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Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby Pugsy on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:51 pm

Okay....I need ideas for repairing the water chamber.
I dropped the damn thing last night full of water and made a god awful mess.
I was concerned about the seal so filled it and set it aside so I could watch for leaks and yes...it leaks at the seal but mainly on one side.
I could watch the water ooze out.

I have a spare chamber and will over course order another next week but for now I just want to play with trying to fix the one I have just to see if I can do it.

No obvious cracks in the plastic anywhere and I sit and watch it to see where the water is leaking from and it just appears to be 1/2 of one side that seems to leak at the seal. So not all the way around....about 1/2 of one side and one corner seems to be involved.

Mainly I just want to see if it can be fixed and still be usable. Just to do it. Not because I need to use it again or still.
I just can't think of what product to try but I am thinking Gorilla clear super glue. Since I have some handy.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby palerider on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:04 pm

Not having seen one up close, but just thinking it's similar to the respironics system one tubs.. (why did resmed screw up the good leakproof ones they had???) :( I'd suggest "sugru", a moldable silicone putty that cures to a pretty tough, waterproof, heat resistant fix in under 24 hours.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby Pugsy on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks.
That's probably better than Super Glue type of product. Maybe I will go to town later and see if WalMart or the local hardware store has some.
If not I see that Amazon shows it.
Not in a big rush. I have a bad cold and not in the greatest of energy modes right now.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby xxyzx on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:25 pm

Pugsy wrote:Okay....I need ideas for repairing the water chamber.
I dropped the damn thing last night full of water and made a god awful mess.
I was concerned about the seal so filled it and set it aside so I could watch for leaks and yes...it leaks at the seal but mainly on one side.
I could watch the water ooze out.

I have a spare chamber and will over course order another next week but for now I just want to play with trying to fix the one I have just to see if I can do it.

No obvious cracks in the plastic anywhere and I sit and watch it to see where the water is leaking from and it just appears to be 1/2 of one side that seems to leak at the seal. So not all the way around....about 1/2 of one side and one corner seems to be involved.

Mainly I just want to see if it can be fixed and still be usable. Just to do it. Not because I need to use it again or still.
I just can't think of what product to try but I am thinking Gorilla clear super glue. Since I have some handy.

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ads on tv for stuff that fixes leaks even big ones
saw it last night but didnt write down the name

some as seen on tv store should have it
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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby TASmart on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:29 pm

xxyzx wrote:
Pugsy wrote:Okay....I need ideas for repairing the water chamber.
I dropped the damn thing last night full of water and made a god awful mess.
I was concerned about the seal so filled it and set it aside so I could watch for leaks and yes...it leaks at the seal but mainly on one side.
I could watch the water ooze out.

I have a spare chamber and will over course order another next week but for now I just want to play with trying to fix the one I have just to see if I can do it.

No obvious cracks in the plastic anywhere and I sit and watch it to see where the water is leaking from and it just appears to be 1/2 of one side that seems to leak at the seal. So not all the way around....about 1/2 of one side and one corner seems to be involved.

Mainly I just want to see if it can be fixed and still be usable. Just to do it. Not because I need to use it again or still.
I just can't think of what product to try but I am thinking Gorilla clear super glue. Since I have some handy.

=========

ads on tv for stuff that fixes leaks even big ones

Don't think I would want to breathe the solvent on that sealant in a can. But that stuff looks pretty cool for non-medical applications.
saw it last night but didnt write down the name

some as seen on tv store should have it

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby chunkyfrog on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:42 pm

Look for a food safe UV-cured adhesive.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby xxyzx on Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:50 pm

TASmart wrote:
xxyzx wrote:
Pugsy wrote:Okay....I need ideas for repairing the water chamber.
I dropped the damn thing last night full of water and made a god awful mess.
I was concerned about the seal so filled it and set it aside so I could watch for leaks and yes...it leaks at the seal but mainly on one side.
I could watch the water ooze out.

I have a spare chamber and will over course order another next week but for now I just want to play with trying to fix the one I have just to see if I can do it.

