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rested gal
 
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LINKS to Lab Rat Trophy awards

Postby rested gal on Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:00 pm

LINKS to Lab Rat Trophy awards.

I'm sure I've inadvertently missed some great "fixes", but here are some I've found. WTG, lab rats! :lol: :lol:

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Bravo nasal pillows


RosemaryB
extra strap modification
Jul 20, 2007 subject: Bravo modification - pantyhose tights to RosemaryB for description and pictures - adding a stabilizing strap to Bravo headgear.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=22330

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Breeze


sronsen
sticking a tube in Breeze vent hole to redirect the exhaust air
Nov 20, 2009 subject: Breeze Mask Modification to sronsen for directions and pictures - using a tube in Breeze vent hole to redirect the exhaust air.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=421419#p421419

WillSucceed
replacing Breeze headgear
Jan 02, 2007 subject: Lab-ratted Breeze with Adam Circuit to WillSucceed for directions and pictures - modification to remove Breeze backpad and replace with Adams Circuit headgear.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=16262

DreamStalker
replacing Breeze headgear
Sep 30, 2006 subject: Roberto's Breeze Mod #1 to DreamStalker for directions and pictures - modification to remove Breeze backpad and replace with homemade headgear.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13960

puffing billy
modified Breeze with CL2 headgear
Aug 02, 2006 subject: Modified Breeze with CL2 Strap to puffing billy for directions and pictures - removal of Breeze back-of-head pad and addition of ComfortLite 2 headgear.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=11826

Also, puffing billy's use of ComfortFull headgear for his modified Breeze shown here:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=14711

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Comfort Classic

OwlCreekObserver
adding clips to the velcro straps
Jan 24, 2007 subject: Tinkering Again to OwlCreekObserver for description and links to pictures - adding clips to the velcro straps of a Comfort Classic nasal mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=16813

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ComfortLite 2

grybeard77
rubber bands for nasal pillows adjuster and partial headgear removal
Apr 6, 2011 subject: ComfortLite 2 to grybeard77 for photos and description of removing the levers on the adjuster and using rubber bands instead - to adjust the pillows. Also removed part of headgear on top of head, and uses different padding.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=586154#p586154
Photos farther down in the topic:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=586207#p586207

gasp
"jacket" for the "simple cushion" (nosepiece)
Oct 01, 2008 subject: Little jacket for CL2 Nasal Piece to gasp description and pictures -- making a cover for ComfortLite 2's nose piece (the "simple cushion.")to reduce rainout (condensation.)
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=301316

BadBreath
baseball cap as "headgear"
Jul 05, 2007 subject: Giant Duckbilled Hosehead to Denny for ball cap modification as headgear
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=21772

NightHawkeye
fishing line fix for CL2
Apr 30, 2006 subject: Fix Turns ComfortLite 2 to Perfection to NightHawkeye for description and pictures - using fishing line to bring CL2's nasal assembly in closer to the nostrils.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=8884

oldgearhead
twist tie fix for CL2
Oct 15, 2006 subject: CL2- creative modification help please to oldgearhead for directions and picture - twist ties to bring ComfortLite 2 nasal assembly closer to nostrils
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=14379

Another oldgearhead modification using chinstrap and twist tie for the "simple cushion" attachment - with pictures:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=15175

sleepyWI
fishing line fix for CL2
Feb 02, 2007 subject: My CL2 fishing tackle fix to sleepyWI for description and pictures - using snap swivels and braided fishing line to bring CL2's nasal assembly in closer to the nostrils.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=161903

kteague
Breeze nosegear used on CL2
Feb 14, 2007 So this is what a good fit feels like to kteague for modification using Breeze nosegear with CL2 headgear.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=17411

linda b
fleece/velcro half strap to steady ComfortLite 2 simple cushion
Sep 07, 2006 subject: New mask to linda b for directions on making a fleece/velcro half strap to steady the ComfortLite 2 "simple cushion" nasal piece.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13347

Another linda b modification described here:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=15175

flygal6
several fixes from top to bottom on CL2
Feb 28, 2007 subject: New CL2 Modifications to flygal6 for several modifications to CL2 - exhaust, swivel, pillows angle.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=17794

rested gal
removal of swivel elbow on the CL2
Apr 14, 2006 subject: ComfortLite 2 without the elbow drawings and description of removal of swivel elbow on top of headgear by rested gal
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=8493


