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RE: CPAP Cleaner
Just a tip if anybody has this issue. I have pretty hard water here, and if i run out of bottled water i get scale and water spots in the humidifier container. Soak in white vinegar and use a tooth brush, rinse and repeat if needed. I leave mine full of neat white vinegar for about 6 hrs and its usually spotless afterwards. same with the plastic bits that get "water spots"
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#12
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I get distilled water at the local grocery store for 99 cents per gallon. I use about a gallon per week. The machine inhales filtered air, and then passes it over distilled water which has no nutrients. The hose passes moist filtered air which has no nutrients into a mask with a one-way valve that doesn't let exhaled air enter the tube.

I clean the mask and headset regularly with generic baby shampoo in the sink with warm tap water and then let air dry.

Not much fuss and very little bother and expense.

Compared to the environmental stuff we encounter in our everyday lives, the CPAP machine (less the mask) is VERY clean.

Jeff
Sleep is worth the effort.
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#13
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I'm now 5 months in to my CPAP regime. No longer using distilled water in the water reservoir. Just tap water and it gets dumped out every morning then wiped dry. 

I use Clorox anti-bacterial wipes on my mask, mask pillow, and hose elbow. The head gear gets a good soaking in Dawn dish soap once a week in hot water, as does everything I mentioned above, to include the hose and the lid / seal to the reservoir.

The CPAP air intake filter gets washed every week as well........if I remember it.  Rolleyes

I feel very confident that all the equip. is being cleaned well. I don't need no stinkin So-Clean.  Tongue-out-2
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Hi first post so please be gentle

Why could we simply not use baby equipment sterilising solution ?

In the uk main the brand us Miltons but for cost savvy Home Bargains has one that is excellent and very cheap too.

Any reason why we couldn’t use this type of steriliser?

Thanks ?
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(02-13-2019, 09:53 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I use Clorox anti-bacterial wipes on my mask, mask pillow, and hose elbow. The head gear gets a good soaking in Dawn dish soap once a week in hot water, as does everything I mentioned above, to include the hose and the lid / seal to the reservoir.

Do you see any yellowing of the hard plastic as you expose it to the chlorine in the Clorox anti-bacterial wipes? That approach seems simpler than soaking in detergent rich hot water.

Might try it!
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(11-10-2019, 08:52 AM)sherwoga Wrote:
(02-13-2019, 09:53 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I use Clorox anti-bacterial wipes on my mask, mask pillow, and hose elbow. The head gear gets a good soaking in Dawn dish soap once a week in hot water, as does everything I mentioned above, to include the hose and the lid / seal to the reservoir.

Do you see any yellowing of the hard plastic as you expose it to the chlorine in the Clorox anti-bacterial wipes? That approach seems simpler than soaking in detergent rich hot water.

Might try it!

The only slight yellowing I see, is on my AirFit F20 mask. The silicone tends to yellow with age. The wipes have worked well for me. All of my CPAP equipment still gets washed in hot water and Dawn dish soap on a weekly basis. 

I use the wipes on the mask and cushion about every other day or so.
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