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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby desiderata on Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:52 pm

I swooshed the hose out with white vinegar and water, then rinsed with plain water. Turned on the machine to air it out. No water in the humidifier and the heat for it and the hose turned off. Would it be better to turn some heat on?

I also placed a small dish with white vinegar in it near the air intake, and ran that for an hour or so. Noticed the smell of vinegar so moved the dish for a while to see where things are at. At that point, I and DP took a few whiffs and thought we faintly detected that floral scent, damn the lying former user. I think it might dissipate eventually, but...

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby Pugsy on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:39 pm

Don't turn the heat on to the humidifier without water being in the water chamber.
Otherwise you will get hot plastic smell to go with the other aroma. :lol:

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby desiderata on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:53 pm

LOL - yes, I meant to type "Would it be better to add water and turn heat to humidifier/hose?" Let some warmth boost those odor molecules?

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby Pugsy on Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:12 pm

I don't know if warm moist air going through the hose will make any difference or not. Though it's worth trying and won't hurt.
The hose material has most likely absorbed the odors and for people who are sensitive to those things it's real hard to get rid of it to their satisfaction.

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby Cardsfan on Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:38 pm

Does your machine have the option of a regular hose? you could use the hose from your old machine.

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby desiderata on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:48 am

Ozium on a cotton ball placed near the air intake with the machine running for several hours did not work. Just reporting for future readers.

I may yet try the RespiClean, haven't decided yet.

I'll try using the hose tonight, but will probably end up getting a new one. Want to get started on treatment. I guess I'm still coming out way ahead due to the low price. After all, the extra effort and annoyance has been minimal.

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby LSAT on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:27 am

desiderata wrote:Ozium on a cotton ball placed near the air intake with the machine running for several hours did not work. Just reporting for future readers.

I may yet try the RespiClean, haven't decided yet.

I'll try using the hose tonight, but will probably end up getting a new one. Want to get started on treatment. I guess I'm still coming out way ahead due to the low price. After all, the extra effort and annoyance has been minimal.


Why not try running your machine at an open window to let cool fresh air run through the machine and hose for a few hours.

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby jtravel on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:33 pm

The hose from your old machine will work.
you just need to change the hose setting from slimline to standard in the setup menu.

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby palerider on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:59 pm

jtravel wrote:The hose from your old machine will work.
you just need to change the hose setting from slimline to standard in the setup menu.

ASSuming it's a standard size hose.

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Re: A hose by any other name could smell less sweet

Postby desiderata on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:52 pm

There were no other hoses in the house. I lucked out and found a local place that matched cpap.com's price on a new one. Am going to try using Science and Chemistry to fix the older, smelly hose, later.

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