Using hardware store tubing

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Nightnurse28
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Using hardware store tubing

Post by Nightnurse28 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:49 pm

So I am travelling out of town this weekend and forgot my CPAP tubing. I spent all day calling every pharmacy and doctors office and HMS company in the tristate area. Because it's a weekend no one wHo had supplies was open. Craigslist was a bust. I eventually found drain tubing for a washing machine that was close enough in size to fit my machine with a little help from our friend duct tape.

Has anyone done something similar? Am I being a huge dumbass?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Using hardware store tubing

Post by palerider » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:57 pm

Nightnurse28 wrote:So I am travelling out of town this weekend and forgot my CPAP tubing. I spent all day calling every pharmacy and doctors office and HMS company in the tristate area. Because it's a weekend no one wHo had supplies was open. Craigslist was a bust. I eventually found drain tubing for a washing machine that was close enough in size to fit my machine with a little help from our friend duct tape.

Has anyone done something similar? Am I being a huge dumbass?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
many truckstops have cpap supplies, because many truckers use cpap, and truckstops are open 24 hours a day.

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Re: Using hardware store tubing

Post by Nightnurse28 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:13 am

I didn't know that! Thank you for the heads up, I'll check there tomorroe.

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Re: Using hardware store tubing

Post by Sheriff Buford » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:37 am

I would think it would be ok for one night. Forget using any data for that night, and as Palerider said, check the truck stop as soon as possible.

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Re: Using hardware store tubing

Post by Guest » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:36 am

Besides truck stops there are sleep centers and hospitals you can check. But more importantly when reaching out to a community like this for help sharing the location may get you what you need from one of the many members all over the globe.

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Re: Using hardware store tubing

Post by chunkyfrog » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Another advantage of membership (and logging in) is private communication via PM to set up an exchange, etc.

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