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    Insulated flexible duct

    I have a couple of employees that have acquired allergic reactions to fiberglass. We occasionally use insulated flex duct for ventilation etc. I can't seem to find anybody who makes a product that doesn't use fiberglass. Any ideas?

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    new employees...., we ALL are allergic to fiberglass

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    Quote Originally Posted by isuredo View Post
    new employees...., we ALL are allergic to fiberglass
    Yes... cough cough..

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    If it's a problem metal duct with bubble wrap works excellent.
    Really I wouldn't believe anybody who said they were allergic to fiberglass I mean that's like saying you're allergic to being stabbed by a thousand little needles.
    I know some people are more sensitive to it like my wife starts itching when she hears the word fiberglass.
    Solid metal duct is nicer anyway.

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    Allergic in what way? Breathing or skin reactions?
    There are ways to protect with masks and long sleeve shirts & gloves.
    Or do they just don't like that part of the job? Explain the hazards of asbestos and they will feel lucky.
    Or mineral wool.
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    Baby powder on arms beforehand
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzycajun View Post
    Baby powder on arms beforehand
    Yes. X2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zamoramax View Post
    Yes. X2

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    X3 lightweight long sleeves are a godsend for folks not used to it. I think it’s like sardines, nobody likes it at first but the more ya do it the less it stinks. That insulation bothered me at first too but that was 11 years ago and I think I could prolly wear it as a shirt and wouldn’t notice it too awfully much. If it’s a actual reaction with breathing issue then they may have to wear a mask. We all should wear them but i bet the majority of us don’t use em like we should. I know I don’t anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurst11 View Post
    X3 lightweight long sleeves are a godsend for folks not used to it. I think it’s like sardines, nobody likes it at first but the more ya do it the less it stinks. That insulation bothered me at first too but that was 11 years ago and I think I could prolly wear it as a shirt and wouldn’t notice it too awfully much. If it’s a actual reaction with breathing issue then they may have to wear a mask. We all should wear them but i bet the majority of us don’t use em like we should. I know I don’t anyway.
    Yep. I can swim through it now and it won't bother me. I used to itch like mad when I was first getting used to it... masks. We don't need no stinkin masks. Lol.

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    Best to cover your butt & provide good PPE - eye & breathing protection. Never know, in the future, there may be huge lawsuits for fiberglass, as there is now for asbestos. They may even hold employers accountable.
    With today being such a litigious society you never know if you may be a defendant.
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    Yep, masks, gloves, eye protection, long sleeve shirts. That usually does it for me.

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