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palerider Offline

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Machine: s9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: p10
Humidifier: none
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Location: Dallas(ish)

Post: #11
RE: A10 cleaning
(05-07-2016 06:20 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  ...and I tend to discount 99.9% of marketing material.

that generally seems to be the wisest course Big Grin
05-07-2016 07:15 PM
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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
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CPAP Pressure: 9.2
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Location: California

Post: #12
RE: A10 cleaning
I must be the forum slob. Here's my 18 month cleaning history:

Humidifier: I top it off with distilled water every morning. I dump, rinse and refill it it about monthly. I think I've washed it in dish detergent once or twice.
Air filter: Replaced it twice.
ClimateLine Hose: Soaked it once or twice in diluted vinegar. Still using the original one. I may have rinsed it in detergent water once.
Mask: I wash it in anti-bacterial liquid hand soap about every two weeks. I use them until they begin to discolor or the silicone starts to crack (about two or three months).
Mask frame: I think I've washed it once or twice.
Head gear: Still using the original. Haven't cleaned it yet.

I have drawers full of replacements that my DME insists on sending me anyway. Don't you just love the government.
05-07-2016 08:18 PM
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Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Dreamwear
Humidifier: Remstar Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11- 15 APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #13
RE: A10 cleaning
Food grade hydrogen peroxide - 6%. As it works on the gunk build up in your mask and hoses it loses one hydrogen atom and becomes water. Vinegar changes to something else.

I use H2O2 for a variety of purposes and put it into both my mouth (morning gargle) and my ears to get rid of excess wax build up with no ill effects. Isopropyl alcohol will do a similar job but I trust the chemical reaction from H2O2 over isopropyl alcohol.
05-08-2016 03:29 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV
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Humidifier: Integrated
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Post: #14
RE: A10 cleaning
Is anyone using CPAP specific wipes? That's what I've been doing to clean the mask cushion. They seem to do the job just fine. If I hold the mask up to the light before and after, it looks like they're getting rid of the oil which seemed to be the main concern as it can compromise the seal.

Other than that I just dump the remaining water as soon as I get up, and then put the empty tank back in the machine until the cool down cycle is complete, after which I take the tank out and leave it open (without the tank inserted, air will not flow down the hose to dry it out). If I really want to make sure everything is dried out, I run a warming cycle with the tank empty, and then let go into cool down. Pretty sure after those two cycles, there won't be any moisture left in the system.
05-09-2016 01:49 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #15
RE: A10 cleaning
I do home brewing, so I started using Star San for disinfecting CPAP equipment. It is an acid sanitizer that is odorless and tasteless. It takes a dilution of just 1.5 cc/quart (liter), and does not require rinsing. It keeps mineral deposits under control, and leaves the humidifier, hose and other ask parts sanitized. I just use Dawn for the nasal pillows.

Whatever works for you is fine, but I don't like the smell of vinegar, and it actually can support organisms as a food source, so that is not something I use.

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05-09-2016 02:17 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

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Post: #16
RE: A10 cleaning
(05-09-2016 01:49 PM)shewhorn Wrote:  Is anyone using CPAP specific wipes?

I do use wipes on occasion when it's more convenient than a wash in warm soapy water. Removing the oils is indeed the solution. Any kind of wipe will do, as long as it doesn't contain a lotion designed to soothe the skin, as that is just as bad as the skin oils you're trying to remove.

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05-09-2016 04:51 PM
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Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Retired Electrical Engineer; began using cpap in 2001; FlashAir wifi card and FlashPAP app

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Location: Georgia, USA (The Margravate of Azilia)

Post: #17
RE: A10 cleaning
(05-09-2016 01:49 PM)shewhorn Wrote:  Is anyone using CPAP specific wipes?

I'm been using some citrus mask wipes from Supplier #1. They clean my P10 just fine and don't leave a citrus smell on the nasal pillows. I'm sure there are cheaper options but these work pretty well for me.

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05-09-2016 07:17 PM
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