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Moon
 
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Mask Gasket

Postby Moon on Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:03 am

I read a post about a gasket between your face and the mask, but now I cant find it... Can anyone provide me with a refresher??

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Postby Wulfman on Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:23 am

What mask?

Check out this link to CPAP.COM's mask parts.

http://www.cpap.com/simple-find-cpap-pr ... mask-parts


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Postby greyhound on Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:25 am

Could this be the one - http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p ... ht=#102793

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Postby Moon on Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:03 am

Thanks for the tips, however the post I was looking for said somthing about making a patern out of a bandanna, any thoughts? or was i still in stage 1

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Postby Wulfman on Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:31 am

Were you thinking about "moleskin"?

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Postby mikemoran on Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:58 am

I think what you are looking for is what some call the toilet seat cover. A cloth gasket cut into a donut shape to fit between your mask and your face. Similiar to those paper covers you find in restrooms. It has been covered in a number of posts, but to make one it is pretty simple. Lay the cloth over your mask, cut around the outside edges (leave about a 1/2 inch border. Then cut a hole in the center the size of the inner opening of your mask.

You can either place it on your face before you strap up or as an alternative when cutting the outside leave some extra coth strips to attach it to the outside of your mask.

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Postby greyhound on Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:02 pm

Moon, if you make one of these gaskets, please let us know how it works out.

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Postby snoozeandlose on Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:19 pm

So what is the purpose of this cloth gasket?

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Postby greyhound on Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:06 am

I assume it's to reduce leaks.

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Postby Alisha on Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:24 pm

This might be what you are looking for:

http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p ... dana#20556

And there are other posts under the search word, bandana.
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Postby Guest on Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:24 pm

Thanks for the link. I read the posts and it sounds like a good idea. I am using the F&P 431 and it is better than the resmed mirage FF mask, but still is uncomfortable since i have to make the straps awfully tight. Funny how the sleep tech said the mask was perfect and then I get it home and spend five nights trying to adjust the fit. No wonder people are noncompliant. Thanks.


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Postby Moon on Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:16 am

Yea, the toilet thing!!!! there are three of us that are going to try it, I'll let ya know how it goes...

Thanks again


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