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2020-10-17 1:29:25 AM  
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2020-10-17 2:01:49 AM  
I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?
 
2020-10-17 3:46:48 AM  
Are we talking 10W40 or Extra Virgin Olive here?
 
2020-10-17 7:23:55 AM  
No. Oils can ignite, and chronically breathing in oily substances increases risk of respiratory infections of all kinds.
 
2020-10-17 7:28:51 AM  

runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?


There are some small engines that use a foam oil-soaked pre-filter wrapped around the main filter. The oil helps to trap dust and is in theory washable and reusable. Wouldn't do eff all for viruses, but I can see where people got the idea.
 
2020-10-17 7:29:37 AM  
How else am I going to keep them from sticking to the pan when I stir fry them?
 
2020-10-17 7:36:59 AM  

Pharmdawg: No. Oils can ignite, and chronically breathing in oily substances increases risk of respiratory infections of all kinds.


Aerosol oil coats the alveoli iirc and renders them incapable of absorption.

Amirite?
 
2020-10-17 7:38:24 AM  
If one good thing that came out of all of this mask-wearing (buying the obvious, duh) is that people, hopefully, have become more aware to the stinky food they eat.
I'm speaking to you, Mrs Garlic Breath and Mr Biryani Burp.

/don't get me wrong, I had both recently, just NOT when I'm expecting to be in close proximity with another human being in a small space for extended time
 
2020-10-17 7:38:49 AM  
Spraying fluids from a bottle onto your mask is not advisable. Spraying water into a maskhole's face may help them to go away.

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/do not actually do this as plague rats are known to become violent
 
2020-10-17 7:51:42 AM  
I've been wondering how winter is going to go with all this.  Are there any substantial population centers in the southern hemisphere that experience the same kind of cold and crappy weather during their winter that the northern ones do?  Offhand I don't think so (right?).  I was just thinking we haven't really seen how a winter is going to go with all the virus stuff since southern hemisphere winters, except for the mountainous parts, are more temperate.

Around me at least, people have been so far been coping by spending tons of time outdoors.  The amount of people taking walks, playing in parks, or just sitting around in distanced groups to see friends went sky high during the summer.  If you live somewhere that 'enjoys' 3-5 months of things like snow, sub-freezing temps, driving 40 degree rain, etc. all that goes away in the next 30-60 days until March-April.  People are going to be trapped indoors and going crazy, all at the same time we are getting a spike in infections.
 
2020-10-17 7:56:21 AM  
Educate someone how to build a fire, and they'll be warm until they run of fuel. Teach someone how to light up their plague mask, and they'll be warm for the rest of their life.
 
2020-10-17 8:00:28 AM  
What about hash oil?
 
2020-10-17 8:15:44 AM  
It the WD40 doesn't solve the problem, duct tape will
 
2020-10-17 8:16:52 AM  
Can I crack a window to make an indoor party more safe? "Good question, but I'm sorry to say it won't help much."

Can I spray WD-40 on my mask to make it more effective? "I....uhhh. No. You can't."
 
2020-10-17 8:19:18 AM  
You're probably better off breathing through a homemade gas mask that fits to the face and pulls all air through a couple of paper filters and a mess of activated charcoal.

Or, y'know, get an actual NBC mask.
 
2020-10-17 8:19:27 AM  
I'll still stand outside around a nice fire & a cold hard cider before I stand inside w/someone who may have that deadly virus.........
 
2020-10-17 8:30:23 AM  

runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?


If forced, WD40 will probably make me less nauseous than stale olive oil.
Probably.
 
2020-10-17 8:31:40 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Spraying fluids from a bottle onto your mask is not advisable. Spraying water into a maskhole's face may help them to go away.

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/do not actually do this as plague rats are known to become violent


In this era of people being attacked by being sprayed in the face with things like acid, you face a significant risk of being shot for doing that.  And rightfully so:  A person being sprayed with water out of the blue has no idea what you just sprayed them with.
 
2020-10-17 8:32:14 AM  

Pharmdawg: No. Oils can ignite, and chronically breathing in oily substances increases risk of respiratory infections of all kinds.


Don't tell the morans that, though. They'll scream "FAEK NOOS!"
 
2020-10-17 8:35:21 AM  

Resident Muslim: runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?

If forced, WD40 will probably make me less nauseous than stale olive oil.
Probably.


You should probably use sperm oil.

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2020-10-17 8:52:36 AM  
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2020-10-17 8:56:00 AM  

dittybopper: Gordon Bennett: Spraying fluids from a bottle onto your mask is not advisable. Spraying water into a maskhole's face may help them to go away.

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/do not actually do this as plague rats are known to become violent

In this era of people being attacked by being sprayed in the face with things like acid, you face a significant risk of being shot for doing that.  And rightfully so:  A person being sprayed with water out of the blue has no idea what you just sprayed them with.


It'd be assault, most places - and yeah it's not a dumb law.  Who the fark knows what some rando is spraying around.  Cue a month and a half of medical tests and shiat... no.
 
2020-10-17 8:58:16 AM  
No WD40 and no spray lube the answer is obvious Flex Seal 
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2020-10-17 9:05:50 AM  

dryknife: What about hash oil?


what about patchouli? It'd help with the isolation part of it.
 
2020-10-17 9:09:38 AM  

Nosatril: runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?

There are some small engines that use a foam oil-soaked pre-filter wrapped around the main filter. The oil helps to trap dust and is in theory washable and reusable. Wouldn't do eff all for viruses, but I can see where people got the idea.


My old tractor uses an oil bath as a dust filter. Just some oil in a jar that traps the dust. Every few years I dump it out and put in new.
 
