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Where to find N95 Masks

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Newbie
Nov 10, 2014
47 posts
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Windsor, ON

Where to find N95 Masks

Hi All, I know N95 masks are impossible to find these days but I need some for home renovation work. As of today, Sept 16, 2020 does anyone know where I can buy N95 masks or what website should I be looking at when inventory does become available again. Thank you!
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Apr 10, 2019
248 posts
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Ottawa
You need to hit up drywall supplier stores. All the drywallers these days can't find disposable masks so they're using a 3M half-face respirator (~$30) something like this https://www.uline.ca/BL_1092/3M-Half-Face-Respirators and disposable N95 filters (~$3 but sold in bulk) something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/10PCS-Particulate ... 9716560011 and a pair of cartridges ($20)

Fairly easy to find since most people don't want to look like even more of an idiot than wearing a disposable N95 in public.

Disclaimer I'm a contractor and this is the only thing they've been using since March.
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I have found any N95 for ages, but have seen the KN95 at a lot of places. I got mine at Costco
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Nov 17, 2018
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Just purchased 3M 8511 from https://bcfasteners.com, $44.05 / 10 pieces, grand total after shipping and taxes.
It has a valve, so I have to put a surgical mask on top of it to protect the people around.

From the 3M website: This respirator can help reduce inhalation exposure to certain airborne biological particles, such as mould, Bacillus Anthracis, and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, but it cannot eliminate the risk of contracting infection, illness, or disease.

Other places I've recently seen disposable N95 respirators (to check from time to time):

https://www.globalindustrial.ca/
https://canada.newark.com/
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Global Industrial: my order which was supposed to be shipped 22 Sept now has no estimated delivery date. When I chatted with them, the rep told me that the dates on the website for shipping by postal code are wrong, and that several people had complained. He wrote that he will tell the webmaster to change this. My order shows shipping is a week out as the date moves forward one day at a time but no shipping notification so that means nothing is coming in the near future.

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