Lightest and most flexible tubing?

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Rob K
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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Mon May 09, 2022 7:22 pm

That sounds fun. I love fishing and engineering stuff.

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Rob K
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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Tue May 10, 2022 3:25 pm

I asked cpap.com since they probably have seen it all. They suggested either the Resmed Slimline tubing or the Respironics Thin Performance tubing.

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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by jsmit86 » Tue May 10, 2022 6:50 pm

Rob - Make sure that you get on of the resmed elbows to go with your tubing. The exit tube on the Z2 is a bit too small to snugly hold many of the hoses.
I have a Z2 and found that out as I was trying different hoses.

https://www.cpap.com/productpage/resmed ... p-machines

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Rob K
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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Tue May 10, 2022 7:00 pm

jsmit86 wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 6:50 pm
Rob - Make sure that you get on of the resmed elbows to go with your tubing. The exit tube on the Z2 is a bit too small to snugly hold many of the hoses.
I have a Z2 and found that out as I was trying different hoses.

https://www.cpap.com/productpage/resmed ... p-machines
I ordered both the Slimline and Thin Performance tubing today. Not terribly expensive so I'll see which one I like better and have a backup. I had ordered a Resmed elbow also so I beat you to it. On my Z2 I ended up putting a few raps of tape on the fittings since they seem to run about 1mm smaller than everything else.

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Rob K
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Re: Lightest and most flexible tubing?

Post by Rob K » Sat May 14, 2022 7:38 pm

Slimline and Thin Performance tubing were not what I expected. Lighter but still pretty stiff. They are better than my original Resmed heated tubing though. My ideal tubing would be light and super flexible like the tubing on my Resmed P10 mask. Wish someone would make a long tube like that without the heavy rubber ends.

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