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    Cleaning Projector Filters (Health & Safety)

    Does anyone know of any heath risks with regard to cleaning the dust out of projector filters, I'm refering more to inhailing the dust than using ladders etc.

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    You should prevent unnecessary exposure to dust.
    A dust mask should be sufficient - it's probably written down in the risk assessment to use a dust mask as a preventative measure..

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    Vile job. I wear a face mask supplied by the school.

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    I just hold my breath :-) If you're worried, though, I'm sure your maintenance team could let you have a dust mask.

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    We have a portable dyson for that very job

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    We have a portable dyson for that very job
    Ditto... Kids usually sit in awe and it makes plenty of noise to indicate just how important the job is...

    Worth every penny and just to add, it means you don't have to actually blow, breath or otherwise expose yourself to the dust which has to be safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    We have a portable dyson for that very job

    A 99p make-up brush from superdrug and a face mask are cheaper and do the job brilliantly!

    You can tell I'm female with this solution, can't you?

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    I use a can of compressed air - blasts the dust meters away from me... So I'm not going to inhale it :P

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    Or take it outside and clean it.

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    Ok... Call me an idiot if you like but surely vaccuming out the dust rather than redistributing it around the room again has to be a more effective way of removing it.

    As for taking the filter out of the room, that's great in theory but it seems an awful lot of projector installers don't bother to mount the projectors so that the filters are removable without actually uninstalling the projector.

    QED... vacuum = much better all round solution.. but then that's just me

    ... besides I'd just look silly with a makeup brush..

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    I tend to use an ordinary paint brush

    As an asthmatic, which is known to the school, I wonder if I should be doing it at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Ok... Call me an idiot if you like but surely vaccuming out the dust rather than redistributing it around the room again has to be a more effective way of removing it.

    As for taking the filter out of the room, that's great in theory but it seems an awful lot of projector installers don't bother to mount the projectors so that the filters are removable without actually uninstalling the projector.

    QED... vacuum = much better all round solution.. but then that's just me

    ... besides I'd just look silly with a makeup brush..
    Ah, but the rooms are dusted and vacuumed every night anyway... Also, i take most of them outside to do.

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    I normally just usea paint brush, I visit alot of schools (10 a week) each with at least 3 projectors, taking the filters out side isn't all ways pratrical, nether would be a portable hover (would be nice),

    Face masks I think are the way forward for us, have to rasie it at the next team meeting......

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Ah, but the rooms are dusted and vacuumed every night anyway... Also, i take most of them outside to do.
    Good grief... So that's where that happens.. Not in mine.. I usually pull PC's open once a year to remove the dust caked in those.



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