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Comfort Curve

coonface
extra strap plus chinstrap for Comfort Curve
Jan 07, 2008 subject: modifying the ComfortCurve to work better to coonface for pictures and description of adding a stabilizing strap to headgear and creating a "built-in" chin strap.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=27412


CareS
pantyliner thins for Comfort Curve
Jun 05, 2005 subject: Pantyliner Thins solve Comfort Curve Problem to CareS for modification to replace the CC's silicone cheek pads with pantyliner thins.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=4290

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F&P FlexiFit

krousseau]
replacing FlexiFit headgear
Jul 13, 2006 subject: Airhead's Modeling Debut to krousseau for directions and pictures - replace FlexiFit headgear with SleepNet's Holey Cap headgear.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=11125


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Headrest (formerly called the "Twilight NP" or "Aura")


Gerald
string to absorb rainout
Aug 07, 2008 subject: Rainout Reduction for the Aura Headrest Mask to Gerald for instructions and pictures - using string to soak up waterdrops in the nasal pillows assembly.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=33832

feeling_better
elastic straps added to the Headrest (Twilight NP/Aura)
Jul 27, 2008 subject: Another Aeiomed Headrest modification reducing slip and leak to feeling_better for instructions and pictures - adding elastic straps to steady the nasal pillows.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=33486

blarg
Two fixes: fleece to control rainout, and bending to rest the Headrest (Twilight NP/Aura) on bridge of nose
Jan 22, 2007 subject: My Aura Adjustments to blarg for directions and pictures - modification using fleece and extreme bending to rest the the nasal pillow assembly on bridge of nose, stabilizing the pillows.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=16755

jcarn
aura rubber band trick for the Headrest (Twilight NP/Aura)
Dec 03, 2005 subject: fix for aura - the rubber band trick to jcarn for directions and pictures - modification using rubber bands to bring the nasal pillow assembly closer.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=5962

rested gal
Nov 30, 2005 subject: getting the aura today On page 2 - Pictures of the pantyhose tights leg fix and how to "deconstruct" a Headrest (Twilight NP/Aura.)
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=5919
Picture of the pantyhose tights "straps" also at:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=411430#p411430

rested gal
Apr 29, 2005 subject: Aura Lite - solution to hair breaking or thinning Pictures and description of deconstructing a Headrest (Twilight NP/Aura.)
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=2650

RosemaryB
Nov 24, 2007 subject: Yet another modification for the Headrest/Aura/Twilight NP to RosemaryB for pictures and description of alternate way to deconstruct a Headrest (Twilight NP/Aura) to stabilize the fit.
viewtopic.php?t=26221
Also pictured at:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=26184

Bad Breath
Nov 21, 2007 subject: Decapitating a Twilite NP mask to Bad Breath for pictures and description of using a ball cap with the Headrest, keeping the headgear intact.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=26184

kteague
Nov 21, 2007 subject: Decapitating a Twilite NP mask to Kathy for pictures of her decapitated Headrest with stocking "footie" added to prevent silicone nasal assembly from being in contact with skin.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=26184

catnapper
Jun 29, 2008 subject: homemade Headrest headgear to JoanieFor pictures and description of homemade lightweight straps for her deconstructed Headrest mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=32435



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Hybrid Full Face mask


BleepingBeauty
How to loop scrunchies
Jan. 16, 2010 subject: Ping: S.U. - How to Loop Scrunchies to BleepingBeauty for pictures and description of looping scrunchies together to stabilize nasal pillows for Hybrid - a modification of WhiteBeard's fix for Liberty (see Liberty section) that also works with the Hybrid
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=441576#p441576

BleepingBeauty's Jan 30, 2010 topic "Step-by-Step Scrunchy Fix (for Hybrid/Liberty)" with more detailed pictures and directions for her fix:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=446053#p446053

tooly125
heavy sewing thread fix for Hybrid elbow leaks
Sep 24, 2006 subject: Hybrid elbow leaking to tooly125 for heavy sewing thread fix for Hybrid elbow leaks
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13762

mikemoran
cutting off Hybrid chin flap
Jul 13, 2006 subject: Have Hybrid - Will Modify Part 1 to mikemoran for directions - how-to cut off Hybrid chin flap
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=11083

Maryb
rubber band to change angle of nasal pillows
Sep 27, 2006 subject: Hybrid Nasal Leaks to Maryb for directions and pictures - using a rubber band to change angle of nasal pillows - with thanks to KingsX for posting pictures of the fix.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13882


