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Old 02-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #51
tgeliot
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svejkovat View Post
I don't really understand why helmets are not commonly made with an option to seal against the face with a fitting to accept compressed air. Such a simple solution to so many dangers associated with heavy metal fumes. Under mild pressure, the seal would not need to be at all perfect. The helmet could flip up and down as usual.
How many people would get a truly safe supply of compressed air to breathe (think in terms of a facility that refills SCUBA tanks), and how many would just use the same air they use to drive their nail gun? That air contains microscopic droplets of oil and all kinds of other crap. They'd be substituting one danger for another.
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1989 Transalp. Sort of.
I don't have a bucket list, I have a post-bucket list. So far it includes
1) Coroner's report is to read "Death by misadventure."
2) Dixieland jazz band at my funeral.
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