How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by palerider » Mon Sep 04, 2023 1:20 pm

tyrinryan wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 6:16 am
"hurricane" dryer will do the job; it has a "hose" outlet built in
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by Conrad » Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:49 am

Dog Slobber wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 7:59 am
Conrad wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 7:42 am
Dog Slobber wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 7:19 am
Conrad wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 6:36 am
BUT, if a person wanted to dry their hoses out, a battery-operated air pump, of the type used to inflate an air mattress, would be perfect.
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(Comments from the peanut gallery are welcome)
Why bother even cleaning your hose, if you're going to immediately blow a bunch of unfiltered, air from a less-clean air pump?

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You're asking me? Did you read my post?

"I don't use anything to dry my hoses out, I do hang them up in my bedroom. I also empty my water reservoir (oh the horror), shake out the water, and with it open, I turn it upside down to dry."
Yes, I read your post. And no, me asking you, does not state or even suggest that *you* do this. It specifically asks why one (anyone), would wash a hose, and then immediately foul it.

You just gave out bad advice that you didn't think through. Then when challenged, instead of putting some actual thought into the advice you just gave. You moved the goal posts, you made it about semantics. You decided that when you saw the word "you're", it was about *you*, without recognizing that a perfectly reasonable use of the word "you" can be anyone in particular.

But, let me rephrase this differently.

Why bother even cleaning one's hose, if one is going to immediately blow a bunch of unfiltered, air from a less-clean air pump?

To the OP
Drying a CPAP hose really isn't necessary, but if it makes you more comfortable, you can use the Mask Fit option on your ResMed, or the Test Drive on a ResMed Air 11.

But don't wash your CPAP and then immediately foul it by using pumps, hair dryers, heat guns, etc.
"Why bother even cleaning your hose, if you're going to immediately blow a bunch of unfiltered, air from a less-clean air pump?"

So when you wrote "your" and "you're" you were not referring to me specifically but the collective group? I see.
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by Dog Slobber » Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:48 am

Conrad wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:49 am
"Why bother even cleaning your hose, if you're going to immediately blow a bunch of unfiltered, air from a less-clean air pump?"

So when you wrote "your" and "you're" you were not referring to me specifically but the collective group? I see.
My explanation, should have made that obvious to you.

Let me give you a dictionary link, perhaps you'll understand common use of "you" from it.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/you

You gave out stupid advice. Just own it.

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by jimbud » Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:37 pm

I use my riding lawnmower grass bagger outlet. Just duck type it to the outlet, hang the hose over the back of the mower.
A couple of turns around the yard. Done and done.👍

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:56 pm

jimbud wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:37 pm
I use my riding lawnmower grass bagger outlet.
I tried that for a short time. Worked great except, kept dreaming about a leafy salad with dandelion and ramps.

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:00 pm

ChicagoGranny wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:56 pm
jimbud wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 2:37 pm
I use my riding lawnmower grass bagger outlet.
I tried that for a short time. Worked great except, kept dreaming about a leafy salad with dandelion and ramps.
Don't forget the lamb's quarter and wild asparagus.

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by Conrad » Wed Sep 06, 2023 5:43 am

Dog Slobber wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:48 am
Conrad wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:49 am
"Why bother even cleaning your hose, if you're going to immediately blow a bunch of unfiltered, air from a less-clean air pump?"

So when you wrote "your" and "you're" you were not referring to me specifically but the collective group? I see.
My explanation, should have made that obvious to you.

Let me give you a dictionary link, perhaps you'll understand common use of "you" from it.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/you

You gave out stupid advice. Just own it.
Speaking of stupid.

Perhaps it's you that needs to check the common use of "you' and "you're"?

You replied to MY post using those terms and addressed me. What reasonable person would not assume that you were talking about/to me?

Your explanation works just fine, after the fact.
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by khjalmarj » Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:03 pm

I'm in the minority here. I set up an indoor clothes rack
(like https://www.amazon.com/SONGMICS-Stainle ... 0b6bc&th=1) (hope it's OK to post commercial URLs here! I'm new at the group!), lay the hose along it, and set up the hose along it, then have a floor fan blow through it for a few hours. Yes, it may deposit some dust, I suppose, but with a rapid air flow I wouldn't think much. And the whole system is far from sterile. OTOH, the air in my apartment isn't sterile, either, and I breathe it almost every day :-)
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by Janknitz » Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:38 pm

I washed my hose exactly ONCE. After doing everything I could to blow the water out, there were still droplets and it took DAYS to dry (I had another hose). Seems to me there's more chance of mold and other yucky stuff growing that way than just not washing your hose. I never washed it again, and have had zero ill-effects.
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by zonker » Wed Sep 06, 2023 5:00 pm

khjalmarj wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:03 pm
OTOH, the air in my apartment isn't sterile, either, and I breathe it almost every day :-)
so why, may i ask, do you wash your hose?
people say i'm self absorbed.
but that's enough about them.
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by tbeb » Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:16 pm

I wash mine every 2 months. I wash it in the morning, hang it over bathroom towel rack, and use it that night.
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by zonker » Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:54 pm

tbeb wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:16 pm
I wash mine every 2 months. I wash it in the morning, hang it over bathroom towel rack, and use it that night.
the most germ laden room in any house or apartment.
people say i'm self absorbed.
but that's enough about them.
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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by lynninnj » Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:21 pm

I recall this was one of the first questions I had here.

I asked earnestly while the back and forth and up and down eluded my direct question.

I decided later that if I wanted to dry my hose, the maskfit setting worked well and I don’t give a shit anymore if it adds a half hour of time onto the motor.

That said, maskfit is probably the cleanest way to go if you feel the need to wash or dry.

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by ozij » Wed Sep 06, 2023 9:00 pm

Janknitz wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:38 pm
I washed my hose exactly ONCE. After doing everything I could to blow the water out, there were still droplets and it took DAYS to dry (I had another hose). Seems to me there's more chance of mold and other yucky stuff growing that way than just not washing your hose. I never washed it again, and have had zero ill-effects.
Same here.
Also worth remembering: ResMed machines, when you turn them off spend some 30 minutes blowing a very gentle whiff of filtered air that clears the humidity. I leave the hose connected for those 30 minutes, and then disconnect the hose and hang it on a hook. I also empty the humidifier - as much as that stupid AS10 design will let me - and turn it upside down to dry.
zonker wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:54 pm
tbeb wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2023 7:16 pm
I wash mine every 2 months. I wash it in the morning, hang it over bathroom towel rack, and use it that night.
the most germ laden room in any house or apartment.
... and most mold ridden and probably most humid room in any house or apartment.
lynninnj wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:21 pm
That said, maskfit is probably the cleanest way to go if you feel the need to wash or dry.
Agree.

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Re: How Do I Dry Inside My CPAP Hose After Washing?

Post by davwtalk » Mon Sep 11, 2023 3:59 am

Do you really need to clean inside of the hose?