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Liberty Full Face mask


WhiteBeard
Using elastics and clips to prevent the pillows from leaking
Jul 10, 2008 subject: Trying to adjust to the Liberty.... to WhiteBeard for pictures and directions on a mod using hair elastics and Christmas Tree/Net Light clips to steady the nasal pillows. Also applies to the Hybrid mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=280295#280295

jmaziarz
Using tape to prevent the pillows from leaking
Apr 20, 2008 subject: Nasal Pillows Constantly Leaking to jmaziarz for pictures and directions on how to use tape to secure the Liberty's nasal pillows at the nostrils.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=262909

sleepngo
saran wrap modification for the Liberty FF nasal pillows mask
Jul 27, 2007 subject: Liberty Mask Conversion to sleepngo for directions to add saran wrap to the Liberty for exclusive breathing through the nasal pillows.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=22570

soulrhythm
Routing Liberty hose above head.
Nov 16, 2007 subject: Liberty Elbow Solution to soulrhythm Using velcro to route the Liberty hose above head after mask elbow broke
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=26060

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Ultra Mirage FF


TXKajun
"Mack's Pillow Soft Ear Plugs" silicone putty to seal mask cushion
Nov 30, 2007 subject: what is wrong with me to TXKajun for directions on using "Mack's Pillow Soft Ear Plugs" to help seal the mask cushion
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=227972#p227972


IBTeri
gel heel hugger for Ultra Mirage full face
Oct 22, 2006 subject: Ultra Mirage Full Face mask my fix for leaks to IBTeri for directions and pictures - using a gel heel hugger to stop bridge of nose air leaks.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=14567

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Other Full Face Masks


Quattro
mindy
silicone putty and teflon plumber's tape fixes
Dec 16, 2007 subject: A bit hopeless (updated)... to mindy for directions and pictures - using silicone putty to pad nose bridge of cushion and teflon plumber's tape to stop leaks at elbow connector
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=231845#p231845

ComfortFull 2
RedThunder94
wide elastic as an extra strap across ComfortFull2 full face
May 28, 2006 subject: leak stopper for my CF2 :D to RedThunder94 for directions and pictures - using 2.5" wide elastic straps with velcro on the ends as a middle strap for the ComfortFull 2 FF mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=9536

stabilizing any FF mask
PocketDragonFriend
circular elastic stocking tops to stabilize mask
Apr 21, 2008 subject: Picture of panty hose fix for full face mask? to PocketDragonFriend for directions - using the round elastic tops cut off thigh-high stockings as homemade extra straps to stabilize a mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=30403

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NasalAire II

Babette
Using a chinstrap as headgear for NAII
Jul 06, 2007 subject: Bravo/NA II cross - Thanks to Babette's idea to Babette NAII + Chinstrap as headgear modification (thanks to RosemaryB for posting the pictures)
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=21841

Babette's original post about planning the chinstrap "fix" was here:
viewtopic.php?t=20801
Jun 04, 2007 subject: NasalAire II Review and Recommendation


RosemaryB
shoulder pads with NAII headgear
Aug 13, 2007 subject: Another Nasal Aire II modification to RosemaryB Picture of using a little velcro loop and shoulder pads with the headgear
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=23202


sleepycarol
shoulder pads with NAII headgear
Dec 10, 2007 subject: Nasal Aire Modified Headgear to sleepycarol Pictures of a stocking cap headgear with velcro and elastic straps
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=26645



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Optilife


Daffney_Gillfin
pantyhose tights leg to stabilize Optilife
Apr 27, 2007 subject: Optilife fix to Daffney_Gillfin for directions - using a pantyhose tights leg as a loop tied in front to prevent Optilife back strap from riding up.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=19499


girlsaylor
velcro strip at back of Optilife
Apr 27, 2007 subject: Optilife fix to girlsaylor for directions - using a velcro strip to prevent back strap from riding up.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=19499


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Opus 360


Dream Stalker
Stabilizing the Opus nasal pillows with the Breeze halo straps
Aug 07, 2008 subject: Minor Opus 360 Lab Ratting to Roberto for description and pictures of adding halo straps from the Breeze mask to stabilize the Opus 360 nasal pillows
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=287656#p287656


momadams
Fleece covers for Opus
Dec 24, 2007 subject: Minor Opus 360 Lab Ratting to Shari for description and pictures of fleece covers for the Opus 360 to pad straps and stop rainout
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=27063


