and it's a complete game changer!
I like and use the uVex bionic.
Unlike many of the cheaper faceshields this one has a full wrap around frame to support the faceshield around the entire perimeter. Too many cheap ones only have a frame at the top of the head and the rest of the shield is unsupported and likely won’t do much to deflect a blow.
I flew my (at the time) 3 month old last summer on an 8 hour round trip XC for vacation, as well as some other flights. In my experience, it's been easy peasy. Here's what makes it that way:
I don't have any personal experience flying a 3 year old, but I'd imagine a lot of the same applies - make sure you have someone whose sole duty is to hang with the child, and a booster seat may not be bad idea so that they can see out of the windows while still belted in and it will help make the seat belt more effective if, God forbid, you need it.
I'd be happy to answer any other questions or share more details if you'd like. Good luck!
Bonus: Pic of our little guy riding along comfortably at 9000'
That's why I use these guys. Yes, they look a bit mad-scientisty, but I never get any particles flying in from the sides.
If other people are still using headphones maybe it's just an unenforced rule.
>. My friend has told me that since I checked 'yes' on the 'I have a disability' section of my paperwork and didn't fill in a specific reason, I can just strongarm HR with that and tell them they're not legally allowed to demand a reason, but we're a small company and HR is already has this overbearing tone of 'but why don't you just conform? It's not a big deal.' and I don't want to create an adversarial relationship with my work
I think you legally have a right to request accommodations for your disability.
There are also earmuffs like these
If you really believe in the company then the push to do what you need to do is important. They just want you to back down but if its a problem that you wont give up, they may eventually give in.
Also, get documentation of all your requests. Put all your requests on paper so that you have a paper trail for everything. You could even get a payout from this. Remember, HR is there to protect the company, not you.
If it was four months ago you're ok bringing it up again. Honestly I'd just wear the headphones again since others are already doing it. If anyone says anything, which they probably wont, Let them know its for your disability.
The school I'm currently at has the new talking fire alarms. There's either no siren, or it's pretty low. They've scientifically proven that the talking alarms are safer and more effective in an emergency. We've got a room full of AU kids and haven't had any issue at all with the alarms.
I would bring talking alarms up with your admin.
In addition, what kind of noise cancelling headphones are you using? I know ours are bs and do little to nothing. If your alarm is so unbearably loud that it's cutting through the headphones, they probably need better headphones. When you put them on, are you still able to hear conversation?
Look for earmuffs with an NRR rating of 31. Here's a pair.
Weird, my ears are what I would call average size and I have a pair of 3M dB reducing earmuffs/bluetooth headphones that I bought for like $30 or $35 on amazon and they cover my ears completely and also block out a ridiculous amount of outside sound (even with my glasses on).
Edit: These https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0723CYHPZ/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Currently $40 but pretty sure I got them on sale for $30 about a year ago.
Amazon order 3m ff401 I think. Then get a few of the combo cartridge filters organic/particulate. Should run you around 200 but your lungs can’t be replaced. If you don’t want to go full face, the the pale blue half face respirator that 3m makes. Both of these are serious business and work very well. Don’t buy small it’s like made for a child. Most people wear medium so start there unless you know you’re face is largehuge.
Edit: seriously don’t downvote me this is actually helpful :-(
Less than $100 if you get next day. Comfortable enough to wear all day.
Pyramex I-Force for your eyes
OneTigris Mask for your face. Although a normal mask will work, the OneTigris is more comfortable and basically what everybody has started wearing
Edit: i messed up the links somehow
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Get yourself one of these it makes changing diapers much more fun.
Buy an air filter! I have terrible asthma and my buns' hay sets me off so badly I use a filtered respirator to clean their cage.
I have two air filters and it makes a HUGE difference. I have this one by the buns: Honeywell HFD-130 Germicidal Tower Air Purifier with Permanent IFD Filter, and this one by my bed Sanyo Air Washer Air Purifier.
The bun-filter is a monster. It's nearly 2 feet tall and can be a bit loud on the higher settings, but it's got a washable filter inside. You would not believe the GUNK that comes out of this thing when I clean it. It keeps the dust from the hay down pretty well and provides white noise to keep the buns from flipping out over every passing car too.
The other filter I haven't had long enough to say if it's good or not, but it's fancy and quiet. It shoots out water from the top and has "odor detection". I say get the monster. :)
One thing I find helpful is to wear a pair of Uvex SCT-Orange safety glasses. Those are what dentists use to protect themselves from the blue and ultraviolet light in their filling cure tools. There are lots of far more expensive products that are intended to do the same thing, but these safety glasses do a better job and are cheap as dirt.
Blue light is how your body determines whether it is day or night. Electronic screens like a laptop or phone emit a LOT of blue light due to the way they are color balanced. Wearing those an hour before bed helps me relax, because my brain has time to realize that no blue light = time to sleep. There is a program you can install on your computer called f.lux which tints you screen to accomplish the same thing.
Of course, being ADHD I am very very inconsistent in using these tools myself hah.... But at least I have them available!!
Disposable Foam Ear Plugs are the right answer if you can comfortably keep them in the whole work period. I am one of those people who cannot, I literally get earache after about 60 minutes of continuous use (and I've tried the smallest that fit). IEMs cause similar issues.
Foam Ear Plugs are the best because unlike regular headsets they won't slip if you bend over or flick your head back; that's an issue you genuinely need to consider with most larger headsets. But if you cannot use them, like me, then we have to keep searching for alternatives.
I've had some success with these, they put less pressure on my inner ear (YMMV): https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Quiet-Band-Orange/dp/B001DZO87M
I'm also a fan of these, but I'm also a big 3M fanboy for the durability and "just works" factor: https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Compatible-90541-4DC/dp/B0013092CS.
Legit noise cancelling is fine, but I've dropped the 3M ones far too many times to seriously consider using $300 Bose QuietComfort at work away from the desk; whereas $30 ones I can treat like crap (and do).
I had the same problem. This worked for me.
I use the 3M quick latch with the P100 particulate filters. I've been very pleased. My brother swears by the RZ Masks. I bought a couple and don't find them all that comfortable unfortunately.
One thing if you use this get a pair of cut resistant gloves with a blade like this you will cut to the bone if you slip.
Ones that are just Bluetooth? I don't want ones that have an am/fm radio as I don't want an antenna that gets caught on things.
I looked on Amazon and the ones I have no longer have a 2 month delivery estimate. They're on sale too, so I ordered a backup pair.
3M 90543-4DC WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology, 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/
G&G CM16 is solid. It has rails, is pretty light, and is suitable for CQB. Get him a couple of hi-cap magazines, 9.6v butterfly battery and smart charger to go with it and he's set gun wise.
Eye and Face pro:
I really like my Pyramex I-Force, never fog, low-profile, and meet the ANZI impact requirements so his eyes will be safe. The OneTigris mesh mask is really comfortable and will protect his face and more importantly his teeth. There are some that clip onto FAST and BMP helmets as well. Small version and one with ear-pro attached.
Honestly if he holds the barrel, there's no need to spend money on a grip, you can always go back and buy it later if he wants it. Same goes for the other equipment and attachments, stick with the basics and make sure he likes it before heavily investing.
A lot of people stand by Just Airsoft Ammo for BBs. Only use .2g BBs at the minimum. .12s and cheap BBs will mess up the gun's internals and may shatter on impact, potentially seriously injuring the person who was shot.
Found the actual product. This is what we bought: Baby Banz EMBB Hearing Protection, 0-2 Years, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BEHSDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9ajAxbAXPEJ5C
Local exhaust - vacuum system, fans more likely. Wearing a tight fitting ANSI-approved respirator with p-100 particulate filters. Receiving appropriate training with the respirator is key - knowing how to achieve a good seal is everything, being clean shaven is a must.
If the exposure is frequent enough, you may ask your employer to sample for total dust and respirable silica for an 8 hour time weighted average of your exposure. However, if this is only happening once a day for a short period of time I can almost guarantee your exposure will be under the OSHA limit for silica which is .05 mg/meter cubed.
Even in my work(mining, drying, screening strictly silica in fine cuts) over-exposures are rare.
Either way - protecting yourself while doing the dusty tasks is just smart. The links below are for the respirators I wear/provide my people. The half mask is rated to protect over 10x the exposure limit, while the full mask is rated over 25x the exposure limit. Also linked are appropriate p100 filters
1/2 Face Respirator
Full face respirator
https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S8510-Polycarbonate-Anti-Fog-Hardcoat/dp/B001VY3ACE bionic face shield is the best short of the powered ones, as far as I'm aware. I have one, find it doesn't fog easily, and when cleaned is crystal clear.
Edit: Depending on where you are in the world, this is still probably sold, but under different brands. Honeywell is the parent company I believe, so its sold under 'Uvex', 'Sperian', 'Honeywell' and probably others. If you're in Australia, RSEA have these shields, though you may have to special order the non-fog coating.
Don't underestimate the dust. MDF creates a cloud of very fine particles. If there's no wind, it could be hanging there in your face even when your done cutting.
I'm prone to sinus infections. I wear a respirator the whole time I'm working with MDF, from the first cut until I finish sweeping the floor at the end of the day.
You could have saved a lot of money and had even better noise reduction by just buying ear muffs w/ ear protection. Something like this - http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Optime-Earmuff-H10A/dp/B00009LI4K. Much better LPT...
Get a pair of those:
I carry a pair with me during work, really handy when you deal with sharp objects of any kind.
These are inexpensive and fit over glasses just fine in a pinch: DeWalt We dress em up a bit with decorations.
I love these.
That respirator is this model exactly: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Respirator-6300-Respiratory-Protection/dp/B007QY8X2K/ (3M 6000 series half-facepiece respirator)
It comes in 3 sizes (model numbers in parenthesis). Small (6100) /Medium (6200) /Large (6300). Small fits my tiny girlfriend very well. I wear a medium and have an average to largeish head. Small is a pale grey, medum is medium gray, and large is almost black.
This model in particular is made of a TPU plastic which is... not that comfortable, to be honest. Wearing it for a couple hours will leave you with marks on your face (ridge of nose primarily) that take a day or two to go away.
For a few dollars more you can get the 7500 series, which is miles more comfortable because of the silicone face seal: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Facepiece-Respirator-Respiratory-Protection/dp/B008MCUT86/
Then all you need is a pair of replaceable filters, which you should purchase based upon your work or the potential hazards wherever you are exploring.
For most UrbEx type situations i'd imagine a P100 filter will suffice (P means oil and non oil particulate and 100 is the percent it filters out - realistically its 99.97%, but close enough... don't risk your health with anything lower than 100).
These are my favorite particulate filters (high flow and nuisance organic vapor releif): https://www.amazon.com/3M-Advanced-Particulate-Respiratory-Protection/dp/B009POHH94/
For really sketchy stuff you'll want a combo unit which has multi-gas and particulate filters (which you shouldn't do anyway): https://www.amazon.com/3M-Cartridge-60926-Respiratory-Protection/dp/B009POHLRC/
To summarize: So yeah, get yourself a mask that fits well and filters for the specific job/location you're doing/visiting.
Hey there, I'm not the HAZMAT expert but I do Contagion Kits' product sourcing. I'll let Z get answer the technical side of your question, but I can tell you that if you're interested in that specific half-mask (the 3M 7500 series), you're better off separately buying the mask and a set of P100 filters (these cartridges or these filters) which will provide a higher level of protection (P100 vs N95) for an equal or lesser price. The 3M 2097 filters are what we use ourselves and offer with our kits on the site.
Give these a try: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Earmuffs-Chartreuse-X4A/dp/B00CPCHBCQ
Should send a nice passive aggressive message as well. Unless you want to be openly aggressive, then you don't need them.
I totally understand, in that case here are some things.
If you don't already have a set of 1/4" impact bits I highly recommend the Makita impact gold series, three options from $15-$30. Good strong bits good for everything not just impact drivers.
Their 1/2" and 3/8" wobble adapters are nice, you can get them by themselves, or in a pack with standard or metric impact sockets. $4-$5 by themselves or $15 with the sockets.
This Makita Impact GOLD Ultra-Magnetic Torsion Insert Bit Holder is also excellent. $5
How are you set for razor knives? The Milwaukee FASTBACK Compact is my daily and I love it. It does have one flaw, if you hold the blade section in a certain way for detail cutting you can depress the blade release. But once you get used to it it has not been a problem for me. $9
They have a special buy going in my area for the Fastback Flip, Fastback Compact Flip, and 50 blades for $15.
How about pliers. I love these tiny Cobras, they were part of my EDC at my last job. $26
6" models only $1 more. $27
7" only another $1. $28
Very very tough diagonal cutters. $35
For when you need a bit more oomph than your standard cutters, Mini bolt cutters. $44
The classic Swedish style pipe wrench, always make for an interesting conversation piece. $46
How are you set for PPE? I wear this respirator for 8 hours a day 5 days a week and I love it, after a few minutes you forget your even wearing it. And its super easy to just un-latch to speak to people then pop it back on.
Without filters at amazon. $19
Home depot does not sell the filters I use, but amazon does. $11
These are only particulate filters so if you do a lot of painting the set from home depot with the VOC filters would be better.
For hearing protection I had been using a set of 3M Peltor Optime 105's until I upgraded recently to a combo of 3M Peltor WS Alert XP's and 3M Peltor CH-5 High Attenuation Headset. The 105's offer extremely good protection for the money.
3M Peltor Optime 105 $20
If there are any specific categories of tools you would like a recommendation on let me know.
This mask was a godsend for me. I was using the crappy paper masks which fogged up my safety glasses and put weird pressure points on my cheeks which gave me raw spots inside my mouth. Pretty uncomfortable.
The 3M mask with P100 filters is much better and more comfortable, but your beard will be a problem. You need to be able to pass a seal test on the respirator to be sure that it is actually working. The seal test involves covering the intake ports with your hands and breathing in. You should feel the mask suction to your face and you won't get any air (this is a very uncomfortable feeling). You also need to cover the exhaust port at the bottom and breath out. The mask should push off of your face and break the seal.
As far as difficulty breathing through the filters... any respirator or other proper filtration mask is going to restrict airflow to some extent.
The quick release on the 6503QL is great and can quickly provide relief if your asthma is acting up.
He was probably just testing them out
Finally a topic I'm passionate about!
I don't have a specific answer for you, but that's because I have a lot of experience with ear plugs, and I know taste and fit will vary immensely from person to person.
Unfortunately, that means the best advice I can give you is try a whole bunch of different ear plugs, and see which ones fit best and work best for your purposes.
Judging from my experience, I'm certain you're going to need more than one type of earplug.
A bunch of tips:
If you have any questions or just want to talk earplugs, let me know. Like I said, I'm an earplug aficionado!
As for the rest of you, I can't recommend the earplug lifestyle to people on this subreddit strongly enough.
Earplugs are like a warm, cozy blanket for your mind.
Once you start using them regularly, you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without them.
Not sure how it is in your industry, but in mine a lot of places require rated hearing protection. I have a pair of over ear that have Bluetooth in them. Made by 3M called Worktunes connect.
Edit: here's a link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_Y8gvDbYPKW8EW
Worry Not, Comrade
I have one routine which I call the Hard Reset Protocol. It's pretty hard to maintain long term, but I can do it for 1-2 weeks and lock down my circadian rhythm for several weeks at a time.
Between the melatonin and the orange goggles, I feel tranquilized by 11 and by midnight am out like a light. I tend to wake up 5 minutes before alarm, that means it's working.
Also, going camping at the start really helps kick things off.
As some have pointed out, this protocol is pretty brutal. Especially with the lithium, that is definitely "check with your doctor", or I solemnly swear I am up to no good"-level biohacking territory. It still works if you only get some of the elements, but there is a Voltron-like greater-than-sum-of-parts synergy effect when you get everything together. I would actually say lithium is the least important one, but for some people's biochemistries, it could be the lynchpin.
But if you can follow the Hard Reset Protocol for a full two weeks and your circadian rhythm is still all over the place, you need to see a neurologist or something, because you may have a problem with your photosensitive ganglion. Essentially, this protocol grabs every Zeitgeber by the balls and says "You're coming with me".
Light therapy has definitely helped me. I had SAD cycles as far back as middle school, but didn't know what was going on until halfway through college. Thankfully a therapist noticed the pattern and suggested a light box. I use it year round now, and turn it on as soon as my alarm goes off in the morning.
I'd also highly suggest policing your blue light exposure in the evening. That's the other side of the coin that people often ignore. We're exposed to so much artificial blue light from screens. The blue light tricks our brain into thinking it's daylight and screws up our production of melatonin and thus our sleep cycle. Your sleep cycle absolutely affects your physical and mental health. I use glasses like this at night when I'm watching TV or using my phone. I feel like limiting my light exposure has helped as much or more than the light box. The two approaches certainly support each other.
I've always found it easier to park outside and take the shuttle around the track. Makes it much easier to leave. I would also definitely recommend getting some radio earmuffs if you don't already. The food vendors are ok but I've always enjoyed cooking out more.
I'm also praying that we won't see a repeat of last year. I unfortunately didn't check my tent before we left only to find the zippers leaked...
You've got a couple of nay-sayers in here, but I think you'd be fine with a P100 mask, contractor's goggles, Tyvek suit, and a rigged up negative air system using a box fan, some plastic sheeting, and a few furnace air filters. Wet down anything that looks suspicious with a pump sprayer (floor tiles, pipe insulation, popcorn ceiling, etc.) and double-bag using contractor grade bags. Dump the waste in a facility that will take asbestos etc.
The thing is, if you don't know it's asbestos, you're in the clear. If you get it tested then you might be legally obligated to have it abated by a licensed crew and disclose that when you go to sell.
The price difference is like $50 for the safety gear (plus your time) or literally thousands for abatement.
Often it is. Just grab a cheap P100 respirator. Make sure to wash your clothes and shower as soon as you get home, and thoroughly wash your hair.
Dust Collector - $239
Air Filtration - $139.99
As far as jointers - I'd stay away from the bench top ones. You'll find them useful for a short period of time, but then you'll realize you should have sprung for a bigger model. Along with a planer, I would look on CL for a decently priced used model. Obviously this doesn't work with your Amazon Gift card plan, but I wouldn't waste them. And buying a good jointer new off amazon is going to be out of your budget.
Jigsaw - $65.99
3M Respirator Mask - $15.97
As far as clamps, I would stick with Bessey clamps. I would price check Amazon vs Home Depot and see what's cheaper. If HD is cheaper, don't waste your Amazon GCs on them. HD tends to run Special Buys on them from time to time too.
Right now, you're just under $500. Do you plan on doing any hand tool work (i.e. chisels, handsaws)? If so, you can spend some on those tools as well.
a post I made last year:
I have tried
The Respro is okay. Certainly the only stylish one i tried. One common feature of the masks is a moldable metal nose piece, that allows you to shape the mask to your face. The one on the respro is both the most durable, and the worst. Its stiffness makes it tough to form and reform. That said, the seal it forms seems to be fine, but getting a really good fit is hard, because it lacks a strap that goes over the ear. I'm sure you can get this style of mask in n99 or whatever.
The 3M n95 is the cheapest (by far), and the lightest. The fit is good, and the seal is adequate, although the seal is the worst of the four. The filter is more stiff like paper.
The 3M n100 is probably my favorite so far. The filter is more flexible like cotton. I generally don't worry about crushing it in my bag, except for the metal nose piece. The fit and seal are both excellent.
The 3M p100 is certainly the most hardcore. It's cost is the highest, but the replacement filters are cheap enough. I haven't used it much, but it's the one that the bicycle collective sells, which I consider to be a good marker.
Also I recently reached out to the American Lung Association about masks. Here is the last, most detailed response.
> USEPA sets a PM 2.5 annual air quality standard at 15ug/m3
This is a rolling 12 month average. There is also a 24 hour limit of 35ug/m3
These numbers are established for air quality in the air shed and not necessarily in the breathing zone – which is the most item relevant to your question.
These numbers are not extractable to breathing zone concentrations.
A healthy person should not have a need for any respirators, the respirator is recommended for those with impaired systems.
In addition, lung cancer is complex and there are other factors, which include air quality (type of pollutant), genetic disposition, and duration of exposure.
> Saying all this, it’s hard to make a recommendation on when to use the N95 disposable respirator to prevent lung cancer (knowing that the three factors above play a large role in the equation and outcome). If in doubt, or if you feel there is a need, wear the respirator (with proper fit) when there are air quality concern days).
Check it out... Went on Amazon and totally one-upped your stuff
The hood (extra neck protection)
You can be Ebola-free for the low, low price of $70!
this is the most popular shield amung turners.
A few more tips for bio cleaning:
0. Gloves, mask, eye protection. Apron if you have one. Personally, I use a full facial shield (for no other reason than I happened to own one, hehe).
get yourself a half face respirator with pm/voc cartridges. protect your health and raise awareness!
The residue in left in the filter on the paper right? Also how bad do I need to avoid breathing acetone or how volatile is it? I have lots of windows and fans, I got this respirator from 3M, will it do the job for acetone vapors? https://www.amazon.ca/3M-2097-Particulate-Filter/dp/B00328IAO0
i'm sorry to hear about this. as a person who's worked the graveyard shift, and needed to sleep when everyone else is awake, here's some things i've done to get the sleep i've needed.
(for maximum comfort while sleeping, take out the green plastic core part, that part is stiff)
hope these suggestions help... they've helped me quite a bit in noisy situations where i've needed to get my rest.
Borrow or rent a headset. Your ears will thank you and it makes it a heck of a lot easier to keep dibs on what is happening. Plus you can tune in to your favorite driver and listen to the chatter. If the he scanner is too much, I have a pair of these http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-1030110-Blocking-Earmuff/dp/B004U4A5RU and use a small portable radio to tune into the FM broadcast.
That is such a UK/Ireland thing where you guys consider that a long distance and we in the US don't. My mother drives over an hour to nanny my brother's kids, one way. And thinks nothing of it (they reimburse her for gas). 40 miles is nothing for family to drive to visit if they want to visit, but it's vast if they don't want to.
You might want to look into noise blocking headphones for babies and toddlers for the footie matches. That way you won't have to worry about the screaming damaging hearing. They are pretty cheap and it might be fun to have your mother buy it, tell her it's so they can take the baby to the games and I bet your stepfather will especially like it, it's confirmation of the relationship you want him to have with your kiddo https://www.amazon.co.uk/Banz-Mini-Earmuffs-Months-Blue-x/dp/B007BEHSDU
Thats the wrong type of mask. It does nothing for bondo fumes. That mask is just for harmless dust particles. What you need is a respirator with some sort of organics filter that will keep from breathing in the volatile solvents.
Something like this.
This is the respirator I use
the cartridges last a long time and refills are cheap.
As for your general question, I occasionally spray lacquers (Mr. Color) in my basement workshop with no booth. Doing that without a respirator and gloves would be a recipe for trouble, because that stuff is highly toxic
These are my favorite plugs I've tried.
These are very effective and cheap, but they're not conducive to rifle shooting because it'll kill your cheek weld.
I'm going to go a different direction then actual sounds. Get a pair of these:
and you will be shocked at how much they cut out. Quite frankly, in a quiet room she will hear her own breathing, etc. For an idea, trying plugging your ears (really pushing them in) and then humming or breathing or talking and you'll see what I mean. They have this type of thing at Home Depot, etc. as well.
Buy this and experience your morning blending 30db quieter.
Headset on shoulders = Sponsor's headset.
Headset worn = 3M Earmuffs to block out environment sounds + earplugs
EDIT: Changed Headset worn.
I like the Peltor H10As. Passive, but cheap and effective. If I'm shooting something loud I'll double up with cheap foam earplugs underneath, can't hear a thing then.
Edit: Just wanted to point out, these Peltors block out 29dB, whereas the active ones ruertar recommends only block out 20dB for 6x the price.
Depends on what you think is cheap. Maybe 10-20 bucks at a hardware store, or 5-20 bucks online. I'm not sure, I bought mine a long time ago. Search for "noise reduction ear muffs", or here is an Amazon page with some.
Also, it seems like gun users use these things, so you may find some where guns are sold.
Thanks. Here is the respirator:
Note: it also comes in handy when changing diapers.
If by "dust mask" you mean one of those white paper things, then yeah - get a nice P100 respirator:
Less than $17. Maybe $25 in-store? A pack of disposables probably costs at least half that, and the difference between the two is night and day. You won't smell a fart in the $17 respirator. A disposable mask should be disposed of, rather than used for some imagined protection. (OK, it does block 95% of non-oil-base airborne particles - better than nothing, and better than a rag. But that means it lets 5% through, and is only guaranteed if you have a good deal, which you won't. The respirator will block 99.97% and has a comfortable silicone seal.)
Note that I am saying this purely as a general advice when working with dusty stuff: I have no idea if there's something especially dangerous about the finish. The clear coat is probably a urethane, no special danger. The paint might be lead if it's old.
Also, if you have a lot of it, run it through a thickness planer instead of sanding. You may have to sharpen (or clean gummed up) knives afterwards, but the shavings are large, lower dust, and relatively easy to clean up, you won't go through acres of sandpaper, and it's so much faster and easier. And in theory, there are no nails.
Or, you know, spend 10 bucks, and look like a retard.
The "don't go to sleep for a night and go to bed early the next day" advice won't work for you if you have Delayed Phase Sleep Syndrome.
