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[CPAP] Filters
#1
Filters
Hi there. Sorry if this message has been posted before (I didn't see any way to search the threads), but I was wondering if it's OK to rinse out the little white filter in my AirSense10 a few times before replacing it. Everything costs money so just trying to make things last as long as possible (without endangering my health). Thanks a lot!
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#2
RE: Filters
I've done that and they turn out just fine. I add a drop of liquid dish soap and then give them a short finger massage. I then rinse and pat them dry with a paper towel. Just don't fold or bend them.

They have a service life much longer than many would want you to believe.
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#3
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Thanks, BG. I'll give that a try. The filters definitely look like they could stand up to a few washings.
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#4
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I tried cleaning my hypoallergenic S10 filter with Dawn and then looking at the filter with a microscope (200X); there appear to be trapped particles between the front and back woven fibers. Cleaning appears fine for surface dirt. 

Considering how cheap filters are today, I gave up trying to extend their life to save a few cents.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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#5
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If you put most anything under a 200X power microscope, you're gonna see all sorts of things you really don't want to.  Eat-popcorn
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#6
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Unseen things. Too-funny

I always soak and rinse my filters 3-4 times before replacing them. Are they cheap?  Dont-know But mine are free. But that doesn't mean we need to be wasteful either.
Semper Fi
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#7
RE: Filters
Mine are free as well. I haven't been on CPAP Therapy for several months now. I keep telling myself to keep my machine where it is, just in case I decide to go back to it. 

I'm sleeping fine and don't feel any need to continue to use it.  Eat-popcorn
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#8
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(10-24-2022, 03:00 PM)Big Guy Wrote: Mine are free as well. 

How are you guys getting free filters?
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#9
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(10-24-2022, 07:38 PM)keppela Wrote: How are you guys getting free filters?

I have Medicare and BC / BS as our supplemental coverage. Not only do I get free filters, but everything else under the sun that CPAP Therapy requires. That includes free shipping. 

Last count, I have at least 12 ClimateLine hoses, 5 or 6 water reservoirs, tons of masks (F20 and F30) and replacements cushions, full headgear, and such. 

I have two large storage bins full, and I'm in need of a third one.  Oh-jeez
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#10
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Ah, Medicare. OK, it'll be a few years before I'm eligible for that. Sounds like great coverage, though!
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