BadBreath
Opus nasal pillows with ballcap instead of regular headgear
Sep 11, 2007 subject: Opus Ballcap Headgear Mod to Denny for directions and pictures - removing Opus headgear and using a ballcap instead
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=24080


BadBreath
Modification using mouth guards and a "pin clip" for the Opus
Jul 17, 2007 subject: Sleep Doc Visit and Opus Mod to Denny for directions and pictures - modification to Opus nasal pillows mask using mouth guards and a "pin clip."
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=22248


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Soyala


Jules
elastic to replace Soyala straps
Jul 13, 2006 subject: Airhead's Modeling Debut to Jules for modification and pictures -- using covered elastic to replace headgear straps.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=11125


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Swift


Marietjie
cork to seal end of Swift cylinder
Nov 4, 2008 subject: HOW I MODIFIED MY MASK TO PREVENT LEAKS! (SEE PHOTOS) to Marietjie for pictures and description -- using a cork and O ring to plug leaks at end of Swift cylinder
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=27187


Moby
pantyhose tights replacing headgear
Dec 30, 2007 subject: Swift 2 Pantyhose headgear to Di for modification and pictures -- using pantyhose tights to replace straps on the Swift II.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=27187


svh
safety pin/sewing fix for Swift's backstrap
Nov 09, 2006 subject: Swift headgear modification for stability to svh3 for modification and pictures -- using safety pins (or sewing) to shorten and slightly change angle of back strap.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=14991


ufo13
velcro fix for Swift's backstrap
Dec 03, 2005 subject: Tips for SWIFT users!! to ufo13 for modification using velcro strap to keep Swift's back strap from slipping upward.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=5965


Tridens
Routing Swift's hose in front:
Aug 22 2005 subject: Solution for Swift side sleepers to Tridens for modification to place Swift's hose at front/center and Lori's pictures of the fix.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=4290

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Swift FX

greg-g
sweatband/velcro fix to direct Swift FX connector hose
Jul 08, 2010 subject: Hose Management to greg-g for modification using velcro and sweatband directing the connector hose for hanging over head.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=497422#p497422



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Swift LT


goolac
Modifying Swift LT small pillows to hold Breeze nasal pillows.
Dec 26, 2009 subject: New Mask- Sort of.... Swift LT/Breeze hybrid to goolac for instructions - cutting off Swift "small" pillows to hold Breeze nasal pillows for less leak.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=433248#p433248

Jules
elastic to keep headgear straps from slipping.
Jul 23, 2009 subject: Swift LT Fix to Jules for instructions and pictures - using elastic to keep headgear straps from slipping.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=388015#p388015

raylo
Fixing a baffle to tame the Swift LT vent direction.
July 13, 2009 subject: She hates fans to raylo for instructions and picture - making a baffle to prevent Swift LT's vented air from hitting bed partner.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=384984#p384984

feeling_better
extra strap and chinstrap pad to hold back strap down.
Oct 05, 2008 subject: How I prevent the back strap from slip for my mask to feeling_better for instructions and pictures - using velcro and a "chin" pad to keep strap at back of head from slipping up.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=35274

feeling_better's revision/improvement to his strap fix:
Nov 28, 2008 subject: The mother of all stabilizers for Swift LT
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=36634

oldtimer47
O ring to reduce movement of the nasal pillow
Nov 09, 2006 subject: Swift headgear modification for stability to oldtimer47 for modification and pictures -- using O rings to reduce movement of the nasal pillows and help prevent them from popping out of nostrils.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=274917#274917
Also check out a post by gl about what size O rings to get:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=411149#p411149

feeling_better
string to absorb rainout
Sep 20, 2008 subject: My fix for rainout (condensation) in Swift LT nasal pillow to feeling_better for instructions and pictures - using string to soak up waterdrops in the nasal pillows assembly.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=298845#298845

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Main Air Hose Management

greg-g
fishing rod hose hanger
Jul 08, 2010 subject: Hose Management to greg-g for description and picture of how to rig a fishing rod as a hose hanger.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=497422#p497422

littleredtree
Using clear tubing, two hooks, and a scrunchie
Nov 20, 2009 subject: my hose setup to littleredtree for description and picture of using a clear tube, hooks, scrunchie, and, yes...duct tape! to make a hose hanger.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=421386#p421386

yorkiemum01
how-to make a hose hanger from tube sock and duct tape
Sep 25, 2008 subject: My Best Nights Sleep Yet... a Hose Hanger! to yorkiemum01 for description of using a tube sock with toe cut out and duct tape for a hanger.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=299823#p299823

