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[Equipment] Filter change time!
#41
The other night, all the neighborhood chimney smoke was close to the ground and for some reason, it was stinking up our house. It was so bad we went outside and walked around to make sure nothing was on fire. Nope, just atmospheric pressure. I said I ought to change my filter in the morning, just to make sure I get it all out 'cause the smoke gave me one heck of a coughing fit.

It apparently has been a while since I changed it. Probably since the last time I did this reminder. Dang, Paula, you is nasty, girl.

So here is your reminder: Time to change the filter!

And while you are at it, check everything for cracks, holes, etc.
How is the mask? Are the pieces parts still holding together?
What about the hoses? When's the last time they all got a really, really good cleaning? And that humidifier tub, how is it doing?
Give the entire machine a good once over, wipe it all down, clean under it, etc. Tell it you love it very much and appreciate all it does for you.

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#42
(11-04-2012, 02:08 PM)zonk Wrote:
(11-03-2012, 10:45 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: .[Image: filter-nasty01.jpg]
do you run the machine on diesel Too-funny

Too-funny good one. zonk
I still have a rented one for few more days until I buy new one hope they were telling me the truth but it looks very clean just looked
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#43
I change my filter every 2 weeks (or twice a month depending how many weeks are in the month) we have 3 fur kids so it is something I have to do. I wipe the machine and humidifier down daily (not with a cleaner) because fur is on it and I also get a lot of fur on my mask just the short time I take it off when I wake up and before I wash it. Fur is everywhere lol
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#44
Can you wash the ResMed filter? Mine was not very dirty after 2 months so I washed it and it looks like new. Is it okay to use it again?
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#45
(01-19-2014, 12:19 PM)Lukie Wrote: Can you wash the ResMed filter? Mine was not very dirty after 2 months so I washed it and it looks like new. Is it okay to use it again?

I don't think a disposable filter would stand up to being washed. Mine always look pretty clean but you might not be able to see what has been filtered and is in the middle layers of the filter. They are so inexpensive that I just change mine 2 times per month and it helps preserve the machine (paying $41 per month for a machine is another way to make me want to keep the maintenance up); I have always been pretty anal about filter changes, etc. I wasn't always diligent with washing the head gear as much as I have been with the other parts.
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#46
My DME is cheap and gives RESMED style filters and not the real mc Coy i ordered some on [Supplier #1] and those also were ResMed style. It is hard to find the real deal when it comes to filters.





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#47
I actually prefer the disposable filters because I don't know if I could get them clean enough and get the trapped dirt, etc. out of the middle of the filters. I just change them and throw the ones away that I took out and I am done. I have enough to wash and keep clean without adding filters to the list of equipment to wash! this is just what I prefer and works for me. We all like things done a certain way so whatever works for one may not work for someone else. BTW, I don't know what brand of filters I get but I am not a fan of ResMed's head gear or their masks (for me they just don't hold up...the head gear especially) but I am a BIG fan of their machines
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#48
It's that time of year again! Time to change the filters!

Just kidding. You really should be changing the filters once a month but some of us (cough) forget to do it.

It is also the start of allergy season in the Northern Hemisphere so we have pollen fun. And in the Southern Hemisphere, the change to fall means the start of leaf molds and the like. Folks who are sensitive to that kind of stuff really ought to be changing their filters more often or at least checking it each week or so.
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#49
yep. don't wait too long:

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#50
Okay, so not the beginning of the month but it has been a while since I last did a reminder.

I've changed mine recently due to a trip where I stayed in a hotel. I always change mine after due to the stinky smells. Blech, that filter was nasty looking! Seriously, I do think I run a diesel engine near my CPAP!
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