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I wish! Actually, it's a very ordinary noze, which is why cheap dust masks fit well. That is, since I shaved my mustache. Soon, I'll have to worry about dust getting in through the wrinkles. They're starting to look like the Potomac River drainage.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
:>Aack! I get chills just seeing things like that. : :A couple decades ago, I hadn't yet sharpened Mom's knife for her and :was cutting up some beef for stew one time. It caught some gristle and :pulled my thumb into the line of fire. It cut halfway through my nail :and thumb, widthwise, and stopped. I felt somethign funny and looked :down, then started laughing. Mom almost fainted. I soaped up and :rinsed it out well, then butterfly bandaged it, changing it and using :triple antibiotic (aka Magic Medicine) on it for a few days. After a :couple weeks, I almost forgot I'd been bitten. Some people would have :freaked out and spent a couple grand at the hospital. I used common :sense and a buck in bandaids to accomplish the same thing. I get :chills just seeing hospital bills. So there. ;)
I'm with you there. The only time I went to the emergency room was the time I was sanding a piece of wood and jammed a splinter 1/2 way up my fingernail. Ouch!!
I showed up at the local ER and they cut through the nail and removed the splinter. Trouble was they didn't get it all and I had to go back (IIRC a couple of days later... this was over 23 years ago, maybe 28 I don't remember). They got the rest of the splinter on the second visit. I'm more careful when sanding now, or apparently, since it hasn't happened again.
I'm good getting out splinters, have a great great extra extra fine set of tweazers, and a cool 10x magnifier.
I'm going to have to learn how to make a butterfly bandage, though. I've heard of them but don't know how to make them. I've heard of this stuff called "liquid bandage" or something like that, that it's really good. Have to get some of that...
Dan
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Dan_Musicant
:I can't wear those because I can't get them to seal worth a shit. I :buy the $2 Wally World masks with the valve and sometimes use an extra :strip of soft foam to seal my nose so it doesn't fog up my glasses. :(if goggles aren't being used.) They can be reused for a month +.
I sometimes use the disposable ones, have a few, but I prefer to use a reusable one that I've had again well over 2 decades. I bought it from the same hardware store I mentioned earlier in the thread, the one that said they didn't carry Dico polishing compound when I called, and called them back and said they had it (WTF).
This mask is light, small, simple, has a couple of valves that are one way, fits snug and best of all, you can suck in to close the valves and feel that the mask is making a seal on your face. With the disposable masks it leaves you guessing, and I usually have to assume that there isn't a good seal, since there's no way to prove there is. On top of all this, the mask is washable and so are the filters that it uses. Plus, it's a snap to cut my own filters (they are circular) if I ever need more. It's a piece of genius.
Dan
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Dan_Musicant
The abrasive cutoff wheel on a Dremel tool works really good at splitting the nail to get deep splinters out. If it hurts..use OraJell or similar over the counter topical/dental pain killer to numb the finger before cutting into the nail. Clove oil also works well enough.
Topicaine and other topical anesthetics are indicated. Someof the anti itch OTC medications work as well.. Prep H does too...but slower.
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You buy butterflys at nearly any drugstore. Steri Strips are a trade name
Band-Aid also makes them
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btw..if you get a bleeder...try either a stepic pencil, or hold a fresh piece of the outer layer of an onion skin over the wound. Stops bleeding quickly. Something to do with catalysing the blood. Though letting it bleed for a minue or so helps ensure the wound is flushed clean.
A really GOOD temp bandage is regular Super Glue. In fact..it was invented for wound closure. Let bleed, wash and dry, hold the wound closed and apply Super Glue to the OUTSIDE of the wound. Hold until it sets.
For liquid bandage....one brand
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Rubber cement has been used as well..let bleed, wash and dry, apply a thin layer OVER the wound.
Never close up a wound without cleaning it really really good. You may glue in a nasty bug if you dont. Glue them in the enviroment they prefer most...dark, wet and sheltered.
