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ComfortGel Blue Exhalation Port
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bkushner Offline


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Joined: Feb 2014

Machine: Remstar M
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male

Post: #1
ComfortGel Blue Exhalation Port
Used this mask for the first time and it seems a lot of air is coming out of the exhalation port. Is this normal for this mask?

07-19-2014 09:00 AM
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diamaunt Offline


Posts: 436
Joined: May 2012

Machine: S9 VPAP Auto 36006
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro/pilairo q
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9-20ish
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: texas

Post: #2
RE: ComfortGel Blue Exhalation Port
better than suffocating because of too little air coming out.
07-19-2014 10:11 AM
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archangle Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: USA

Post: #3
ComfortGel Blue Exhalation Port
Is the air coming out of 50 or so holes in a little gray "plate" in the elbow of the air fitting? Unless that plate is missing, damaged, or there'1s air leaking out around the edges, there doesn't seem to be a lot of potential for something to go wrong.

Do you really have the REMstar M series machine? Which model? Some of them will give you a "total leak" average for 7 or 30 days on the display.

Do you have the clinician's manual? If so, you can figure out how to display the information.

Take the water tank out before messing with the machine. Also realize some leak is normal. The CG blue mask should leak about 25 l/m at 9 cmH2O.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
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Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
07-19-2014 03:27 PM
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