The only solution that worked for me (and my situation was almost desperate) was changing my eating patterns (particularly the timing) and avoiding blue light spectrum after sunset. Your body should associate light + socializing + food with the time of the day you should be awake. If you stay in front of your computer at night watching videos and eating the brain and body think it's daytime and your schedule will get really messed up.
and wear them after sunset if you are at home (it is very important to avoid watching computer and mobile screens in the evenings before bedtime...I do it anyways but ALWAYS wear the glasses). Upon waking up, go for ten minutes under the sun, or get the room very bright (you can buy a blue light spectrum device such as http://www.amazon.com/Philips-GoLITE-BLU-Energy-Light/dp/B00M3SGCUE/ref=sr_1_10_a_it?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458086966&amp;sr=8-10&amp;keywords=blue+light).
In theory one day should be enough. One day didn't work for me, but I have severe Delayed Phase Sleep Syndrome, my situation was desperate, and nothing worked...this literally changed my life. I did it for several days. Usually nowadays I don't eat after 18:30pm. if I'm at home. and I eat as soon as I'm awake
Apologies for my English. If this helped you, please help me improve my English by correcting my mistakes.
Wow no comments....
EDIT: Serious question: name everything you can remember eating this week, because maybe you're not eating enough because this is worrying you, I'm just trying to get all possibilities out there.
1 GO OUTSIDE for at least 30 minutes. Preferably in the EARLY morning, 7-8 A.M.
2 Drink a ton of water (at least 3 - 4 full glasses)
3 buy some red light bulbs and for you - do NOT get the 25 watt variety, since you're having so much trouble sleeping, I'll recommend the 15w varient to you, here
sleep saving red incandescent bulbs
4 download f.lux download ASAP Use the Darkroom mode.
5 Also IN ADDITION to f.lux, use UVEX "glasses" they are plastic and they filter out so much blue / green light (but not all green light) that even a CANDLE looks more yellow!
UVEX orange plastic wear
Just ordered these the other day, and I love them. They fit much better than the all orange version w/o the black frame.
Let me know if ANY of this helps, so that I know and also so you are aware of it and can tell others that may have the same sleep problem.
As in, while acrylics are not generally as toxic in chemical composition as enamels and lacquers (though this is open to debate, see below), breathing aerosolized particles of paint is still not ideal. Ever stand in a room when someone used too much hairspray and there are clouds of it floating around? Or women's perfume counter? You get the idea. Or clouds of sanding dust in a construction site?
The recommedations I've gotten for good respirators are P95 type respirators, which are not cheap but come with replaceable cart filters.
Or, at minimum, an N95 dust/facemask. It's not nearly as effective, but it's better than nothing.
It's also open to debate how much safer acrylics really are. The truly water based/low VOC/low toxicity stuff is fine, but see e.g. a tamiya acrylic bottle, it will warn that you are spraying gylcol ethers.
See also MSDS materials safety disclosure sheets for particular brands of paint, if you're really concerned about it. Thinners, lacquers, and cleaners tend to be some seriously nasty stuff, as is cement, which in many liquid iterations contains Methyl Ethyl Ketone, or MEK.
MSDS sheets for multiple brands:
Do yourself a favor - buy a respirator. They're like $15. Your future self thanks you.
My bad, I didn't notice the delivery options. Crazy that Amazon could have stocking issues from how big the wildfire problems are.
You can also try mixing up search terms for disposable/nondisposable masks and higher NIOSH ratings - there's one $20ish for an older 3M half mask model + 3M P100 cartridges, one and two day shipping available if I read it right.
You do not need pants. I just use jeans, and the the apron over a jacket. Here is what I use:
Get one of these for sure.
Gloves - I bought a few pairs. You will use them up at first, till you learn what not to hold on to :) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MRQAJG/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Jacket has some options. Sleeves and an apron:
or a plain jacket, but look around. This price on amazon seems high. You might be able to find something like this locally for less.
And I use this :http://www.amazon.com/Miller-Genuine-Leather-Indura-Welding/dp/B003IL2RCM/ref=sr_1_10?s=hi&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1382001569&amp;sr=1-10&amp;keywords=miller+jacket
Protecting your lungs isn't very expensive.
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000USRG90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_M5jIybS98Y61P
Dirt cheap, blocks pretty much all blue light. I can't even tell blue led indicator lights on electronics are on when I'm wearing them. They're mega sexy looking, though.
Flux is a good. If you go into the registry settings you can get your screen down below 1200K.
Best bet is to use blue blocking glasses. https://www.amazon.ca/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90
Even better, blue/green blockers. https://www.amazon.ca/DEWALT-DW0714-Laser-Enhancement-Glasses/dp/B00093DJ4M
Sure, these are the ones I'm using
A tl;dr of this and other articles I looked at says blue light disrupts your circadian sleep cycles by suppressing melatonin release during sleep. Any light will really, but the melatonin suppression is increased by green light, and even more so from blue light (because colder colors have shorter wavelengths). If you look at any color chart, red is the polar opposite to blue, so to combat this, researchers suggest using red, or warmer, lighting at night. Another option is to use amber-tinted glasses, specifically for blocking blue light.
Also, f.lux is a program that you can download which will automatically adjust the blue light levels of your computer depending on time of day.
Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear, Black Frame, SCT-Orange UV Extreme Anti-Fog Lens
They are super awesome, truly improving my sleep.
Yes, sleep hygiene is very underrated (to the point that most people probably haven't even heard of such term). I'll add a few more good tips:
I used to have utterly fucked up sleeping patterns for years and finally managed to make myself a healthy sleeper, all of those helped me immensely.
I also have one theory that I've never seen explained this way anywhere, but it makes perfect sense for me: most people would agree that if you wake up too late in the morning, you wouldn't be able to fall asleep easily if you went to bed very early that day, you simply wouldn't feel tired yet. However, I noticed that if I'm used to that sort of pattern, even waking up early one morning still doesn't make it easier to fall asleep that day, even though I'm supposed to feel more tired. It's not exactly a new theory, it's all about circadian rhythm, but my view is, the internal clock in our bodies expects the day (the "awake" part of our day) last a certain amount of time, and it gets so used to that amount of time that even being more tired can't instantly change it. I just don't feel like the day is over yet, it doesn't really register as "night" for me yet. I figured out that for me, the "awake" part of the day has to last 15-16 hours (I need a bit less sleep in summer). So even if I don't go to bed at the same time, I try to make my "day" the same length. For example, if I get up at 7am, I'll go to bed around 11, and then get up at 7 again, which would give me 8 hours of sleep that I need and fit neatly into 24 hours so that I can have the same schedule every day. Or I can push it around accordingly as I see fit or as needed. I could wake up at 9am and then would go to bed at 12am, maybe it would take me longer to fall asleep and next morning I would wake up before 9, but it would still be similar enough.
I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you consider buying blue-blocking glasses. I got mine about two weeks ago, and they seem to be quite the help so far. People on Amazon also talk very positively about them.
This is the pair I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000USRG90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Edit: And put them on at night. I put mine on about two hours before my bedtime.
This is an $8 ($13 shipped w/o Super Saver) version of what they're advertising. It actually works really well if you have trouble with falling asleep after looking at screens or if you have issues with eyestrain. The concept is actually pretty solid but those are obviously overpriced.
Yeah... Zinc-Oxide is shitty.
Where I work they give us 3M reusable respirators with "cookie" filters:
Notice the cost: 40-50 bucks to get started... I change my filters twice a day for the pink cookies (4 hours per set), and use a pair per day if I'm using higher quality organic filters. P100 filters clog up pretty quickly and they aren't meant for much more than minor exposure.
Make sure you shave before using your filter - that's pretty important. In my opinion, you should be wearing a respirator for any welding your doing. Iron oxide and other welding particulates are not good for you. For some fumes, the health effects are up for debate on hazard levels, but I'm not gonna breath the stuff to find out when I'm 60.
If your shop is having you work with galvanized materials, buff the galvanizing off of the weld area (and the backside, too!) to minimize exposure - don't worry about removing the zinc, because the welding arc does that anyway. You'll also get cleaner welds and less likelihood of wormholes caused by zinc oxide gassing out through your puddle. Ask your employer to provide adequate protection. No vent system in the world will allow you to weld that stuff without inhaling even a little of it. Here is some info about welding galvanized materials.
I'm not sure if you can force your employer to provide respirators - you might want to look into OSHA regulations (if in the US, obviously) about it... You might also ask /r/legaladvice or something - maybe there's an attorney there who specializes in industrial health who can help you.
Do you know what kind of respirator to look for? Something like this is common. I have one like this and it does the job. As you can see you don't need much money. Hell, I'll buy it for you if you seriously can't afford one. Seriously.
Once you get into welding and making coin, then start looking into spending the money on a nicer respirator. Personally, I still use the ol' 3M because I work in the field.
Go to a local safety supply shop and they can give you a couple tips to make sure you're buying the right size.
For now at least wear a dust mask. Especially when you have grinding to do.
As long as you are forging outside and keep your face out of the smoke, your exposure to hexavalent chromium will be minimal. Otherwise you should use some kind of exhaust hood over your forge or wear a cartridge respirator like this one: 3M P100 Respirator
The danger here is much like asbestos, your risk of getting sick (lung cancer) increases depending on the level and frequency of exposure. But unless you are eating it, you are unlikely to get sick at all on the same day or even the same week you are exposed. Most likely it will be years later.
As a forging material, I'm guessing it will work similar to 4140 if that isn't exactly what it is. It will probably get really hard to work as it cools, so hit when it's hot!
US Amazon link for those interested.
Price history for those wondering.
This is the one I bought. I use the P100 filters that twist on as well.
Unrelated to woodworking but I have a great dane. In February or March he had surgery and was on some medicine that left him with upset bowels. He didn't make it outside and left a huge mess on my main floor tile...twice. The only way I was able to clean it all up was by wearing this amazing thing. I didn't smell any of it.
I'll recommend getting a ski helmet and may be use a balaclava if you need another layer.
I use that combo and can go down to almost 20F with no issues.
I use the ski helmet with these. Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating (S3970DF ) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003U9VE94/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1Mi5BbN8DMS3X . Keeps is reasonably comfortable for up to an hour or so.
Howard Leight by Honeywell Sync Stereo MP3 Earmuff (1030110) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U4A5RU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0B8ZBb6P3AS5C
Generally speaking you need an earmuff style headphone. Not active-noise cancelling, but passive noise blocking. The type people who work in loud environments are required to wear for safety. Some have headphone jacks. This blocks out noise from across the noise spectrum, they are essentially sound isolation for your ears. They are much bigger though. FYI....Like This: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Honeywell-Earmuff-1030110/dp/B004U4A5RU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504928713&amp;sr=8-8&amp;keywords=noise+blocking+headphones+for+adults
Active noise cancelling actually lets quite a bit of sound through, it is really not the best tech. As somebody stated it is really for blocking white noise, not the entire sound spectrum.
3M makes all kinds of good masks, but in general they come with 'attachments'. So you buy the filters and screw them on both sides.
I have both particulate filters (non gas) and gas filters (that also do particulates) but there's a huge range of different ones for different purposes.
This is a very common model and works well.
Here's an example of filter 60926 which does gas & vapor, organic, acid gas, ammonia, methylamine, and formaldehyde. Would most likely cover pepper spray too.
I did this for awhile but a little differently. I wore IEMs with some 3M earmuffs for noise suppression. Super isolating but clampy. The cable underneath the earmuff pads was fine. Used these on a long flight and couldn't hear a baby that was crying off and on throughout the flight.
I have [these] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) They're still not a 100% solution. There is a guy in my office who has a permacough. I combine these with earbuds and a whitenoise app for total blocking but still put up with pinched ears
Well, think of it this way, what is the downside that prevents it from being practical or useful? There really isn't one. Since it prevents the gunshots from causing permanent hearing damage, anytime the weapon is fired it's practical. It's simply a safety device. It doesn't solve every potential problem by itself, but it's not supposed to. Ear plugs are still useful, like seat belts and airbags, they're both good individually but combined is even better.
The amount of noise reduction varies widely depending on the caliber, firearm, and suppressor. Generally though yes it's still loud, but not loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage. The dB scale isn't linear, so a reduction from 165dB to 132dB may not sound like a lot, but it will save you from needing a hearing aid later in life.
At the range, people sometimes forget to put their ears back on.
You can suppress shotguns, generally not as effective but still doable. Home defense is probably the most practical application. If you ever have to use a gun indoors, there's a good chance you're going to cause permanent hearing damage to everyone in the house. It's not realistic to scramble around for hearing protection for yourself in that situation, let alone the entire family.
Years ago I bought this mask
About a year ago I upgraded to this one though. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IF7RCU6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_W5OVBbCAGQRCD
it is worth the extra money and then some. (I think they are available at the local box stores too.) The advantage is a quick release latch. Whenever my wife would come down to ask me a question or my phone would ring I’d have to take my headphones, glasses and mask off to answer. The latch lets you drop it down so you’re able to talk or breathe without the mask without fully taking it off. It’s also really helpful on longer sessions when you end up getting hot and sweaty and just want a quick breather.
Added bonus, all the filters I bought for the first mask still work and I just use it as a spare for when family or friends come to my shop they get a nice one now too.
I should also mention I do not have a beard either so I can’t speak to the performance for those fortunate enough to grow a less than pitiful beard
Better yet, a nitrile glove over these NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves - High Performance Level 5 Protection, Food Grade. Size Medium, Free Ebook Included! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXUHHGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UY2ADbTF3SKRS
I got some cut resistant gloves as a gift last year and they look kind of goofy but it's better than losing a fingertip. Otherwise I just use mine very very very carefully and slowly and also not often at all.
I was molested too. I have PTSD, OCD, and autism. Loud noises are the bane of my existence. When I'm startled, it takes me hours to weeks to recover.
Sometimes you need to go to a safe space where you know you won't be startled. Here's some things I've found work well:
I find brown noise works best. It's broad-spectrum constant noise to help you block everything out. Works great with headphones or desktop speakers.
These block out everything, including very sharp or low-frequency sound. Best thing is, you can wear them over foam earplugs. I've experimented and found that when I wear my earmuffs and earplugs together, they block up to 65dB of sound.
I think one of the worst things you can do is let yourself get angry at the source of the noise. As soon as you do that you're giving the brain circuits that are hurting you strength. Another thing that helps me is reminding myself: "The noise that hurts is okay to think about. I cannot hear it right now. My future self is capable of handling it if I hear it later. I will not lend it existence in this moment by worrying about it now. I am safe and I am strong."
Your anxiety comes with a physical feeling. For me it's a cold, gripping feeling in my chest. For you it may be somewhere different. When you feel that feeling, get somewhere safe from triggers, and then close your eyes, take a deep breath, force yourself to smile, and pay close attention to the feeling. Let your consciousness inhabit it. You will feel it shrink away. If it moves to another part of your body, follow it. Soon, it will dissipate.
I wish you luck and success in your journey. Please feel free to talk to me whenever you need.
No worries! I had hoped that this wouldn't be their crappy yard sale like last year.
I have been poking around in the categories, did find these muffs that will be on sale starting at 4:05 PM (PDT I'm assuming). I might pick them up for a spare range pair.
Safety goggles are much better, I do only a small amount of metalworking, but a lot of wood working, and man, the amount of splinters that I find on the top of my goggles is scary, if I were only wearing glasses, I'd have so much more splinters in my eyes. There are huge ranges of goggles. I have these and they're fantastic. Little bit of ventilation means no fog, and they're snug, and short (compared to [these things] (https://www.amazon.com/SEOH-Goggles-Plastic-Chemical-Indirect/dp/B0088ARIHC/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_469_lp_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=HPRZYAW6VW2XHBXW7KXA)) so they don't restrict your vision much, and they work, well.
Had a buddy lose his vision in one eye doing woodworking because a splinter got under his glasses and skewered his eye (lathe), it's just not worth it. A little bit of annoyance in having to look directly at what you're doing is SOO worth having the full protection of not losing an eye.
Not exact, but I have these and think they're the shit.
DEWALT DPG82-11 Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A12J3GI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_N.NWzbK11BJQV
If people really want to listen to music while they shoot (which I have no problems with), they should at least get the proper headphones:
Even so I'd still double plug those.
The replies to this are moronic, yes they would help immensely. 3m worktunes but so would some ear plugs
I would recommend this list instead:
With the five midcaps it's a bit more expensive than your option, but you can exclude those if you just want to use the single hicap mag that comes with the gun. Everything else will be much higher quality than you get with that starter pack, even the cheap chest rig will perform better than a lousy crossdraw vest.
One Tigris Mesh Mask
Basically everyone on this sub recommends these cheap and really good, and meets the impact requirements. Buy nice, not twice. (especially with eyepro)
G&G Combat Machine M4-A1 Carbine W/ 9.6v battery and Charger: Black Version
Pyramex i-force goggles [I own them, no fogging at all] : Link
Bravo Strike Steel Face Mask: Black
Tactical Sling: Link
Tactical Premium Elite Force 0.20's BBs 5000: Link
Amazon Total (free shipping) : $23.96
Airsoft GI Total with "2013memorial" Coupon WITH UPS ground: $168.28
Grand Total: $192.64 (This is the price shipped)
Use those $37.36 and get some Camo Clothes from a local store or eBay, you'll get it cheaper than getting them from airsoft stores.
Don't need/want Camo Clothing?
Get a Vest UTG Vest
or perhaps spare magazine: Magazine
Red Dot Scope
Gloves & Knee Pads
That's pretty much it, see you on the field!
Edit: Just to make this clear, I tested my pyramex goggles with my 400FPS KWA SR10 with 0.25, sprayed around 5 shots to the lens and not even a scratch.. They're for about $20+ on airsoftgi/evike.. Amazon has better prices on most of the things.
Edit #2: Thanks to Bily_Mays for the correction on the coupon.
Ok. Keeping in mind that I'm US-based, I'm linking to US-based sites. Everything should be available through UK/European sites as well, I just don't know them as well(I'm assuming you're UK/European-based due to the currency). I'm also not including BBs into the initial cost, as I consider those to be a consumable item and tend to factor those into cost-of-play per day of playing.
Gun: I like this G&G Raider Shorty. $150. Alternatively, This CYMA AK is a good option as well, and comes in at $128.
Battery Charger: This is what I use $33
Battery: This one should fit both the Raider and the AK. Important note: If you're using lipos, and the gun is stock, you'll need to use a 7.4v lipo. The 11.1vs are going to shred your wiring. $13
Lipo Sack: You'll need one for charging your batteries $7
As an alternative, Amazon has a package deal for $40
Eye Protection: I like these Pyramex i-Force goggles $16
Face Protection: One Tigris makes this mask $16
Magazines: AK style Mag for $10/each or AR-style for $12/each. I'd recommend getting one extra for starters, and then get more as time and budget allow.
Belt: My normal choice would put you out of your budget, so there's this one that I've never used before that's normally $9, or there's this one from Condor that's $15.
Pouches: It's gonna depend on which rifle you choose, but there's this AK-style that's normally $9 or this AR-style also normally $9.
Almost forgot, barrel cover: It's generally considered good etiquette to have one of these on your gun when not in-play, and mot fields here in the US require them when not on an active field $2
Total Cost for AR-style: $254USD bundling where possible(you could save a little by not getting the belt for now. If you normally wear a belt, just attach the mag pouch to that belt. That'll bring the cost not on-sale to $245USD). Total Cost for AK-style: $230USD, also bundling where possible.
Personally, I'm more of a fan of ARs, but I'd go the AK route and spend the extra $$ on either a third magazine, or an extra battery.
As I'm thinking about it, a second important note on lipo batteries: charge them with the small white connector on the battery, NOT the one that connects to your gun. It might explode if you try to do that.
Hope this helps you out.
These are the best safety glasses available IMO
I’ve taken my almost 3yo the last two years, and we’re going again tomorrow.
Dirt cheap option that's worked really well for me: Link
Pyramex I-Force are very popular goggles. I believe OneTigris mesh masks are the most popular mesh lower. Also available without ear protection if you prefer that, though I think most would suggest going with ear protection built in.
15-20$ is gonna save your eyes.Make that choice sooner than later.
These worked well for me because i wanted some non-fog, clear goggles that i could wear a hat with. Hope this helps you on your quest
Save some money and buy the originals instead of the Valken rebrand
Check out this link if you're interested.
Iron Face Mask
I believe a 11.1V LiPo might be a bit too strong for a cheap AEG (Automatic Electric Gun) like the CM028, so for a beginner I'd recommend a 7.4V LiPo. Also important is to get a balance charger like the IMAX B6. If you don't use a balance charger, the battery may die or even burst into flames (since there is always a tiny risk of LiPos catching on fire even if you do everything right, store them in a fireproof container).
As for eye and face protection, a good and cheap combination are the Pyramex I-Force Dual Pane Anti-Fog Goggles at ~$16 and the OneTigris Foldable Mesh Mask at ~$15-17. You could play without lower face protection, but it's very easy to lose a tooth if you get shot in the face and replacing teeth is extremely expensive.
I personally use a paintball mask (the Dye i4 to be exact), because it's more comfortable and basically impossible to fog up, but a paintball mask is usually pretty expensive ($90-180) and won't be welcome at Milsim events.
If you have some money to burn (like $500+) and want to acquire really easily transferable skills (great demonstration of that here: https://youtu.be/qQDfwyUgtjg), you can go down the GBB (Gas Blowback) route. Those guns are more expensive to buy, spare mags are more expensive and they need routine maintenance, but training with and using them constantly will yield great improvement in your skill with real firearms because they function almost exactly like real firearms (if that's something you're interested in). And also GBBs are extremely fun xD
Or for a compromise between realism and budget, get an AEG rifle and a GBB pistol. Good GBB pistols can be had for as low as $100, a great budget choice here is the WE Glock 17.
googles i would do these instead
lipo this, 11.1 is to much for a stock raider
A basic balance charger is fine
Goggles + face shield: I would recommend the Pyramex I-Force goggles. They are extremely light and dependable for all types of gameplay. For some reason, I can't make them fog (which is really good btw), and the price is pretty damn good too. Also, stay clear away from mesh goggles. For face protection, I would use a metal mesh mask. Any will do (I haven't seen any company screw up mesh masks yet).
Batteries: For a battery, my input would be to start with a 9.6v NiMH battery (you seem to already have one). If you know how to take care of them, upgrade to a 7.4v LiPo battery for the best performance. The 'C' rating should be around 15C if you are just beginning your use of LiPos.
Charger: For different battery types, it depends. A lot of people say that Tenergy Smart chargers work great with NiMH batteries, so I'll throw that on (feel free to correct me if there is a better one). For LiPos, I personally use a Turnigy Accucel-6, which has had no problems for me yet (again, please correct me if there is a better one).
Internals/Tools: I wouldn't say to open your GB yet if you aren't willing to devote some time. If you are, then I would say to pick up a set of allen wrenches/hex keys in multiple sizes, a set of screwdrivers in varying sizes, tweezers, pliers, wire cutters, Dremel, soldering iron, and a couple neodymium magnets (for keeping things in place, like ARLs).
The first things you want to upgrade (in my opinion, your build will vary) would be your motor and hopup bucking. Your motor basically drives the trigger response, rate of fire, and torque (ability to pull strong springs) of your gun.
A good 16TPA motor like the SHS High Torque or the ZCI Balanced will be good for most applications. They both have a good mix of trigger response and speed, and get you about 20RPS on a 9.6v NiMH, M120 spring, and 18:1 gears (results may vary). For higher torque builds (M125 and above), use a 22TPA motor for good trigger response and loss of fire rate. Do some research to find which motor is right for you.
Your hop-up bucking is one of the most important things to upgrade. Upgrade to a Prometheus Purple, Maple Leaf, or Lonex bucking for better consistency. In almost every application, flathopping the bucking is vital (you can search up how to flathop. there are plenty of articles out there).
BBs (Pellets): For your BBs, go with Elite Force BBs (.25s work for most applications). They are well-priced, and are some of the best BBs that I have used.
Guide: Search the forums and this subreddit. I don't want to type an essay, and it would do you much more good to search it up yourself (you learn more if you find it yourself instead of listening to me).
Maintenance: Refer to above, but do lube your gun every one in a while. (also research on how to do that).
A good 416 would be the VFC HK416 CQB, or the TM Recoil Shock 416 (can't find link sorry). Either are good choices and are relatively low-priced.
An AEG will serve you well. A well-upgraded AEG is dependable and cheaper to run than a GBBR. Most airsoft guns have Picatinny rails that can take real-steel attachments, so you're good there.
Do NOT get the 'discoveryline' one. It's not worth it. The two I mentioned above are the best, and will let you upgrade as you wish.
Best of luck!
They are the Pyramex I-Force's. Inexpensive, variety of lens colors, anti-fog, and comfy. I like mine alot!
You could always get a pair of BabyBanz (on Amazon). We use them when we go to the movies with our 3yo to protect her hearing. Obviously it looks a bit weird, but I figure it’s better than our kids ending up with tinnitus like I’ve got. Here’s a link to the 0-2yo version; they also have a version for 2yo+ as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BEHSDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HG6jDbG08MZ63
We had these on our registry and my son has worn them to maybe a dozen games at this point. He seems to like them just fine. We started taking him to games at ~4 months and he's about 17 months now and they've always fit nicely.
This is what I tell my SO. We love going to shows/concerts and he thinks that will change... well guess what, it won't because I just bought these: baby protection headphones
I highly recommend Tranquil Sleep. I work 3rd shift and have been using these for the last month or so. Also use blue blocker glasses to watch TV for an hour or so before hitting the sack. Combined, these are awesome. I rarely have a problem sleeping since I started using them.
Before you try any medical interventions, buy a pair of these glasses and start putting them on 3-4 hours before you want to go to bed.
There is a fair amount of evidence that DSPS is related to exposure to artificial, blue light in the evening (i.e. from lights, computer screens, TVs, etc.) which impacts melatonin production and other hormones and cycles related to sleep and wakefulness. Those glasses are orange and block out most blue light. In fact, if you're wearing them and hold a blue pen and a black pen side by side, you can't tell the difference.
