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Jack Rabbit
05-19-2012, 09:45 PM
I work in a dry desert climate. The mower kicks up a lot of dirt even in the nicer grass. I'm sure I breathe a lot of it though I try to avoid it.

Do you recommend wearing a dust mask? Who has done that? Did it work well? What kind?

stevef1201
05-20-2012, 06:18 AM
I get mine at Lowes, just the white little bubble type. They work OK. Truly cutting down on the dust I inhale. However if you want to eliminate dust then go with a full respirator

CHEESE2009
05-20-2012, 12:22 PM
I swear I thought I was the only one with a dust problem when cutting grass, others thought I was crazy.

When I go home to shower, tub turns black lol.

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You could always use a bandanna and wrap it around your nose/mouth. Masks get expensive and have a lifespan (they become useless at a point in time).

lol
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4023/greenhoebq2.jpg

Jack Rabbit
05-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Think I'll try the cheap ones on the dustier jobs. I get black snot from some jobs.

CHEESE2009
05-24-2012, 11:11 PM
http://approvedgasmasks.com/images/suit-ty600fv.jpg

You should get this, freak all of your clients out, lmao.

Lopes Lawn Care
05-26-2012, 03:11 PM
Hahahaha that hazmat suit would be awesome! I've got some dusty jobs around here and that would be perfect. Add some a/c to that baby and your good to go.

justin_time
05-26-2012, 08:46 PM
Just get one of these :D

http://www.riprenfield.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/022-homer-simpson-radiation-suit.jpg

baileysgreenthumb
09-17-2012, 01:20 PM
I just started to wear a dust mask and big difference It makes on my lungs. My lungs had a light weezing from everything in was breathing in. Now its all gone. Pain in the *** to wear but dumb not to...

Martywdx
09-18-2012, 09:11 AM
I have never had luck with white bubble masks.Picking up leaves is the worst for "black snot" I'll try the bandanna wrap, see if that works :)
Any suggestions for eyes. Mine feel raw after a day of mulching leaves?

thom
09-26-2012, 10:51 AM
I work in a dry desert climate. The mower kicks up a lot of dirt even in the nicer grass. I'm sure I breathe a lot of it though I try to avoid it.

Do you recommend wearing a dust mask? Who has done that? Did it work well? What kind?

I wear a bandana.I also wear a pair of goggles.

chadj
11-01-2012, 11:27 PM
I highly reccommend it. I used to work on a strip job (surface mining) and its law to keep all cabs clean and roads watered because, not only for visability. Just about all of that dust gets trapped in your lungs and its worse than black lung. You dont wonna end up with breathing problems later in the years.