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by jdm2857
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fix: Respironics System One (50 series) Humidifier Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 26766

Re: Fix: Respironics System One (50 series) Humidifier Problems

Did this fix to my 50 Series BiPAP Auto several years ago. Humidifier still works fine.

But I wonder: Will having done this cause refusal to do the recall fix because the machine was "tampered" with? The repair is rather obvious when the cover is removed.

I hope not.
by jdm2857
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Taking (nonmonetary) Bets On My S8 Autoset II
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Taking (nonmonetary) Bets On My S8 Autoset II

Haven't been here in many years. (Hi Pugsy and Marge.) Just learned about the PR recall. I was clued in by a late-night class-action lawsuit TV ad of all things. Have 3 affected machines. (DS Bipap Auto, System One 60 Series Auto, and 50 Series BiPap Auto.) Considering firing up my original machine,...
by jdm2857
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: SleepyHead Bug
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Re: SleepyHead Bug

Dori broke SleepyHead!

Dori broke SleepyHead!

I'm telling.
by jdm2857
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips System One ran with no filter
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Philips System One ran with no filter

I found that putting a piece of the hook side of some sticky-backed Velcro on the "ceiling" of the filter recess keeps the filter in place. With it in place, I cannot blow filter out. If you use the Velcro, put the top edge of the foam filter in first and then slide in the bottom. You won't be able ...
by jdm2857
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask and supplies: DME pricing vs. online pricing
Replies: 25
Views: 2985

Re: Mask and supplies: DME pricing vs. online pricing

About the headgear issue: DME bill the mask and the headgear separately, even if they buy
them as one unit. So the mask charge plus the headgear charge should be compared to
cpap.com's single price for the whole shebang.
by jdm2857
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hairy Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Hairy Problem

chunkyfrog wrote:Indeed! I went from a thick permed mid length to a textured (thinned) pixie.
I wish I had the time and knowledge to fire up Photoshop and make an addition to your avatar.
by jdm2857
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How many doctors did you try until you found a good one?
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: How many doctors did you try until you found a good one?

Reply, You're using the word Doctor, willy nilly, without stating its designation. For example, are you referring to a Physician who holds MD designations in Neurology and Sleep Medicine, or holds MDs in each Internal, plus Pulmonology plus Sleep medicine, OR just a Family Practitioner? Please clar...
by jdm2857
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: THE GREAT PILLOW EXCHANGE
Replies: 1596
Views: 475484

Re: THE GREAT PILLOW EXCHANGE

nanwilson wrote:yes, I use all three masks
All at the same time?
by jdm2857
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hose that will not dry out! Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 14784

Re: Hose that will not dry out! Help!

Raphaella wrote:Hyperlexis, could not agree with you more-cleanliness is very important.
I agree that cleanliness is important.

But cleaning things that are not dirty does not improve cleanliness.
by jdm2857
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed S8 vs S9 auto CPAP
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: ResMed S8 vs S9 auto CPAP

There's no blanket answer; It all depends on your particular data. The pressure calculated by an S9 may differ from that of an S8, and the difference is due to the number and types of events that the user experiences. As one example, an S8 user with pressures below 10 and some central apneas will pr...
by jdm2857
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed S8 vs S9 auto CPAP
Replies: 12
Views: 2722

Re: ResMed S8 vs S9 auto CPAP

Both the S8 and S9 report the 95% pressure as the pressure the machine was at or below for 95% of the sleep period. The calculation has not changed. But, if the S9 is supplying different pressure(s) in response to your events the 95% pressure will be different, too. The new S9 algorithm does not hav...
by jdm2857
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hose that will not dry out! Help!
Replies: 25
Views: 14784

Re: Hose that will not dry out! Help!

Say you hang the hose over a shower curtian rod. It has a "U" shape with the open ends down. Air is trapped and cannot move the water out. So you take a rubber band and, near the top of the hose place it over the hose and then loop over the rod to go back over the hose. This holds the top of the ho...
by jdm2857
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Vent: Ugh..bad taste in my mouth from another board..
Replies: 102
Views: 7572

Re: Vent: Ugh..bad taste in my mouth from another board..

DoriC wrote:
oak wrote: Its official. I've been banned for the first time in my life. Just wish it was for something more egregious, darn!...........
Well, well, aren't you just special!
Tonight, the part of Dori C is being played by Dana Carvey.
by jdm2857
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Questions about using the ERP on a Resmed
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: Questions about using the ERP on a Resmed

Going from 8 to 9 is a small step, and that is the best way to test adjustments to your therapy. ResMed's EPR (Expiratory Pressure Relief) reduces the machine's pressure by 1, 2, or 3 cm H20. It's pretty much a trial-and-error process to find what's best for you. When I was using my S8 AutoSet II, I...
by jdm2857
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Does DME have to change a setting to get S9 data?
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Does DME have to change a setting to get S9 data?

ResMed won't allow US suppliers to ship their equipment to Canada, forcing patients to buy it at inflated Canadian prices. Respironics machines can be shipped across the border. some people respond slightly better to the algorithm of one brand vs the other. Remember that different brands score event...