Make your own face mask?

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby LittleGreyCat » 30 Mar 2020, 9:06pm

Si wrote:
reohn2 wrote:They tell me Thongs are in short supply :?


Well I guess that if you are going out wearing nothing but your thong you should have little problem maintaining a 2m exclusion zone!


Ah! Just a thong at twilight.......

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby Jamesh » 30 Mar 2020, 9:20pm

What's really needed is a 3l bleach container with a HEPA canister filter (tight fit) from a vacuum inside with a portable uvc light pushed up the middle for good measure. Holes drilled round the outside and the top secured to a pipe and face mask.

Too much time on my hands I think!!!

Cheers James

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby RickH » 30 Mar 2020, 10:25pm

reohn2 wrote:They tell me Thongs are in short supply :?

If you want to use underwear as a facemask there is always the international award winning* Emergency Bra that converts into 2 facemasks! :D

(*The 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize Winner.)

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby reohn2 » 30 Mar 2020, 11:43pm

Si wrote:
reohn2 wrote:They tell me Thongs are in short supply :?


Well I guess that if you are going out wearing nothing but your thong you should have little problem maintaining a 2m exclusion zone!

With a body like mine it'll be more like 2 miles :shock:
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby reohn2 » 30 Mar 2020, 11:46pm

RickH wrote:
reohn2 wrote:They tell me Thongs are in short supply :?

If you want to use underwear as a facemask there is always the international award winning* Emergency Bra that converts into 2 facemasks! :D

(*The 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize Winner.)

I'm getting very worried about you Rick :? :shock:
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby reohn2 » 30 Mar 2020, 11:49pm

TrevA wrote:Use a Buff/Neck Doo-Dah........

Much better with an emergency boob-bra
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby reohn2 » 30 Mar 2020, 11:50pm

Graham wrote:Fortunately, I have endless pairs of worn-out, grimey underpants in the garage rag-bin. No problemo . . . . .

Haste la vista baby......
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby RickH » 31 Mar 2020, 12:15am

reohn2 wrote:
RickH wrote:
reohn2 wrote:They tell me Thongs are in short supply :?

If you want to use underwear as a facemask there is always the international award winning* Emergency Bra that converts into 2 facemasks! :D

(*The 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize Winner.)

I'm getting very worried about you Rick :? :shock:

Well I have been going to Chester to be a Fabulous Lady* fairly regularly! 8)

(*I'm an honorary member of Chester Fabulous Ladies as tandem pilot for my friend Clare on your old tandem :D )

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby reohn2 » 31 Mar 2020, 8:32am

RickH wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
RickH wrote:If you want to use underwear as a facemask there is always the international award winning* Emergency Bra that converts into 2 facemasks! :D

(*The 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize Winner.)

I'm getting very worried about you Rick :? :shock:

Well I have been going to Chester to be a Fabulous Lady* fairly regularly! 8)

(*I'm an honorary member of Chester Fabulous Ladies as tandem pilot for my friend Clare on your old tandem :D )

I had my suspicions,not least Chester and bras having a lot in common :lol:
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby KM2 » 31 Mar 2020, 9:24am

I see decathlon are still selling their surface snorkelling mask. That would get a few comments.

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby fullupandslowingdown » 1 Apr 2020, 1:42am

Jamesh wrote:What's really needed is a 3l bleach container with a HEPA canister filter (tight fit) from a vacuum inside with a portable uvc light pushed up the middle for good measure. Holes drilled round the outside and the top secured to a pipe and face mask.
Too much time on my hands I think!!!
Cheers James


one problem, bleach is still sold out

I've noticed when going on some of the less salubrious websites (such as dailynail, guardian, etc) are becoming rife with adverts for various UV virus killing sterilisers, including handheld devices. Me thinks there be monsters ahead Cap'ain

For human beings, skin exposure to germicidal wavelengths of UV light can produce rapid sunburn and skin cancer. Exposure of the eyes to this UV radiation can produce extremely painful inflammation of the cornea and temporary or permanent vision impairment, up to and including blindness in some cases. UV can damage the retina of the eye.

Another potential danger is the UV production of ozone, which can be harmful to one's health. The US Environmental Protection Agency designated 0.05 parts per million (ppm) of ozone to be a safe level. Lamps designed to release UVC and higher frequencies are doped so that any UV light below 254 nm wavelengths will not be released, to minimize ozone production. A full-spectrum lamp will release all UV wavelengths, and will produce ozone when UVC hits oxygen (O2) molecules.

UV-C radiation is able to break down chemical bonds. This leads to rapid aging of plastics, insulation, gaskets, and other materials. Note that plastics sold to be "UV-resistant" are tested only for UV-B, as UV-C doesn't normally reach the surface of the Earth. When UV is used near plastic, rubber, or insulation, care should be taken to shield these items; metal tape or aluminum foil will suffice.


Still, probably just as effective as wearing your own underpants on your head, drinking 100 proof whisky (Vorpal never did tell me where she gets her 100 Vodka from) or rinsing your mouth out with apple vinegar.

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby tim-b » 1 Apr 2020, 6:33am

Hi
@graham...You'll need some instructions.(youtube link) You're very welcome :)
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby Graham » 1 Apr 2020, 8:40am

^ :lol: They look a bit too clean. I prefer the grey / brown / yellow camouflage + keeps the diseased masses afar . . .. .

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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby reohn2 » 1 Apr 2020, 9:01am

fullupandslowingdown wrote:

Still, probably just as effective as wearing your own underpants on your head, drinking 100 proof whisky (Vorpal never did tell me where she gets her 100 Vodka from) or rinsing your mouth out with apple vinegar.

Wearing your underpants on your head(must be your own and due for a sonic bath clean)whilst rinsing mouth out with cider vinegar three times a day definitely works,I haven't had a days illness all my life :) .
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Re: Make your own face mask?

Postby Tinnishill » 2 Apr 2020, 10:06pm

If you want to make an actual mask, for actually using, without sewing, try a squint at this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOe_8z8k01U

Cut carbon filter papers for kitchen extractor fans down to size to fit the mask.

Austria and bits of southern Germany are requiring mask for shoppers, and the WHO are reported on that BBC to be reevaluating their advice about masks.

*edit: PS, an annoying advert runs first, just skip over that. You can use J cloths and similar for disposable masks; burn them in a metal bucket afterwards with a splash of lighter fuel.
*second edit: and another thing, if it's yourself that you are trying to protect, rather than passing third parties, you need to wear eye protection such as specs, shades, safety glasses or whatever. Wipe the specs with an antiseptic wipe now and again and bin the wipes.

And no, I'm not a medic. I am a tired out, broken down, old ex squadie who had to endure a lot of chemical and biological warfare training in the past.
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