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[Equipment] Determine if heated hose is still working?
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Determine if heated hose is still working?
So last night I noticed that my breathing was heavier than normal while wearing my mask, and that water started dripping out of the exit holes in the mask. It seems like maybe water might have been condensing in the hose, despite it being a heated hose. I checked on the screen to see maybe if hose had bad circuitry and had gone bad or something? But the screen was still showing the hose active, and the same level of heating as before. I felt the hose, and it didn't feel hot, just felt room temp level.

Now, it was somewhat colder than average last night. Though the temperature inside the home doesn't fall directly with the outside so much, but the humidity does go down inside as the temperature falls outside. So it's possible this was just a weird effect of the temperatures outside. But I just want to be sure that something hasn't failed. If the heated hose has failed, I would assume I would not assume that the heating icon for the hose wouldn't even show on screen, am I right?

Equipment: Philips Dreamstation 1 CPAP (Yeah, I'm still rocking the recalled device at the moment)
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RE: Determine if heated hose is still working?
Rainout.
Caused by condensation.

I have a heated hose, and a spare. ResMed S10 *for her* Darned if I can feel warmth when the air blows out of the mask. (I think that the hose doesn't have much heating capacity.)

Couple of thought--get a fabric hose cover and put your hose in it. The cover and the airgap will hold whatever heat there is in, and as long as your are above the dewpoint of the air you won't get condensation.
--consider changing your humidifier settings. So you add less water.
--you could add a heater in your room (but I don't like plug in heaters. I would forget to turn it off. Costly.)
DaveL
compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

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RE: Determine if heated hose is still working?
I use the heated tube and it can be hard to tell if it is working. They only get to about 80-86*F, so the surface is not hot or even that warm. In addition to using the heated tube, I have the SnuggleHose fleece cover. It covers up to 8-feet of tube so the excess folds along the tube and is very soft and avoids condensation in that section of tubing that goes to the mask.
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RE: Determine if heated hose is still working?
bbbl67 I'm in Toronto. About a year ago I added a humidifier to my furnace. My ukulele had cracked.
Before I did that I didn't have enough water in the tank of my S9 and later my S10. It would boil dry before I woke up.

Now I have sufficient capacity in the tank for a night's use. My S10 humidifier is set at auto...beyond that I've never changed the setting, and don't know how to. I don't have rainout.

Hope this helps....

hose covers are cheaper than adding humidifiers....

(so if my room air temp is 70 degrees F, and heated temp (thanks Sleeprider!) is 86F that's not-a-lot-of-watts. I was right. I can't toast marshmellows with my heated hose. Good thing I don't live in England where rooms are colder; so I'm told.)
DaveL
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ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: Determine if heated hose is still working?
usually if the display show HT(locked) in tube type that means your heating tube was fine, otherwise you may need a resistance meter to measure the resistance between those 3 pin in connector.
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RE: Determine if heated hose is still working?
A big + to a hose cover. I have one and is a great asset. That....and a hose holder / hanger.  Bigwink
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