I've been using them for a little while now and have noticed a huge difference, both in my ability to fall asleep before midnight without any sleeping pills, and in my ability to wake up at a reasonable time in the morning without being super groggy.
If you cannot remove lights or stop staring at screens, I highly recommend these glasses - http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90/
They help me fall asleep on time everyday.
There are actually plenty of pairs that fit over glasses. :)
(I own the last safety glasses style pair linked there and they fit perfectly fine over my reading glasses.)
I did that too- the flux program? These are just orange glasses (like workman's glasses, I got them for $9 on Amazon) that block ALL of the blue light that inhibits melatonin production. If you read the Amazon reviews, a lot of people have success with them when nothing else worked (including pharmaceuticals!).
If you can't stop these activities altogether, you can get flux and/or blue-blocking glasses to cut down on the blue light from screens which inhibits melatonin. These work very well, although not perfectly. It's also why I'm a strong opponent of tablets for book-reading - get a kindle/nook.
You either use some worktunes (Works fine for the smaller mowers, the big one is a little too loud), or you take some earbuds, and wear some earmuffs over that. You gotta get earbuds with a low profile so they don't push into your ears. I can hear podcasts on a regular volume fine with that set-up.
I love these myself. Have been using them for IMSA for a couple years now. Good noise protection (24dB), + an aux jack for your scanner or phone and solid volume to hear over the cars.
I have a beard and glasses, and I use the 3M 6391, and it works pretty darn well. The critical part for me is that it doesn't fog up my glasses, which just about every other dust mask I've used does.
My welding school has an awful ventilation system. I started wearing this and it made a world of difference.
>Construction grade dust mask
what exactly do you mean by this? because this respirator with p100 filters has made it possible to clean the cage or sit near the cage for playtime without the never ending asthma attacks.
my allergen comes from the chinchillas themselves, not the hay/dust/bedding. it's the same saliva protein that makes me allergic to other rodents and cats.
you may also consider seeing an allergy specialist and ask about possible treatments.
Setting aside the question of "Is NBC protective gear worth the expense"... I think the best way to test, would be to wear and tighten the mask to fit, and then use something like banana oil or smelling salts to check for any leaks (assuming you are using P100 or better filters). As this blast-from-the-past website demonstrates: http://www.alpharubicon.com/basicnbc/gasmaskfit.htm
My understanding is that it takes a lot of time and regular training, to properly don NBC gear on short notice. A N95 or P100 dust mask or respirator, would definitely be helpful in the more common disasters (unrest, storms, flooding, etc). NBC protection requires a full suit, gloves, boots, etc. Would you have time to deploy all of that out of your car, before you are affected by a strike?
I don't know if I would trust old military gas masks, because you don't know how old they are, or what the storage conditions were. The savings would likely be eaten up by the uncertainty of getting old, expired, or ill-fitting gear. The stuff is surplus for a reason...
I went full P100 last year. No regrets.
That's the plan! I want to work on THIS TREE this weekend. Most of that is deadwood up front. I want to remove the bark, do some carving and such, and then come in with the freeze technique. All of this with a couple of cameras looking on. Oh, and I just got a Uvex face shield and mounted a Sony ActionCam to it.
Edit: Fixed the link to this weekend's project tree.
You need this.
You look ridiculous in it and your friends will make fun of you but it works.
For a cheaper alternative you could pick this up for the mask.
Here's the product line brochure:
The one at Walmart, the S8500, is uncoated.
The one that usually gets recommended around here, S8510, has a Hardcoat/antifog coating. Not sure about the Woodcraft link, but here's the S8510 on Amazon:
I have the S8510 and I do think the extra for the hardcoat/antifog is worth it. Compared to others I've used, it is much less prone to getting scratched and fogging up.
(exhaust air is directed down so it doesn't fog up hood)
Not gonna provide the best vapor protection but it would help and it fits easily under a hood.
The little paper ones? They're better than nothing but I wouldn't say enough.
I use [this one]
with the [pink pancake filters.]
What hood do you have that your respirator doesn't fit? I have an ESAB Sentinel which is quite close fitting to the face and it fits just fine.
I love this kind with these filters.
3M makes a whole line of these respirators. I'm pretty sure the one linked here is the kind I got. It has a very soft, flexible silicone grommet that seals very effectively against my face and is incredibly comfortable. It vents your breath downward, so you don't fog up your glasses (a big concern with me). And the P100 filters with "nuisance level" organic protection reduce fumes from varnishes, solvents, etc., to the point where I literally cannot smell them.
Oh, and the whole get-up is really affordable, too.
Question: If you want to hypothetically avoid nuclear fallout, can you just grab a 3M mask and some cheap filters and be right as rain? They would filter all the particulate. The rest of you would be toast without more PPE, of course.
As someone who's been living in Beijing for the past 3 years, yes, it's bad, but a lot of things that get posted about are embellished. That said, winter is worse because of municipal heating.
The spring days aren't nearly so bad. It's Los Angeles levels of air most of the time.
If you're worried go grab yourself one of these and a pair of these to keep your lungs clean. I personally use these. It might be rude to keep them on indoors, but unless you're at a high end office or shopping center the air is the same as outdoors. Hopefully your gf's relatives got IQAir, otherwise you're still SOL for like 75% of the time since I'm assuming you'll be indoors for the most part. You also can't have it on when eating, when the second hand smoke will get ya.
try this one it's better
with these for dust
I have glasses and yes it does make a difference because glasses fog up and it's always a pain.
keep in mind once you open your cartridges filters they are really only good for about 30 days.
These orange glasses are another good option if you have many screens. They also prevent blue light from light fixtures, although that isn't as important as screens.
To tack on your flux and reading (no screens) suggestions:
Put these sexy thing on before bed too.
Also, listening to audiobooks seems to put me to sleep like a baby.
These worked for me. They fit over large oval sunglasses and have a great seal. Tougher to scratch as well.
Frequently I work in data centers that are very loud.
Sound protection headphones with an upgraded cord. Trucker bluetooth headset with active noise canceling, modified to work with the hearing protection headphones. Galaxy S7 and custom wallet made by my wife.
Stored in the briefcase is laptop and [folio](http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/504828/Ativa-Mobil-IT-Padfolio-13-x/_. Bypass shears, Leatherman Freestyle, 6" ruler, click sharpie, pen sharpie, stanley screwdriver (and RAM removal tool), silver sharpie, red sharpie. Zebra T-3, Cardsharp prototype.
Eyeglass case holding only cables, secured with velcro. Emergency heat sink paste.
Don't drink soda (carbonation) or anything with caffeine. Just water or juice. Take a walk up and down the aisle every so often, and stretch while you are doing so.
Music is also good, I use these headphones with a set of earmuffs as a kind of cheap noise-cancelling setup. Looks like there's also these that do the same thing in one package.
Get the window seat so you can rest you head against the wall and get your brains vibrated for free!
Pillow for lumbar support or extra cushioning might help too. The tip about taking your shoes off is a good one as well.
Since he's airbrushing, using protection is a good idea. When I'm spraypainting primer (even with normal cans), I'll wear a decent mask too.
And gloves are not just protection, they also prevent your hands from looking gross when you go to work the next day.
No. You would need a respirator.
You will need to read the spec sheets in them.
While I don't wear seeing glasses, I do use safetly glasses and have experienced the fogging on those. I use this mask and love it. Not only does it filter out the dust, but it also filters out any fumes from the finishing products I'm using.
I use something very similar to this:
This is the mask I use.
I also wear glasses, so I can't comfortably wear a full mask. Half masks work just as well, and this one is fairly comfortable and cheap to maintain.
Everyone is recommending the boss quiet comforts. They are TERRIBLE for dead silence.
Don’t believe me? Buy them from Best Buy rather than online and try them out for a day or two. That way you can return them if they don’t work out.
What you really need for dead silence are the construction headphones.
These are 10x cheaper and actually block noise.
Ok so these headphones do not have active noise cancellation, correct? You are just using them to block outside sound?
If that's the case then you are likely not damaging your hearing just by wearing them to bed. However, if you are plugging them into your phone and that causes a buzz in the headphones then you may give yourself a notch hearing loss. I have a few pairs of cheap headphones that when plugged in make a slight buzzing noise even when I'm not playing anything through them. Even though it's a soft sound I would be concerned with being exposed to that signal for 6-8 hours every day.
If you can already tolerate the headphones you may want to look into just a pair of earmuffs. I use these for around the house stuff and they work very well.
A cheap pair of ear protectors. Been wearing these at work for 10 years, help you get the job done.
This is a good deal but I think the Peltor is better if you have a large head and ears like I do: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/
They use IEMs and Ear-Muffs over them.
> also is surround sound and 5.1 speakers ingame better for cs or not?
You have 2 speakers over 2 ears. Stereo is fully capable at rendering accurate direction. Surround sound adds delay, echo and dither which degrades the sound. It also requires 100% perfect V speaker placement to be even remotely accurate. You will be hard pressed to find a "Pro" that doesn't use "windows_speaker_config 1" which is the "Headphones" setting In-game. I often hear things others don't, and everyone I know that uses the 5.1 setup gets reversed direction bugs all the time. Virtual Surround is better for cinematic experiences, like Skyrim, not for CSGO where accurate direction is key. Also for gaming, most Realtek onboard chips are perfectly capable.
absolute best earplugs I've tried
hearos xtreme protection
put the hearos xtreme protection in and then put these earmuffs on
absolute best earmuffs I've tried
it will be total silence
I sleep with just the earplugs in.
if I'm up and reading and want total silence I put the earplugs in and then put the earmuffs over, these earmuffs are extremely comfortable, also you put headphones (earbuds) (for music and movies) on and put the earmuffs over. I can't say enough great things about these earmuffs.
Like someone else said on here your neighbors, landlord, and the cops just don't care. Moving is the only option.
Best advice is to move and never move back into apartments again.
I can get this for $18.00. You'd probably also want a set of these ($9) to keep out the volatile organic compounds present in most spray paints. If I bought both of those, it'd be over $25 and would qualify for free shipping. (To me in the US.)
Postal shipping from the US to Oz would probably run $28-35 though. Let me know if you want to do it, and I'll PM you my PayPal details.
I had fume extraction at my welding school and it still didn't do the job, although stick is even worse than MIG. Nowadays I'd never weld without a respirator.
The general advice I've seen on /r/HomeImprovement is that if it is a pre 1977 house, assume it has asbestos.
As far as mitigating, I've seen wetting it down before removal, using a HEPA face mask, sealing off areas you aren't working in and changing furnace filters afterwords can remove a significant amount of the risk if you're DIYing it. And encapsulating it (putting another type of flooring over it) should remove any threat too.
I guess as an average homeowner, asbestos wouldn't be something I'd actively worry about. Radon on the other hand.....
+router bit set:
Make the mallet.
Honing compound: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N20BY2T/ref=psdc_553346_t3_B00HT74364
Dust mask: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Facepiece-Respirator-6291-Particulate/dp/B000FTEDMM
I don't if I'm rough turning green wood, but usually do wear one if I'm turning dry wood, and always when sanding. I use this one from 3M, which fits under the face shield pretty nicely and isn't too uncomfortable.
Safety glasses and a big face shield are critical. If I'm grinding a lot or grinding ANY thoriated TIG electrode I'll add a respirator with the pink P100 filter cartridges. Don't forget hearing protection! If you wear earmuffs then behind the neck ones like these will fit with all the other gear.
Actually there is a thing called the retinohypothalamic pathway that is activated when a specialized chemical in your retina called "Melanopsin" is degraded upon exposure to blue light. This is a chemical that activates specialized neurons that bypass the visual cortex and go straight to the hypothalamus to degenerate Melatonin (waking you up in the morning).
Solution: Wear orange tinted glasses to block blue wavelengths http://http//www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90
Ever try melatonin? It seems like a much more direct method than Ambien, and it's available over-the-counter (in the U.S. at least).
I can manage my "non-24" problem by
I once spent far too long trying to color correct an image while forgetting I was wearing these,
I am not actively treating lyme currently. I have done longterm antibiotics and haven't seen good results. Due to concerns about longterm abx and gut flora issues, I have decided to treat mold issues and detox first and then come back around to eliminating lyme. I am currently not on any pharmaceuticals.
Mold/ Mycotoxin Binders: I am on activated charcoal (Bulletproof activated charcoal) to help bind and excrete mycotoxins. I couldn't tolerate Cholestyramine (Compounded without aspartame), it made me very ill. I also cycle chlorella. I go slowly because personally, when I take binders, I feel very sick and get very weird mentally, especially in regards to anxiety.
I also couldn't tolerate welchol, which made me suicidal but after going off it I felt fine.
-Moved out of a water damaged building
-Bluelight blocking glasses at night Heres some cheap ones: (https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90)
-Clean diet, organic as much as possible, No gluten, low sugar, and I play around with dairy. Lots of grass fed beef and good veggies. (I was dairy free for a few years however when I eat it I feel fine.)
-Avoidance of conventional household products. Instead: Natural detergents, soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, etc... I do use conventional aluminum containing deodorant because I have some less than ideal odor if I don't.
-Air oasis filter to improve indoor air quality (bedroom)
-Water filter in shower, Reverse Osmosis filter to drink from. (Ideally, you'd have a whole house filter but I do not.)
-Exercise as tolerated. (I can only lift sometimes, I cannot tolerate cardio.) DO NOT overdo it.
Things I will try soon:
-More regular sun exposure
-epsom salt baths
-Alka seltzer gold (Helps alleviate detox and herxheimer symptoms in some people.)
-Actual sauna (Not infrared)
For more info on mold check out:
(Ritchie shoemakers site, not a huge fan of his personally, I disagree with a few things he says but still worth reading and learning what he has to say.)
The best article I have found: (Non-Shoemaker)
I have summarized here but feel free to ask questions and I will go into further detail. Good luck to everyone in regaining health. Cheers.
Agreeing with others that it does have blue light. Here's a great guide
The key things to look at is the Melanopic lux, getting that below 5 in the few hours before bed is the goal. Also the spectrum between about 420 and 540, shown on that page as a transparent curve in the background.
The kindle paperwhite is at 12, vs iphone/android phones at about 50. At half power (light level 13) the kindle is down at 2, which is pretty good.
You can also use blue light filter glasses. They should look orange, any that are clear will not work at all. Yes, the advertising is lying.
I like these
Which are also great for looking at your phone, or going to the bathroom.
It's a great site, it'll answer most of your blue light questions with every variation of device you can think of.
I made a thread about this in another subreddit and got some good responses from u/yogabagabbedlygook who lives in the West - where we typically have our forest fires:
>I use 3M 7000 series Half-face Respirator, it's the top of the line model and is only about ~$30 US with filters if you get a good package deal.
>I've used a few different filters and there are notable differences and exactly what you would expect. The big bulky OV/P95 Cartridges impact breathing the most, the 3M 2297 P100 filters are a significant improvement in ease of breathing, and lastly the 3M Advanced 2291 P100 filters are the least impactful as their are purposely designed for ease of breathing. I started with them in that order and have transitioned to the 2291 filters, a vast improvement and likely more than adequate for pollution considerations. The OV/P95 Cartridges are overkill and are what professional painters and chemists use, plus they're more expensive.
>Yes, you will get lots of condensation buildup, but I don't find that to be too problematic.
Oh nothing wrong with N95 - definitely has its uses. It's good, basic filtration, but the same job can be accomplished by a $0.75 dust mask.
Here's some info on the N## and P## filtration ratings: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/default.html
What mask or respirator you use will depend upon your uses. What did you have in mind?
Personally, I keep some of these around for most random uses that come up: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TVSY9O/
And I have this respirator: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MCUT86/
with these filters: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007STCT00/
for more serious contaminants, extended use, or to block oils and vapors.
3m 7500 get the pink discs they are p100 filters. It's a great mask that is comfortable to wear, even for longer periods.
Dust collection is important but even with that a mask will be your best friend.
The 6000 series is what the engineering team uses and they all said it's comfy as well. Uses the same filters as the 7500. They have the 6000 at home depot in the paint section. The best part is you can buy different filters for finishing.
Get any of these that you can afford.
Then something like this over the top should do the trick.
3M Peltor X-Series. Amazon Link.
Players also used in-ear buds with attached microphones. I never actually looked at the brand of ear buds before I gave them out though.
I like the 3m half mask with the quick latch. I use it with literally every kind of welding AND grinding. Lots of dust and smoke while metal working.
Filters are $4
The straps are adjustable to fit your head, the size only matters to determine how much face the mask part covers. I have a big head and this fits me nicely. If you have a small face you might want a medium. It's nice because you can flip a quick latch to drop it away from your face easily
I use a 3M quick latch respirator with the pink cartridges (you need to buy the filters separately with the mask I linked). It is reasonably comfortable and does a great job filtering.
The quick latch is critical for me because, thanks to allergies, my nose seems to be always running to a greater or lesser degree. Needing to unstrap to blow my nose or to sneeze would be horrible.
The pink filters are perfect for what I do. They are P100 (meaning they filter 100% of particulates; that's the level you want) and will do enough chemical filtering to be useful in the environment I work in (my shop). For more noxious chemicals or stronger exposure, you can get different filters.
You may want to get two, one permanently for the shop and one for his work vehicle. I know mine would always be in the other place, and I'd probably be too lazy or forgetful to move it.
Not sure if you wanted to stick with the military look (which is cool) but here is some of what I use. Very effective, interchangeable masks depending on conditions, reasonable price. this 3M respirator with some of these or a few of these
The first (and last) time I used an angle grinder without a respirator, I wound up with a sore upper respiratory tract for a solid month. Respirators are cheap. If your instructor won't provide one, buy your own. Hell, buy your own anyways. They can be useful around the house if you ever decide to paint or do renovations, or even if you have a particularly stinky S.O. in the bathroom.
This respirator with these filters are what I use. P100, which means oil-proof and blocks 99.97% of particles, plus nuisance-level organic vapor filtering.
And these filters: http://www.amazon.com/Tekk-Particulate-Nuisance-Organic-Release/dp/B007STCT00/
I have an OXO stainless steel folding mandolin and I love it. So. Yeah. I just got into Japanese cuisine for work, and am so thankful that I'm an age-old mandolin-er. I also bought a cut-resistant glove at the same time, and would never ever EVER use the crappy guards that come with any mandolin.
OXO Good Grips Mandoline Slicer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000DAQ8B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DKxRAbXQSZ1J3
NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves - High Performance Level 5 Protection, Food Grade. Size Medium, Free Ebook Included! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXUHHGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_pLxRAb8GM0DRT
So what I've taken to doing is wearing a normal set of earphones and shooting ear protection over the top of them, like These. Works better than you'd think. Otherwise, I use IEMs at church when we play with loops/click track.
It's better if you can find a different solution, but yeah, intelligible voices are a pretty black-belt thing to be able to keep in awareness without them becoming distractions. Depending on where you are in your practice, you might try playing with this, but if you aren't at least nearly at stage five, it's probably not a good plan.
You might try getting some reasonably comfortable ear protectors. However, bear in mind that meditating in silence isn't recommended. If there's any way you can find a place to sit that's not so challenging, that's better than wearing hearing protection.
these work great for me :) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKSMPZW/
quite powerful clamping force though
Oh I know, that's why I keep a pair of these around: https://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Shooters-Protection-Folding-Padded/dp/B00NKSMPZW/
Also if you look closer you'll see that it's in a UCoustic 9210 soundproof rack.
Mine were really tight at first so I put them on a basketball for like a week to stretch them out :) hope it helps with your sleep!
This is great - I especially like the purpose-built mindset with reasonable goals, such as getting home from work. I've set up my car bag in a similar way, but also with the idea of having my 5 year old in tow.
I've been in two situations where I've been stranded and had to get home: twice in New England where I've been stranded in my car during freak blizzards, and again during 9/11 in DC where I was REALLY reluctant to get in the Metro (i.e., underground soft target with thousands of freaked-out commuters) during a very real terror attack on our nation's Capitol.
My bag is essentially the same as yours, except for the winter I cycle in appropriate clothes. I've also included construction goggles with my N99 filtration mask(s). Also, extra socks and Leukotape, which is better than moleskin for the dreaded long walk home. Zip ties and duct tape are also included in case I have to fix stuff that will inevitably fail.
I recently started to wear these when making a lot of noise. Very nice for hearing protection and listening to music at the same time. 3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_AQjYBbVA8HNQR
As requested. I LOVE these things. Chainsaw, planer, they’re great for anything.
I got mine at Walmart for the same price ($50) as amazon.
There will come a time when they're screaming. There's no rule that says you need to listen to them scream at full volume. Block the noise and listen to music or an audiobook while you try to calm them down; it will help your stress level significantly.
I haven't personally tried these, but they look like they would work great for nursing babies. I hate pumping and washing bottles so I've always just fed from the tap haha. Another thing you can do is my husband and I will go to a matinee of a movie and use baby banz. That way baby isn't bothered by noise, it's usually emptyish during early showings, and tickets are cheaper so if I have to leave if baby starts fussing I don't get too upset on wasted ticket money. :)
3M also makes a half-face respirator that just covers the nose and mouth.
This kind of respirator is less comfortable than a full-face respirator, because it presses on one's face - not suitable for long-term wear. It also doesn't filter as well as the full-face respirator. But it filters a lot better than just wearing one of those cloth masks.
I don't know if this meets your fashion needs, but the 3M respirators have good sealing. You'll want to get the organic vapor cartridges.
Ah, good question. I use 3M 7000 series Half-face Respirator, it's the top of the line model and is only about ~$30 US with filters if you get a good package deal.
I've used a few different filters and there are notable differences and exactly what you would expect. The big bulky OV/P95 Cartridges impact breathing the most, the 3M 2297 P100 filters are a significant improvement in ease of breathing, and lastly the 3M Advanced 2291 P100 filters are the least impactful as their are purposely designed for ease of breathing. I started with them in that order and have transitioned to the 2291 filters, a vast improvement and likely more than adequate for pollution considerations. The OV/P95 Cartridges are overkill and are what professional painters and chemists use, plus they're more expensive.
Yes, you will get lots of condensation buildup, but I don't find that to be too problematic.
I used a 3m 7500 series I believe, with the dual pink particulate filters. Works well and fit under my Miller digital elite and 9100 just fine. Only problem is it is not osha certified because it is a negative pressure respirator. If you get a doctor's note saying your lungs are able to take the added strain you'll be fine.
I learned about PPE from the perspective of a woodworker, which has some overlap with detailing in terms of PPE when it comes to chemicals. Woodworkers commonly wear half mask respirators (I use this model from 3M) and then swap in filters for whatever they're doing at the moment. I wear that respirator for many hours at a time and it's very comfortable to wear and use. Just make sure to get one that fits your face shape and size, and to keep facial hair to a minimum.
As for filters, I use P100 filters for getting rid of particulate matter, in our case fine wood dust, which might be less relevant for detailing since particulates from abrasion typically get trapped in water or polish. They have some degree of organic vapor relief but it's not good enough if you're spraying paint or working with strong chemicals. For those, I use a dedicated organic vapor cartridge like this one.
There may be some better dedicated filter cartridges to use since 3M has a pretty wide product range, but that respirator's definitely a good one from my experience.
and these https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Over--Earmuffs-X5A/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1469058444&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=3m+earmuffs
wear them together, make sure you insert the earplugs properly like this https://youtu.be/8vHP8K3BsrA?t=1m15s
OK, the Snug-Plugs are close. I would suspect that the only way to get in excess of -30db is to use the best Over the Hear Headphones, or to double up on plugs plus muffs.
Someone recommended 3M Peltor X which are -31db ($27) -
That is probably the best you can do for a reasonable price.
Here is another bit of information that ...well it is interesting.... every time the amplification or attenuation changes by ±3db, the power DOULBE or HALVES.
When you go from -28db to -31db, the amount of energy reaching your ears is HALF.
Keep in mind there is a SQUARE factor in the calculations, so Power is not directly proportional to Voltage (in electronic). And there is a 20 log or relative to power, 10 log factor in the dB equation.
But the simply take away is every change of 3db, which in terms of what you hear is small, is a doubling or halving of the power received.
My Rad-Bands are -23db, so to reach -32db, we increase by 3db THREE times, meaning the Power is halved three times. That means 32db is allowing 1/8th of the power to reach your ears compared to my 23db ear plugs.
Earmuffs are the obvious solution.
I now have Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.
I just bought them recently so all I can say is that in combination with earmuffs and my airfilter there is absolutly silence ( atleast at home ).
I wouldn’t recommend Bose headphones for noise cancellation. They are far too heavy. Something like this is much lighter on the head. You might have to wear earplugs underneath them bc tv sound is projected at an odd frequency.
Sure you’re going to have distractions at the testing center, but they are going to be more like the distractions you would hear at a library - not someone having the tv on 24/7. Different kind of noise.
Also w/regard to soundproofing. You can do something really simple such as put a blanket on the wall where their tv is to buffer the sound. Home Depot also has sheets of 2in thick foam padding that you can put on the wall like they do in recording studios.
I agree to take an actual PT in an environment which reflects that of a testing center. But for your day to day studying there’s no sense in having unnecessary distractions, especially if they’re holding you back.
If you're concerned about minimizing airborne fine particulates (as opposed to just collecting chips), that's a hilariously undersized blower. At the very least, step up to the 2HP harbor freight unit. For "good" fine dust collection, 3-5HP is required.
Putting a motor like that in a carpeted cabinet sounds like a recipe for overheating.
