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A better mousetrap?
#1
A better mousetrap?
For Covid19?

It occurs to me that it shouldn't be to hard to come up with something better than a homemade surgical mask for airborne viruses.

How about a low cost "moon suit"?

Idea - use a lithium ion battery - USB cord chargable - drawing air through a chest mounted filter - with a computer fan - which would inflate a plastic bag over the head? 

The trick would be getting enough airflow that CO2 buildup would not be a problem. While shortening use time (of not using a regulated on demand system) the simplicity of the unit would make them much more affordable - easily under $100.

The filter would have to be foam - or other material - that could be washed out with disinfectant, dried, then re-used. A spray of some sort - would be good to make the virus stick better to the filter.

You would make the most money on the filter treating spray.

Just name it after me..
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#2
RE: A better mousetrap?
I imagine you could overcome the CO2 issue with some sort of a soda lime canister.

Quite frankly, though, the whole thing doesn't really fill a need that’s not already answered by existing respirators.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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RE: A better mousetrap?
(May 18, 2020 at 11:08 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I imagine you could overcome the CO2 issue with some sort of a soda lime canister.

Quite frankly, though, the whole thing doesn't really fill a need that’s not already answered by existing respirators.

Boru

Any CO2 absorbtion system would add bulk and cost.

Can you currently buy a respirator that fully covers your face - even with glasses - that does not fog up in use - for under $100?

This is a go-between between a costly full face respirator and a bandanna...
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#4
RE: A better mousetrap?
I've seen video of people shopping in full scuba.
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RE: A better mousetrap?
(May 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I've seen video of people shopping in full scuba.

Kinda heavy..


Especially with the weight belt.


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#6
RE: A better mousetrap?
The better mousetrap and only a little over 100 bucks!
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RE: A better mousetrap?
(May 18, 2020 at 8:46 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: The better mousetrap and only a little over 100 bucks!

It doesn't have pressurization from a filtered fan, though. But then, there are more soldiers where those came from.  Hehe
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RE: A better mousetrap?
(May 18, 2020 at 8:46 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: The better mousetrap and only a little over 100 bucks!

Only used once.


At Chernobyl...



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RE: A better mousetrap?
(May 18, 2020 at 6:53 pm)onlinebiker Wrote:
(May 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: I've seen video of people shopping in full scuba.

Kinda heavy..


Especially with the weight belt.


Wink

Those floppy things on their feet didn't look comfortable in the produce section.
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