Gunner
"[L]iberals are afraid to state what they truly believe in, for to do so would result in even less votes than they currently receive. Their methodology is to lie about their real agenda in the hopes of regaining power, at which point they will do whatever they damn well please. The problem is they have concealed and obfuscated for so long that, as a group, they themselves are no longer sure of their goals. They are a collection of wild-eyed splinter groups, all holding a grab-bag of dreams and wishes. Some want a Socialist, secular-humanist state, others the repeal of the Second Amendment. Some want same sex/different species marriage, others want voting rights for trees, fish, coal and bugs. Some want cradle to grave care and complete subservience to the government nanny state, others want a culture that walks in lockstep and speaks only with intonations of political correctness. I view the American liberals in much the same way I view the competing factions of Islamic fundamentalists. The latter hate each other to the core, and only join forces to attack the US or Israel. The former hate themselves to the core, and only join forces to attack George Bush and conservatives." --Ron Marr
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Gunner Asch
On Sat, 3 Nov 2007 22:12:31 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, "Ed Huntress" quickly quoth:
Yes, depending upon how it's used. I grok that, Ig.
That's absofuckinglutely horrendous, isn't it? In five days, they charged you more money than the vast majority of people in the world earn in their entire _lives_. No wonder insurance is so goddamned expensive and unavailable to millions here in the USA.
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Larry Jaques
On Sun, 04 Nov 2007 02:44:41 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, Dan_Musicant quickly quoth:
You can't get good help nowadays.
I can feel a thread of air tickling my eyelashes with the cheap masks, so figuring out that it's leaking is a no-brainer. They also fog my glasses, another big clue. Feh!
Sounds like a great mask system. Keep it! Wait a minute, what do you cut filters from? You can buy NIOSH 95 approved fabric?
I more often use my respirator any more, now that I have dust filter cartridges for it. It's a 3M silicone half-mask which fits superbly.
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Larry Jaques
:On Sun, 04 Nov 2007 02:44:41 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, :Dan_Musicant quickly quoth: : :>:> :>:I can't wear those because I can't get them to seal worth a shit. I :>:buy the $2 Wally World masks with the valve and sometimes use an extra :>:strip of soft foam to seal my nose so it doesn't fog up my glasses. :>:(if goggles aren't being used.) They can be reused for a month +. :> :>I sometimes use the disposable ones, have a few, but I prefer to use a :>reusable one that I've had again well over 2 decades. I bought it from :>the same hardware store I mentioned earlier in the thread, the one that :>said they didn't carry Dico polishing compound when I called, and called :>them back and said they had it (WTF). : :You can't get good help nowadays.
Yeah, funny thing is a coupla decades or so I filled out an application to work there... They're the kind of place where you can always get personal help quickly. They have a station you go to and take your numbered ticket and yours usually comes up in a minute or so. If you don't want personal help, you avoid the station. That's nice when you don't want help, and that's me in a hardware store a lot of the time. They do have the prettiest checkout girls I see in any hardware store, hands down. That's not saying a lot, of course, but it's something. Hehe. : :>This mask is light, small, simple, has a couple of valves that are one :>way, fits snug and best of all, you can suck in to close the valves and :>feel that the mask is making a seal on your face. With the disposable :>masks it leaves you guessing, and I usually have to assume that there :>isn't a good seal, since there's no way to prove there is. On top of all : :I can feel a thread of air tickling my eyelashes with the cheap masks, :so figuring out that it's leaking is a no-brainer. They also fog my :glasses, another big clue. Feh! : : :>this, the mask is washable and so are the filters that it uses. Plus, :>it's a snap to cut my own filters (they are circular) if I ever need :>more. It's a piece of genius. : :Sounds like a great mask system. Keep it! Wait a minute, what do you :cut filters from? You can buy NIOSH 95 approved fabric?
It's been so long, I don't know what I used for extra filter(s), and actually I'm not sure I ever did cut my own. I believe I have at least one extra filter and in any case I routinely just wash the current filter out with soap and water when it looks pretty dark and let it dry and put it back in. It's a perfect dust mask. However, it wouldn't be officially approved for some stuff, such as lead paint, I imagine. I almost always give it the snug test 1/2 expecting that it's not properly situated on my face, but it always seems to pass the test. It's as if it were custom made for my face. : :I more often use my respirator any more, now that I have dust filter :cartridges for it. It's a 3M silicone half-mask which fits superbly.
Email: dmusicant at pacbell dot net
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Dan_Musicant
Yeah, and here's another thing that will get your goat. The $220,000 is the bill they sent to *me*. My insurance company, I was told by someone who wasn't supposed to tell me, paid $43,000, and the hospital was happy with that.
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Ed Huntress
Gunner Asch wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com:
Sounds interesting. Just to clairify, do you mean the dry outer layer or the first wet one directly under the dry skin??
Bill
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Bill
First wet one.
Gunner
Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
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