I wouldn't try to do anything about the noise. You should be wearing good hearing protection whenever you're running the thing anyways. I run a 5HP DC + 3HP tools in a small room every day. Earmuffs off, it's pretty terrifying. Earmuffs on, I'm comfortable. I use these.
Instead of jury-rigging furnace filters and guessing about how well they'll work, how quickly they'll load up, etc, I would do one of two things: Either head over to Wynn and buy a pleated cartridge filter that fits your DC or vent the air outside and open up a window for makeup air while you're working.
A thein separator or cyclone is must no matter what you do. Without one, your filters will clog up super quickly.
The electrical constraint is annoying, but running new electrical circuits is a fact of life for woodworkers setting up shop in a residential setting. I suggest you bite the bullet and run another circuit out there. If you can swing it, run a 50A 220V circuit + neutral wire out there and put up a subpanel.
Best $43 I ever spent
Edit: Actually ear plugs might be better for you since it sounds like you need something during sleep. These are good to use when you're awake, but maybe too large and awkward to wear to bed, unless you sleep on your back without turning like a mummy
I used this mask. It's pretty cheap, it fits really well, and it doesn't even look that dorky.
Doesn't come with filters since there are all different types, but the 3M filters it takes are very common and with a little research, you'll be able to find the correct filter rating for what you're doing [e.g.: Asbestos, CO, lead, mold, etc...].
This is the respirator that I have and I love it (maybe more than I should). It's so comfortable that I can go a solid 6 hrs before I need to take it off. I do most of my work in a medium sized garage with poor ventilation (unless the door is open) and the difference in air quality it makes is rediculos. I could be hitting stuff with a grinder for a couple hours straight and the air smells just fine with the thing on, but as soon as I take it off, I would get a big face full of nasty air and put it back on, then open the garage door for a bit to air things out. I also use these filters for pretty much all of my dusty work. They're low profile and fit great under a face shield, but you'd probably need something different if you wanted protection from fumes.
Edit: these are the same filters at a better price
I have a set of worktunes with bluetooth for hearing protection. They're excellent. I love listening to music while working, and with a bluetooth connection, I wear them all day and listen to music that's on my phone. They don't get super loud, but that's by design; they're hearing protection after all. ;-)
This mask is great since it has the unlatching without removing feature. I use these filters when sanding or cutting wood, and these filters when spraying finishes.
I'm notorious in my house for slicing my hands in stupid ways while in the kitchen, so my wife got me a pair of these. She did not enjoy my demonstration of them as I tried to cut my palm open. They work pretty well. I highly recommend them or something like them!
Dude... Do we need to crowd source some Kevlar/chain mail gloves?
NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves - High Performance Level 5 Protection, Food Grade. Size Medium, Free Ebook Included! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXUHHGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ftqlDbHM1V3QJ
You should get some cut resistant gloves!
I was thinking leather gloves, but are you talking about something like these?:
Thought the slice I took out of my thumb was a lot smaller than it is. Re-bandaging last night convinced me to get a glove.
I recommend Mack's moldable wax earplugs. You don't plug them into your ears like the typical earplugs and they don't expand, so no uncomfortable pressure buildup in your ear. You somewhat mold them across your ear like the picture in the link shows. They are reuseable, though I toss each after about a week of use.
These can be used by themselves or if you need additional protection, with ear muffs. The ear muffs I recommend are https://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Protection-Folding-Padded-Certified/dp/B00NKSMPZW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1466507735&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=db+ear+muffs
The foam pads are washable by squeezing and rinsing a sponge with soapy dish detergent then letting it dry and reinstall again with your fingers. Not sure how different this is from your ear muffs.
It would be a lot easier to use an IEM with a flat profile and a regular ear muff on top of it.
that would also sound a lot better and offer additional isolation of -30dB (or even more)
I recently bought these ear muffs and they're great, very effective, comfortable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NKSMPZW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
If you combine them with these, you should have as close to silence as you're going to get: https://www.amazon.com/Decibullz-Earplugs-Comfortable-Protection-Shooting/dp/B00WIXL3T4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1499800618&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=custom+molded+ear+plugs
I really don't have a problem wearing them all the time around the house, except when I'm listening to something or going to sleep.
There are also these in development, which are going to be released around November, IIRC. I want to read enough reviews to make sure they're quality and worth it, though: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/knops-the-volume-button-for-your-ears-music-design#/
They seem perfect for people with asperger's and hypersensitivity for hearing, likely a deficit in sensory gating as well.
That's a pretty good sale. If you're not into paying quite as much and/or don't care about the electronic portion, these have an absolutely killer rating and ship to Canada from amazon.com. I'll be ordering a pair as soon as my credit card cools down after my big Black Friday order from Brownell's & SFRC (as well as a new TV).
I bought these a while back. They are reasonably comfortable and do a decent job of blocking sound. I love them on airplanes. Personally, I wouldn't want an in-ear solution because after awhile, they make my ears ache.
I wouldn't worry too much about looks. I guess it depends on where you are wearing them, but a lot of people use over ear headphones.
Anyway, for the price, I think these are good.
try these with your earbuds on underneath
Both, but the headphones I'm referring to just block out noise:
My kids know that if dads wearing his headphones he's writing.
These look like the ones I have but them not being safety yellow is a big plus. The ones I have are a few bucks cheaper though. They work fabulously and I decorated mine with E6000 and some jems.
DEWALT DPG82-11/DPG82-11CTR Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A12J3GI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_U60kDb0RQ0CPX
By far the best safety glasses I have ever owned.
They are very useful if you're in a windstorm or near a forest fire with smoke and ash blowing by.
I have these and like them, though they are double in price what you are looking for. Unfortunately I don't know if you will find much cheaper. Now if you try emailing dewalt maybe they can work something out for you as companies like to help out kids.
I meant these...
DEWALT DPG82-11/DPG82-11CTR Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A12J3GI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8a-OCbB0W2NY0
Reddit's favorite astronaut, u/colchrishadfield, went blind on a spacewalk because of Rain-X on his visor.
DeWalt makes antifog safety goggles. 12 bucks. They work great for me.
SafetyGlassesUSA also has a great selection.
If you're committed to listening to music and not having any situational awareness why not try something like this? https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=bluetooth+hearing+protection&amp;qid=1562597737&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=Bluetooth+hearng&amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;psc=1
I support 3m for their quality
I highly recommend these headphones
What if he used these instead? 3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ERpzCb9THKF50
My best friend at work for twelve hours. Audio books, music and radio on your phone. This babe lasts me a good 2.5-3 days without needing a quick charge on a lunch.
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_cn4WDb9E7W919
Hola u/elevenosix__. Lamento mucho esto. Yo que vos, pruebo por ejemplo un equipo de protección de oído. Este funciona muy bien: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXYJ2QP/ref=psdc_7491808011_t2_B0723CYHPZ.
O si no, este tiene bluetooth: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0723CYHPZ/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza.
Después, pone una música de relax como esta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW3iGR3IwV8&amp;t=640s
Two big things for me are going to sleep / waking up at the same time every day, and reducing blue light at night. First one is self explanatory.
For the second one, it's very important and no one realizes it. Blue wavelengths of light, like from your TV, phone, and computer, WILL make you less tired at night, and keep you up hours later than you normally would.
To fix this, install Flux (https://justgetflux.com/) on the computer, and set it to the strongest setting at night. You will get used to it and even really prefer it at night. I'd also recommend blue blocker glasses: https://smile.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-Glasses-SCT-Orange/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1504802660&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=blue+blocker+glasses
They look goofy but will help when watching TV, and even cut out blue wavelengths from regular lights. I put them on soon after sunset. I bet if you start doing those things, you'll have less trouble sleeping.
Wow, I'm amazed you guys haven't heard about the massive importance of lights on your energy level. I'd actually rate is as way more important than any kind of supplement/nootropic.
Light in the blue spectrum boosts the production of seretonin, giving you great, pure and clean energy. I often go from being grumpy, borderline depressed in the early morning to downright joyful after using my lamp for around 30 minutes.
The lamp I have is a Philips goLITE BLU. It's downright awesome. It's small, effective, easy to use (touchscreen) and portable. Some may think it's expensive, but it's actually not considering how big an impact it'll have on your life and for how many years it'll last you.
While blue light is great during the day it's harmful in the evening, since it prevents you from producing melatonin (the sleep hormone), both reducing your tiredness/ease of falling asleep and your sleep quality when you eventually do. To combat that I use glasses that filters out the whole blue spectrum, Uvex S1993X - just $8. It's much more effective than solutions like F.lux (it covers everything, not just your computer screen - and Flux can't stop all the blue light from the screen), and much easier to use too.
i've got some of those glasses and f.lux. works great.
real life: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000USRG90/ref=pd_aw_sim_23_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=PSWREQHHR3SWHEKJNXMX&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=61AZ2dsYbGL
Thanks! According to what you say & what I've read on amazon's forum, it shouldn't be a problem on lowest setting.
I used to wear http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000USRG90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 but they don't fit on my new glasses. I didn't know there were special lens coatings. I'll look into it. Again thanks. That asshole /u/kangthrutime kept insulting me about this, it's nice to read a normal response.
Also consider using blue light blocking glasses for watching tv or any other screen based activity before bed.
the problem is that melatonin production is disrupted not just during specific sleep-time, but throughout the evening, when it would naturally get darker over time.
it's good advice to make sure that all lights are blocked while sleeping (including blinking lights from electronic devices, cable boxes, etc); however, it's kind of impractical tip to suggest that people should avoid all sources of light after sundown. flux is a good technological work-around to an unavoidable technological "problem".
edit: these glasses do a great job of blocking all blue-light from monitors, phones, TVs, etc: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000USRG90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Do what you can to sync yourself physically to a more normal schedule. Eat your meals consistently at regular times, for example. I've also been advised to modulate my exposure to light intensity when it gets late. One of my teachers suggested these. Blocking blue light from your eyes is supposed to activate your natural circadian rhythm into preparing you for late night rest. I've had this particular pair for a few days. Still getting used to them, and can't say for certain if they're effective or not. It may very well end up being YMMV.
It sounds like your sleep is really not good. The fact that you are going to bed late at night is likely part of the problem. If you spend this time staring at a screen or in a lit room your melatonin production will be suppressed.
You can try orange glasses. Put them on a few hours before your bedtime. They block blue light, which inhibits melatonin production. If you can get your pineal gland working you will have a better natural supply of melatonin and DMT. Also try to get sunlight while the day is on. Here is a link to the glasses I use. Good luck!
These are the earmuffs I use:
My scanner is a Uniden BearCat BC125AT:
The earmuffs have an aux in and the scanner has a headphone jack, so they work well together. In addition to 454.000 for the race call, with a little Googling you can also find the IMSA race control frequency and plug that in, and also some of the team radio channels. I know you can find the Corvette channels on the Corvette Racing Fans Facebook page before every race.
Interesting side note, IndyCar also had their commentary broadcast on 454.000 at Watkins Glen last year.
How are you liking yoga so far? I've thought about it.
My husband and I decided this is the year to finally get pregnant! My goal is to be the healthiest I can be, so I'm trying to improve my exercise routine, and eating healthier. I am eating mostly fruits, veggies, nuts, and lean meats. My exercise is going great! I walk two miles twice a day, I've been doing this for a while now, and I feel so much better! I also drink a ton of water. This would help push me on days my husband can't walk with me and I'm alone. I think it would put a little extra umph in my step.
/u/mynthe, /u/ottiecat, /u/Morthy, /u/PapaCrowley, /u/quitelike, /u/alydian, /u/MrA1Sauce, /u/bderenzi, /u/carissalf ....you're all awesome!!
For general hearing protection where you don't need the microphone, i.e. mowing, recreational chainsawing, etc, what you want is this. Built in AM/FM tuner + 1/8" stereo input jack. They also make a Bluetooth version, but you lose the tuner.
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If you want to be a special snowflake with AEG:
If you want to commit to post-apocalyptic:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3HG1NK/ (Ivy Green)
Alternative lore-friendly face protection (use with whatever goggles you prefer that are also impact rated):
Not even close!
N100 or P100 RESPIRATOR is what you need, a paper mask or n95 will not protect you.
This is the studio standard: 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator Assembly 6391/07003(AAD), Large, P100 Respiratory Protection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NDN29O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Fw3nDb3BJ2ST0
Are the 3M P100 masks reliable?
What is the use case for particle masks in preparedness?
I had considered getting chemical protection masks but hadn't considered particle masks before.
The nose-pinch masks are next to useless. Get a cartridge-type mask without the carbon/organics canisters, just the particulates - example.
For anyone else reading, you don't need an $80 mask, any NOSH P-100 rated particulate respirator will do just fine, including this one. Just make sure you have a good seal on your face and shouldn't be an issue.
I use a respirator and a cleaning pot.
The paints don't get into the air too much, but the airbrush cleaner does.
I went with this 3M respirator. It directs your exhales downward, away from glass. I've mainly only worn it with my shield because I wear--prescription--glasses. No fogging on either. And I've found that wearing it the entire time I'm in my shop to be best because it's the invisible particles that are most dangerous. This is the model I got--https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001NDN29O/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1493025144&amp;sr=8-4&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=3m%2Brespirator&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41J7eFCI06L&amp;ref=plSrch&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1
I like the bionic because it has some chin coverage and seems pretty solid but I am sure there ate some great cheaper options. Make sure you get something with anti-fog, it makes a big difference. With the ionic s8510 is the coated, 8500 uncoated.
this. i don't want my safety gear made by the lowest bidder. get yourself a bionic face shield. http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S8510-Polycarbonate-Anti-Fog-Hardcoat/dp/B001VY3ACE
I highly recommend this face shield;
I checked that as well, and it also specifically says that safety glasses must be worn with it. Link : http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S8510-Polycarbonate-Anti-Fog-Hardcoat/dp/B001VY3ACE
Also, out of curiosity,what respirator do you use?
If you're given the choice between eye blood and eye sweat, then yes, we agree. Go with eye sweat. I use PPE.
these when forging:
as well as this, when grinding:
Well on that note, look into a better face shield/goggles. The ones you're wearing won't actually stop more than some grinding dust.
I highly recommend that one, trust... Blades break and they seek skin and bones.
Let me know if there is anything else you're curious about :)
Then get one of these (ensuring that you get an air-tight seal with the right size, best bet is to go to a hardware store and try a few on, holding the inhalation valves closed (shown here)) with a few sets of these filters, as they will need to be changed regularly.
Here is the setup I use at work
3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 6100/07024(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Small (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JZ1NIM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1TrKybJ33KZGZ
3M 2097 P100 Particulate Filter with Organic Vapor Relief, 1 Pair https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00328IAO0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KSrKybG6XV6MN
I can't say for certain, because that's my friends hood, but I'm 99% sure most half face respirators will work if you have pancake cartridges. I prefer the 3M 7501 Silicone Half Face.
3M 7500 7502 Series Professional Half Facepiece Respirator
3M 2097 P100 Particulate Filter
This with these.
What cartridges would be appropriate? Something like [this?]
It takes some heavy duty breathing gear to make a difference.
I have a beard and I really enjoy this 3M mask. Picked up a couple 2097 p100 Filters. What's nice is I can swap out the filters depending on what I'm doing.
/u/gravityalwayswins put the basics out there clearly so I won't repeat it, but I thought I would add a couple of things.
Light from devices and light bulbs can be a problem so either don't use them at night, replace them with things that don't use blue light, OR the simplest and what I do - use blue blocking glasses like these.
And the thing that has turned the tide for me? Magnesium. It has to be the right one though. I have been taking magnesium citrate for over a year and it didn't help much. I recently started taking magnesium threonate before bed and it has made a marked difference.
These are the ones I use.
I wear these over my glasses:
Orange (or blue light blocking) glasses.
Sleep deprivation can improve mood but if it becomes hypomania you get some of the cognitive issues anyone would get. People often become more functional and focused but it can be hard to direct that focus. It might be working extra hard at work or school but is (more?) likely to be skipping work to re-plumb your kitchen or spending way too much money shopping. Pulled away from that special hypomanic project it looks more typical. You are likely to become more distractable, impulsive and irritable which is pretty typical of not sleeping enough.
You want blue-blocking glasses, which are believed to help trigger melatonin production. I own the linked pair and put them on about an hour before bed, and I do think they help.
F.lux doesn’t work 100%, you need the glasses. There is a pair on amazon that look like hardcore safety glasses and block 100% blue light as tested in a lab, I’ll make an edit and post the link below. They’re large, so you may be able to fit them over glasses.
Another idea is PS - Phosphatidylserene, it works like a charm for regulating cortisol. 200mg at night worked better than rx sleeping pills for me when nightly awakenings were regular and bad.
Edit: Uvex S0360X Ultra-spec 2000 Safety Eyewear, Orange Frame, SCT-Orange UV Extreme Anti-Fog Lens https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B003OBZ64M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yZYYBb4DN3PQ1
Basic workflow: Find something to read, save it to Diigo or Zotero, autosync with Google Drive, mark it up in Xodo on tablet PC or smartphone (with another autosync), write about it using Sublime or Atom. If nighttime approaches, use blue-blocker glasses + F.lux.
I love the Surface Pro series for academic work. Use it as a laptop when producing, then lean back and use it as a tablet with a great pen when reading. The tools I use below also integrate with my phone automatically, so I have a three-part solution in two devices.
I used to use Mendeley, but recently switched to Zotero for a few reasons:
- Open-source and highly portable (both the program and your bibliography/PDF library)
- Zotfile (makes it easy to save annotations, also makes file management with your favorite cloud provider a breeze)
- SciHub integration with plugin (shhhhhhhh.... but srsly it's amazing)
- However, Zotero does not have a good phone solution. If you use Google Drive (or w/e) and open your files in Xodo on your phone, linked to G Drive, the lack of Zotero phone app doesn't get in the way.
Diigo is also nice for web-first content (e.g. NYT articles, blog posts, etc.), and is available on phone/tablet/desktop. The free account does plenty.
Xodo is my favorite software for reading and marking up PDFs, with the Surface Pen or on my phone. It's fast, free, and full-featured, and works across devices. (SumatraPDF, my old favorite, does not support annotation but is still great when speed is the primary concern, e.g. when ctrl-F-ing through huge PDF textbooks)
OneNote has its perks and many adherents, might be worth a try, but the Zotero/Xodo combo linked through G Drive keeps my stuff in one place.
For blue-blocking, these glasses are dorky but dirt cheap and get the job done. This plus F.lux makes late-night reading sessions much easier on the little bit of subsequent sleep you might get.
Also, consider writing in an application like SublimeText or Atom, which are designed for programmers but are very easy to use, and offer much better color schemes than Word (e.g. dark backgrounds, text in whatever colors you fancy). Sublime is crazy fast, and Atom is prettier with more plugins but slow, so I find myself using Sublime for quick notes and Atom for longer sessions or touching up. I save everything in markdown files, so transferring from one app to the other, or to the web (or a publication) is easy.
If you want to try true blue blocking on the cheap, get a pair of these: https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S0360X-Ultra-spec-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B003OBZ64M/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1487816267&amp;sr=8-8&amp;keywords=uvex+safety+goggles
You can tell how much of the blue light is blocked by comparing these two spectra: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0748/0281/files/NoBlueSpectrum_grande.png?13543670373916600953
If the spectra look identical, then all blue light has been removed (this is what you see with the UVEX).
these help me: https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S0360X-Ultra-spec-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B003OBZ64M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1501432814&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=uvex+glasses
Almonds specifically cause me acne. I know a lot of others that cant have nuts in general because it breaks them out. I would suggest eliminating nuts for a month and see if that helps. If not it could be eggs or night shades like /u/orangetiem suggested.
Have you ever heard of orange tinted glasses at night to block the blue light? Blue light can keep your body from producing meletonin. I used to have restless sleep but I heard about these glasses from some paleo blogger (cant remember who) and i've never gone back. I wear them 2 hours before bed and I look like a dork but I sleep through the night. They're pretty cheap and they're worth a shot.
Set a time limit for yourself and then go to bed without any devices. I had to start leaving my phone downstairs because otherwise I'd browse the net and wreck my sleep. If you can't set a time limit, then don't start and just go to the bedroom and read.
If you must watch, do so with orange glasses, so you can block blue light from reaching your eyes. Your brain will interpret the blue light as sunlight and suppress melatonin secretion. https://smile.amazon.com/Uvex-S0360X-Ultra-spec-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B003OBZ64M
You'll also look like a dope while wearing those, which may help you indulge for a shorter period of time. :-)
I just found these which seem to be the fit-over your own version of the ones Hermy (and everyone else on the internet!) use. I even found the spectral analysis to confirm they block 98% of blue light. I can't wait for them to arrive! If they work well, I'll look into RX options.
Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating (S3970DF ) - 19369, Navy Body, Clear Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003U9VE94/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VaFxDb8C3WS03
Just a random one I found. As long as they are goggles that wrap around and completely shield your eyes from all angles (glasses are insufficient), you’ll be fine
I experienced the same issue with my school's lackluster goggles. I purchased these
They fit my school's safety requirements for splash and impact and do not fog. They also fit well over glasses. Good luck!
Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating (S3970DF ) - 19369, Navy Body, Clear Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003U9VE94/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_N3d3CbTS9CRQ9
I have these, hard to fit the big framed glasses I have , so I wear my smaller frames. Indents form a bit on my cheeks and forehead but good ventilation if your goggles get fogged up.
I don't own these, but would you be able to have goggles instead?
There's a "fit for purpose" issue. Considering all the outside noise in the office, you're not going to notice all the detail, and you're more likely to get irritated with the cord.
I'm on record recommending these for office use. (I really wish someone would do a mod for better sound, though. I think there's a market...)
I'm a big fan of these https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Honeywell-Earmuff-1030110/dp/B004U4A5RU/
Cheap, light weight, good noise blocking, and have a 3.5mm jack on them with very decent audio quality that can be plugged into whatever scanner/radio/etc you have.
Only problem is when you take them off for a sec to wipe them off there will no doubt be a C7.R or RSR that comes by at just that moment to rape your ears.
Thats exactly how I help the time go by. a pair of these and some red ice radio.
Hey UnicornPenguinCat I sometimes have trouble concentrating in the office due to noise also. And I also found I had to crank the volume on the noise generator really high to drown out conversations. Though I found a solution on this blog that helped me a lot. Try this combo:
This is less than $50 and made a huge difference in the noise levels I experienced while working.
Wear these. I can mow my lawn while my neighbros' dogs won't shut-the-fuck-up-already, and hear my podcasts just fine.
Earlier this summer I got a pair of these earmuffs coupled with this bluetooth adapter. They seem to work pretty well together. I use it quite a bit in the shop and while running equipment. They have good noise reduction, decent audio quality, and I can pair it with my phone or laptop and listen to whatever I want.
I just wanted something cheap for my kid and bought these. They have fit on him since he was very small (he's 3 now and uses them on nowhere near the smallest setting). They block out noise without being $$ active noise cancelling headphones.
This is what i use. i hot glued the bluetooth adaptor to the bottom of the earmuff. rechargable bluetooth audio with no wires. Marc from the wood whisperer has a good video that inspired me on this setup.
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These are pretty good for passive noise isolation, wearing them is similar to putting in earplugs. Got them because my neighbors across the hall have a screaming kid:
One is an earmuff, one is an earbud.
Combine the two and get this.
If you can splurge for fan goggles that will be your best bet. I am also a VERY sweaty guy, for me the solution is these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WPSDXS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
0 fogging issues even playing indoor in full bdu
With the battery and charger you have on there they don't match. you can't use a nimh charger on a lipo you'll blow it up.
If you're going to use a lipo battery I use this charger
also with that battery it will only work if your gun is front wired (the plug for the battery is in your handguard) if its rear wired it wont work because you need the battery in the buffer tube.
as far as the gun sack you can pick up a hard rifle case at walmart for under 25$ and it will keep your rifle safe and you can lock it with padlocks if you'd like
I also really wouldn't recommend a paintball mask either cause they usually fog unless you get a really nice one like a dye i4/i5. they are also almost impossible to aim down sights with. I use arena flak jaks as I just pop out the vents and they never fog and you can get cheap replacement lens on ebay
others recommend the pyramix goggles as they are lower profile but I just find it easy for them to move off my eyes by just moving facial muscles
with those if you want lower face protection most people recommend the one tigris as it makes it easy to aim down your sights
bamf mags I've heard many different things on them so i guess it just depends on your gun if they fit they will be good if not kwa k120s, g&p skullfrog, and pts epm are all good mid caps and those go in order from least to most expensive
Sounds like they might be doing it for insurance and liability reasons but that's a bit backwards as full mesh face protection isn't the safest thing around. Definitely wear a set of properly rated full seal goggles underneath it, such as the Pyramex iForce goggles.
I wonder why nobody knows about these (probably because vtac took em and slapped their name on it)
I own these, highlanders, and I-forces. None of them fog, ever. If I had a million dollars for every time these fogged on me, I'd still be broke as fuck.
Don't waste your money on ESS's and Revisions. The prices on these bad boys are unbeatable.
I like this brand to keep as a loaner. I keep 2 spares in the duffel in case mine goes down or if the a player forgets his/hers. Inexpensive, dual pane + anti-fog only kills out if you are pouring sweat, and fits asian faces very well.
Great for warm or humid days and you can't take off your gear to cool down. I keep a G&P Distress marker fan on me to cool down between rounds.
Electrolyte Gel Packs
Great for keeping cramping and general dehydration down. Gatorade works too, but I keep these in handy for people who only drink water all day and begin to look flushed.
Yeah, low income can be a bear... but since you don't seem to be allergic to work, there are possibilities, even for the "too young" to work. Traditional stuff like mowing neighborhood lawns, less-so like dog-walking... or whatever.
