Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Jan 2019, 21:51

I don't know if it helps, but Lee has suggested the S10 respirator is a solid and cost effective choice. I have had a look, and it MIGHT be a bit extreme! Here is a link to one on e-bay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S10-Respirat ... :rk:1:pf:0

He has just told me he might have a few spares. However, what is your face size, Jim? We need to know to get one that fits you well.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by bobins » 18 Jan 2019, 22:00

I would suggest that an S10 really is overkill for Jim ! :shock:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Jan 2019, 22:02

It might be, but it may well also allow him to work safely in the workshop. Remember, fumes can affect eyes as well, and when your eyes water some of the tears route through your nose.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by bobins » 18 Jan 2019, 22:09

Indeed so, but the S10 is designed to deal with things that you really don't find in your workshop - I'm assuming Jim doesn't require full NBC protection ! There are much better lghtweight full face respirators with much better vision available.

This sort of thing requires an air supply, but it's much more suited to 'garage' use:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by myglaren » 18 Jan 2019, 22:13

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No point in half measures !

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by bobins » 18 Jan 2019, 22:16

Actually, the proven safest way for you to do something dangerous... is to get someone else to do it :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Jan 2019, 22:17

I just remembered where my brother works. The S10 is lightweight protection (and has been replaced).

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 18 Jan 2019, 22:39

myglaren wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 00:04
Every year [the Boiler] would fail shortly after being "serviced"]
slightly late to the party with this one.... have had a similar situation. Would suggest if you're concerned about the lack of servicing to the Boiler Zel to simply ensure you have an operational Carbon Monoxide monitor

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jan 2019, 07:03

Thanks all for the warm words :D Awww... you all make me blush!!!

Thanks too for the respirator advice :D I shall study carefully... yes, the S10 is overkill but looking at your charts Bobins, I reckon a brown one might do me given it seems I'm most affected by organic stuff...

I shall now see what I can obtain...

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 19 Jan 2019, 08:38

I think we should all club together and get Jim a space suit from NASA. He could wear it out cycling too to keep him from all the nasty dirty diesel fumes lol

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jan 2019, 08:50

daviemck2006 wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 08:38
I think we should all club together and get Jim a space suit from NASA. He could wear it out cycling too to keep him from all the nasty dirty diesel fumes lol


:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

Oddly, I suffer fumes more when running that I do cycling... The M1 overbridge near me when running is absolutely awful. I can't wait for the day when all vehicles are electric and old dinosaur ICE engines are banished...

I never thought I'd ever say that!!! Cars running cold before the cats have got going are hideously stinky to me and make me really ill... Nearly as ill as running past a person puffing on a fag or operating a vaping thing :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 19 Jan 2019, 13:02

Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 22:39
myglaren wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 00:04
Every year [the Boiler] would fail shortly after being "serviced"]
slightly late to the party with this one.... have had a similar situation. Would suggest if you're concerned about the lack of servicing to the Boiler Zel to simply ensure you have an operational Carbon Monoxide monitor


Installed these in close proximity to the gas burning devices day three I think after we moved in.
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Excuse the mess - the utility room is perpetually a tip.

Will need to replace them next year - which is in my calendar so I can't forget.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Michel » 19 Jan 2019, 13:09

Zelandeth wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 13:02

Installed these in close proximity to the gas burning devices day three I think after we moved in.

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Excuse the mess - the utility room is perpetually a tip.

Will need to replace them next year - which is in my calendar so I can't forget.

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If they're anything like my insane Aunty's, they won't let you forget. The batteries chose to go below acceptable level at 3am so they started making a piercing shriek.

She *buried them at the top of the garden at 3am* because she couldn't shut them up.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 19 Jan 2019, 13:59

Sorted then :-D Utility Rooms aren't supposed to be tidy.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by van ordinaire » 19 Jan 2019, 14:46

Missed my daily FCF fix yesterday as was driving down to Devon after work & by the time I arrived I was just too tired to set-up the laptop - not like me at all - so even later to the party. On the other hand, as a new boy, only right that everyone else should get in first.

Jim, noticed you'd been quiet for far too long (bit like the bell in in Eric Burdon's "Black Death" - obscure musical reference anyone?) but not enough to worry. Now, really sorry to learn reason for your absence BUT,as for making it permanent, while understanding your reasoning, couldn't put it any better, or more forcibly, than Michel's response yesterday. Of course you must stay on board, that this forum wouldn't be the same redefines "understatement".