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Emgee03/04/2020 09:57:37
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Didn't want to hijack any other posts so created a new thread.
The link takes you to a Youtube video showing how a garden cloche can be used to provide some protection when shopping.

https://youtu.be/a8Jo6_lArzk

Emgee

 

Edited By Emgee on 03/04/2020 09:58:54

Oldiron03/04/2020 10:01:33
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But it was uploaded April 1st. smiley

regards

Tony Pratt 103/04/2020 10:02:50
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smiley

pgk pgk03/04/2020 10:03:54
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I don't have a cloche. I do have a small 8x6 greenhouse though......justa bit awkward getting to the shops with it..

pgk

Michael Gilligan03/04/2020 13:13:08
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Whatever the unfortunate date of posting ...

I think that is a very well-reasoned idea.

MichaelG.

V8Eng03/04/2020 13:27:07
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Having gone into our local supermarket during elderly/vulnerable hour on Wednesday I think even pgk pgk’s greenhouse would not give enough protection!

Edited By V8Eng on 03/04/2020 13:36:09

Clive Hartland03/04/2020 13:50:22
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Point is that all garden centers are shut and as such it is a non essential item.

norm norton03/04/2020 14:16:38
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When I first saw this yesterday I also wondered for a second or two what the meaning was. Then I recalled that the eminent person describing it was an anaesthetist, as well as steam engine rescuer, and I would trust him totally. The more you think about it the more sense it makes.

Ady103/04/2020 15:28:50
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Posted by pgk pgk on 03/04/2020 10:03:54:

I don't have a cloche. I do have a small 8x6 greenhouse though......justa bit awkward getting to the shops with it..

pgk

An excellent system for maintaining social distancing if you're out and about, put a wheel on each corner and yer good to go

Lifesize hamster balls could be the next big thing

https://lcpshop.net/product/human-hamster-ball-zorb-inflatable/

Edited By Ady1 on 03/04/2020 15:29:43

duncan webster03/04/2020 15:29:49
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Makes sense to me. Perhaps Matt Hancock could learn from it and buy up all stocks for NHS staff, but it probably hasn't got the right paperwork.

Phil Whitley03/04/2020 16:19:16
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Makes absolute sense to me as well Duncan!

Mike Woods 103/04/2020 17:17:08
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Brilliant lateral thinking. The concept is so simple, with a few tweaks for wearability, could be translated into somthing quite useful offering all round protection when combined with a respirator/facemask. There are probably some manufacturers with vacuum forming equipment on slack time around the country who could knock out something along these lines, in large numbers and cheaply.

Edited to remove spelling errors (I hate predictive text)

Edited By Mike Woods 1 on 03/04/2020 17:19:21

Guy Lamb03/04/2020 17:52:29
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Tried that, only made my hair grow.

lfoggy03/04/2020 18:37:58
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Saw a man wearing a full face-motorcycle helmet in the supermarket today. Has the added benefit of protecting against tins of beans falling off the shelf onto your head. Won't protect against airborn droplet spread though.

Sadly the garden cloche idea won't help much either. To make it work you would need to draw air in through a filter and maintain a positive pressure in the cloche. That is how the best medical protective kit works.

Ady104/04/2020 00:14:12
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BA sets are posi-pressure

You'll be safe if you go shopping in one but you sound like a dr who dalek if you have to ask for anything

Hopper04/04/2020 04:35:36
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Posted by Clive Hartland on 03/04/2020 13:50:22:

Point is that all garden centers are shut and as such it is a non essential item.

Well if you cant get a clear plastic garden cloche you could improvise with a common plastic bucket. Drill two large holes in it with a hole-saw at about eye-position. To seal up the eye-holes against airborne sputum, two small pickle relish glass jars could be inserted into the holes and sealed up with silicone.

 

Edited By Hopper on 04/04/2020 04:36:11

Edited By Hopper on 04/04/2020 04:37:10

pgk pgk04/04/2020 06:01:57
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Posted by Hopper on 04/04/2020 04:35:36:

Well if you cant get a clear plastic garden cloche you could improvise with a common plastic bucket. Drill two large holes in it with a hole-saw at about eye-position. To seal up the eye-holes against airborne sputum, two small pickle relish glass jars could be inserted into the holes and sealed up with silicone.

A modern day Ned Kelly?

pgk

Michael Gilligan04/04/2020 07:43:59
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Sorry if this is too Political, but I feel the need to share it:

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President Trump said he had used the Defence Production Act to "hit 3M hard", without providing additional details. The law dates back to 1950 and allows a president to force companies to make products for national defence.

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The full story is on today’s BBC News feed, under the headline:

Coronavirus: US accused of ‘piracy’ over mask ‘confiscation’

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So ... it’s looking like the rest of the World will need to use its initiative and inventiveness

MichaelG.

Ady104/04/2020 08:31:40
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Capitalism only really works in peacetime

We had to rebuild our own chemical industry in WW1 because we used German companies for tons of stuff

I also think the US need is greater, they have a massively unequal society and covid 19 is going to have a party over there

pgk pgk04/04/2020 08:38:53
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Or just reverse engineer and argue after but raw material is in short supply too. It's the same failure on test kits UK - can't get the stuff to make them and train folk to use them. the argiments for globalsiation ad efficiencies of centralisation fall apart in these circumstances when interdependance is blocked for personal need. Subbing stuff to be made cheaply in China is costing us more now..

pgk

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