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Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by paullmont3@windstream.net » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:41 am

What is the best way to clean the distilled water reservoir. I see a very very tiny bit of Nigrospora or some other fungus growing in one of the cracks and it is very hard to reach.

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by mbkjad » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:01 am

Every other week I fill mine up with a water/white vinegar solution and let it sit for 30 minutes. Believes it is a 3:1 ratio but I have that written down at home. Haven't had to replace mine yet but I will at the 6 month mark (probably). For whatever reason this is the only supply that did not get a statement of medical necessity so I will be paying for this one out of pocket. Not worried about that though.

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by Redrite » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:54 am

Some DME's sell the germicidal disinfectant for the resorvior tub. Imo, i would waste not the money. White vinegar ( acidic acid) will do the trick. Its inexpensive and found at any grocery store. Try one pt white vinegar and three parts water. Let it soak for 20 minutes, then rinse out throughlly. Let it air dry. Once a week is preferred.

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by amos » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:58 am

A baby bottle brush can be bent to clean the hard to get at spots.

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by zsnoreking » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:33 pm

jazzer4 wrote:Take a look at this utube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scg8Nc9LkRo
That's awesome! No matter how long mine air dried, there was always condensation in there due to the internal separate parts. It would be foggy in there and it was difficult to see the fill line indicator at times. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by jazzer4 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:07 am

Your welcome zsnoreking.
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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by ladyhen » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:19 am

They now have one that opens for cleaning. My therapist was kind enough to swap my one piece out for the newer one. It's three parts and is a cinch to clean.
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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by rested gal » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:33 pm

In addition to the good replies you've received regarding your specific question, Paul, here are links to some more discussions about "cleaning" in general... might be useful for other new readers:

Links to Cleaning mask, hose, humidifier
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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by karl9000 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:53 pm

jazzer4 wrote:Take a look at this utube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scg8Nc9LkRo
There isn't enough bandwidth on the Internet to say the "thanks!" I owe you for posting this!

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by jonown88 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:31 am

amos wrote:A baby bottle brush can be bent to clean the hard to get at spots.
amos
through a little warm water a baby bottle get spot free.

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Re: Cleaning distilled water reservoir

Post by DezertKatz » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:05 pm

Believe it or not,
a water pic works wonders for cleaning along the edges where the two halves meet.
I usually use soapy water along with a couple cotton balls.
I swish the cotton balls around for a couple minutes then rinse with the water pic.
It actually works like a little power washer!