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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Charity, Jul 6, 2018.


  1. Cully

    Cully PetForums VIP

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    If you cut long strips off the width of an old T shirt and pull them tight, they will stretch into long thin 'laces' which can be used instead of elastic. Just thread them through where the elastic should go and tie to the required length. More comfortable too.
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  2. Willow_Warren

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    My first one is ties (using bias binding I bough for bunting), it fits just as well. It’s actually easier to take it off without touching the part of the mask that touches your face.

    I made 3 more yesterday

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  3. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Here’s my pleated attempt :)

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  4. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    (You can’t see the pleats well when it’s on, so here it is)

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  5. SbanR

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    Oh looks horrified. Who is this stranger in my house?!?:D
     
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    I was just thinking the same :eek: :Hilarious:Hilarious
     
  7. TriTri

    TriTri Standing up for cats

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    Good luck @Willow_Warren
     
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    It's lovely to see all these home made masks. My query is how do you stop your glasses steaming up when wearing them, homemade or not? Beats me.:confused:
     
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    I have tried different masks and have now found two that are mostly okay. When it’s very cold or moist outside my glasses get foggy even with these two. But for my main purpose- wearing them in class- they are fine.

    So all I can say is that it’s trial and error...

    What these two mask have in common is, that they are not very tight around the chin, so that the air I breath out is not forced to go out at the top.
     
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  12. SbanR

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    @Cully if you have mask with tape, you'll be able to tie the bottom a little looser (sorry, I do keep banging on about tape)
     
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  13. Cully

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    I've seen some people with what looks like a nose clip which holds the mask tight over the bridge of the nose, so tried to mimic that with my glasses. It's not tight enough! It's ok for short periods like when I'm in the laundry room. The door leads outside so it can get a bit congested in there at times, so I feel safer with a mask on.
    They get so hot don't they. I really can sympathise with anyone who has to wear one for long periods.
     
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  14. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    If you work it out let me know! It’s terrible in the medical ones at work.
     
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  15. Cully

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    :Doctor:(
     
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  16. Cully

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    I just had a bit of a Google and found these tips.
    >Washing your glasses with soapy water, rinse off then air drying will help prevent fogging.

    >Try pushing your glasses forward on your nose. It creates more air surface between face and glasses.

    >Fold a tissue into a rectangle and fix it to the mask so it stays on the bridge of your nose, using tape if necessary. The tissue blocks and absorbs some of the moisture escaping so keeps lens clear.

    >Attach or insert a twist tie/pipe cleaner across the top of the mask and bend to fit snug across bridge of nose. (I think this was probably for home made masks as aren't ppe masks already flexible across the bridge? ).

    There were a few suggestions of making the bottom of the mask looser but I don't know how that would be effective if it just lets more virus in!
    Don't know how effective any of these are although the same tips kept cropping up on various pages I looked at.
    Good luck.
     
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    Them tips are pretty much what I see on YouTube too.

    The washing up liquid tip used to be used for condensation on windows, my mother in law swears by it, also potatoes is so suppose to stop condensation on windows too. Weird how that hasn't come up as a 'hack'
     
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    I tried the soap water and the tissue, both didn’t work for me.
    The looser bottom of mask is the only thing that works for me. It‘s not that loose but allows the air to pass along my cheeks and chin.
     
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    You left out the one that divers employ - spit on the glass, smear it around then rinse off. It must work as I see All divers doing it on tv:D
     
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  20. Cully

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    Sorry, I thought you said 'drivers'!
     
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