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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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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