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Making facemasks

Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 | Last Active: Apr 25, 2020 | Replies (42)

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@lesflowers

I have a question to anyone making masks. What are you using for a metal nosepiece, if you're using one? Thanks.

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@lesflowers I am not using a nosepiece in the masks I make.
Welcome to Mayo Connect. How did you find us?
Ginger

@lesflowers Hi, for occasional users, we don't use a noespiece.
For daily users, we use real pipecleaners from a smoke shop, made of white cotton type chenille with aluminum wires. They are shorter than the craft ones, and we bend the ends over on themselves about 1/2" to avoid poking the face. My cousin was using copper electrical wire stripped of its insulation and bent on the ends – fine gauge wored best.
Wire reinforced masks must be handwashed and air dried.
Also, for daily users, we leave the top open so a filter can be inserted if desired.
Sue

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