Definitely rent first. Getting in to play the game will help you to figure out what role(s) you want to play when you do start buying gear and allowing you to focus on gear that lets you, as well as helps you, do what you enjoy.
Budget for your rental trips. Locally for me, a day's airsoft as a minimum rental is about $60US. That's $30 field fee, and $30 rental (covering mask/goggle, AEG, battery, and a single hi-cap mag. Additional mags and a chest rig can be rented for an additional $15, but usually, that's unnecessary. BBs are extra, ~$22 for 2700 rounds, (I use .32s and .20s are going to be cheaper) but you can save the ones in the bottle you don't use and use them on subsequent trips. All told, you're looking at about $70 per person, per trip. Once a month is probably a good rate.
Start saving now for gear if you can, don't burn gear money on rental fees if you can help it. Every dollar invested in your starter gear is going to (usually) improve the performance and longevity, especially in a gun, which will probably (and should) be your greatest single startup expense.
There are low-cost options for basic gear.
A set of Pyramex I-force goggles and a One Tigris foldable mask (or similar) can be had (collectively) for less than $50.
Condor makes some (at least in my limited experience) cheap but reasonably good quality gear.
My current cheap gear setup (less than $100US here, without shipping):
NO B Tactical Folding Mask w/ Ear protection (really a One Tigris knockoff, but it works)
Condor Modular Chest Panel
Condor Triple M4 MOLLE mag pouch
This setup, over street clothes, is functional and cheap, and I have personally had no major issuses with it. Minor issues include some condensation with the goggles (more "why am I staring through a fishbowl" water than fogging really, and that after several hours of play), and the mask straps loosening on occasion.
Changes I would have made looking back:
- Color choices on the mask, panel, and pouch. The olive drab I went with on the panel and pouch didn't match the rest of my eventual gear setup (black), which started with the black mask. Didn't plan that well enough. I would stick with a color (probably olive drab for cheap or Multicam for more expensive) if I did it over again.
- Should have gone with a set of three single pouches, rather than the triple. The ~50% (or about $10) increase in price would have been worth the increase in loadout flexibility. I seldom find myself needing six spare mags.
High dollar things you are going to want to budget for (at least eventually) when you buy gear:
- Boots. Regular street shoes are ok, especially indoors, but you really want to have a set of high-quality boots to play in, especially outdoor fields with broken terrain and obstacles. The ankle support and all-around toughness of a good set of boots are going to be worth the expense. Add to that the ability to switch out of your boots for the ride/drive home is great, especially playing outdoor fields where you might get rained on or have to wade through a building ( >1 inch deep puddles inside buildings, ISYN), and you'll feel a lot more comfortable doing so if you know you won't have to wear wet footgear home.
- Defogging system. I bought an ExFog system recently and ran it the first time last weekend (same time as the rain and indoor puddles) and I'm over the moon. Cleared up the condensation issues with the goggles I was having completely. I can't recommend this enough. But at >$75, it is definitely in the "luxury" category, so buy it when you can afford it, but consider it as soon as you can.
Something you might be able to get cheap:
BDUs/Combat Uniform. Old military combat uniforms and such can be found occasionally at thrift stores or places like the Salvation Army. Actual military uniforms are going to hold up great (even if they're not in perfect condition when you get them) and they are already camo. Much cheaper than buying them new, or buying civilian equivalents.
highly recommend for these $15 goggles. amazon link
I have run them two days so far, and am in love with them. They are ANSI Z87+, comfy, and fit under my hat. ymmv with the anti-fog but i treat the lenses before i play and so far haven't been fogged out of a game.
first day with the new goggles I took a bb to the right lens from a player with a notoriously hot HPA set up from only about 25 feet and the lens was totally unmarked. it splashed sweat and dial soap off the lens into my eye which made it look like i had pinkeye, but that's a personal problem.
to be fair, I am one of the sweatiest people on the internet so my issues with fogging and sweat may not be relatable.
I was previously running some smith optics boogie goggles that looked very cool but would fog so bad I had to leave the field mid game more than once and those damn things were about $50. now i feel like i found my goggles.
lastly, just buy smaller gloves? is that an insensitive suggestion? i wear gloves in size small if that makes you feel better.
inb4 trump and or dick jokes.
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Materials aren't impact rated, eyepro is because part of impact testing is that it has to remain in place on your head, but that's besides the point. To put it very simply:
$15 for 16-Joules of impact protection backed by MIL-PRF-32432 impact standards, ANSI Z87.1 high impact standards, and Pyramex, an industry leader in PPE.
Vs. hoping that you selected a strong enough material, hoping that you built your homebrew mask correctly, and hoping that the field allows your homebrew mask (which any field worth their salt will not), backed by your personal, non-expert confidence in your own work.
You can't replace your eyes. Buy the freakin' eyepro.
Turn 26 in 10 days, started playing 2 weeks ago.
I bought these:
They've been great so far, pretty low profile and hasn't fogged at all either time I played (I'm a sweaty dude so that's pretty miraculous tbh)
The ones in the pictures are from baby banz
They seem to be ok...my daughter hasn't complained. I initially bought the Em's 4 bubs earmuffs, but they're no good. The front strap will slide down and cover her eyes.
Bonus pic, baby headsets don't fit on dogs so well.
[You'll want to have head phones for the baby] (https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Banz-EMBB-Hearing-Protection/dp/B007BEHSDU) - indoor arenas are VERY loud.
Other than that -go for it.
Completely unrelated, but often in Canada you'll see kids wearing some sort of ear protection at games.
Is this uncommon in the US? I figured it'd be popular with any sort of stadium event.
Whoa whoa whoa- you guys have got to be kidding. Do you know how bad you can screw up your kid this way. Make sure to get some hearing protection in there- a nice set of ear muffs can go a long way. http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Banz-EMBB-Hearing-Protection/dp/B007BEHSDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1450458329&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=baby+hearing+protection
These got us through plenty of Dbacks games this year, 4th of July fireworks show and a preseason Cards game with our little one. Slept through some loud noises without a problem.
The choose is up to you (unless the couple has stated no children) and some people here already comments some good pros and cons. I'll just say that if you do decide to go, please do protect those little ears from the loud DJ! We bout some Baby Banz headphones for our little guy and they have come in handy on so many occasions: loud restaurants, fireworks, parades, and concerts/music festivals.
By far one of our best baby related purchases: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Banz-Baby-Boys-Newborn-Protection/dp/B007BEHSDU
Id just go with somehting like this,
Baby Banz. They don't kill all sound, so can be worn at home as much as at a concert.
I bought a 3M charcoal respirator for like 30 USD since i also use it when i'm priming outside
also this is the "spray booth"
I second this. I bought a 3M respirator from Amazon (this one I think), and it's worked great. Looks like I need to change my filters, though; didn't know about the 30-day limit. (I've only used it about eight times, for a few minutes each, so I'm way under the forty hours of use limit...but if it's whichever comes first...it's been well past a month.)
Also of these: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1410819278&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=painters+mask+3m
Even if you are just using acrylics, you will need one. You will also be sealing your models, too, which are usually lacquer based.
I would get one of these if you are exploring highly questionable areas
Here's what I would do...
Buy a respirator
Turn off the water to the house. Drain the pipes as best you can.
Rip out the tub and the tub walls, including the faucet and handles on the tub. Throw them away.
Clean up any mold you find now that the tun and walls are out. Soap & water and a brush will do.
If there is any wood work that's falling apart from water damage/mold, you may need to get help... It'll unfortunately cost more than you have, but the alternative is for the house to fall down. Hopefully it's not too bad.
Buy one of these and one of these and a few tubes of silicone bathtub sealant.
Now, you'll need some help putting the tub in if you've never done it before. Possible someone here is local and can lend a hand.
It'll end up costing about $800-$1000 - I tried to get you as close to $600 as I can...
I could not agree with you more. I bought this [respirator mask] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1482934910&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=3m+respirator) and it works really well even with my full bushy beard and is super comfortable.
Remember it may state that it is non-toxic but that is when you are using a paint brush.
Honestly, this is a shitty thing to have to do. You should make it as easy for yourself as possible. Get something like this:
The active charcoal filters actually take away a lot of the smell while the particle filters make sure there's no danger from aerosol particles (can be an issue if noro or rota are involved and also if you're dealing with rodent droppings). I have one like that (different brand) and it's well worth the money. Much more effective and more comfortable than the standard dust masks. Plus, it looks badass.
Haha, fair enough. Worst case scenario you get it down to bare wood hate it and you can paint it something else. Hopefully you like it. You never know what to expect on those.
with the heatgun, dont do it till the paint comes off on its own as that will for sure burn the wood. Just pick an area maybe 1/4 to 1/8 of the face of the guitar, and heat it, keeping the heat gun in motion. As the paint gets soft, scrape it off with a putty knife. Once its mostly off, it will be easier to sand the oddball remnants off, probably with 180 grit or so using a hand sanding block. Then hit it with 220, 300, and maybe up to 600 if youre just going to oil it.
Also, for the love of all that is toany, get a respirator. You can get a decent one for $25 on amazon, I use this and it works quite well.
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Low-Maintenance-Half-Mask-Respirator-Assembly/dp/B00004Z4EB/. Also do this outside.
All in all, If the paint isnt scraping off easily it needs more heat, but always err on the side of farther/more motion than less, and dial in the distance slowly so you dont burn the wood.
Good luck man!
They can actually be pretty cheap and not too cumbersome.
I've used respirators for a lot of projects involving volatile organic solvents which emit vapors with molecules as small or smaller than the fumes coming from dead bodies and I can't smell a thing. And they get a decent amount of life out of em.
From the pictures it looks like you are wearing a simple mask like this Home Dust Mask. If you have another project involving tile or dust like it, or a friend has such a project you should wear a better mask. One like this one would work, and this one would work even better and be more versatile.
On a side note, I bet the dust got to the refrigerator's compressor.
how often do you guys change the filters of your breathing mask? I use
and was wondering how often you guys change the organic filter? I seem to get some irritation everytime I use it and was wondering if its the filter expiring or what.
I painting with tamiya spray cans
I think it's cool you want to pick up a hobby your father had. It will be a nice reminder every time you pick up the gun.
I use this 100% for miniatures, and it works great!!
Alright, here is the list I bought. It's a bit more than you want to spend, but this will ensure you can get going right away, and not be frustrated. I did a fair amount of research on different forums, sites, and youtube videos. If you want to know why I chose something, feel free to ask. I was going to bold the ones that you absolutely need, but I would say everything in the first set are a must.
For the compressor, I keep mine at about 18-20 while doing miniatures and it's perfect.
I do 1 drop Improver, 5 drops thinner, and 6 drops primer and have perfect flow.
Feel free to ask any questions! Good luck!
>I would like to know if a normal dust mask would be fine during the sanding, what respirator to get (any brand, but would prefer 3M), and if any filters would be suitable for use during the whole process.
No real complaints. They are comfortable, cheap, and make very loud things fairly quiet.
If you want to "solve it once and for all" as you put it, the best option for you is the Etymotic ER4SR. The triple flange tips on these will block out EVERYTHING and I really do mean everything. The only thing that will beat these is custom IEMs which are way out of your budget.
Another option I recommend to people is getting a set of these and wearing them over cheaper but less isolation IEMs like 1More Triple Driver. Blocks out just as much noise and is possibly more comfortable, though you do look a little dumb wearing them.
I see what you're saying now. I think what would work even better is some basic noise blocking ear muffs like this: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K
Only $20, and if you've ever put a pair of these on you'll be surprised at how well they block out sound.
Over-ear: these are fine.
In ear: I usually buy store brand 33db foam ones, probably similar to these:
Ah man, I will not tell you what to do or not to do with your life because it is your life. But if there is that one part of you left that still wants to go to med school then I will give you this advice that might help.
Get some earmuffs when you study for the MCAT or take the practice tests or the real MCAT. Lucky for you they have the earmuffs to cancel noises in the testing center.
My first 3 months of studying for the MCAT, I didn't understand anything. Sure I can just read but it would just goes straight out off my head. I even studied at the library too, super quiet. You don't even know how many times I wanted to give up. Then break was on and the library closed and I couldn't go there anymore. Studying at home was a no go for me because of all the noises associated with being home, e.g. Tv, my parents talking. After a night of sleep, I woke up and thought, why don't I get some sort of noise cancellation devices. I tried out these earmuff and from there on, my life changed. I understand >90% of what I read from MCAT review books. I went on and studied for the MCAT that I took yesterday. It was hard, but doable. Also, English is my second language so I'm at a disadvantage compared to Native speakers already.
Take home message: buy the earmuff and use it to see improvements on your scores, and possibly other improvements in your life. Read the reviews on amazon for the earmuff if you don't trust me. They have med and law students backing that thing up.
i'm currently searching on reddit and a popular one is this: (http://www.amazon.com/Peltor-H10A-Optime-Over-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K)
but it's so cheap...
edit: uhh wrong link.. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826501005)
Loud is an understatement. It's like standing next to a jet. I tried one out using both earplugs (these with an NPR of 32) and then, in addition to those, hearing protection earmuffs (these, with a NRR of 30). Even with all of this hearing protection I found the unit to be very loud. Afterward I needed to rest my ears, not listen to records.
From reviews, I know many of the RCMs are loud. I doubt they're this loud, but, as you'll read here, some people don't find them to be as bad as I did. But if you're concerned about noise, this isn't the unit to get.
I'm hoping the Pro-ject might be quieter. I'd really prefer to have an all-in-one unit. Otherwise I'll probably get the KAB EV-1 which I can use with my quiet Miele home vac.
I use these for this type of work (such as hammer drilling concrete). I have at least 5 pairs, I leave them all over the shop/house/garage so that a pair is always available.
I am not a fan of the "jam it in your ear canal" hearing plugs, as they get pretty nasty in a short time, and my ears always feel terrible after a day's use.
My neighbor is an audiologist and she told me some good advice: the best hearing protection is the one that you will actually use. Meaning, if you get the top of the line earplugs, but you find them uncomfortable, or inconvenient, you will end up not wearing them.
A 30dB reduction from 91dB is more than enough... 60dB is considered "normal conversation" sound levels.
Just remember, you are not stuck. Maybe you can't move tomorrow, but you can work tomorrow towards moving. Figure out ways to generate money, move forward, save as much as you can, and make it happen, you deserve it. And while you are doing that, find short term solutions for today's issues. Can you make a lateral move and rent a room somewhere else in the area away from sirens and the current situation? Check, regularly, rooms open up all the time, find something better. Is the owner as unhappy as you, is he working to kick the trouble maker out? Put some locks on your door, and when the sirens are driving you nuts, try these, they are amazing Sound Cancelling EarMuffs
I don't know a whole lot yet about knife making, but I do know that if you are grinding metal you need to be wearing respiratory protection. Metal dust is no bueno for your lungs. In the limited reading that I've done, a standard 3M respirator mask with the P100 filters should be sufficient. [The price is right too] https://www.amazon.com/3M-Facepiece-Respirator-6291-Particulate/dp/B000FTEDMM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1468293781&amp;sr=8-5&amp;keywords=3m+respirator
I know OSHA regulations don't allow for a beard when using an N95 mask and only allows for limited facial hair, IE goatee or mustache, so take that for what its worth, YMMV.
I have what they call an "E" container that is about 4 quarts. Puts out 2L/min for 2 hours. Portable concentrators are HEAVY. Work in well ventilated areas as the co2 it emits in my house gives me a headache (not enough airflow in lungs to get rid of excess co2 concentration).
Respirators like this would work if I could get a NIOSH95 rating filter. Seems like it would work and then have to find a way to get air to feed into it behind the filter.
I'll look into non toxic silica too. Maybe I could put some of those inbetween the filters?
Problem is that I have to wear these because I don't make tears anymore and need to protect from wind/keep moisture in. It's very difficult to wear TB n95's, circle n95's or even viral surgical masks without having fogging/comfort issues.
For scope: get a used tek on craigslist
For function generator: this kit
For iron: Hakko 888
You probably want a bench PSU as well: Korad 3005D
You need safety gear too!
Don't forget blank PCBs and etchant, breadboard, jumper wires, etc.
it's this one - the one you linked doesn't filter out asbestos. I bought the same one for my first trip myself, but this one I've linked definitely works
For yard work and mowing the lawn, I wear one of these: 3M(TM) Half Facepiece Respirator Assembly 6291/07002(AAD), Medium, with 3M(TM) Particulate Filters 2091/07000(AAD), P100 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FTEDMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EfSyzbTQQKPSQ
Breaths pretty easily, gets uncomfortable after an hour or so. I'm still looking for something more appropriate for outdoor exercise.
Well if you don't mind puking your brains out for a day or two, by all means weld away bud! BREATHE DEEP! lol Trust me man, don't do it...you will regret it, death is probably favorable over the sickness you will experience.
Just grind off the galvanizing in the area and make sure you are in a well ventilated area and out of the smoke plume. I would probably wear one of these too.
Those particle masks will only help so much, in order to be better protected you need a good seal around the face.
Amazon prime one of these and stay safe!
After pulling up some carpet and enduring sneezing and a swollen face for 2 days (I'm highly allergic to dust mites), I picked up this respirator: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Face-piece-Reusable-Respirator-Assembly/dp/B000FTEDMM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377109831
Cheap, comfortable, replaceable filters, and works well. Not a single sneeze after pulling up more carpet for 4 hours.
Less than $1 each:
This is the bad boy you want though:
Fits better on your face and filters out 99.97% of particulates, with replaceable pancake filters.
What I consider essential on the fabrication side:
Huge air tank and hoses. Lots of air tools (glue sprayer, paint sprayer, saws, cutoff wheels, air chuck, nail gun, etc). Seriously, this gets a ton of use and is absolutely necessary IMO.
Table saw. Must have a sturdy fence and be able to rip at least 2 feet wide. Rockewell is basically the cheapest one I know of that's decent. Take a look online, lots of people selling higher end ones, used, for a few hundred.
Router with circle jig and the appropriate bits.
Decent quality drill with spare batteries (I'm currently using the 20v lithium Dewalts, they've been great). Jig saw (I like the Skil brand with laser guide), reciprocating saw. Various drill bits, unibits, and saws.
Palm sander, and pads with various grits.
Bench grinder (wire wheel and stone if possible). I keep a full size angle grinder around as well, with some flap and cutoff disks.
Propane torch, preferably, with easy-start (no striker/lighter, a button start of some sort)
A decent quality dust mask. I use these. Trust me, it's WAY better than breathing in fiberglass dust, or even just MDF dust.
Tons of latex gloves, "chip brushes", and cheapo tupperware for resin work (mix in tupperware, let it dry, bend to crack out resin, re-use until it's destroyed).
Sawhorses, or at least, durable garbage cans.
Razor blades. I buy single-edge 100 packs and just throw them away as soon as they're not sharp. For cutting carpet, vinyl, etc. it's much better than scissors.
A decent quality hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks (this is how you position rings for custom doors, dashes, etc)
I have this 3M one and I use these filters on it. Honestly, I've used it only a handful of times in the 8 years I've been exploring. Once in a place full of black mold, another in a place where all the insulation had fallen onto the floor and created a dust cloud as you walked. It's kind of a personal judgement call. If you feel more comfortable wearing one all the time, go ahead. Just don't get a gas mask unless you want to look silly (or like a bioterrorist).
Thanks I’m gonna check those out. I bought these a couple months ago and finally started using them today. They are super ridiculous so I’ll prob buy those until I get a nice pair. Want to try to get insurance to cover a pair. https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90
Adding to the other comment about blue light, you can check out these glasses to wear at night. It completely blocks blue light, so much so that the blue light display my fridge uses looks grey and even my hue lights set to blue looks like a greenish grey.
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens (S1933X)
These glasses on Amazon may help. Some people just get extremely tired after wearing them for some time. Just make sure not to take them off (close your eyes if you are changing your shirt) as that sorts of resets the amount of time it requires for you to fall asleep.
I love these - https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=orange+light+glasses&qid=1566905224&s=gateway&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sr=8-5
For Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder specifically, get one of those blue lights and have her shine it in her eyes for an hour every morning. I have a Philips GoLite, costs about $125, makes a huge difference. Or you can go outside and get direct sunlight first thing in the morning.
Then get rid of blue light at night, either by wearing a pair of ugly orange glasses or replacing your bulbs to be more orange (blocking blue light) and putting your devices in the new "night shift" mode in iOS or using a program like flux.
Blue light in the morning makes you feel good, blue light at night ruins your sleep. Depressed people virtually always have sleep issues.
EDIT: also magnesium. Magnesium deficiency may play a role in depression, and supplemental magnesium improves sleep which can help with depression. I recommend magnesium glycinate.
Science is here to save you.
There is a kind of receptor in your eye called "melanopsin," which synapses directly with the mood/sleep regulation center of the brain. 
This regulatory center controls the melatonin level in your bloodstream. When light hits these receptors, it suppresses melatonin and advances sleep phase (makes you go to bed later). 
The kicker: these receptors respond to blue light. If you can block the blue light, then you can preserve your endogenous melatonin level.
The solution: wear special glasses that block light up to the 500 nm range. I got mine for less than $10. 
In a pinch, you can simply avoid looking at the computer screen. This is one major reason why I think reading a book before bed works so well.
 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanopsin
 Source: http://jp.physoc.org/content/549/3/945.full (This is the most sophisticated study I've seen concerning sleep phase response to light exposure.)
 Link: http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90
Why not just wear blue blockers? Uvex Skypers absorb 98% of blue light and you can get them for <$10 on Amazon.
I've been wearing them at night for about a year. I'm still nocturnal, but I believe the 98% claim, they definitely reduce eye strain (transcriptionist + student = LOTS of computer use), and they're comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time.
Do you use scototherapy (dark therapy)? It works much better than melatonin for me. I think if you can get your pineal to produce melatonin naturally, it will continue all night instead of ending in 30 minutes. It's also possible that the noradrenergics could be an enhancer to the dark therapy - noradrenaline stimulates melatonin production - so while on their own you feel more wakeful at night, noradrenergic+scototherapy could be more sleep-enhancing than scototherapy alone if you otherwise have trouble with noradrenaline systems (as is possible in MDD and ADHD). The cheapest way to try out scototherapy is uvex SCT-Orange.
I struggled a lot with this too. I tried putting my cell phone far away from me when I went to sleep so I would have to get up to turn it off; I tried the alarm apps with the crazy captchas that made me do math before it would turn off (I would just sleepily wind up removing the battery, and eventually got good at drowsy math)... I even tried the crazy-loud alarm clocks made for deaf people..... Nothing worked.
I would up taking a shotgun approach to this as well.
I started off with some very cool looking blue-blocking glasses that I would religiously start wearing once it was sundown, and wouldn't take off until I went to bed. I would take some melatonin at the same time as well.
Now, the real pièce de résistance was a sunlamp--of which there are many kinds that I used alongside the Sleep as Android phone app. There's a specific captcha on there called "Let there be light" that forces you to turn on a lamp before the alarm will turn off. By adjusting the sensitivity I made it so that only the INCREDIBLY BRIGHT sun lamp would turn it off, which combined with the sun lamp finally did the trick. By the time the alarm had turned off, I really did start feeling invigorated by the bright light.
Don't feel like you need to jump in to the deep end and wake up at 6:30 right away. Set realistic goals, and once you establish a rhythm you can adjust times based on your schedule.
Best of luck, friendo!
This website can explain it better: yourbrainonporn.com. Also search some TED talks about this if you're feeling lazy.
The reviews do a good explaining about the effects of blue light and mental state.
Hope you feel better :)
Stick to it totally, no cheats, no fudging. I did this and it completely transformed my sleep. I also keep the house as dark as I can in the evening and turn off the screens at least an hour before bed. Your natural melatonin is very light sensitive, especially to blue light, so limit your light exposure as much as you can. I wear these for good measure.
Keep your wake up time the same every day (no matter what!) and don’t try to get into bed until you are really sleepy. Don’t worry about how sleep deprived you will be. If you wake up at the same time, the deprivation will actually help you sleep better in the long run.
Btw, it took me at least two weeks to start to feel normal. There was a lot of two steps forward, one step back. Keep your sleep log and you’ll see that you really are improving, even when it doesn’t feel like it. Good luck!
People’s experiences can obviously vary, but I was diagnosed as depressed which then switched to bipolar II after my first (and arguably only) hypomanic episode, so my experience might have some good lessons for your girlfriend.
If you want, DM me and I’ll give you my cell number. I’m happy to talk to you or your girlfriend about it at length. She should know that my medical history looks a lot like hers and it hasn’t stopped from me from living a fulfilling, stable life.
I really like this sub, but sometimes it has some strange articles on it that I don't personally believe in (everyone's entitled to an opinion), which can also turn other people off to the idea behind it. Not all good alternative health options have studies to back them up, but its good to at least try and find some science to back up the claims.
Anyways, I worked in Ophthalmology for a few years and found that reducing blue light at night is a great way to aid in better sleep (and has other positive effects). This is especially important for ages 0-20.
There is a relatively easy way to lessen the effects. Get glasses lenses that block blue light (they look kind of orange) which is the most effective (amazon has cheap options http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90). Another option which is less effective is to download an app that lowers the amount of blue light given off from screens (I think its called twilight for android, f.lux for windows, not sure about ios). This should be used about 2 or more hours before bed.
For eye fatigue (which is good for people on the computer all day as well as using handheld devices): the 20/20/20 method: every 20 minutes look 20 feet away for 20 seconds or blinks to let your eyes relax.
