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How long will an unused gas mask filter work for?

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If it is unused and you stored it in a cool dry place, it should still function fine. Even if it was used a few times, the filters usually last for years

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It's been standing for around 2 years unused. Fitted new battery,indicators horn,brake lights all work. No ignition ligh,turns over, but won't start. Was working fully before 2 years unused


After sitting so long did you drain out the old gas as well you could have a dirty and plugged carburetor. Just to try an experiment take the spark plugs out and squirt a little gas into the plug hole and put the plugs back in and hook up the wires and see if it tries to start. If it does then you know the carburetor or dirty gas lines needs cleaning. if you do this several times there is a chance it may keep on running..If there is a gas filter it may need changing.

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What was a gas mask?


The gas mask is a mask used to protect the user from inhaling airborne pollutants and toxic gasses. The mask forms a sealed cover over the nose and mouth, but may also cover the eyes and other vulnerable soft tissues of the face. Some gas masks are also respirators, though the word gas mask is often used to refer to military equipment (e.g. field protective mask). The user of the gas mask is not protected from gas that the skin can absorb. Most gas mask filters will last around 24 hours in a nuclear biological chemical (NBC) situation.
Airborne toxic materials may be gaseous (for example sulfur mustard and chlorine gas used in World War I) or particulates (such as many biological agents developed for weapons such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins). Many gas masks include protection from both types. Gas masks are used in construction to protect against welding fumes, in deconstruction to protect against asbestos or other hazardous particles, and in the chemical industry when handling hazardous materials, as in making repairs to leaking equipment or cleaning up after spills; workers have usually issued gas masks as a precaution against leaks.
During demonstrations and protests where tear gas or CS-gas is employed by riot police, gas masks are commonly used by police and demonstrators alike. Aside from serving their functional purposes, gas masks are also used as emblems in industrial music, with the most notable example, the subgenre of drum and bass called Neurofunk. These emblems are used by graffiti taggers because the mask protects them from the paint canister's toxic fumes, and by urban explorers venturing into environments where hazardous materials, such as asbestos, may be present.

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How can I avoid buying an obsolete gas mask that won't work in case of emergency?


I found this site - The National Terror Alert Response Center - it looks like it's run by Homeland Security. They have an article about obsolete gas mask models you should avoid that you can find here: http://www.nationalterroralert.com/gasmasks/
They also have lots of preparedness guides that you can access on the site.

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Are gas masks from WW2 still effective?


More than likely, they WW2-era gas masks won't be effective. If a gas mask came into contact with any type of chemical substance, the gas mask will no longer protect the wearer. Other environmental factors like moisture and heat can also affect the effectiveness of the gas mask. Also, many gas masks used in WW2 were manufactured with blue asbestos inside them, which makes them less than safe to begin with. Taking all that into consideration, I'd recommend buying a new one,

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Can I find old gas masks from WW2?


Sure, you can find old ww2 gas masks online. Try ebay for starters:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR8.TRC2.A0.Xgas+masks+ww2.TRS0&_nkw=gas+masks+ww2&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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If air supply in mask hooked up can sprayer gun work correctly


you should put an inline air flow valve in the line for the mask you can put a T connector on the end of the hose so both the spray gun and mask can use the air line at the same time. It will work well if the compressor is large enough to handle the CFM of both the gun and the mask

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Who invented the gas mask?


Sir Robert Davis invented the gas mask during World War I in 1915 for the British troops to be protected from chlorine bombs

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There is a great deal of condensation build up in the mask and when employees bend over there is so much water it pours out the exhilation valve


This is caused to the different temperatures of the mask on the outside so it is condensing the water there is two solutions one is to get the temperature to about 15 degrees warmer on the outside or go to the half mask with the canister filter for paint professionals then the canisters will keep the mask warm enough to keep it from condensing as much. You may be able to buy a kit for adding the canster if you go to a automotive paint shop they will have a book for you to look up the one you have and see if you can retrofit the screw on canister.

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How do I replace the fuel filter on my 2000 Volvo S80


The gas filter is located passenger side just forward of the rear axle. The band that holds the gas filter in place is a pinch band that has a nut welded/formed into it on the back/top side. A 12 mm bolt holds the band in place. The top of the band has a bracket that hold the return fuel line - this just pops off and the return fuel line can be reattached once the filter has been replaced. If your filter has never been replaced there is masking tape covering the pinch connections at both ends of the filter. Remove the masking tape. You need to put a pan under the old filter to catch any gas spillage - it will be minimal. Also the new filter comes with plastic caps on the ends of the new filter - you will want to use them to plug the old filter connectors so you need to take them off the new filter to have handy. Ther is a T off the inlet gas line that has a cap on it - remove the cap and press the needle in the T to relieve any pressure that is on the gas line - If it has been setting for an hour there will probably be very little if any pressure on the line. You can skip messing with the T and you will see about an ounce of fuel that will come out of the filter when you remove the hose.

To remove the connectors push the connector ring away from the filter housing. (I did the front first because I had more room). I used a paint can opener to help pry the hose away from the filter - it is shaped like a can opener but without a cutting edge - a large flat screwdriver would perform as well. It is a tight fit but once it starts to move it will come off. Once the hose is off use the plastic caps you took off the new filter to help hold the gas in the old filter. After removing both ends remove the holding band and place it on the new filter. The two lines will go back on easier than they came off, just push them onto the filters nipples. Put the 12 mm OR 10MM bolt back into the pinch band and reintall the return fuel line.

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