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How to disinfect used equipment
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(11-17-2016, 04:19 PM)Lanco Wrote: I have read someplace you can boil the mask. I would think that that would eliminate the chance of there being any problem here. If that is the case can I boil the entire mask or just certain parts. How long to boil. I suppose I could include the headgear with this? Would I need to take all those pieces apart or can I leave them as they are? Any other tips on this?

See my post earlier in this thread about boiling.

Not every mask will survive boiling. I haven't held your mask types in my hand, but I don't see any obviously non-boilable parts. My recommendation is to boil a big pot of water on the stove, turn off the heat, drop the parts in, cover it, and then wait until it's cool. Don't do it if you can't risk losing the mask.

I wouldn't boil the headgear. I have soaked mine with alcohol and left it in a bag overnight.

Don't boil the hose, although you can use a 70°C water soak for 30 minutes.

I would disassemble and clean first, even if you boil.

Note that boiling doesn't kill ALL types of germs, but it kills a lot of them.
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(11-17-2016, 10:36 PM)Lanco Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 06:19 PM)Spy Car Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 04:19 PM)Lanco Wrote: Think I'll skip this stuff and stick with what I've already done. Although I would still like to try the mask at least for a few minutes to see if it's worth getting the necessary replacement parts. I have read someplace you can boil the mask. I would think that that would eliminate the chance of there being any problem here. If that is the case can I boil the entire mask or just certain parts. How long to boil. I suppose I could include the headgear with this? Would I need to take all those pieces apart or can I leave them as they are? Any other tips on this?

As I said before, spray equal parts peroxide and white vinegar. Let sit a bit. Rinse. Safe, cheap, and effective.

Bill

What about just mixing the two in a bowl and going at it that way? Or would this stuff fizz all over the place?

I've only sprayed, but have never noticed a big chemical reaction (as with vinegar and baking soda).

I have no reason to think this wouldn't work, but it seems like over-kill to me.

Bill
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