One thing that helps me when it comes to going to bed early is these orange glasses that block the kind of light from the TV and computer that can keep you awake. They look dumb as hell but they cost less than ten bucks and really help me wind down/get sleepy and fall asleep faster once I'm actually in bed if I put them on about 2 hours before I want to go to sleep
Other helpful anti-insomnia tips
Yes. I have both tried out light therapy in the morning and blue light blocking glasses in the evening. Both seem to have had quite an effect on me.
Maybe you try out the glasses first. You can get them for just a few dollars online. (e.g. [those] (http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90) )
OP is asking about filters that absorb blue light.
You can see here the pre-filter set up with the retainer. I always just use empty organic cartridges with the dust filters on the outside so that I don't waste the organic cartridges on just things like wood dust.
That compressor doesn't look like it's got a tank on it, so it'll be running the entire time you're airbrushing. I've heard good things about this one.
Also, don't forget a respirator, though you'll probably want the round pink filters on it(the P100 I believe).
Hi! Thank both you and /u/redpiano for the replies, I really appreciate it. If you both don't mind I have a couple more questions. Thank you again for taking the time to help me out, it's put me at ease more here and I'm thinking this might not be so bad. (Also pricing HEPA filters because of these posts which is probably a good idea anyway.)
When you say "put an air filter over it", do you mean literally just buying something like this and taping it over the end of the flat slot portion of the tube? I'm a little confused on that.
Regarding thinner, is Vallejo considered safe? I picked basically Vallejo everything just in case there was any cross-brand problems. Also, I take it that alcohol paints and lacquers are considered harmful because of the noxious fumes as well? I use Tamiya spray primer, it's actually what I have the organic vapor mask for, and I know from experience that it's pretty wicked and it sticks around for a long time (I went outside during the summer months and fall but I've had to commandeer the bathroom with an open window in the next room in the past month and a half and just warn people to stay out for a half an hour or so afterwards). I usually end up having to shut the drying pieces in my laundry closet because they are just that potent. (Somewhat related, does anybody know if Stynylrez is any less noxious? I've been trying in vain to find a primer that is as smooth as Tamiya to no avail, but I was hoping that thinning this and spraying it through an airbrush might take care of that.)
There are a couple things I can't avoid using alcohol based paints for (unless anybody knows water based alternatives to things like Tamiya's transparent colours, particularly their red), but I was hoping to just set up a second booth in my other room to do those in short doses.
(Also, this is alright for painting, right, as long as I'm not using stuff with fumes? Like I mentioned before I'd really rather not use up my expensive cartridges for my organic vapor mask too quickly if at all possible.)
I've been using a paint vapor respirator I found on Amazon and it's worked flawlessly so far, didn't even smell fumes once: http://www.amazon.com/3M-R6211-Low-Maintenance-Half-Mask-Respirator/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1318262245&amp;sr=8-2
I've had to pull out the respirator on occasion.
While those would be good for sanding or yard work in dusty conditions, I was talking more about something with more applications and a close face fit. Last summer I was spray-staining a fence, and an n90 wouldn't be good for something like that. With this I was unable to taste or smell any of the aerosolized oil stain until I took the mask off.
I probably wouldn't consider being in potential asbestos or lead environments without a fully-sealed face mask either.
All modern steel contains manganese to some degree, which has been linked to parkinson's disease. In addition, the ceramic wool refractory material used in propane forges releases small particles during use, some of which are known carcinogens.
Your best bet is to get a full facemask with P95 or greater filters. Actually, I'm about to order either this one, or these two in conjunction:
You can airbrush inside, too. One of the main concerns in indoor airbrushing is over-spray. There are a couple of ways to handle this, One is just to airbrush into a container, such as a cardboard box. If you're going to do a lot of airbrushing, you might want to upgrade to a spray booth. There are spray booths that you can buy, the most common one I saw when shopping for one was around US $100. If you're the DIY sort, you can find plenty of tutorials on making your own.
You should also get a filtration mask/respirator, such as this one from 3M for use while airbrushing, although some people forego using one. If you're spraying solvent-thinned paints, you definitely want to be using a respirator.
Unless you're using a VOC-free paint, I'd wear a [half-face respirator] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Large/dp/B00004Z4EB?th=1). The cheap, white respirators [like this one] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-R9211-10-AmazonUs-3MCA9-Particulate/dp/B000MPLVVA) are only intended to filter out particulates, so one wouldn't do any good with regards to filtering out VOCs from paint.
May I suggest:
I'm not sure if it's neoprene (probably is?) but I use this respirator both with and without the organic vapor cartridges.
Respirator needs a VOC filter, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420677671&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=respirator+voc
If breathing it in is causing issues, you might want to get a respirator. A cloth and a ball cap is not going to do a better job than a dust mask.
Looking at buying a respirator. Is there any real benefit to buying a reusable one and suitable cartridges instead of the disposable one linked in the wiki (supposedly rated for 40 uses)? Looks to be slightly more expensive to use the reusable one.
For airbrushes, I'm personally a fan of the Neo by Iwata, especially their gravity feed (cup) model. The brush is well built, fairly easy to take apart and clean, and has very few issues with most paints and other products you may put through it.
I picked mine up on sale for around $50, and if you have a Michael's or Hobby Lobby nearby, you may be able to pick it for less with one of their one-item coupons they release occasionally. It's also nice if you have a hobby store near by as you can drop in a pick up replacement needles or nibs if you accidentally drop it >.>; . Needles and nibs typically cost in the 10-15 dollar range for replacements, so not too terrible.
For compressors, a simple compressor with a tank will work wonderfully, so long as it has a proper pressure regulator and water trap. I have this compressor and it works well, after I got the correct airbrush hose to attach to the NEO.
There are a couple extra tools that can help with airbrushing as well, but most can be picked up at a later point. Something I would recommend that you get with the initial purchase is a spray booth. This allows you a place to spray into and capture many of the errant particles of paint from your airbrush. Combined with a proper respirator mask, it will ensure that you don't breath in any of the particulate from airbrushing, and hopefully don't have airbrush paints drying on items they weren't directly sprayed on. I would say of the two, the mask is the most important to have.
A quick-disconnect is useful for cleaning and swapping airbrushes, but isn't really necessary at first. A cleaning pot is also useful as it gives you a dedicated space to spray out leftover paint and cleaing fluid, and should stay fairly contained.
I would also look at purchasing a ultrasonic cleaner further on, as it is amazingly helpful for cleaning the airbrush when paint has leaked into the body, or spilled into places it shouldn't be.
Other's can probably offer advice as well, but that's what I currently use. Hope this helps!
You need a mask and filter rated for Organic Vapors such as this one.
I purchased an Electric Lead Melting Pot and then went to a couple tire shops in my area and asked for their old lead tire weights. I brought them an empty 5 gallon bucket and they gave me a full one. Tire weights are dirty and made with other materials so when they melt you have to scrape the cruft off the top. I then poured the clean lead into Ingots. Then when I was ready I would melt the clean lead down and make my jigs. They worked great and the cost was way cheaper than buying my own. If you look at the site that I got the stuff from they have many different options for molds. It is time consuming but rewarding.
NOTE You are working with lead. Wear a Respirator
I've actually got about $8 in gift cards already so if possible ~$15 in a gift card would allow me to get this which I've really needed for work but haven't been able to afford. I work with pigments and a lot of fine glitters and nail polish base and that stuff can get intense!
Enjoy some jiggery-pokery today!
The filter mask is probably good for a start. Some people recommend masks like this:
I built a kind of mostly-effective spray booth thing from 2x2s and plastic sheeting with an exhaust fan, but I think my fan is too small to be very useful so mostly it just protects my table. A respirator mask should be good enough, though, and I'll probably pick one up soon myself.
A lot of people like to think that using non-toxic acrylics means you don't have to worry about air safety. Inhaling atomized paint down to your lungs is just as deadly as any other kind of paint. Get yourself a good respirator whether you get a booth or not. Just make sure the filter cartridges you get are for organic vapors, like these.
Looking into getting into airbrushing and getting the necessary equipment. I'm carefully looking through respirator masks since I want to work with enamel/lacquers and don't want lung cancer and saw in the tools wiki this mask.
Would replacing the default cartridge and using this organic vapor cartridge, organic vapor cartridge be what I would have to do? Thanks!
I'm considering the 3M R6211 Low-Maintenance Half-Mask Organic Vapor, P95 Respirator Assembly
Not sure if all Amazon products are available overseas, but it gets good reviews (5 stars/26 reviews) and is less than $30.
So if I could maybe safely dispose of the tiles in the attic to remove the wood(to open it up) then the rest is fine?
Also, is this mask sufficient? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z4EB?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
I'd just as soon buy one made for whatever I'm doing...
What kind of gas mask are you talking about and where do you find one for <$20?
Just buy a pair of lumberjack earmuffs and run some ear buds up them.
Edit: like these http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404266445&amp;sr=8-1-fkmr0&amp;keywords=lumberjack+noise+protection
You can try some ear plugs or some ear muffs like these:
I use them off and on when ever I feel like the noise is bothering me too much such as a TV on in another room.
Here you go.
Etymotic are earplugs designed for musicians, and they're like $12. This is what I've used for almost two years, and I wouldn't recommend any other hearing protection for daily use/practice/gigging. HAVING SAID THAT, I've also noticed the way my kit sounds mic'ed up and through studo monitors sounds really similar to what playing them sounds like with cans, so I try those on to hear a pseudo-preview of what my drum parts might sound like in a studio setting.
I love these - https://smile.amazon.com/3M-Earmuff-Protectors-Hearing-Protection/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1510080043&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=3m+ear+protection
custom fitted with these -
The Gel pads last for years and years where as the regular ones last only a few months. Plus the gel pads are insanely more comfortable and form fitting giving you better sound protections. The pads are a bit spendy but mine are going on 5 years with no sign of slowing down. I made a custom soft nylon elastic cover to slip over the gels as the gels can get a bit sweaty.
Google tells me otherwise.
As already mentioned, you want to do the opposite of your setup. Use earbuds covered by over-the-ear muffs. Something like this works fine for ear muffs, and assuming you already have earbuds, a lot cheaper than spending money on isolation headphones from someone like Vic Firth.
I use these...
Ok...I'm lazy and I didn't want to write this but I pity you.
First you must realize something.
0) ADHD has nothing to do with this. He has BRAT syndrome. I have ADD so I'm a bit familiar with the topic.
Instead work around the problem. Buy a pair of these. I have them because noise wakes me up at night. It takes a bit getting used to and you have to learn to sleep on your side but it should help.
Don't get the shitty kind, they won't work as well. Get the big deep ones with lots of cushion.
If he's down the hall I doubt you'll be able to hear him with these. They are like fucking magic. When you put them on you'll hear the ringing of silence. It's amazing.
Also get some over the counter sleep aids (diphenhydramine)
I got These and have loved them so far.
I haven't tried it myself, but what about layering ear protection?
Maybe good foam earplugs but then some earmuffs like construction workers use:
Yeah at northern arena they
forcedshould have forced the players to use noise cancelling "3m earmuffs" (like these) which don't put out any audio. The only way to get audio would be to use earbuds. I know stewie2k uses generic Apple earbuds, however some pro's decide to go with higher end earbuds. Either way you don't really want to be using earbuds at home.
But if you are just asking about what headset to get for CS, the most common headset among pro's are the Senhizer's, if you are looking for something cheaper though Astro's, Hyper X Cloud II's , and Logitech G430's are also very popular.
I'm also going to take this opprotunity to point out that you shouldn't be using the default CS:GO sound settings, but you can read more about that here
these are just 30 DB and not noise canceling.. do you have a small airport nearby.. find the aircraft accessory store. charts.. lamps, electronics.. . they will have several options like this.. they will also have noise canceling versions.. i have some of the earlier versions of these in green that were only 27DB reduction. and i wore them when i would go to the funny car races.. be sure to wonder down the landing light isle there.. if your car still has small round headlights.. part 46.. there are 250W and 450W versions. so you would need a second battery and a starter relay to turn them on.. blinded by the light would be the remarks coming toward you.
grainger and safety equipment stores and really good hardware or industrial .. white cap, fastenal. perhaps.
My hyperacusis came on somewhat later than tinnitus. Stacking plates is also too loud for me. I use over ear protection to load and unload the dishwasher.
Try using ear muffs instead of ear plugs maybe? They go over your ear instead of in it, so shouldn't cause you an ear infection. I use this pair at my work in a cabinet ship around loud heavy machinery.
It's more enjoyable and easier to meditate in a quiet environment, and that's why most retreat centers are in secluded areas. I live in an urban area with a high population density. When they were building a giant condo a few feet from my apartment, I started utilizing these industrial ear muffs to continue to be able to meditate, and it made practice a lot easier. I personally use [this pair.] (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1421730635&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=ear+protection) But other pairs I'm sure work just as well. Good luck!
Buy some good 3M ear muffs, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1451625456&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=3m+ear+protection
They're cheaper than noise cancelling headphones and you really shouldn't be listening to music or any other distraction while you're working with hot metal. It's just a bad idea. Focus on your work or risk injury.
I have lived with loud obnoxious assholes all my life, and allow me to let you in on a little tip: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1449362227&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=lawn+mower+headphones There was one night the drunks were so bad, I used those. But I also had earbuds connected to my ipod. I put the earbud on the inside of the earmuff so that I could still hear the alarm when it went off, but it simultaneously blocked out the bullshit. I got some sleep, though it wasn't especially comfortable.
I didn't realize anc was not a good option. Do you have a recommendation on which firearms/industrial one to wear? Are those the ones that will block out noise above a certain threshold but let things like voice come through?
EDIT: How about this one?
Or this one?
What about this?
He's only wearing 3M Peltor ear muffs that I use at work for the machine shop
These are not noise canceling, they just block out sound, but do it really well!
Best bass response I've heard from a closed back is the Ultrasone Pro 900 paired with a decent amp, they are great without as well. There are some issues with them though such as slightly recessed mids from massive bass response. Compared to the Beyer DT770 though, I'd say the beyers have a much more balanced and milder sounding bass. They definitely are a step down from the HD650s though, noticeable step down. If you want bass, isolation, and closed back, I'd go with Ultrasone Pro 900. If you want not so bassy and balanced, closed, isolation I'd recommend Mad Dogs over the DT770. If you want anything good but just isolation is the most important, I'd recommend high end ear muffs (like this http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-H10A-Optime-Earmuff/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1367548069&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=earmuff) with a good IEM in your ears at the same time, nothing beats that in isolation except active noise cancellation. Depends what you want.
3M provides a HEPA mask which I've found to be great. A dust mask won't work, you need a HEPA.
I've got one of these for when it gets really bad. Also brought one of these out last year. It wasn't uncomfortable but you probably wouldn't need it unless it was storming for hours.
Pick up some neoprene gloves for oily woods like that, especially if they're already causing irritation. I don't know about cocobolo specifically, but many woods can have health effects if inhaled, or you touch the oils too much, and you can become more sensitive to them as you work with them more. Also pick up a respirator, I have an older model similar to this one, and it's quite nice, doesn't bother me in the slightest.
I ordered a similar mask for $20 with a set of filters included and will have it on saturday
Definitely decent hearing protection and a respirator, I use this one and it works great. Save your lungs and your ears.
So would this pack of N95 Respirators be good for me to keep some in my car, at home, etc?
Also, now that you've taught me so much and I'm researching everything is there any advantage/disadvantage to having at least one of the P100 Respirators on hand?
What common things would a P100 be better for than an N95?
What things would you use your N95 on to prevent wasting your P100?
Like any safety gear:
This is what I use, but I also use it for sanding bondo, painting (with different filters) and working with cutting/grinding G10 and fiberglass which is way nastier than wood.
If you don't want to bother with a full respirator, the P100 is a good doctor-type cloth mask
If you really look into it and are the paranoid type though, you'll realize your chance of trapping any of the 30nm and smaller dust particles are basically 0, which can be a problem because they're the ones that get deep into the lung tissue. But anything like the above will work fine for trapping the bigger stuff. People spend thousands of dollars on systems to trap or get rid of the smaller particles, but unless you're a serious hobbyist, ie: exposed for many hours a day, it's overkill. Source: Working on a dust collection system for my grinder with exterior vents and basic filtration. It's a pain in the dick.
Best way to minimize the risk? Do it outside. Dilution is the solution for pollution. This isn't a post to scare people so much as remind them that literally everything can be hazardous in some way. Just take regular precautions to minimize the risk and enjoy what you're doing.
Hello fellow Oregonian! Here in Eugene it got up to 430 air quality index ... that's "Hazardous"! Crazy bad smoke.
I've run up to 150 air quality index (I ran 18 miles in the orange zone.) Made me cough a few times during the run, and I felt like I could feel it impinging slightly on my performance. It wasn't pleasant, but wasn't super bad.
Today I went for a run in this half-face respirator! I looked like a Fallout character, and it was pretty tough breathing through, but it worked for a 1 hour easy run and the air quality was perfect! I wouldn't try running harder or much longer with that thing though.
Here's the P100 mask I bought, is this any good? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FTEDMM
+1 for orange glasses!
There is all sorts of sources of blue light besides computer screens. These are some great for blocking said light. And thus your melatonin level will be less effected at night time.
Firstly and most importantly, you need to PRIORITIZE sleep as something of value in your life. I often have trouble waking in the morning, and this is almost completely eradicated when I consciously prioritize sleep. It's not about a "hack" to waking up. It's not about a fancy alarm clock. It's about getting good, healthy, regular sleep.
Sleep in a cold environment that's as dark as possible (blackout curtains or sleep mask). Ear plugs work wonders. The less light after dark the better. Use [blue blocking lenses](Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000USRG90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yfq7xbPD6Z8GG) after dark. Episodic unwind is a great way to ease your mind for bed (Watch a Netflix series or read fiction). Don't eat or drink near bedtime.
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses with SCT-Orange Lens (S1933X) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000USRG90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MCioDb0KZ4VN1
Depends on your sensitivity. Some people can live in a moldy environment with no apparent problem (though I've read it increases cancer risk); some get very sick; others: somewhere inbetween.
The insidious problem is the mycotoxins mold gives off. My understanding is that dead mold continues to be toxic.
Since you can't sleep, how about listening to some podcasts?
Another possibility that just came to mind is activities; do you do anything different at home? Do you use LED lights in the evening? Or use screens more? Might be worth buying some blue blocking glasses.
Cool, so even though my sleep is basically fixed thanks to melatonin these last few years I'm always up to try to make it even better.
I will try the glasses!
You can try wearing blue light blocking lenses to see if there's a connection. I've used these in the past:
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Also get https://justgetflux.com/ for your laptop and iphone. Get something similar (such as Twilight) for Android.
Get the inexpensive http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458084284&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=blue+blocker and wear it after the sun sets in your place (Don't use while driving).
Those should effectively stop blue light disturbance to your circadian rhythm. Also take some nice magnesium supplement as a relaxing agent for better sleep.
Use a blue light filter app on your phone/computer screens during the night time. Or wear glasses that block blue light like these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_ph_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1487477720&amp;sr=sr-1&amp;keywords=blue+light+glasses
blue light inhibits melatonin secretion.
These are also great, and work with any OS, light source, or smart phone! ;-)
This is a stupid question that I don't think deserves its own post. I bought a pair of blue light blocking glasses from Amazon. These ones good reviews and come up first.
I can still see blue. I thought blue was meant to appear as black. Does that mean they're not working?
Same happened to me for weeks. Workout like crazy or do lotsa cardio to get yourself physically exhausted. Get blue light filtering glasses and put em on soon as the sun goes down, only take em off right b4 bed https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90/?tag=tucksleep-20 Melatonin supplements never worked for me long term. Chamomile tea helps a lil. Take naps anytime you feel even a little tired, it's better than nothing. An orgasm before bed never hurt anyone (helps a bit more for men I believe)
Blue-blocking glasses after sunset.
Go to bed between 8-10pm, get up about 6-7am.
These ones, yes?
I guess it could cause your cells to die off faster.... I think we just do not know as much about the body as we think we do. Seems like it just boils down to any thing over moderation is bad for you.... food.. coffee... water... etc.
I personally think the invention of agriculture, and the move from hunter gather tribes to more complex civilizations, has just started humans in a slow decline since we changed from that life style to quickly to properly evolve.
Use to think it was mainly the diet change (yeah paleo diet changed my life completely but thats another story ha) but then this documentry had to come and blow my mind about a month ago. (TL;DR: all the artificial blue light and prolonged nights are stongly contributing to the rise in western diseases (cancer, diabetes, and so forth)) Been rocking a pair of blue light blocking sun glasses (Consumer Reports Winner) 2 hours before i want to go to bed and have noticed I get to sleep alot quicker. (side note, I have found reading a good fiction book right before I go to bed (20 to 30 mins) helps shut off my brain for sleep)
Sorry I dumped all that on you.... Just found all that interesting... ha
Ps. I love his out there rants... makes you open your mind up sometimes...
Yo! Honestly I have the same problem and have always had issues sleeping. Lots of things you can do to help sleep.
Hopefully this helps somewhat. Definitely worth the $8 investment for the glasses, the others are if great if you don't mind supplements.
I see that yellow doesn't work from that study, but I don't see that they tested orange. I'm using these: http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1417854129&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=amber+glasses
The community Q&A on there says they block blue light, and I can verify it- blue lights such as the one on my fan actually look green with these things on. Amber might be a little better, or maybe this color is actually pretty close to amber and I just have trouble telling the two apart. Do you have a different brand you've used?
You could get him a FitBit One (that's what I got my father, also 60 this year) or any such wearable health tracker. It'll encourage him to stay active. If he already has an iPhone or some product that can be synced with the device, it'll be even better! My father is obsessed with his FitBit, and is daily walking 10,000+ steps. It's amazing.
You could also get him a nice bluetooth portable loudspeaker that he could use to listen to music while fishing. Never gone fishing myself, so I'm not sure if that's a thing, but I feel it might get boring sitting there for hours waiting for fish to bite.
Last idea- I read in bed too, and recently discovered this amazing pair of goggles that keeps the blue light out of my eyes so that my circadian rhythm is not disturbed. Check it out, it could be a good gift.
I just wear these super stylish glasses
No about 3 hours before I want to go to bed.
I think I got these http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90
If you're having trouble falling asleep then you should check out these. They block blue light from all the technology we have to increase melatonin production and develop a normal circadian rhythm. I wasn't able to fall asleep for like 2 hours usually, then I started putting these on about 2 hours before going to bed and I fall asleep in 10 minutes tops. Might look weird but they are so worth it.
yeah that's why glasses are the best option. I've tried both and while the programs that reduce blue light make a noticeable difference, the glasses are still superior (when I first started using the glasses I couldn't believe how I just couldn't keep my eyes open after a period of time). Especially because the lenses block out other blue light like from the TV and ambient lights. The glasses I bought cost around $15 dollars USD online (meant to be safety glasses)
Not fashionable, functional and inexpensive
I'm not talking about gamer glasses. I'm talking about blue filter glasses. You can't tell me that $11 is expensive. Plus these can be used not only to filter blue light from screens, but also outdoor blue light.
I got these ones from Amazon. They are dorky af, but I wanted glasses that I would be sure blocked all the blue light and didn’t let any in through the sides. Now that I know they work in principle, I will take my time to find another stylish pair that I can wear outside the house.
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000USRG90?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000USRG90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) a few hours before bedtime. Blue light entering the eyes inhibits melatonin production which interferes with sleep. Also, stop taking sleep aids, as you will need larger and larger doses over time, which is NOT a solution. I took large doses of Benadryl for several years and have permanent cognitive impairments as a result.
This book is also pretty helpful in dealing with anxiety.
While night shift mode does help (and f.lux for computers), it doesn't block a lot of the blue spectrum light that is emitted from your screen. This spectrum will still harm your melatonin production. However, you can trick your mitochondria into thinking it's still nighttime by wearing blue blocking glasses. You can get some really cheap ones for $9 on Amazon. It will make you look pretty stupid but you're in bed anyways so who cares.
Actual advice: this can be fixed by fixing your sleep. You can do this by avoiding caffeine after 5PM and avoiding blue and white light after sunset (use f.lux, rgb lightbulbs that switch to warmer colors after dusk, or something like this if the others are not an option).
Have you tried dimming the lights (including not using electronics, as you noted) and wearing these orange glasses?
Works wonders for me.
Carb backloading is also not a bad suggestion. YMMV.
> BTW there's some evidence that other parts of the body may be directly sensitive to light - ie, the skin and not just the eyes - but the eyes are most important.
At night I wear these glasses to shield the blue light when using my computer.
When it's convenient and when I remember, I'll wear a sweater at night just to cover as much skin as possible. Sounds kind of OCD but honestly I think these steps help quite a bit - artificial lighting makes our bodies go, "wtf, what time is it?"
Orange tinted glasses make a huge difference for me. I put them on around 7 or 8 and go to bed at midnight.
I use these after someone else here linked them: http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90
Oh I forgot to mention sleep in my other comment. Make sure you're getting 8 hours of restful sleep. If you're not sleeping well, one thing you can try is cutting out blue light two hours before bed by using orange glasses.
Buy 2 hams only $20http://www.amazon.ca/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90
Vitamin D supplement every morning.
Magnesium supplement every night.
Discipline to sleep on time. You're on TRT, time to cut the addictions and really live your life.
BUT if you really want to hack it once in a while:
I use these glasses at night if I have to be in front of the screen.
Melatonin will nuke your body into sleep. Take it 1 hr before bed. Good for fixing it once in a while, don't get dependent on it.
I can't find the ones I own (I actually stepped on my pair, but my mom is lending me a set) but these look about right, for some reason I didn't see many orange ones when I looked for cataract sunglasses. Anything advertised to block blue light will help. I don't use them every night but when I feel wired they really get me back into bed time mode. I also use them when I have a migraine or when I need driving sunglasses. It's seriously the best $10 I've ever spent!