Georgio
hose hanger where there's a window at head of bed
Sep 24, 2008 subject: My Best Nights Sleep Yet... a Hose Hanger! to Georgio for pictures and description of making a hose hanger to work if head of bed has a window with venetian blinds behind it.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=299547#p299547

jkmnop
tripod hose hanger
Sep 07, 2007 subject: Old or Cheap Tripod to jkmnop using a tripod for hose hanger
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=207318

jkmnop
travel suitcase handle
Sep 07, 2007 subject: CPAP Travel Tip to jkmnop using a travel suitcase's extended handle to hang hose beside hotel bed
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=207316

painterman
how-to make a hose hanger from metal shelf support
Jun 16, 2007 subject: An idea for hose handling! to painterman for directions and pictures -- making a swivel hose hanger from a metal shelf support
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=21157

Craig
how-to make a hose hanger from PVC pipe
Oct 08, 2005 subject: Homemade Hose Stand by Craig to Craig for directions and pictures for making a hose hanger from PVC pipe
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=5006

cktan
hose hanger from ceiling
Aug 9, 2005 Where does the hose go? Under or Over the bed covers? to cktan for pictures of suspending main air hose from ceiling.
http://www.apneasupport.org/viewtopic.php?p=2108

Jeff V
sockball to wedge hose behind mattress
Apr 20 2005 subject: Are some hoses lighter than others? to Jeff V for "sock ball" idea to wedge hose between mattress and wall
http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/message-b ... hp?t=10416

Bellcrest
ceiling plant hanger for hose
May 22, 2006 subject: Hose management to Bellcrest for pictures of 'Adjust a Hook' ceiling plant hanger for air hose
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=120867


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Mouth Air Leaks/Mouth Breathing

RosemaryB
Johnson & Johnson First Aid Hurt-Free Wrap (2" width)
May 03, 2006 subject: dental cream/fixadent on mouth works better than tape for me to RosemaryB for a creative alternative to taping the mouth closed - using Johnson & Johnson First Aid Hurt-Free Wrap (2" width) over the lips to prevent mouthbreathing. Used in addition to a chin strap to keep jaw from dropping.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=25851

woozle
fixodent to seal lips and stop mouth air leaks
May 03, 2006 subject: dental cream/fixadent on mouth works better than tape for me to woozle for a creative "fix"- dental cream to seal lips and stop mouth air leaks.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=8944

frequenseeker
making a cheap DIY mouthguard to stop mouth air leaks
Dec 01 2004 subject: mouth leak solution, cheap DIY oral appliance to frequenseeker for directions and pictures - how to make a "Do It Yourself" mouth guard to prevent mouth air leaks.
http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/message-b ... php?t=4750


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Controlling "rain out" - condensation in hose or mask dripping water on face





p2pjunkie
heating cable used with cpap hose
Jan 12, 2008 subject: Cheap heated hose to p2pjunkie description of how to use a heat cable for reptiles to keep a CPAP hose warm and prevent rainout (condensation.)
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=27579

krousseau
heating pad used with cpap hose
Dec 20, 2007 subject: Lab Rat Heat for PAP Hose to krousseau description of how to use a heating pad to keep a CPAP hose warm and prevent rainout (condensation.)
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=26962

Look for other "rain out" solutions under individual mask fixes (Headrest and ComfortLite2 have several) -- e.g. using cotton string as a wick inside the mask or covering the outer surface with fleece.

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Misc Modifications & Cool Fixes


sleepydawn
Using parts from a Swift and a NasalAire II to make a new mask
Sept 22, 2010 subject: I combined 2 old masks I wasn't using to make to sleepydawn - description and pictures combining an old Swift with tubes from a NasalAire II to create a homemade new mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=521939#p521939

Julie
cutting out a trench in memory foam to accomodate mask for tummy sleeping
Nov 21, 2009 subject: Mask for A Stomach sleeper? to Julie - description of how to make a trench cutout in memory foam for face down tummy sleeping.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=421852#p421852

feeling_better
remote on/off switch for M series Auto
Nov 10, 2008 subject: My DIY for remote OFF / ON for M-series Auto to feeling_better Pictures and description of how to make a remote on/off switch for M series Auto.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=36164

pjwalman
washrag to stabilize headgear
May 25, 2008 subject: Fix for Slipping Headgear to Peggy Picture and description of a washrag fix to keep headgear from slipping.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=31406

pjwalman
homemade cpap pillows
Apr 25, 2008 subject: Fix & Tweak pictures collection to Peggy Pictures of her homemade cpap pillows contoured to accomodate mask.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=30570

