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So, this weekend I finally opened the box from my DME with my replacement parts (mask, filters, and hose). Finally got tired of moving the box. Anyway, the tubing was something I had never seen before. It is made by Tyco and the label says DAR Breathing System. It has a small inner tube that goes inside the tube and exits on one of the connectors. This inner tube sticks out about 8 inches. I suspect it may be an oxygen line as it is roughly that size.

I called them today and found out they no longer stock the 10 foot tube and whoever packed the order grabbed this one as a replacement. We were trying to determine what it was and the gal asked me if it had a model or part number on it. Found that and told her it also has an expiration date of 2014-07 (two months ago). Go figure. She did offer to overnight one to me, but I told her it wasn't necessary (didn't tell her I had several unused ones in my supply stash). She told me to keep the incorrect one and we joked about coming up with a project where I could use it. :grin:

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09-02-2014 06:33 PM
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Bend it into a crazy straw

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09-02-2014 06:47 PM
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I think that tube they sent you is mainly used with equipment in a hospital setting for ventilating patients- not any CPAP.

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09-02-2014 07:11 PM
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Homerec130 Offline

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(09-02-2014 07:11 PM)Airstream Wrote:  I think that tube they sent you is mainly used with equipment in a hospital setting for ventilating patients- not any CPAP.

I was thinking that also, but it looks just like a regular tube with a possible supplemental Oxygen line.
09-02-2014 08:49 PM
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If you still need a 10-foot hose, Supplier #1 carries generic ones.


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09-03-2014 10:52 PM
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(09-03-2014 10:52 PM)PollCat Wrote:  If you still need a 10-foot hose, Supplier #1 carries generic ones.

Many thanx. I still have the info from when I ordered my first 10 footer about a year and half ago. They are sending me a 6 footer which will go into the travel bag. I have a bunch of 10 footers sitting in a box that my DME sent me in the past. I asked the question about not getting something if I didn't need it and their response was - you need it and we have to send it to you (whether you really need it or not). They all sit in a box in my closet in the dark and in their original wrappings.

Go figure.
09-04-2014 02:56 PM
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(09-04-2014 02:56 PM)Homerec130 Wrote:  Many thanx. I still have the info from when I ordered my first 10 footer about a year and half ago. They are sending me a 6 footer which will go into the travel bag. I have a bunch of 10 footers sitting in a box that my DME sent me in the past. I asked the question about not getting something if I didn't need it and their response was - you need it and we have to send it to you (whether you really need it or not). They all sit in a box in my closet in the dark and in their original wrappings.
Go figure.

Someone, somewhere tested hoses and masks and it turns out that they're both pretty heavily contaminated with bacteria by 6 months, so a replacement is probably a good idea.
09-04-2014 08:01 PM
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(09-04-2014 08:01 PM)Terry Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 02:56 PM)Homerec130 Wrote:  Many thanx. I still have the info from when I ordered my first 10 footer about a year and half ago. They are sending me a 6 footer which will go into the travel bag. I have a bunch of 10 footers sitting in a box that my DME sent me in the past. I asked the question about not getting something if I didn't need it and their response was - you need it and we have to send it to you (whether you really need it or not). They all sit in a box in my closet in the dark and in their original wrappings.
Go figure.

Someone, somewhere tested hoses and masks and it turns out that they're both pretty heavily contaminated with bacteria by 6 months, so a replacement is probably a good idea.

HUH? NOt sure I get what you are trying to say
09-05-2014 10:52 AM
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(09-05-2014 10:52 AM)me50 Wrote:  
terry Wrote:Someone, somewhere tested hoses and masks and it turns out that they're both pretty heavily contaminated with bacteria by 6 months, so a replacement is probably a good idea.
HUH? NOt sure I get what you are trying to say

If they send you a new hose and mask every 6 months, you should probably use them.
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09-05-2014 01:45 PM
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I have not heard of any DME that automatically does anything like this. I think it's a bit over the top and smacks of vested interest activity. I think making a free replacement available after a certain period of time is proper, and notifying the user of such is also proper, but shipping it without any regard to the actual need is not a recognized standard of care and tends to encourage waste.

On the other side of the coin, my brother went 10 years before he heard a single word from his DME about any possibility of getting free updated or replacement items. Go figure.
09-05-2014 02:12 PM
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