I can't believe I didn't mention this, but programs like twilight or f.lux will help reduce blue light from your laptop and phone! I know you don't use them at night but I think they start with the amber shift pretty early in the day so it might still help.
You can buy selective filter glasses if what you want to do is selectively filter.
I use these for late night web browsing & for long drives (commercial driver), keeps my eyes from feeling as fatigued if I have to be paying attention to what I see for a long period of time. They pretty much eliminate blue light, so anything that's blue looks black or grey. Greens look weird too - the green is still there but it's hard to describe.
I use these:
I start wearing those at ~9:30 pm, and have them on until I go to bed at ~1 am. I use a red light bulb (you can get 3W RGB bulbs for under $10 also) as a reading light after I go to bed.
I also use one of these after I wake up and until I leave for work aside from when I'm in the shower:
Doing that has let me shift to about 3 hours earlier than I was before which lets me work a normal job without feeling awful all the time.
We studied this extensively at a previous job I had and it was pretty effective for people. Here's a sample study we did on hormone shifts with the same basic thing (we used blue led glasses and orange safety glasses instead, but same effect):
There are still other sources of melanopsin-affecting blue light aside from monitors. Wearing blue blocker glasses after sunset in addition to using f.lux will help you feel tired at a normal time too.
Koliko kosta shipping za ovo(https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90) ranije je na Amazonu pisalo koliko je sad nista a pise da se shipping-uju do ovamo, jel moze neko da proveri ne znam kako. I jel ima ovde da se kupe naocare koje blokiraju/filtriraju plavu svetlost za sada sam nasao jedino da xiaomi daje specifikacije i to do 35% meni treba nesto od 80% pa preko, probao u opticarskim radnjama ali ni oni ne znaju da kazu specifikacije pa sam mislio da probam ovo.
yeah, this is good advice. something like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000USRG90/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=1RNSUSMDBTSOE&amp;coliid=IPMAEKKMKH5RP
As aecduck mentioned, why not slip on a pair of blue light-blocking glasses an hour or two before bed? I found this $10 pair on amazon and the reviews are pretty much entirely from people who use them to regulate their circadian rhythm. I'd recommend trying those out before switching out all of the lights in your house.
> avoiding computer monitors and TV's before you want to sleep help for some people, as well, but melatonin and zmg are amazing.
You can also use blue light filtering glasses an hour or so before going to bed. They have really helped me fall asleep quicker after being on the computer.
I personally find these to be the ultimate treat
Try to avoid naps and optimize sleep. If you absolutely can't make it through the day without a nap, set an alarm for 15 minutes, and lay on the floor with your legs propped up on something so the blood can go to your head.
Try optimizing your sleep. I'll list the usual shit if you don't already know: Use a physical alarm, turn your phone and other electronics off an hour before going to bed, make sure your room is pitch black when you sleep, set the thermostat a few degrees lower than usual while you sleep, invest in blue blocking glasses and wear them an hour before sleep https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-Blocking-Computer-SCT-Orange-S1933X/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1525639322&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=uvex+blue+blocking&amp;dpID=41xZuWrtIsL&amp;preST=_SX300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch
Sleep in complete silence. If you live with someone, use ear plugs. Foam ear plugs have been known to cause tinnitus and are uncomfortable. Try going to an audiologist and having them make you some custom molded silicone injected ear plugs. They're like $300 but they're so worth it. Look into black out blinds.
Set your physical alarm clock in a drawer so you won't look at it and be stressed that you don't have much more time to sleep.
Wake up at the same time every day and eat a large breakfast that's high in fats and protein. This will help with your circadian rhythm. Avoid carbs and sugars at breakfast.
Try to exercise during the day, and you've already tackled the most important thing which is don't drink caffeine.
Good luck sleepy man.
Like actual BluBlockers brand glasses? OK now I can believe that.
Mine look like lab glasses: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000USRG90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Those might work - I haven't checked those out. What I actually got were these (even less expensive). The difference is quite noticeable - I was surprised that I would start getting tired as quickly as I did. I thought it would take 2 or 3 hours.
Oh, as for the lights, I thought you meant inside. Outdoor lights can be timed to coincide with waning sunlight, and also timed to go off at certain hours of the night. Lots of programming already being done with some of the LED lights, I believe over in Europe.
Get yourself a pair of blueblocking glasses and wear them for the last 2 hours before you go to bed. They block the blue end of the light spectrum that our screens emit. It is the part of the spectrum that most excites the brain which is one of the reasons that being on your screen right before bed is a bad idea.
No the glasses are orange. Make sure they state what part of the light spectrum they block. I got these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003OBZ64M/ref=pd_aw_fbt_469_img_2?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=G0BYQQ5Z5198F4W4Q462 because they fit over my glasses. If you don't have glasses the brand has a pair that are probably more comfortable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000USRG90/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8 Seems to be one of the more trustworthy brands.
Honestly, I don't believe these will actually block Blue Light.
Blue Light is a wavelength, and while people say those glasses work, it could simply be a placebo. Blue Light is typically cancelled out with an orange-tinted lense. f.lux is an application which also tints your screen orange to prevent Blue Light from coming through.
The thing to understand is that an "orange" filter doesn't block Blue Light, but there's a specific kind of orange that does.
If you've ever watched MLG gamers, all of their glasses are tinted orange, and I too have orange-tinted glasses which do work. Never once have I seen regular lenses block CVS.
I highly recommend buying some that are from this company. I've bought a pair, and they work amazing. Do I look goofy as fuck? Sure. But I mostly use my computer at home anyways.
I never got it working on my three-month setup at work. I just use these glasses.
You need to get those glases that block the blue light it helps a lot. I just orderd these last night. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000USRG90/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1498503874&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=eye+strain+glasses+uvex
I like those cause it covers every part of my eyes plus they cheap as fuck lol.
I have always struggled with sleep problems, try talking to a sleep doctor. If the doctor finds that you have a sleep disorder, that is covered by the ADA since sleep is a major life activity. Your employer must make a reasonable accommodation like flexible work hours or later shifts. (Just keep in mind that reasonable accommodation for one business may be prohibitive for another.)
I've struggled with sleep issues my whole life, too. I went to a doctor and these were her recommendations. I finally found a winning combination.
I actually have some personal experience in this! I used to get really bad anxiety and depression after orgasm. I started wearing blue light filter glasses 4 hours before bed because it apparently blue light supresses melatonin production in the body. I don't seem to have any more depression and anxiety after orgasm anymore, HOWEVER its way to early to tell because I've only tested this once out of fear of getting anxiety and depression again.
My theory is that improper sleep cycles mess with prolactin related stuff, and orgasming makes it worse. But uhh... Honestly, take this with a grain of salt. But if you wanna try this yourself, here is where I bought the Blue light filter glasses.
Blue light inhibits melatonin production. Even with f.lux, you are getting too much blue light onto your retinas. If you must sit at a computer screen before bedtime, these will allow your body to produce melatonin.
Yeah I like f.lux. Another good practice is to use blue blocking glasses at night. You can get them cheap, like these for less than $10 on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000USRG90/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1426706073 I've noticed a good difference using them.
This doesn't always work as you may use a multitude of devices including having dumb devices around with blue LEDs and etc. What I did was buy these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000USRG90/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
They work like a charm. Just put them on when you're home up past a certain hour.
That's great! Glad to hear it works for you. I'm a fellow light (and noise, but luckily found earplugs that help me) sensitive person and been thinking about buying something like those. Does anyone have experience with Uvex Skyper, or can recommend any other type of blue-blocking + sunglass combo that wraps around?
> I like to use my snowblower though, throw some tunes on and rock out and I get to be in my own little world.
I hear you brother, I got these for yardwork, and snowblowing.
Says 24db but i’m not sure how good of quality..
I have a FM transmitter that i velcro to the back and use These For my kids and I picked up some Ryobi earbuds for me to use with my scanner. They work well with cheap over the ear hearing protection.
Exactly why they make sound protection headphones with speakers and antennas built in. If you're going to spend money on a setup like what OP has here, may as well invest in those headphones, the price would be comparable.
Link to headphones
Commercial wise I don't think we are there yet, most still have the jacks. These are good but all have jacks, I use Howard Leights for shooting, not this particular one but they have a great fit. I have used the original Peltors about 6 years ago and 3m's for the last couple of years. Too hot in Florida summers, just use plugs now.
I bought these -- don't have much use for the FM tuner but they have an aux port.
They also sell a bluetooth version, but I'm happy with the wired ones.
Just ear muffs for hearing protection, they will block out a lot of the noise allowing him to keep his ear buds at a reasonable volume.
Or you can get him something like this:
Hearing protection and audio playback all in one.
My dad started running again seriously in the late 80s. I would remember him wearing headphones similar to these but obviously a little older, and less feature-packed.
They just played FM radio. He also had a walkman, I believe, and possibly later a CD player, but it's hard to get one that won't skip as you run. He switched to MP3 players in the late 90s or early 2000s.
He would do mainly street running, so he found a 5 mile path by driving his car around the neighborhood and paying attention to the odometer :P
Work Tunes: http://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Hearing-Protector-Compatible/dp/B0013092CS
This is the one I have. My friend has a newer one with bluetooth.
Here is the mobile version of your link
I use these when doing yardwork. They reduce noise by about 24dB. These include an FM radio, but there are plenty of options.
Active Noise Cancelling generally only works above a threshold (82dB for most shooting muffs), or with lower octave sounds than you are likely dealing with. So they may not be worth the extra money.
If you're looking for something for hearing protection then I recommend something like this.
They have a aux inout that you can plug a cord into from the scanner.
The easiest recommendation is to have an actual particle mask fitted well like this one NOT A PAINT MASK, and do it outside. Make sure you don't sand through any traces!
If you cannot go outside for some reason, do it in the bathroom with the hot shower running. this lets water bind to the particles and settles them quickly, but they'll still be in your house, so I'd really recommend you go outside.
The flip side is just sand or melt the plastic a bit. I never modify PCBs, I just modify the case :)
I bought a cheap hazmat suit (I couldn't find yellow without dumb shit all over it) and respirator (I know, not a full mask but I'm a broke-ass college student).
Can't find glasses for shit though.
Damn, you need to address that right away. As a contractor, I can tell you mold is extremely dangerous. It's also a good reason to not do it yourself. Spores are very durable and you can easily track them throughout your house or worse if you have a forced air heating system. If you cut a hole in the wall cavity and see water damage and mold then make sure you wear a proper mask before doing any work, http://www.amazon.com/3M-6391-P100-Reusable-Respirator/dp/B001NDN29O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458778240&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=p100
This really depends on a lot of things. The kitchen is usually the primary source of indoor air pollution. I have a PM2.5 monitor and cooking bacon and eggs puts it off the chart. It's extremely important to have good ventilation when you cook (which most kitchens don't have). I've also encountered terrible indoor air quality around town in restaurants, etc.
If you live in Salt Lake and don't want to die young a HEPA filter is a sound investment. They are not crazy expensive and I've verified with my particulate counter that they do work very well. I have purchased probably a dozen of this one because its cheap and effective but there are other options that are more quiet. I have two in my home and the rest around the office or given away to friends. They have an updated model that I have not used here. I will sometimes travel with one if its convenient.
While I'm on the subject. This is unrelated to what you said but here is some more pertinent info about Utah air quality:
Car air filters surprisingly do a good job and I read very low pm2.5 concentrations even when driving down i-15 on an inversion day in traffic, but there are also air scrubbers designed to run off the 12v in your car.
If you're going outside for longer than 15 minutes and especially if you are exercising, wear a P100 rated mask such as this one.
During inversion season I take my air quality meter around and test all over the place and post the results to twitter if anyone is interested. The numbers reported by the state are accurate in the sense that they give a baseline by which to measure trends over time, but they are completely inaccurate in terms of what you will actually encounter when you go outside. You can expect to encounter up to DOUBLE what the state reports. A local hero has set up a network of sensors that will give you a better idea of what is going on. You can find the info at purpleair.org you can also host your own sensor.
Thousands of people are dying each year due to our poor air quality. It is taking YEARS off of our lives. So the last thing I'm going to say is please support initiatives to expand public and alternative transportation, promote clean energy, and to eliminate major sources of pollution in the valley. Demand from your candidates that they make air quality a priority. Other cities around the world have made real positive impacts on their air quality just by trying, so it's not impossible.
something like this?
I had exactly the same issue & did the abatement project myself. The tiles tested between 9% & 11% chrysotile. If you choose to lift them up obviously you want to do so without breaking them but use of a 3M mask & P100 filter suffices for protection this sort of friable (crumbly) material becoming an airborne hazard. I lifted tiles with a tile chipper (not ideal but the adhesive was a real bugger). Next step is liberal use of an asbestos surfactant like Fiberlock for the cleanup.
Your local landfill will have protocol for disposing of asbestos and you'll have to contact them. See your local Acklands Grainger type of outlet for the yellow asbestos 6mm poly bags they request you use (often double-bagged is the policy).
Your local industrial lab type place will be able to come and do a spot check & air clearance test to quell your fears about how good of a job you did. I left a table out during the process and left the 3' surface undisturbed while moving it around the work area as required - I had them take the spot test on that table in addition to the air clearance test. All was well below acceptable exposure levels - < .01% particulate matter was asbestos.
Leave them down if possible. The risk is there but it's manageable. The truth is, it's safe material as long as you don't bust the tiles - sealing it really isn't necessary. Something more cost effective (and quicker) than epoxy would be a rolled commercial PCB flooring product which is glued down and glued together laterally at the seams.
Not bad. I did some research and it looks like uvex has a Polycarb face shield. Could be modified for a closer fit.
I have this one and I like it.
Uvex S8510 Bionic Shield, Black Matte Face Shield, Clear Polycarbonate Anti-Fog/Hardcoat Lens https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001VY3ACE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_5ES-BbNXFWQAT
There are many more expensive ones, but this one works well for me. Comfy and as it turns out safe :)
Ok, here's my list for you.
Lathe: I like this one at Ford Machinery - $500
Chuck: Go with the Nova. I've got two and they work great. - $135
Carbide: Can't go wrong with Easy Wood Tools. Start with the Mini tools. When you need cutters, contact me and I'll hook you up. - $120 each, $360 for the set of 3.
Face shield: I just ordered this one the other day. - $35
You're looking at just over $1000 for that setup.
Better get your face shield now then
To elaborate: 3M P100 filters and the mask to go with it.. Dont skimp, the $40 now will save you alot of pain when mesothelioma sets in.
Source: I work for 3M and have had extensive asbestos training.
There are masks you can buy, the filters however have to be replaced often and they can be quite expensive, but if you plan on staying in Jerusalem, then I guess you have no other choice.
This one is relatively cheap and is a p100 mask, meaning it should filter at least 99.97% of airborne particles to be certified as such. You may need to adjust it though so that it fits properly, any mask will be useless if the fit is not correct for your face.
These are the filters for the mask.
I use a similar respirator as you do.
These filters are on when sanding and when using shellac
I add this when using other chemicals
Ear protection. very comfortable to wear all the time. Still able to hear conversations and music.
Eye protection. I got tired of scratching the plastic lenses on the cheapies, and also wanted something to keep the dust out
Thanks for the info! After cleaning up should I avoid the area for about 24 hours or longer (and/or hose it down), since it's outdoors?
I'll pickup a suit. I'll be using a 3M 2097 filters with a 3M6300 Mask https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00328IAO0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Staring at the Sun may be painless, but the damage to your eyes is no less serious for that fact. Long-term staring at the Sun is sufficient to cause complete and permanent blindness. I urge you not to experiment with this again without proper eye protection.
You might find this article about light, circadian rhythms, and mood problems interesting.
The short version: your eyes have special photo receptors that cue your brain to be awake. They are triggered by certain frequencies of blue and ultraviolet light. Using specially tinted glasses that blocks those frequencies can help "reset" your brain's version of day and night, reducing insomnia, cortisol, and mood disorder symptoms.
Combine the tinted glasses with a decent diet, some exercise, and sunlight during the day (or maybe a supplemental lamp if you live somewhere cloudy), and you have a cheap way of significantly reducing the worst symptoms of mood disorders.
There are a few things you can do to help you get to sleep earlier:
EDIT: And make sure your sleep area is dark and quiet. Move if you have to.
This happened to my friend when she moved away 3 months ago. She's a high anxiety sort of person (bipolar/BPD) and the stress of being a in a new place and trying to find work and poor sleep hygiene and being surrounded by unfamiliar things made it impossible for her to sleep at night for the first two months. I think having some difficulty sleeping makes sense in a new location so my best advice is to be kind to yourself. Maybe look around your room and try to make it more like your old room, is there more light in this room? Do you sleep on the opposite side of the room? Are there more noises? Take time to understand that this is a new place and you're still adjusting to a big change.
Additionally, some advice that helped me: Don't look at the clock at night, don't let yourself be aware that it's 5 am and you have to wake up in 3 hours because then you will definitely not sleep. Don't lie in bed for hours trying to sleep, if you can't sleep after being in bed for ~20 minutes then get up and do something boring or meditative in dim lighting: reading a nonfiction book, sudoku, yoga, meditation, listening to classical music, etc. You don't want to build an association between the bed and anxiety. If you think light may be keeping you up you can try buying blue light blocking glasses like [these](https://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S0360X-Ultra-spec-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B003OBZ64M/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?gclid=CjwKCAjw04vpBRB3EiwA0IieapP5F3V4wdWb1vd4QE5vBLFOqDE1g0wf7vWxyYKm-2twyoF-yYRUBhoCjYMQAvD_BwE&hvadid=177805272916&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1015033&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5210474184459830146&hvtargid=kwd-1672726337&hydadcr=1387_9901969&keywords=uvex+skyper&qid=1562587290&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1) Listening to a guided meditation while in bed often helps me to relax [here's one I like](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69o0P7s8GHE&t=1822s). CBD for anxiety if you're really having a hard time calming down, I have a vape but the oil also works.
Keep exercising, keep avoiding screens (or buy glasses if this is too difficult), but I have a note on melatonin: less is more. Lower doses (<3mg) timed 3 hours before desired sleep times are more effective at entraining sleep schedules. Exogenous melatonin (the stuff you bought from the store) is meant to act as a signal to your brain to naturally produce melatonin, if there's too much then your brain thinks it's covered and will slack off. Basically, if you take a little bit 3 hours before sleep then your brain will think "okay time to get sleepy" but if you take enough to have a sedative effect then your brain will think "welp looks like my job is done."
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I wear these at night when watching TV/playing video games. You can buy Blue Light filtering ones that look cooler and don't change the color as much but these are cheap.
Writing is the part about writing I like the most, so I get much less satisfaction out of it if I'm not doing it manually. Anything "serious" I will always write first in a notebook and type up afterwards. Like jacmoe said, pen and paper bind you emotionally to your writing, and it's also great for editing - especially if you let the handwritten version rest for a day, then improvements just jump out at you while you're typing.
That said, obviously people are still churning out great literature working on computers. I haven't consulted any statistics, but I doubt even 1% of writers still work primarily (or first) with ink and paper. So I suppose it's not so much how your writing tools affect your finished works, but more how they affect you. I used to do a lot of writing on the computer, but now I find it jazzes me up too much. Writing on paper can be as slow as I need, to allow thought processes ample gestation time so I can express things I didn't know I wanted or needed to say.
For typing my stuff out, I use my moribund Packard Bell... EasyNote I think it's called, with an external monitor (working directly on the laptop encourages back hunching and neck crunching) and a clacky USB keyboard (gotta love that "glorious noise" Redtail_Defense was talking about.)
Oh, one last thing - for anyone working on a computer a lot for any reason, and especially near bedtime, please get yourself a pair of Uvex!
To add to this, blue blocking glasses or goggles are also a cheap way of taking the f.lux effect outside of your laptop. One I've seen recommended is http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S0360X-Ultra-spec-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B003OBZ64M/ref=pd_sim_hi_3
These 1-2 hours before bedtime. Look like an idiot, sleep like a babyiot.
You'll need special glasses for lasers, but for other UV sla [these] (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B003OBZ64M) should be good
As long as your computer screen is the only source of light. If not, you may need a pair of these bad boys.
These are the ones Jim Phelps talks about. I'm wearing a pair right now. The appear identical to the one on low bluelights.come but are $9 instead of $70. UVEX makes several similar pairs with what they call an Orange SCT material. They all should work as they have the same transmission spectrum. A chart of their transmission spectrum is available on the UVEX website. The are designed to protect people who work around bright UV light and lasers which explains their ability to block large amounts of blue light.
No lie, I wear these after 8:30-9pm most nights:
I tend not to follow Dave Asprey, but I assume he suggests them to minimize screens' disruption of melatonin release?
Anyway, that's why I wear them, and I do think they've had a positive impact on sleep inducement. I tend to read on my iPad til a few minutes before sleep and I have no trouble winding down with these.
If you want a serious effect, these block all blue light: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003OBZ64M/ref=pd_aw_fbt_469_img_2?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=DFEAH1QFHQ43YHQNTWS0
The blue point is critical, and I would take it even further. Put on blue light blocking goggles 3+ hours before bed unless you fall asleep with the sun (which is practicaly no one). Also use F.lux or IRIS, which I find to be superior.
Here's a link to the blue blockers I use.
Anecdotal story here, but I've had sleeping trouble all my life. Literally being unable to fall asleep and having sleeping schedules that were delayed by about 15 minutes every night no matter what I did. Stopping the blue light fixed my problem.
I wear these over my glasses.
These Russian ones are for $55.00, and look like they're high quality just from the picture. Thick-ass lense it comes with too. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302114277102
These next boios on Amazon for around $20, and are called UVex, and I swear by them. I work in the labor field and UVex is one of the strongest, most reliable PPE I've ever heard of. These ones are clear, so I don't know if they'll stick out on camo or if they'll give your position away due to glare, or if they'll just appear clear. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003U9VE94/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jWTwDbZ5DCT8R
If those two don't suite you, then I'd recommend getting a pair of JULI goggles off Amazon, any pair will work. Some of them are priced lower, but they work great for what you need it for.
In an intro level chemistry course most of the chemicals aren't dangerous. You can teach a lot of basic principles with salt water. Of course, that will really hurt if it gets in your eye but it's not vision threatening. I've TA'd gen chem labs as a grad student, so while this does depend on the school, I probably have a better idea than most about the subject.
My advice? Get a pair of actually comfortable goggles. You normally have to pay $5-10 to get a pair of lab safe goggles from the bookstore. Why not spend $16 and get these bad boys? I bought these the 2nd week of gen chem 1 when I was going crazy because my face hurt so much, my glasses were fogging up, and I was just plain miserable.
I wore them in every single lab from then on throughout my BS and my MS in chemistry. They're still sitting on my mantle. I'm a biochemist so you normally don't need to wear goggles to do work, but I needed them to TA and take every other course.
And if you quit chemistry after one semester, sell them on Craigslist for $10.
I'm not a pro, but I wear these. I'm actually a chemist so I don't mind them and get nervous when I'm doing something dangerous to my eyes and not wearing them.
I have these, they are comfortable and have never fogged on me.
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My experience is that even with full seal goggles my glasses fog anyway. I'm looking into getting new glasses with anti-fog lenses, which only win out over anti-fog prescription goggles because I'm due for new glasses.
Hilariously, the goggles themselves don't fog. Mission accomplished.
Got these for my wife. Only $11 and worth it.
She still had a problem with fogging until last week. The Lab assistant went over to her, "You are wearing them too tightly, it is blocking your vents". She loosened the goggles and they now stay clear an entire lab.
If they are in dust environments -
seriously a game changer for bin work.
These goggles from Amazon are wonderful (not at all similar to the foggy & painful stick to your face kind): http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003U9VE94?vs=1
buds inside earmuffs, or earmuffs that are also headphones.
Even better, Stereo ear protection. I run gas-powered mowers, trimmers and blowers all day and this single investment was the best.
Exactly, I use this.
Out of necessity to give this:
wireless music capabilities without the cord, The adapter is compact and lasts for the time I am working a noisy lawn mower, or in a loud high decibel shop that I can't have a cord dangling about amongst power saws.
So, it is nothing new. The amplifier... since this is a stationary speaker stand, might as well have a power outlet for powering the amplifier. The only possible small user case scenario, would be setting up speakers, ala Kamen Rider Gaim's Beat Rider's Free Stage speakers (but even those possibly have a cord somewhere not showing), setting up large, old speakers out where power is not available.
Howard Leight by Honeywell Sync Stereo MP3 Earmuff
No I mean ones that you would use at like a shooting range or something. I've never tried these but something like this might do the trick
I just recently solved a similar problem for myself. (I have no problem with voices in general, but it's hard to debug code or do anything that requires prolonged deep thought with people talking all around.)
My solution: foam earplugs, plus earmuffs with built-in headphones playing white noise (babbling brook, thunderstorm, etc.).
Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-1030110-Noise-Blocking-Earmuff/dp/B004U4A5RU/
As for the earplugs, you just have to experiment to find something comfortable for you, I'm still in this process.
For what it's worth, I've got a pair of Howard Leight headphones that attune to 82dBa
They honestly sound pretty good, and I can wear them for extended periods without pain. Which I can't say for several "audiophile" cans I've bought over the years.
I was going to buy some "work tunes" for yard work even though I knew the sound quality was pretty abysmal when I found the Howard Leights. Which really could pass for just listening rather than muffling the lawnmower.
I use these with a bluetooth adapter. Not the greatest sound quality but they're okay.
These headphones limit at 82db.
