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Melly
Unread post  Post subject: Drying tubing - can't afford Hurricane  |  Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:27 pm

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I was looking at the Hurricane dryer and saw the video that was put up. Problem is the price.

My concern is just drying my tubing, because apparently a hair dryer didn't cut it, and neither did the swinging around like a lasso. I was wondering if anyone had ever used an air pump like the ones you use for an air mattress?

I saw some filters that I could use to attach between the pump and the tubing, so it seems it would work. Just want opinions.

Oh, wanted to say I was going to try the "Mask Fit" option on my Dreamstation, but it seems I do not have that choice. The little test I can do barely runs at all, and I don't want to run the actual machine since it will mess up my stats.


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LSAT
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Drying tubing - can't afford Hurricane  |  Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:32 am

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No reason to ever dry the tube...It just gets wet again a few hours later.
Really not much reason to even wash the tube....Only filtered air goes through it.


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ShiftWorker
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Drying tubing - can't afford Hurricane  |  Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:26 am

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I agree with LSAT,
I do wash my heated hose monthly, makes me feel I am being clean, although I think that is just a feel good thing! I have an extra hose that I use when my regular hose is hanging out to dry, again a feel good thing. My regular heated hose came with my ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV that I received 8 months ago and works fine so have not replaced it with one that I purchased just to have an extra hose on hand. (again a feel good thing).
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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Drying tubing - can't afford Hurricane  |  Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:27 am
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If you feel you absolutely MUST wash your tube, do it in the evening before going to sleep, let the water drip out for a couple minutes, then hook it up and use it normally... you may get a few drops out the end, but then it'll be back to it's normal state.

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BillyHW
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Drying tubing - can't afford Hurricane  |  Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:09 pm
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If you place your CPAP below the level of your bed, turn the humidity settings down, the air flowing through the hose will dry it pretty quickly. A few drops of water on your face aren't that big a deal.


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