Respirators and glasses

Can anyone suggest a respirator other than the expensive powered hoods that will permit me to wear my tri-focals (yes, yes, I'm well down the road) without them riding so high that I'm looking through the wrong lens?
Thanks very much.
Tim
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Funny, I've just spent some some time looking through catalogues and on the net having come to the conclusion that I've had enough of ordinary masks that interfere with the wearing of glasses, restrict airflow so that I wind up feeling short of breath after only a few minutes and alway seem to exhaust air upwards so that my glasses steam up, and your post drops in.
I have decided that, regardless of the expense, I've got to go down the road of a proper powered respirator and the Trend Airshield Pro is the cheapest I can easily get hold of in the UK - unless anyone knows any different.
Me, I'm at the bi-focal stage but had a single focal pair made up with the "reading" prescription for working.
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On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 05:54:42 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@att.net wrote:

I guess it depends on your definition of "respirator", Tim...
For REAL protection, the face plate/helmet type are probably it for glass wearers, IMO..
Since I know that I won't wear it, and even hate to wear a normal respirator, I gave up and just went for the "dust mask" kind.. Disregarding all the safety things that I know and going to the nitty-gritty (no pun intended), I figure that wearing a dust mask sometimes is more protection that not wearing anything...
In my case, I wear safety glasses and have a beard, so the only one that works for me is the Dust-bee-gone mask.. I still don't wear it often enough, but when I do, it's comfortable, doesn't mess with or fog up my glasses, and is washable.. YMWV
BTW: I have 2 very good respirators that are protecting a drawer from fine dust...
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You are stuck with a 3M half mask
http://www.northernsafety.com/Search/GP1523M02/Personal-Safety-Respiratory-Protection-Maintenance-Free-Low-Maintenance-3M.html
or one of these:
http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid 89
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http://www.northernsafety.com/Search/GP1523M02/Personal-Safety-Respiratory-Protection-Maintenance-Free-Low-Maintenance-3M.html
I suspect both would still be an issue with spectacles
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wrote:

I don't know about bi and tri-focals, but I wear one of those when I work in dusty or allergenic environments (i.e. the attic) and they fit around my glasses just fine. Of course I need a pair of windshield wipers to keep the lens from fogging up from sweat but I consider that a separate issue.
On the other hand, I guess I don't consider these "respirators" more improved dust masks. A respirator would be something with a tank attached to it for working in hazardous gas environments. I only mention this because what the poster wanted wasn't totally clear to me.
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"Eigenvector" wrote:

That's why "dew rags" exist.
Check H/F, they'll have a bag of 25 for less than $5 on special sale.
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it on hand when I gird up for battle.
I wear a headband at highpower matches, keeps my lenses clean for the critical moment. But I shot those 5 rings because the uhhh ...sun was in my eyes, yeah that was it.
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

Actually, do-rags exist to keep one's 'fro under control, if one can grow a 'fro.
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I have worn glasses most of my life and both seem to work fine for me.
A good fitting respirator takes some adjusting and you will know you have one on.
I prefer the Dust Bee Gone for most woodworking applications.
I use a respirator for spraying and brushing lacquer.
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If the respirator leaks then you have not fitted it correctly, or your face shape will not allow for a proper fit. If air leaks out around the seal, nasties can leak in through the same holes!!
Go somewhere that will teach you how to do a face fit test and hey presto the steaming bi focals will not be a problem. 3M used to provide videos on doing face fit tests which should be done every time you put on a respirator.
Powered air curtain/helmet type respirators are the way to go for most nuisance dusts.
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Noone@home wrote:

I believe the original poster wasn't complaining about leaks but rather the fact that wearing a respirator causes his glasses to ride high (presumably because the glasses end up sitting on the respirator rather than the nose itself).
I run into this problem myself trying to wear safety glasses over a respirator.
Chris
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Noone@home wrote:

He didn't say that it leaks, he said that his glasses ride so high on it that he's looking through the wrong part of the lens.

He said he wore tri-focals, not bi-focals. If you're going to comment then at least read and try to understand the post to which you are responding.

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