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Drying out my hose

Postby fishy on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:55 pm

When I wash my hose, I hang it in the bathroom to let it dry, but there are still water beads in it. This seems like it could be a breeding ground for bacteria and all sorts of yuk. Is there a way to dry the hose...do they make a "snake" device to dry the hose? Does it Matter?

BTW...I'm just past 2 weeks and am now getting a solid 4-7 hrs with the cpap. I'm not feeling a whole lot more rested, but my mind feels better knowing I'm not depriving my brain and heart of O2 so it seems worth it. My goal is to get 6-8 hrs/night with the cpap. My leaks are minimal and AHI on average is around 0.7. Some nights I get a peak of 2-4 AHI. One night the peak was 0.3. I can't say I took to it "like a duck to water", but it isn't the most horrible thing. In a way, I associate the mask with sleep and am starting to feel sleepy once I put it on.

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby tooter on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:32 pm

Since we are to use distilled water in the humidifier, why would you use tap water to clean the hose and then hang it in the germ infected bathroom of all places to let it dry. The minute you turn on your CPAP you are running moist air through the hose that you just had hanging in the bathroom. Personally I see no point in regularly cleaning and trying to dry the hose...it's just going to get wet again that night. :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby bjcyorkiemom on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:57 pm

http://www.cpap.com/productpage/tube-cl ... -hose.html

Tube cleaning system, brush and Control III tube cleaning product.

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby cosmo on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:29 pm

bjcyorkiemom wrote:http://www.cpap.com/productpage/tube-cleaning-system-cpap-hose.html
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Tube cleaning system, brush and Control III tube cleaning product.


I can't believe they want $17 for that little piece of plastic. They should be ashamed of themselves :x

Use these laundry hangers and clip it to the end of the hose.
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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby Elle on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:12 pm


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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby only me on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:39 am

I just blow the hose dry (if there is any moisture in it, seldom) with an ancient old (1st cpap) machine....may 15-20 minutes.

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby davelikesbeer on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:49 am

When I wash my hose, I typically swing it around my head and rub it up and down creating a vibration to release the droplets, then let it hang for a while.

However, i recently discovered that there were still droplets in my hose after two weeks! They were small, but still there. This really surprised me. I don't think the drops could have lasted so long if it were warmer though.

In the thread I posted a couple of weeks ago, someone suggested building a system with a computer fan that would simply blow air in it. I think this would dry the hose within minutes. Someone else suggested an electric dish dryer.

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby Elle on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:01 am

"When I wash my hose, I typically swing it around my head and rub it up and down creating a vibration to release the droplets, then let it hang for a while." This almost sounds like TMI

JK :lol:

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby cosmo on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:13 am

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I can dry my hose in under 3 mins. But the blower cost $52-$58.

I didn't like the idea of water being in my hose still after a week of hang drying. I was not going to use my cpap machine as an equipment dryer, the dish dryer unit was pricey and uses heat.

I was not going to swing around my hose, I aint got time for that :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFEoMO0pc7k

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby simsy on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:48 pm

After I wash my hose, I just simply put it on the CPAP machine, run it, and let the machine dry it out. The machine pumps a lot of air through wihout the mask connected and it takes just a minute or so.

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Re: Drying out my hose

Postby Summer Rain on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:18 am

simsy wrote:After I wash my hose, I just simply put it on the CPAP machine, run it, and let the machine dry it out. The machine pumps a lot of air through wihout the mask connected and it takes just a minute or so.

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I agree ! I was actually told that this is how you are supposed to do it...( by the people who sold me my Cpap) ! Just remember to leave the water tray in... with out water in it! Hose will dry in 2 or 3 min.

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