Post Reply 
AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
Author Message
Clementine Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #1
AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
gah. This P10 mask is 5 weeks old. Last night it somehow sprung a leak --- the tube where it connects to the mask. Quite a sizeable leak, too. It woke me up. I have a message in to my DME to see about replacing it.
Is this a common problem?
08-14-2014 10:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
Hi Clementine,
So far, I haven't had that problem yet but mine isn't quite 5 weeks old. Those tubes are so thin, I wondered if they wouldn't be easily punctured. I haven't heard of anyone else having that particular problem, though.
Good luck getting it straightened out.

trish6hundred
08-14-2014 02:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Clementine Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #3
RE: AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
It seems to be very thin and vulnerable right there at that joining of the tube to the mask. That's where the leak is.

I wasn't hard on the tube or mask, either. I did notice it does feel somewhat flimsy there and I didn't want to accidentally break it or something, so I have been gently cleaning and handling it. Apparently I turned last night and it was enough force that it pulled the tube away slightly from the mask. It is about a quarter- to half-inch opening where it pulled apart.

It really needs to be a joint that swivels or something . . . . rather than the fixed joint.

Just got a call back from the DME and they assure me that they will get me set up with another mask for tonight -- I wonder if it will be a loaner. I'm not supposed to get a new one for another few months.
08-14-2014 02:23 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
herbm Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 852
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed AutoSet S9
Mask Type: Oral
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Backup Mask: Innomed Hybrid FFM -- Oral+Nasal Pillows

Sex: Male
Location: Austin, TX

Post: #4
RE: AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
First I have heard of it -- and I follow any messages about the P10 closely.

I would think they would replace a (fairly) new one like yours.

After that, either silicone cement or silver tape or both -- depending on precisely where and how the leak manifests.

I have used one mask to replacement although like a worn house shoe it still servers me some nights and started my 2nd P10, but that is just a one off anecdotal story.

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
(This post was last modified: 08-14-2014 06:09 PM by herbm.)
08-14-2014 06:08 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
drgrimes Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 235
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: S9 Resmed Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Dreamwear
Humidifier: resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #5
RE: AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
I hope your P10 gets replaced free of charge. It should. I just got a new P10 three days ago. Yes it is super light, simple, and maybe even a bit flimsy but I LOVE IT!!. Mine is so comfortable, easy on/off, and for some odd reason I can turn from side to side without leaking. My old nasal setup is good, very good, but I have to be very careful rolling on to my sides. The P10 being so simple and light, I figured would be more prone to leaking but not so far.

I hope it hangs in there for the long haul, because I could learn to love this one.

My DME loaded me up with goodies, saying that I was due under Medicare/insurance guidelines. So, I got a new/spare tank, new hose, filters, AND the P10. Pretty weird when getting CPAP stuff is like Christmas.
08-15-2014 01:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Clementine Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 208
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPap Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i--not using currently
CPAP Pressure: Auto -- 8/13.2 PS 3.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began with machine on 7/7/14.

Sex: Female
Location: eastern Iowa

Post: #6
RE: AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
LOL. I can understand how it would feel like Christmas. Big Grin

I did get a free replacement yesterday; the DME will send it back to the company as faulty. Now I'm going to feel like I cannot turn over for fear of cracking that tube again . . .

I'm okay with the P10 but I do have some leaks when turning over. Not enough to cause problems, I guess. I still get the smiley face. Smile
08-15-2014 06:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Galactus Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,388
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #7
RE: AirFit P10 tube has sprung a leak
I just got mine finally and have yet to open the box and use it. I hope it is problem free and glad to hear they are replacing it.

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
08-15-2014 07:17 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  One good night, now leak issues? sleepyguy99 20 604 Yesterday 10:27 PM
Last Post: sleepyguy99
  New Resmed AirFit F20, & N20 Masks gjw 25 3,076 12-08-2016 07:09 PM
Last Post: SuperSleeper
  Airfit F20 car54 5 215 12-07-2016 06:33 AM
Last Post: 49er
  Question for Airfit F10 Users PaytonA 2 208 12-03-2016 05:29 PM
Last Post: PsychoMike
  airfit P10 sore nose duece12345 12 709 12-03-2016 09:46 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  [Pressure] Another New Player with Some Leak Issues Platypus 6 237 11-28-2016 06:17 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  swift mask 'leak' noise--but not leaking... hegel 11 767 11-27-2016 09:53 PM
Last Post: Dangerous Dave

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)