2020-10-17 9:13:42 AM  
Also, I really like the way this stuff smells, I'd breath this.
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2020-10-17 9:15:33 AM  

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First thing I thought of.

I use K&N filters in my SUV and bikes.  Good stuff.
 
2020-10-17 9:18:46 AM  

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2020-10-17 9:22:36 AM  

runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?


I spay mine with Everclear, AFTER every use
 
2020-10-17 9:23:17 AM  
In wintry areas, if you want to see your friends a good warm jacket, gloves, hat & boots are about to become just as if not more important to your health & safety as a mask.

Whatever you do, please, no @&#%ing indoor drinking or dining out among strangers. I don't care if you're sitting spread out or whatever. It's farked and it's going to absolutely kill bars & restaurants over winter, but we just cannot farking do it. It's going to spread this airborne farker of a virus from house all winter long if you do it. Please. I beg of you.

Same goes for indoor gyms. For grocery trips: make a clear & well-organized list, go at off hours, get in, get what you need, and get out. We need tighten up our game going into the cold season.

God I wish I were overblowing this. But it'll be all too easy to double the deaths we've already experienced by Jan/Feb. The epidemiologists & health insurers all have that Cassandra look about them because they know exactly what's about to happen over winter. It's entirely predictable.
 
2020-10-17 9:26:11 AM  

Nosatril: runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?

There are some small engines that use a foam oil-soaked pre-filter wrapped around the main filter. The oil helps to trap dust and is in theory washable and reusable. Wouldn't do eff all for viruses, but I can see where people got the idea.


So how about tobacco smoke? I was thinking of clogging my mask with it.
 
2020-10-17 9:26:52 AM  

Resident Muslim: If one good thing that came out of all of this mask-wearing (buying the obvious, duh) is that people, hopefully, have become more aware to the stinky food they eat.
I'm speaking to you, Mrs Garlic Breath and Mr Biryani Burp.

/don't get me wrong, I had both recently, just NOT when I'm expecting to be in close proximity with another human being in a small space for extended time


🙄
 
2020-10-17 9:29:26 AM  

kissmyasp: No WD40 and no spray lube the answer is obvious Flex Seal [Fark user image image 380x450]


I was actually thinking of spraying a little on a mask. To make it have less holes
 
2020-10-17 9:34:24 AM  
I looked at the subject header and this guy came to mind.
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2020-10-17 9:36:53 AM  

Latinwolf: I looked at the subject header and this guy came to mind.
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Are you saying mask wearing is a perfect opportunity to become a paint huffer?
 
2020-10-17 9:38:50 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Spraying fluids from a bottle onto your mask is not advisable. Spraying water into a maskhole's face may help them to go away.

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/do not actually do this as plague rats are known to become violent



There's a decreased chance of violence if you spray Bath and Body Works' Warm Vanilla Sugar scent on them.

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2020-10-17 9:43:20 AM  
Great - I did at least one of those things. Guess my world view is shattered now and I am gonna go join QAnon.
 
2020-10-17 10:04:37 AM  

dittybopper: Resident Muslim: runs with mutts: I want to know who wanted to inhale WD-40 fumes through their mask. It can't be more than one person in the whole world, right?

If forced, WD40 will probably make me less nauseous than stale olive oil.
Probably.

You should probably use sperm oil.

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2020-10-17 10:08:06 AM  
Winter is gonna be BAD around here, and the Dakota are already on farking fire with COVID.

My school seems to think it's 6 feet OR masks, which isn't encouraging.
 
2020-10-17 10:19:05 AM  
"I live in a cold (North Dakota) climate and will very soon have to give up outdoor socializing."

Farking wimp.
 
2020-10-17 10:19:14 AM  
Stir fry or deep fry?

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2020-10-17 10:38:15 AM  
New cases and hospitalizations have been slowly but steadily increasing in MD, and we had been doing really well.  So much for the gym, I guess.
 
2020-10-17 10:55:41 AM  
Ventilation works? Finally, being raised in a barn pays off.
 
2020-10-17 10:57:16 AM  
It was expensive but many early heating systems back before WWII had a fresh air duct to a massive steam radiator suspended under the floor. The bedroom windows, over massive steam radiators themselves, would be left open all winter for ventilation and houses were not insulated or sealed tightly.
Back then germ theory was still young and many people still subscribed to a version of the miasma theory. Smelly or stale air was seen as a disease vector.
I mean, they were close and it did usher in lots of health reforms that worked. Seems like it would help with coronavirus too.
 
2020-10-17 11:31:58 AM  
So, using my mask as an excuse to huff Vicks all day isn't helping anything?
 
2020-10-17 11:56:20 AM  
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If you're gonna huff something in a mask this is both hallucinogenic and antiviral.
 
2020-10-17 12:23:12 PM  
the P rated masks are designed for oily environments. I still wouldn't oil up my filters though.

Why do people always have to find some way to make things difficult or different. Wear your boring farking mask on your face like a grown farking adult and stfu.
 
2020-10-17 12:27:50 PM  

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OMFG.  Off to see if i can buy a K&N mask.  I'm laughing my ass off
 
2020-10-17 12:44:23 PM  
Everyone knows you should lightly dip your mask in crude oil only.
 
2020-10-17 4:51:39 PM  

Pharmdawg: No. Oils can ignite, and chronically breathing in oily substances increases risk of respiratory infections of all kinds.


The only thing its good for is sponge air filters for small engines to help keep dust out of the intakes. Not 100% effective and require regular maintenance too. I would imagine organic oils just create handy petri dish environments for bacteria and molds.
 
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