Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by zonker » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:14 pm

Scott_G wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:45 pm
(and secure with more handyman's secret weapon).

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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by Scott_G » Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:07 pm

You've out'd me Zonker, as an unabashed fan of the ol' Red Green show.

"If it doesn't stick and it should, apply Duct Tape. If it sticks and it shouldn't, apply WD40."

But seriously, any health concern over "fumes from duct tape" needs to be tempered with what is it's "defined purpose in life" -- which is to SEAL AIR VENTILATION DUCTS. Maybe it causes cancer, I don't know, but if it does then we are all doomed. DOOMED I say.
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by zonker » Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:43 pm

Scott_G wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:07 pm
You've out'd me Zonker, as an unabashed fan of the ol' Red Green show.
well, let's drag this WAAAYYY off topic, then. :lol:

long after the last episode, i got the chance to see steve smith on tour. as you may imagine, he did it as red. it was quite an enjoyable show, even without the rest of the cast.

before going in, we had a drink at the theater's bar. was drinking wine and looking out of the second story window. i'm the right age and have that same type of beard. many people going into the show down below kept nudging each other and pointing at me.


i think they really thought *I* was steve!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by chunkyfrog » Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:48 pm

Instead of worrying about unknown evaporative chemicals,
my "emergency" rule is if it smells bad keep it away from my face, nose, etc.
Duck brand is practically odorless--I would only use it for the shortest time possible.
Some generics REEK--don't even buy them.
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by Conrad » Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:23 am

bkeberl wrote:
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:32 pm
Hi All,

This morning while trying to remove the mask elbow from the silicone sleeve on the hose tubing, the tubing pulled away from the silicone end (see picture below). Any recommendations for a quick repair?

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I have the ResMed AirSense S11, so most replacement parts will be hard to come by over the next few months until the device becomes more widely available.

Will traditional electrical or duck tape work? Alternatively, I’ve considered cutting away the ripped plastic and gluing the tubing back into the elbow ‘housing’.

Any advice is appreciated as I’m very new to CPAP.

Thanks,
Brandon
I'm sure that your machine, like my AirCurve, came with a standard non-heated hose, right? Why not use this till you get a replacement heated hose?

My son recently got the same machine that you have. His DME sent a heated hose along with his machine. Unfortunately, they sent the wrong hose, it was for a AirSense 10. He informed them of the mistake, and they sent the correct hose right away and told him to toss the incorrect hose. Unfortunate for him but fortunate for me as this is the hose that fits my machine.

I see a lot of talk here of using tape to fix your broken hose. A few folks are worried about the chemicals that you may be inhaling from the tape. Think about how a CPAP works for a moment. How would any chemicals from the tape get into your hose when there is positive pressure in the hose? If there was a vacuum in the hose yes, positive pressure, no.
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by Rob K » Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:29 pm

I think I would avoid glue or adhesive since breathing the fumes would not be nice. If your worried about the smell of adhesive on tape I would look at the self fusing tapes that are available. They do not use adhesive to make the bond. They typically are made of silicone like our mask cushions and bond to themselves when you stretch and wrap them around something. That's what I would try if I needed to repair the hose and I wouldn't worry about leaving it that way indefinitely. My local hardware stores carry a brand called Rescue tape in the plumbing section. They claim it's waterproof and air tight. Hopefully the planets will align and you can find a new hose soon.

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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by jsmit86 » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:45 pm

I have had to repair many hoses, usually due to an aggressive cat.
Whatever the reason, I have used this type of tape many times.
https://www.amazon.com/Seal-Self-Fusing ... 468&sr=8-5
You can find similar tape at your hardware store.
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by Lane101 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:58 pm

Will echo the earlier reply that you need to get a new hose. Any repair should be considered as a temporary fix until the replacement arrives. Even with the perfect tape repair you now have a cracked hose interior that will collect dust, moisture and possibly grow bacteria. Also with a tape repair it will be challenging to periodically wash the hose and is typically recommended.

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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by squid13 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:52 am

If you still need a repair go to Walmart and get some self adhering tape https://www.walmart.com/search?q=self%2 ... ing%20tape
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:41 am

Bkeberi asked the question over a month ago.
It would be nice to hear how he made out.
Only 2 posts--quit cpap?
Or just this forum?
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by jsmit86 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:44 pm

squid13 wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:52 am
If you still need a repair go to Walmart and get some self adhering tape https://www.walmart.com/search?q=self%2 ... ing%20tape
That type of self adhering tape as shown in the link above is porous. The air will leak out.
This is great stuff for bandage use. Not so good for CPAP.
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by Pugsy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:24 pm

jsmit86 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:44 pm
squid13 wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:52 am
If you still need a repair go to Walmart and get some self adhering tape https://www.walmart.com/search?q=self%2 ... ing%20tape
That type of self adhering tape as shown in the link above is porous. The air will leak out.
This is great stuff for bandage use. Not so good for CPAP.
Actually I have some of that tape and in a pinch it could be used and just make multiple layer wraps and it will stop the leak well enough until a replacement hose can be obtained.
One layer probably not enough though....and one can look at their leak graphs to see if it stopped the leak well enough.
Most holes in the hose ...or tears...will show a big enough leak consistently that it will be obvious when the leak gets stopped on the leak graphs.

Been there and done that just recently when it was determined that I had a small hole in my hose.
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Re: Tear in Hose Tubing: Recommendations for Repair

Post by squid13 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:40 pm

Like Pugsy said you would use multiple layer wraps, wrap it good enough and it will stop the leak.
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