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mountainmoma:
Here is a way to make a homemade mask from the size "y" HEPA rated vacuum bags.  I cant figure out of the generic bags that dont specifically say HEPA would also work, so I changed my order to get the specific Hoover brand HEPA filter bags, so now I am getting 5 times less bags, because $$.  I am getting the set of 6 bags. SO, only 24 masks could be made.  We have 2 nurses in the family., one is specifically working with COVID-19 patients in CO.  She still has gear, but gets one mask a shift, more personel are off work and she is sometimes taking on extra shifts.   Hopefully our real masks will ramp up in time to not need alternatives, but if not, if you have a few HEPA bags at home, maybe make a few of these for your home use or potential donation if needs must


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6d3twpHwis&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0964UzgU36uZBtzfLl-xhJfdB2satT4zp6rfBy1QWh8gWrtM7gT7CtHpc&app=desktop

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LFW6X2K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Morning Sunshine:

--- Quote from: mountainmoma on March 25, 2020, 01:54:30 PM ---Here is a way to make a homemade mask from the size "y" HEPA rated vacuum bags.  I cant figure out of the generic bags that dont specifically say HEPA would also work, so I changed my order to get the specific Hoover brand HEPA filter bags, so now I am getting 5 times less bags, because $$.  I am getting the set of 6 bags. SO, only 24 masks could be made.  We have 2 nurses in the family., one is specifically working with COVID-19 patients in CO.  She still has gear, but gets one mask a shift, more personel are off work and she is sometimes taking on extra shifts.   Hopefully our real masks will ramp up in time to not need alternatives, but if not, if you have a few HEPA bags at home, maybe make a few of these for your home use or potential donation if needs must

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LFW6X2K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

--- End quote ---

I do not see the pattern, just the amazon link for bags

mountainmoma:
and here is written instructions in case you tube doesnt run where you are. or you want ot print out for others:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fW_Qrv_1J26Lgd1kawSWqqyKvbYOY2Fu/view

and the pattern to cut out masks

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gaiM3yZLalU1_7mlMeLR-3967A8cEu5H/view

Here is the link to Hoover bags that specifically are rates HEPA

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016TXGFFK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

the link in the OP is for the cheaper generic bags, which might be the same, but I dont know

FreeLancer:
Fixed the link.

I think this is a great idea for a DIY mask with high filtration capabilities.  Might try it myself.

Greekman:
a question...are these vaccumm bags made of paper or cloth? Things are different on this side of the pond

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