No obvious cracks in the plastic anywhere and I sit and watch it to see where the water is leaking from and it just appears to be 1/2 of one side that seems to leak at the seal. So not all the way around....about 1/2 of one side and one corner seems to be involved.

Mainly I just want to see if it can be fixed and still be usable. Just to do it. Not because I need to use it again or still.
I just can't think of what product to try but I am thinking Gorilla clear super glue. Since I have some handy.

=========

ads on tv for stuff that fixes leaks even big ones

Don't think I would want to breathe the solvent on that sealant in a can. But that stuff looks pretty cool for non-medical applications.
saw it last night but didnt write down the name

some as seen on tv store should have it

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so you copied my reply and then changed it to make me look bad
i did not post that line in red that you added

of course you dont breathe the solvent
you do it outside with adequate ventilation

how stupid to you think pugsy is claiming she wuold breathe the solvents by sealing it indoors without ventilation
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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby Pugsy on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:01 pm

I have thought about those spray adhesives and yes, I know not to breathe the stuff and would let it "cure" for quite awhile before I ever would actually use it...but I was thinking if I used one of the sprays I would want to be able to really target the seal line.
Maybe with something similar to the little pointy straw thing we use with WD 40 spray. Don't know if they make anything like that.

Now I do have some of that Flex Seal tape that you see advertise and all I would need might be a small strip inside and outside.
I gotta look closer at the joint on the inside and how to make a nice smooth joint of my own.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby xxyzx on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:26 pm

Pugsy wrote:I have thought about those spray adhesives and yes, I know not to breathe the stuff and would let it "cure" for quite awhile before I ever would actually use it...but I was thinking if I used one of the sprays I would want to be able to really target the seal line.
Maybe with something similar to the little pointy straw thing we use with WD 40 spray. Don't know if they make anything like that.

Now I do have some of that Flex Seal tape that you see advertise and all I would need might be a small strip inside and outside.
I gotta look closer at the joint on the inside and how to make a nice smooth joint of my own.

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the one last night on tv was a thin tape
and also a sealant type in a tube

i have seen the spray type before
used it on our roof

may be the same company
dont remember the name though

the corner may be tricky with the tape
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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby TASmart on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:46 pm

Sorry, my response appeared in the middle of the quoted post. I don't need to make you look bad, I only want correct, accurate non-harmful stuff posted.

And re the solvent, there would be significant residual after letting it dry outside, and even more when the tank heats up to add the humidity.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby bigdave36 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:48 pm

I found a food grade epoxy on Amazon for about $6.00, should do the trick. Food grade is the term you are looking for.
Good luck ...let us know how it works out.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby bigdave36 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:55 pm

Also, make sure to use the glue on the inside of the tank. The tank is pressurised from the inside...I think...and putting the glue on the outside will push the glue out of the affected area

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby Pugsy on Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:15 pm

Been looking at the inside where the joint line is. Won't be easy to use the Flex tape and get a smooth seal so I don't know that I will try that...at least not yet. Corners and curves create a problem and it's a tiny cramped space.
Also too difficult to use the Gorrilla super glue stuff even if I used the gel...can't get back in the corner easily.
Need something I can mold easily and apply to that corner on the inside. I still can't find any crack anywhere though and I have looked at the joint where I saw it leaking water last night and I cannot spot any difference in the joint line. It must be a teeny tiny seal disruption.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby palerider on Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:58 pm

Pugsy wrote:Thanks.
That's probably better than Super Glue type of product. Maybe I will go to town later and see if WalMart or the local hardware store has some.
If not I see that Amazon shows it.
Not in a big rush. I have a bad cold and not in the greatest of energy modes right now.

When you do get a packet of it... keep the unopened packets in the fridge, it extends the shelf life several times over. it's really handy stuff for the DIY type person.

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Re: Ideas needed for AirSense 10 water chamber repair

Postby Mark55 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:03 pm

I wouldn't take the chance with fumes,...but that's just me. I'm pretty mechanical, due to my line of work, but for 20 bucks I'd just toss it. :wink:

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