WilsonVilleUSA
battery backup project
Sep 06, 2007 subject: Battery Back-up Project complete! to WilsonvilleUSA pictures and description of inexpensive battery backup to run cpap and humidifier
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=23929

Moby
substitute hose fix
Jun 23, 2007 subject: substitute hose fix to Moby making a substitute air hose from various "items."
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=15104

oldgearhead
keeping cpap in a drawer
Nov 14, 2006 subject: What do you think of this? to oldgearhead pictures and description of putting CPAP out of sight in a drawer
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=15108

becktrev
placing cpap in another room with hose through the wall
Sep 22, 2006 subject: SilverLining Software to becktrev for a way to put cpap in a different room and run the hose through wall.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=13738

Severeena
Do-it-yourself cloth mask liners
May 6, 2005 subject: Directions for Toilet Seat covering. to Severeena for description of cutting cloth liners (similar to REMZzz liners) to place between mask cushion and face to reduce skin irritation and mask leaks.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=20556#p20556

Ted_S
screen to keep bugs out of hose
Sep 30, 2005 subject: tubing and mask bug stories (shudder) to Ted_S for how-to make a screen to keep bugs out of open end of hose.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=41975

PADACHEEK
comfortable strap covers to prevent strap marks
Jan 11, 2006 subject: What needs Padding in your opinion, besides the mask.... to PADACHEEK for a comfy solution to strap marks.
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toe bandages as Swift strap covers
Aug 10, 2005 subject: Cure for Swoosh Lines? to Sleepless on LI for a solution to the Swift "Nike swoosh" strap mark.
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Postby birdshell on Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:03 pm

When and where is the awards ceremony/banquet? :D
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Postby Sleepless on LI on Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:17 pm

And thank you to RG for the recognition :).

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Re: LINKS to Lab Rat Trophy awards

Postby birdshell on Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:46 pm

I am bumping this up to the top of the list because our new folks need to see the suggestions for mask fixes!
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Postby blarg on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:36 pm

And again RG, you've certainly earned it:

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Postby mhacker on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:37 pm

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Postby mhacker on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:38 pm

blarg beat me by 60 seconds, darn that internet.....
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Postby blarg on Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:43 pm

mhacker wrote:blarg beat me by 60 seconds, darn that internet.....

All I have to say to that is....

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Postby birdshell on Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:06 pm

Maybe I missed something, blarg, but what is "PWND"??

Is it Australian for "punked"? :lol:

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Postby mhacker on Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:32 pm

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Postby mhacker on Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:50 pm

birdshell wrote:Maybe I missed something, blarg, but what is "PWND"??

Is it Australian for "punked"? :lol:



PWND PWNED
typo for owned - You have been OWNED (by me or other reference person)

An erroneous acronym that is actually online slang to refer to the incorrect spelling of the word "owned." The O P are combined and comes from the popular font character that is used as "sticking your tongue out" |D p

An acronym or text message used in online chat, IM, e-mail, blogs, or newsgroup postings.
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Postby coldnose on Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm

RG,

This would be an excellent item for "Our Collective Wisdom". I'd add it my self, but frankly don't know how.

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Postby rested gal on Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:33 pm

Thanks coldnose. In a roundabout way, it's in the lightbulb thingy, kind'a buried down in this category:

"Help For New or Struggling CPAP Users"

There's an item under that category called "ALL LINKS by rested gal":
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t1743 ... d-gal.html

At the ALL LINKS page, the Lab Rat Awards link is about the 8th one down.

I don't know if this is in the lightbulb, but there's a topic Moogy started that has tons of super good hints for cpap'ers. If it's not there, it should be:

Oct 30, 2006 subject: Please Share Misc Helpful Hints
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=14746

I know what you mean by how confusing it is to try to add something to the Lightbulb (Collected Wisdom) or to the FAQ. By hit and miss I think I accidentally got a couple of topics in a long time ago. I never figured out what I did that finally worked, since most of my attempts didn't "stick" or at least never showed up. I gave up trying to figure it out. :lol: :? :)
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awards`

Postby tomjax on Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:49 am

Great awards for very deserving participants.


Is it time for the nominatinos for the annual preparation H trophy?

Who is the most deserving person for the Preparation H Trophy?

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