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Offline fisheye59

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3M Respirator filters
« on: 01/26/17 08:52 UTC »
I was going to buy some new filters for my respirator and saw that 3m is making a new pancake type filter with organic vapor protection in it. Its MO #2297 has any one tried them to see how they work and last over the old style cartage's. They look like they could be used for everything including lead pouring.   

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #1 on: 01/26/17 11:02 UTC »
I saw those too. I always thought those pancake type filters were more a particle type filter VS  a vapor filter but this one does say nuisance level organic vapor filter. It would be nice to have a cheaper filter option for sure.

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #2 on: 01/26/17 11:56 UTC »
I just ordeedr 3 packs. I'll let you know how they do, but I expect they will work well.
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Offline fisheye59

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #3 on: 01/26/17 15:01 UTC »
If you will, I have used the face masks MO 8577 for some quick burns and they were good for a time or two.

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #4 on: 01/26/17 21:11 UTC »
Go figure.  I just ordered more of the cartridge style.  I was just reading up on these, and they are priced about half- and are supposed to last double the hours.  Cool!

Does anyone know if the bayonet fitting on these universal like the old ones are? 

Offline fisheye59

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #5 on: 01/27/17 23:08 UTC »
As far as I know, there just like the regular pancake filters and mount the same.

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #6 on: 02/05/17 16:58 UTC »
My filters were delivered on Friday and I shot baits for a couple hours. I was using the "if you could smell it" standard.

1. By themselves they are not very good.
2. They are  upgraded  P100 filters that should be added to a base  vapor filter.

I attached them to an expired base vapor filter on my mask and never caught a whiff of plastic smell.

So, I plan to use them with my base vapor  filter and try to get extended life out of the base organic filter.

Note: when I'm done molding, I put my respirator is a large zip top food storage bag. It seems to extend the l8fe of the filters.

Andy
« Last Edit: 02/05/17 17:04 UTC by andrewlamberson »
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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #7 on: 02/05/17 18:14 UTC »
I take mine off the respirator and store them in a zip lock, too.  ...and I have noticed longer life as well. 

..and thanks for the follow up, Andy!

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Re: 3M Respirator filters
« Reply #8 on: 02/07/17 20:39 UTC »
Thanks for the update Andy, I'll have to pick up some any thing I can to extend the life of the filter is great.