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RE: Cleaning my cpap after exposure to smoke
(02-11-2016 08:58 PM)archangle Wrote:  The SoClean ozone device does NOT treat the blower unit, just the water chamber, hose, and mask. None of the ozone goes into the blower unit.
Thats interesting.
Did you check that yourself or where did you get that info from?
The ozon is feed by the smal hose into the humidifier.
From there it is flowing via the hose to the mask.
The CPAP is not running.
There is no checkvalve between the humidifier and the blower unit.
Why would the ozon flow through the hose only and not thrue the blower unit as well?

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02-13-2016 08:29 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Cleaning my cpap after exposure to smoke
Go look at their own literature.

It's a loop circulation system. Air is sucked in from the chamber that holds mask, and then blown into the humidifier. The air is supposed to flow in a loop. It doesn't suck in outside air, or blow air out into the environment. This is probably both to keep ozone out of the room and to concentrate the ozone by recirculating the ozone.

If it blew air into the blower unit, ozone would come out the back of the blower unit through the air inlet on the back. They make a point of not releasing ozone into the room air. They even have some sort of mechanism to destroy the ozone generated at the end of the cycle.

There's probably a small amount of ozone that goes into the blower unit from diffusion or turbulence, but it doesn't deliberately blow ozone into the blower unit. Or if it does, it has to release ozone into the room, which it's not supposed to do.

(02-13-2016 08:29 AM)HermannTheGerman Wrote:  
(02-11-2016 08:58 PM)archangle Wrote:  The SoClean ozone device does NOT treat the blower unit, just the water chamber, hose, and mask. None of the ozone goes into the blower unit.
Thats interesting.
Did you check that yourself or where did you get that info from?
The ozon is feed by the smal hose into the humidifier.
From there it is flowing via the hose to the mask.
The CPAP is not running.
There is no checkvalve between the humidifier and the blower unit.
Why would the ozon flow through the hose only and not thrue the blower unit as well?

Hermann

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RE: Cleaning my cpap after exposure to smoke
(02-21-2016 05:01 PM)archangle Wrote:  It's a loop circulation system.

I think I understand. Thank you archangle.

If I got it right,
one could put the cpap into an airtight box with a sealed hole for the cpap hose an lead the ozone into the box.
Circulation loop now includes the blower unit.

Can it work that way?
I am thinking about buying a soclean, but only if I can clean the blower unit as well.
I have been in coma for 4 weeks because of legionella. I am a bit nervous about bakteria in my cpap now.

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Post: #14
RE: Cleaning my cpap after exposure to smoke
There is nothing in the blower compartment that can sustain bacteria. It blows ambient filtered air at a relatively high volume and there is no moisture or surface that would allow organisms to live, multiply or contaminate the air passing through, more than it already is. The humidifier is another story. Good hygiene is necessary to prevent a plaque form forming on the moist surfaces. For the most part, a good rinse and occasional cleaning with soap or detergent is sufficient. I use a dilute sanitizer called Star San, and spray the humidifier chamber and hose to disinfect without leaving any residue or odor. Star San (used in brewing and commercial kitchens to disinfect) is an acid sanitizer that actively kills pathogens and makes surfaces resistant to infection. Lots cheaper and more effective than SoClean.

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