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PPE is Getting Stupid Expensive

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  1. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    Gov Abbott is requiring more PPE & the prices are skyrocketing.

    My normal PPE vendor has managed to keep a trickle of PPE coming to me at normal prices. I started looking for additional sources today.

    The $0.40 disposable gown I normally wear is $4 - $7 on the open market. KN-95 went from $0.70 to $5.50. Clear face shields are $5.50.

    If I have to source on the open market & with the new requirements my cost per surgery is going from maybe $5 to $50!

    Damn.
     


  2. no2gates

    no2gates Well-Known

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    I've been making and donating face shields and ear savers for the local hospitals and healthcare workers in the area. Made over 400 total so far. Have had 2 3D printers going 24/7 for 3 weeks now.
     
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  3. jetcycles

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    I cant tell if the OP is being serious or seriously sarcastic...

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  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw Plague enthusiast TGT Supporter

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    My wife told me earlier her office couldn't even order masks from their regular supplier today.
     
  5. Brains

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    We sold through our PPE and have been doing everything we can to source more. Only thing we have a 2 layer cotton masks (FEMA took the 4 layer) and paper surgical masks. We refuse to gouge on prices, which means we also have refused high costs and also refused offers from companies that can't prove the quality.

    It's tough right now, but manufacturing is running full tilt.
     
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  6. no2gates

    no2gates Well-Known

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    If you add a blue shop towel, it will improve the filtering a significant amount.
     
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  7. Brains

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    Now that we have PLENTY in stock. And red, and white.
     
  8. stdreb27

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    Try finding PPE for construction workers. It sucks.


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  9. no2gates

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    I think he's serious. Damn PPE is like unobtanium now.
     
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  10. cbigclarke

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    I’m a real man dammit!! I don’t use that crap...then again I’ve already been sick


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