Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23
  1. #1
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    9

    Lightbulb Fogging facepiece

    While doing a SCBA practice today, one of the firefighter came up to me with the problem of his facepiece fogging. Usually turning on your purge valve while resolve the issue but this didnt work. Removed his mask to check the nose cup and the valves are installed the correct way. This is a first for me... Anyone have any idea??


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    40

    Default

    He probably let it sit to long and moisture built up inside so the purge valve wont do much.

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cupcake NY
    Posts
    1,327

    Default

    Tell him to breathe!

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber JHR1985's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    DFW
    Posts
    1,917

    Default

    put soap in there.

    take some and rub it around then wipe out the extra. should work for a week or two...

    or go to maskview.com and check it out. it works very very well but kind of costly. you need to buy 2 in case one gets lost in a fire
    The Box. You opened it. We Came...

    "You'll take my life but I'll take your's too. You'll fire musket but I'll run you through. So when your waiting for the next attack, you'll better understand there's no turn back."

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber ffbam24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,482

    Default

    There's a product out there called "Cat Crap" (No, not kidding). Used for ski goggles. Not sure if there is a NFPA or ANSI regulation on this. Heard it works great.

    Also, give consideration that nosecup doesn't fit and may need to resize.
    Last edited by ffbam24; 02-13-2008 at 09:07 PM. Reason: Oops. Product name change.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I was wondering about the maskview product. Ive seen one in person at a burn session here, just wondering if anyone's had any luck/back luck with it?? I dont mean to hi-jack the thread, just a quick question that might help out.

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber Dickey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,111

    Default

    An old scuba diving trick is to spit in your mask, (not a big lung cookie, just clean saliva) rub it around and rinse the inside with water and let air dry. DO NOT rub it dry with a cloth or you rub off the spit. Don't know why it works but it works.

    Works for me.


    Breathing helps too.
    Jason Knecht
    Assistant Chief
    Altoona Fire Dept.
    Altoona, WI

    IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
    http://www.cheddarvision.tv/
    EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!

  8. #8
    Forum Member MemphisE34a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Memphis, TN - USA
    Posts
    2,493

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    There's a product out there called "Cat Pee" (No, not kidding). Used for ski goggles. Not sure if there is a NFPA or ANSI regulation on this. Heard it works great.


    You have got to be kidding, right?
    RK
    cell #901-494-9437

    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    N. Ridgeville, Ohio
    Posts
    811

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post


    You have got to be kidding, right?
    It's Cat Crap and it works like wax. I use it on my mask.
    Jason Brooks
    IAFF Local 2388
    IACOJ

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    N. Ridgeville, Ohio
    Posts
    811

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    put soap in there.

    take some and rub it around then wipe out the extra. should work for a week or two...

    or go to maskview.com and check it out. it works very very well but kind of costly. you need to buy 2 in case one gets lost in a fire
    Go to your local good woodworking store and buy some rare Earth magnets. Then get some felt. Make it yourself for less than $5.
    Jason Brooks
    IAFF Local 2388
    IACOJ

  11. #11
    Piney Power PineyPower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Berkeley Township, New Jersey, United States
    Posts
    331

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    An old scuba diving trick is to spit in your mask, (not a big lung cookie, just clean saliva) rub it around and rinse the inside with water and let air dry. DO NOT rub it dry with a cloth or you rub off the spit. Don't know why it works but it works.

    Works for me.


    Breathing helps too.
    Yeah, a 'seasoned' member of my fire company told me to do this to stop the fogging and it worked for me just fine without having to buy anything so that's what I've been doing ever since.
    Pinewald Pioneer Vol. Fire Co. No. 1 Sta. 20
    "Piney Power"

    Berkeley Emergency Response Team (B.E.R.T./Haz-Mat/WMD/CBRNE) Station 85
    Berkeley Township, New Jersey 08721

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,503

    Default

    Doesn't this question get asked about every other day?
    I am a complacent liability to the fire service

  13. #13
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    394

    Default

    maybe one of these years one of the B.A. manufacturers will come up with a way to mount a windshield wiper on the inside of your mask and you can just turn it on and it will wipe the fog off the mask! or you could mount the rear window defrosting wire in the mask!

  14. #14
    Forum Member MemphisE34a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Memphis, TN - USA
    Posts
    2,493

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    It's Cat Crap and it works like wax. I use it on my mask.
    I didn't doubt the product, I can't believe that someone is actually worried if the NFPA or ANSI endorsing a "special" product to clean your mask.
    RK
    cell #901-494-9437

    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

  15. #15
    MembersZone Subscriber ffbam24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,482

    Default

    I'm not worried about it.
    It's just the thought of putting a petroleum product on the inside of your facepiece and then going into a heated enviornment.

  16. #16
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    97

    Default

    rain x. works.

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    There's a product out there called "Cat Crap" (No, not kidding). Used for ski goggles. Not sure if there is a NFPA or ANSI regulation on this. Heard it works great.

    Also, give consideration that nosecup doesn't fit and may need to resize.

    Works great!!! I've used it for the past 1 1/2 year...

  18. #18
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,503

    Default

    Am I the only person in the world that doesn't have a big problem with this happening?
    I am a complacent liability to the fire service

  19. #19
    MembersZone Subscriber ffbam24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,482

    Default

    I will have to say I haven't had much issue with fogging either Chi'.
    You're not alone.

  20. #20
    Forum Member nyckftbl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    On a Hill, overlooking George's Kingdom
    Posts
    2,567

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Am I the only person in the world that doesn't have a big problem with this happening?
    Maybe you should ride in Kentland more often where they actually go to fires.




    No, I dont seem to remember having much of a problem either. Of course in a fire, the outside gets fogged, but I got these 2 hi tech fog removal devices. The city gave me a pair to try out, I think some others may have heard of them too. They are blue, have five finger "holders", and also have an amazing ability to keep my hands from burning and getting dirty.
    Proud East Coast Traditionalist.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Scott AV-2000 facepiece spectacle lens kits
    By NoVaTexEMT in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-04-2007, 11:46 AM
  2. Facepiece Identification
    By srllineoff in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-03-2005, 04:54 PM
  3. SCBA facepiece/radio interface equipment
    By lmolmo in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-30-2004, 02:54 PM
  4. TIC Lens Fogging
    By LeftyScot in forum Thermal Imaging Cameras
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-20-2001, 11:25 PM
  5. Fogging TIs ?
    By RonM in forum Thermal Imaging Cameras
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-21-2000, 02:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts