protective clothing for doing insulation

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Old 03-07-02, 07:59 AM
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protective clothing for doing insulation

Are cotton work gloves, paper mask and long sleves, pants the only extra clothing recommended for hanging insulation?
 
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Old 03-07-02, 01:56 PM
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you got it.. now have fun :-)

Good Luck

Jim
 
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Old 04-02-02, 08:53 AM
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Killer clothes

After 15 years of remodeling projects I finally found the killer setup for fiberglass. Go to an industrial supplier and buy a box of disposable Tyvek coveralls. Get the ones with the built-in hood and booties, they cost $6.00 each in boxes of 5. I found out about them from a friendly asbestos-abatement contractor.

Duct tape some yellow kitchen gloves to your sleeves, add a 3M N-95 paper mask, and get to work. Choose a cold morning (I like temps in the 30's are great) to work since the coveralls are waterproof and sweaty.

The experience at the end is unbelievable. I stand atop a trash bag, unpeel everything into the bag, and step out *completely itch free*! The shoes are clean, I'm clean (sweaty but clean). If you've ever done fiberglass before you are in for a treat. It's the best money you can spend in remodeling!

Enjoy.
 
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