I have misophonia, but it's usually not super bad. I also have misokinesia, but it seldom bothers me. About the only time it does is when I'm watching TV with one of my kids who's _always_ shaking his legs.
I can't offer any help, but I do sympathize with you. I can't imagine how it could be if it were much worse for me. My misophonia has definitely gotten worse over the years (I'm 54), but some people experience the opposite. Imagine my horror when the company I worked for went "open office". I suffered through two years of that nonsense. But now I'm at a different job where I work at home 3 days, and work in the office 2, where I share an office with a really guy who doesn't trigger me at all. The change of environment has done wonders.
Also, if you're in a situation where you can wear headphones, but don't have a lot of money, these work really well, and have decent sound: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U4A5RU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
How about some hearing protection??
The hard thing is that a lot of this is up to opinion and how you play. To start I recommend getting that rifle, a pistol with lots of available parts (like a hi-capa), some goggles and a mask.
Get an mesh mask and for goggles [these](Pyramex I-Force Sporty Dual Pane Anti-Fog Goggle, Black Frame/Clear Anti-Fog Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WPSDXS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zoTByb86S3PEZ) work well.
Stuff like plate carriers and chest rigs are hard to pick for someone else.
So to start for that I would just get a good belt and pistol holster.
Yeah, it's a huge industry, at least in North America. Search query "baby ear muffs" and you'll see what I mean, for e.g. http://www.amzn.com/B007BEHSDU
A respirator is awesome. I highly recommend the 3M 7500 series (e.g. 7502). The vent on the 7500 faces downwards, so if you're wearing a face shield (as I do when running a bench or angle grinder), it won't fog the shield. Amazon Link
The P100 "Pancake" filter are a good match. Low profile and organic vapor relief (i.e. good working with small amounts of solvents). Another Link
Finally, for ear protection, I like earplugs with a string attached. Easy to take in and out and low profile if you're also wearing a faceshield or welding helmet, or whatever. example
These 3M masks are pretty descent, and have several different filters for various safety hazards (e.g. paint, asbestos, etc)
3M Medium Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 7502/37082(AAD), Respiratory Protection, Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MCUT86/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NmQ8BbCYRFJH8
To add to u/King_Creepalot, though a military surplus mask and filter would work for you, I would suggest something more like this with these filters.
These are commonly used in applications like painting and shop work. Though a military surplus mask would work, that might be overkill as those are designed to deal with everything from tear gas, to chemical weapons, to biological agents.
The big benefits here are:
Go for the 3M 7500 Half Face series. It's silicone so it gives a really comfortable fit over long periods of time and make sure you buy the correct filters. Here are some links:
3m 7500 series: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MCUT86/
I would recommend a better facemask. If you are using the cheap one, your breath is exiting the top of the facemask into the googles. Get something like one of these 3M respirators -- they come with all sorts of filters. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MCUT86/
They are pretty comfortable, and more importantly they prevent fogging by creating a good seal with your face. At least that was my experience. The other day I tried a cheapo face mask laying around, but after 5 minutes immediately switched it out and the fogging went away.
Maybe try to formulate an exit plan to a suburb/rural area that’s not too far away from some sort of city, so you can still do day trips when you want to?
I recently moved out of a very large city I’d been living in for exactly this reason - can’t be happier about that decision. But I know that’s not always possible. I found that the noise above anything else was a huge factor for me to get overwhelmed- maybe you could try using earplugs or noise cancelling headphones, etc, for a certain amount of time every day (like an hour a day) just to give your brain a rest?
Or earbuds under those construction-worker type earmuffs, so you can hear your music and not much else-
That constant hectic environment is no joke :( I feel your pain
Now that I'm at an actual computer, these are what I use. Difference is night and day.
I use these and they've never caused an issue with my glasses.
They're bulky but they work really well. I'm a bit skittish about the electronic ones.
>stugeron - just looked this up. Do you have Meniere's disease? Get you some Peltor's and put in foam plugs highest NRR rating you can find if your gonna bang on de drum all day :)
>I use to be a lead singer and jammed out for as long as i could. I miss it but its not the end all not being able to anymore. My time has just passed. God, family, Fishing, and outdoors take up my time now. When I'm stuck inside i play video games with no head phones of course. You are gonna be just fine. You are young and time is on your side friend.
>Here are the muffs i have for myself.
>Ps. link that youtube channel bro!
You can also try protection earmuffs. They are not expensive and some of them do a great job in blocking noise. Many of the models on amazon have reviews from people with sensory processing difficulties. I got those recently and when I combine them with earplugs, I don't hear anything. They are not that great on their own though.
A friend just gifted me these. They are ridiculously big but do an awesome job of blocking noise.
Two easy solutions I've done over the years:
If you need to block out noise, I recommend using good ear muffs such as the 3M Peltor X-Series. If that is insufficient, use earplugs underneath. I've also combined those with a good white noise generator like the Marpac Dohm. Noise-defense, in-depth.
Alternatively, if you have a lot of money to spend, you could get the Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones; however, they probably won't prove more effective than ear muffs over earplugs, just more comfortable.
If you can acclimatize yourself to ambient sound through meditation, even better. However, if noise countermeasures make the difference between meditating and not meditating, better to use them. This is just a more modern version of traditional Buddhist advice to find a quiet, secluded place to meditate - at least at the start.
> I wish i had money to try noise cancelling muffs
You can get them for reasonably cheap on amazon.
Something like this would probably work.
Here's what I think can help you. There isn't really a good solution for you that isn't hard to do. I got my own room over time by convincing my parents. There are some things you can do.
$350 Bose QC 35
$350, $298, Sony WH1000XM2
$250 Sony XB950N1
$30 earmuffs - these are cheap and block out noise.
The advice is very hard to follow, so take it a step at a time. Get headphones or ear mufflers first which will be a huge improvement to your mind if you don't already have active noise cancelling headphones. Remember to get active noise cancelling headhones because they really block out the noise. Then try to start using your dad's room to do things, which will probably work. You're limited in what you can do in someone elses room, but your mind is more free. Then try to convince your dad to switch rooms, which may or may not work. If it doesn't work, tell a therapist or psychologist about your problem. I don't know the best advice for you, which is why you should see one of those professionals. The ultimate goal is to move out because that will really free up your life.
I still think it would be good to answer these questions. Are the auditory problems caused more by ambient noise or voices, or the feeling of having no barrier around you or something else or multiple things? Do you only live with yourself and your dad? Does your dad know and accept that you have Asperger's? Realistically, a lot of this advice won't work. Please reply to me with what happens when you try these solutions.
For straight ear protection, I recently bought these and they're great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
These are so much better than the earmuffs off the shelf from the local hardware store. Lots of room inside for earbuds.
This is a Peltor earmuff that I’m using now, which is 31db.
When I wear earphones and wear this on top of this I can shut off most of nosies.
The thing is, I don’t always want to turn some music or video to block nosies from upstairs, because the sound from my earphones then will become a new distraction. Besides, some earphones with a long plastic end, like Earpods, are stuck between by ears and earmuff and it causes pain over time. It’s hot wearing the earmuff all the time too.
That’s why I was very excited by 35 to 42 earphones already, because it won’t get hot and is still quieter than the 31db earmuff. Even that sounds unreal already and 108 felt even more unreal(although it turns out to be some kind of misunderstanding)
I hope if I get one of these, I can shut off these noises without having to wear that bulky earmuff on the top and/or turning on mucis or videos all the time
I bought these on Amazon and they work great
These are the pair of 3M's I have, with 31dB NRR. They are huge and ugly, but they fit well and they definitely protect more than the Howard Leights. You may not be able to get a good cheek weld with these if you're shooting rifle, but I primarily shoot pistol indoors and rifle outdoors, so it works for me.
I use these 3M disposable ear plugs as well, believe they are 29dB NRR. I promise I'm not a 3M shill.
Make sure you put in the plugs properly - roll them up, pull back your earlobe with opposite hand and then insert. I shoot indoors often 2x a month, so protecting my hearing is really important to me.
edit: I should note that I have the basic pair of the Howard Leights, not the impact Pro model.
I have these: http://amzn.com/B00CPCHBCQ
They're pretty cheap, but really awesome. Totally huge, but to me that doesn't matter.
For the compressor, make sure really read that review by "Mike".
Just a thought about the respirator, this one costs less and has a quick release?
I use a 3M half face mask that does a pretty good job keeping stuff out, even with an extended goatee. Might not work as well with a big bushy beard.
If you're really worried, you could go with the Resp-O-Rator but it looks kind of uncomfortable to me.
I bought my son something very similar to this and it is a lot of fun to use and learn with. He picked the locks on our front and back door the first day. Scary how easy it is when you have something approaching the right tools.
On the turning front, I jumped straight in to hard woods but I guess if you want some cheap wood to hack around on you could get some pine 2x2s at Lowes or Home depot and at least get used to what the various gouges do. I personally wear a full face shield and dust make (just went to this ) with replaceable filters so I am not breathing dust when I turn and sand.
I can't really do that because all the guys would know it was me right away since they all are fine with the working conditions except me.
Also we're inspected like 6+ times a year by various organizations. The air quality is never brought into question. It's all just our tools/doors/vehicles/etc. So I feel like it's "just something you accept" with a job like this. Aside from getting a mask, I'm not 100% sure there even is anything you could do about this kind of shrapnel-based air in circulation.
I'll mark that mask recommendation though and I appreciate the link. In my other research I came across the M2 RZ MASK and the M2.5 RZ MASK which seems to be the same thing as the first just minus a strap. I feel like that mask is a good balance between the full-on double tank masks like this or this but is one step above (visually) the one you linked. Yours could be way better performance-wise than the M2 I linked, though. And it's cheaper so I have to take all of this into consideration since I work 7 days a week all day, so I'd probably burn through these things(filters) fast.
p100 filter for sanding/sawdust.
OV cartridge for finishing/painting.
As for the actual mask, I prefer 3m because the filters are available in every hardware store. This one is my favorite.
I have a large noggin, and I see that the mask you listed is a medium. Would this one also work with those filters?
I use this with these. they work wonderfully for me and seal over my beard.
I use the Benriner along with these no-cut gloves. It's been great.
Yeah. You can find them on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXUHHGK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apis_1511840335128
I have these and they work great.
has anyone of you guys tried to flip wearing a cut resistant glove like this? is it too thick or slippery?
I'd use these gloves
I am also terrified of cutting myself, so my bf bought me nice knives and a pair of gloves like this: https://www.amazon.com/NoCry-Cut-Resistant-Gloves-Performance/dp/B00MXUHHGK
When they came he demonstrated how safe they were against sharp knives and now I use them all the time and I feel SO much more comfortable.
The Jamaican prep cook I worked with ages ago taught me to put on an apron and an oyster shucking glove to shuck oysters. After a few weeks of practice I think I was at least nearly as fast as these guys. I wonder why they don't use the best tools for the job.
Buy him one of these: https://www.amazon.com/NoCry-Cut-Resistant-Gloves-Performance/dp/B00MXUHHGK/
An excellent solution
I've got this one. Works like a treat with four different cutting options. The handheld guard is good, but you do end up with some waste that becomes too small to carefully cut.
You could buy metal gloves to protect yourself.
Dexter are about the best for the price but they're not fancy.
I actually like my fillet knife from Cutco. The blade is extendable and it has a leather sheath.
Bubba blade fillet knives are popular. I don't have one. They come in different sizes and styles.
One product I didn't think I needed but now I can't live without is a fillet glove. Here is one for example glove
I also have a mandolin, and I have also cut myself badly enough to need an ER visit.
Now I have a pair of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MXUHHGK/ref=asc_df_B00MXUHHGK52857762/
Yes, I really like that slaw too. I've used it for several other dishes. You don't need a mandolin, but that really helps. And I love these gloves to protect your fingers (mandolins scare me):
Always play safe
They're machine washable!
Won't help with Netflix, but I own these earplugs (yes, the 200 pack, lmao) and I swear by them. They won't completely muffle noise, but they do help a lot.
You can also put yourself in your own private sound bubble by popping in earbuds and then putting a pair of these over them. Not the comfiest thing in the world in the long run, but for an hour or two it works very very well in my experience.
Source: 20 years of delightful autistic hypersensitivity ;P
^ I own and use these.
These work pretty well, I keep a pair around to take the girlfriend shooting.
ClearArmor Safety Ear Muffs
And if that's not quiet enough for /u/audioholicx8x, they can wear over-ear protection too. I've used IEMs inside of regular over-ear cans and it improved the isolation. I pretty much couldn't hear any noise in an extremely noisy office, even without music.
I have a couple of tips for you - first of all, I always have music going, but I also wear a pair of shooting range earmuffs over them (for lack of a better word). I've never been to a shooting range, but I had the golden idea of buying these once and have never gone back - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKSMPZW/ref=sr_ph_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473254856&amp;sr=sr-1&amp;keywords=earmuffs <- these are my personal fave (after trying a couple of pairs). Carry these at all times. You can stack them with headphones to get this amazing and pretty cheap noise-cancelling effect. In-ear buds work best, and you can listen to music, a white noise generator, or maybe audiobooks.
The above tip has worked so well for me that I almost forget I'm misophonic most of the time. Sometimes, though, my new boss likes to pop over to my desk, and there's a new Tier 4 Sniffler near me. To get over this, I've tried to have meetings in closed offices or whatnot to avoid that. I've debated leaving a note at the Sniffle King's desk secretly... We'll see about that, though. It's hard to time.
You may also wonder - how can I get away with the earmuffs? Push for it. I've had people make fun of me for them, but I say "Oh, yeah, I swear by them - they really push up my productivity" and mention I'm an audiophile if people ask. I've established a reputation as a bit of a quirky guy. I don't care - these things help me so much that I'd take that any day. Phrase it in terms of things your office would select for. I work in a place that's all about productivity, so I use the productivity line to communicate this to others.
Here's the last thing - I've noticed that people who sniffle/chew a lot tend to be either from certain regional cultures (generally East Asian or South Asian) or American subcultures (ie. college athletes - always sniffling for some reason!). I know some peers of mine of East Asian descent have gotten heavy feedback from bosses about sniffling too much in client meetings. You can maybe make a case to a boss that the noises your coworker makes could be bad in client-facing settings - or say that the loud chewing has annoyed a whole group of people.
I hope that helps. I know how rough this can be, but with a bit of prevention this can be really ameliorated.
If you're going to be shooting mostly handguns in an indoor range, I recommend these ClearArmors. They are cheap and effective.
If you go to any drug store you can buy simple foam ear plugs for very cheap. I used to just pop these in and cover with the ClearArmor.
No need for batteries and all parts are easily replaceable.
The Leigh muffs aren't very good. They're designed for convenience.
I use these http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max and https://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Shooters-Protection-Folding-Padded/dp/B00NKSMPZW/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1536101535&sr=8-10&keywords=34+nrr+ear+muffs combined. They'll get you hearing safe I can magdump my 7.5" braked AR pistol indoors, which creates such a blast that the concussion literally hurts my teeth and nose by the end of a dump, and my ears are fine.
Combined those two should net around 40-42 DB NRR. With them on you literally have to learn to lip read though because no matter how much someone shouts at you you won't hear it.
tl;dr: If sound overwhelms you try these
I totally understand this as it happens to myself as well, but usually mine is less touching unless I am really already far too overwhelmed.
I get extremely overstimulated from sound, it starts to "hurt" as in I don't feel pain, but my body reacts as if I did. (like chalkboard + fork)
I personally use these to deal with it, blocks out all sound and after a while I feel a bit better. It might be worth giving it a try to see if reducing overall stimulation helps.
You could try using just silencing earmuffs or earplugs as well, which are even cheaper than headphones.
Like these: ClearArmor 141001 Shooters Hearing Protection Safety Ear Muffs Folding-Padded Head Band Ear Cups, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKSMPZW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_u8fYDbER5WBDN
I used to cut rock samples at a lab and used shooter ear protection. Lots of models are comfortable and cut out pretty ridiculously high decible sound so in a quiet room I doubt you would hear anything.
I really like these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKSMPZW?psc=1 - coupled with some in-ear foam that's probably the best you can do without building yourself a deprivation chamber,
You can always put some baffles in the shop. You'll want industrial-designed baffles though because of the dust. That'll get spendy, but sometimes you do what you gotta do.
OP, this sounds like more than just ADHD. A lot of people with ADHD also have sensory processing disorder. Your auditory defensiveness sounds like sensory processing disorder.
I, too, am a person with ADHD and sometimes severe auditory defensiveness. If you have this, then certain noises may set off your fight or flight response. It's not something that you can help... but, it is something that you can learn to manage.
If your mother's voice sets off your fight response, you can take the edge off. Try foam ear plugs. Every Walgreens or CVS that I've ever seen has these. Grocery stores often carry them, too. However, you may prefer over the ear protection. Amazon sells all sorts of good ones for around $20, but often less than that.
If you use ear plugs or noise blocking ear muffs, I will offer you a slight bit of warning, tho. If you block noise 24/7, you will become more sensitive to noise. An occupational therapist gave me this warning, because both me and my son need these devices sometimes and it's true to my experience that using too much ear protection makes me even weirder about sound. So, don't wear them 24/7. I try to just use mine around my specific triggers.
Give this a try... it won't cost you much to try it and you may find out that you aren't nearly as childish as you thought you were...
A lot of people recommended the Bose QC35 but I tried a couple pairs on in a store and found that they put a pressure that I didn't like on my eardrums when the noise canceling mode was on. Instead, I got the Bose QC20 (their noise canceling earbuds) paired with Comply foam tips which isolate more noise than the QC35s. These are fine for general background noise and talking.
But next to me are 3 VPs that are always loudly yapping, the IT desk where they're generally shouting at soccer matches or every sales/marketing schmuck comes over and yells about how their googles hacked their spreadsheets, and a large table that serves as a meeting area.
That shit was driving me crazy and we don't have anywhere quiet to go. Earplugs barely helped so I got a pair of shooting earmuffs that work fantastically. Combining those with earplugs is great for when I just want quiet but sometimes when things are especially bad, I'll pair them with in-ear earbuds with Comply tips playing white noise.
I took a pair of these:
and a pair of these:
And snapped the ear connectors off the Koss and shoved them inside the ear defenders. Now I have a pair of isolation headphones that work really well. I'll solder and make some plugs eventually, but this works great and is cheap.
I use clear armor (and have a second pair for personal use in my house). They are cheap, comfortable, and effective.
If this is an indoor range, I strongly encourage you to try out a few different types of earplugs to wear under the earmuffs.
These ones are pretty good earmuffs just based on sound reduction. Many of the slim fit muffs do not provide enough protection:
If you're happy with your current iems then just grab something like this to wear on top.
Otherwise, look into Etymotic and Shure iems in that order. They've some of the best isolation on the market.
What a wonderful idea for a contest.
I've had a rough time recently, some real ups and downs... but in order to keep this from sounding like a sob story I'll spare the details. If you're curious, I don't mind answering questions in PM's.
What I really need is my car fixed, but that's just something I'll have to take care of in order of priority. I don't have any friends here (in my town), but I am going over to meet a guy tonight that's going to help me build my forge. By all indications this could be my first local friend, and I'm excited for a couple reasons, one being having a friend, and two being FIRE!! FIREE!!! FI... uh... Blacksmithing!
Speaking of fire though, Blacksmithing carries a certain risk. Not only are you dealing with a coal (or gas) fire that can get upwards of (or higher than) 2000 degrees Fahrenheit (1093 C for those of you using that system.) but you are heating and handling that metal. I built a small soup-can gas forge and hammered a little bit on a railroad spike, but wasn't using proper tongs or PPE. I hit it, my pliers lost their grip and the hot spike flew up and hit me in the face just below my right eye. I got lucky it didn't hit my eye. Even though it only made momentary contact, it still burned and hurt for a week.
So, right now the items on my wishlist that would actively benefit my continued well-being would be the safety equipment on it. There's a heavy apron, a pair of welding gloves and a pair of decent safety goggles that would help protect me from flying super-heated metal.
These are great. No fogging in a hot shop. I wear prescription glasses under them and a dust mask. First pair I've had that I don't have trouble fogging up. DEWALT DPG82-11 Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A12J3GI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ATixxbPZ9KRKN
What kind of protection do you need, and why? If it's a work-related requirement that you have eye protection, consider a pair of side shields that go around the arms of your prescription sunglasses. You could also get a pair of safety goggles that will go over your sunglasses (there should even be a tinted lens option).
I use these with my prescription glasses:
Yeah ive seen some pretty nasty pictures on the inter-webs, but if you have the guard on, and are not being daft (Like grinding with a cutting wheel, or cutting so the material creates a pinch point) your not going to end up with half the disc wedged into your cheek.
Someone gifted me these last year, and I really liked them. Kept the dust out, and could go over my sunglasses, so I didn't have to carry two pairs for day/night like previous years.
I'm in the market for a new pair of goggles. I have a decent pair of Dewalt goggles (my only Dewalt "tool") but they are open on the bottom, like sunglasses. When I work with my jigsaw for a few hours I end up with sawdust eye-boogers. I keep finding alternative goggles like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A12J3GI/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_nGz0DbVG39M3K
But the reviews overwhelmingly talk about rapid fogging. Does anyone have a better goggle to recommend?
I just got a pair of Work Tunes and they are fabulous!
i use these and can be great for calls to support.
I'm sorry I can't help with the money; but maybe i can help you be be clearer.
Would a noise reduction rating of 24dB be enough? If not maybe in ear plugs underneath?
Solved your problem
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XMmzCb6D4KPZZ
Real talk, man. I bought myself a pair of these:
When my kid is screaming and freaking out I put them on and put on some music so I can’t hear him. I work to calm him (and never wear them unless I’m with him) and find that taking away the screaming is a sensory wonder. Removing that one sensory frustration really helps me keep my cool and do my best to try and help. Even if he’s flailing and freaking out it feels less intimidating to try and handle. Just being able to hold him without the noise is... freeing? I’m not sure what word to use.
I’m probably a bad person for not listening to the screaming. But it works for me.
If you really want to cancel noise and alpha the shit out of your office buy these. 3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_t6S7CbJ0P5667
These 3M Bluetooth over ears popped up in my feed the other day.
I actually like the idea of it, I always feel like I’m asking for trouble mowing the lawn in my H9s.
I bought a set of these 3m Worktunes. They've been good so far, the Bluetooth has good range and it's easy to connect.
I like my $50 peltors...
I run a cnc in my garage all day so dust and noise suppression are a must. I use the RZ Mask and either a pair of LG Tones or more so lately these 3M bluetooth hearing protectors. Having good dust collection is a must as well so I use a shop vac for small tools like the spindle sander and hand sander but I also have the Harbor Freight 2hp dust collector as well for the cnc and larger tools. I intend to do some modding to it soon to change the crappy bag filter to a 1 micron cartridge filter. I've breathed my fair share of wood dust and it worries me but also knowing which woods are more toxic helps as well. Purple Heart dust for instance is very toxic to breath in as well as pretty much and plywood dust and of course MDF. Just be cautious but I wouldn't lose sleep over not having that $150 respirator or noise cancelling headphones. To add to that, you want to hear just a bit of sound because listening to your machines is important too. Good luck in this adventure, it can be a wild and rewarding ride!
I actually found these through your link and they are probably closer to what I would want right now. I don't see the added $25 value of the other ones.
If people want to spend a little more, these $50 hearing protecters offer 24 db protection and support bluetooth. Basically, cheap wireless headphones with the added benefit of hearing protection.
I use these 3M WorkTunes PPE with Bluetooth ($50), and highly recommend them.
These are what i use they dont do AM/FM just bluetooth connection to your phone then use your phone for either radio or podcasts or audiobooks.
I got these amzn.com/B0723CYHPZ at Costco for the same thing, they work well enough, I don't listen to music usually just podcasts. But I have used them for music a few times just to test the quality. I'm not a music nut, but they do sound good enough for me for music, not like weak tinny sound.
Silencer seems pretty stupid on a stubby gun, but if you really want one go ahead and take whichever one you like. The G&G Firehawk is a solid starter CQB gun with a very nice sound + ROF. I'd stay away from those starter package, those are just some sales talk to get rid of their shittiest options.
Get some pyramex i-force goggles and a mask like this.
Budget for everything or just the gun?
If you want modern I would get this
If you want classic I would get this
The battery I would get a good 9.6v or 7.4v I'm not an AEG guy so I can't tell, but that is what LCT recomends
Those goggles https://www.amazon.com/Revision-Military-Desert-Locust-Goggle/dp/B007HKPCMW
Or those if you don't want to spend money on a better pair
For a face mask this is great, I have one and I love it
Ahh okay thanks man [Goggles] (https://www.amazon.com/Pyramex-I-Force-Sporty-Anti-Fog-Goggle/dp/B006WPSDXS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=pyramex+safety+glasses&amp;qid=1564104080&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=pyram&amp;sr=8-3)
Would something like this be allowed on the battlefield?
If you really want some quality eye protection, check this out. Cheap, durable, zero fog, and low profile. The $15 I spent on these goggles is by far the best $15 I have ever spent on any type of airsoft equipment. Plus, these goggles are the same ones that Novritsch uses if you are into that.
Gracias por la info. Estos servirán? https://smile.amazon.com/Pyramex-I-Force-Sporty-Anti-Fog-Goggle/dp/B006WPSDXS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&amp;keywords=MIL-PRF+32432&amp;qid=1573355486&amp;sr=8-3
O tienes alguna recomendación en Amazon?
[this work?](Pyramex I-Force Sporty Dual Pane Anti-Fog Goggle, Black Frame/Clear Anti-Fog Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WPSDXS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.a2tyb6ZTTBAZ)
Pyramex (aka Valken) i-force are what I use. Full seal sunglass style for like $15: