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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #11
RE: Rainout
Hi there, I have used a tube cover that I purchased when I bought my S9 this last February but, with the heated hose, I found I didn't need it. I think the machine will compensate as far as the heated hose goes if you have a tube wrap on it, I never noticed any overheating when I used one but it isn't necessary since the machine has the heated hose.

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08-07-2012 08:15 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 6 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #12
RE: Rainout
I know that this may sound obvious but, good it be that your climate line hose is not properly attached? Perhaps the hose is defective, of maybe even the setup wasn't or is no longer set to the "Climate Line" setting.

I have the S9 with climate line, and mine is set to 30, and I have never had any rainout issues.

Good luck in trying to resolve this problem....I hate rainout that is why a switched to the S9 with Climate line.
08-07-2012 09:19 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #13
RE: Rainout
The air that travels through the CPAP hose has a dew point. If the temperature of the air in your hose falls below this dewpoint, you'll get condensation (rainout) in the hose. The reason for keeping the machine on the floor is so that the water in the hose will run downhill towards the machine, instead of downhill towards your mask.

To prevent rainout you have to keep the dewpoint of the air below the temperature of the air. To do this you can lower the humidity, raise the temperature by heating it, insulate the hose, keep the bedroom warmer, or all of the above.

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08-07-2012 04:16 PM
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weeble Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense Autoset For Her S10
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Post: #14
RE: Rainout
Thanks all for your replies. Yes it's connected correctly. It's also on the floor. Had it again last night drip drip drip....might try the hose cover and see. There are mixed reports about using a hose cover on the heated hose. Some say yes it's ok others say no. It's only happened since I have had the new mask, quite bizarre
08-07-2012 06:07 PM
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zonk Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #15
RE: Rainout
Check the water level is not filled above the top yellow marker. If the climate line engaged correctly and climate control on auto and still get water gargling (not just some moisture in the mask) than assume its faulty.
Its covered by warranty for two years, the extended warranty does not apply to the humidifier
08-07-2012 06:55 PM
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weeble Offline

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Post: #16
RE: Rainout
(08-07-2012 06:55 PM)zonk Wrote:  Check the water level is not filled above the top yellow marker. If the climate line engaged correctly and climate control on auto and still get water gargling (not just some moisture in the mask) than assume its faulty.
Its covered by warranty for two years, the extended warranty does not apply to the humidifier

Hey Zonk, yep water level is ok. I'm going to change the humidity level to 1 then turn the temp up to about 26 tonight, and see if that makes a difference.Will just have to experiment. Will post results tomorrow
08-07-2012 07:08 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #17
RE: Rainout
(08-07-2012 07:08 PM)weeble Wrote:  I'm going to change the humidity level to 1 then turn the temp up to about 26 tonight, and see if that makes a difference.Will just have to experiment. Will post results tomorrow
Try setting the climate control on auto. On auto it protects against rainout and you only set the temp to your preference. Manual mode doesn't give the same protection which you,re using at the moment setting the humidity and temp separately
08-07-2012 07:29 PM
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CPAP Software: ResScan

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Post: #18
RE: Rainout
Yes Zonk, that's what I meant about the setting to use the climate line automatically. It can be set to a temperature with auto adjust for humidity. I'm sorry that I didn't explain myself better the first time.
08-07-2012 09:09 PM
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weeble Offline

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Post: #19
RE: Rainout
Just checked the settings and it says Climate Control Auto. Hmmmmm
(This post was last modified: 08-08-2012 01:13 AM by weeble.)
08-08-2012 12:39 AM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #20
RE: Rainout
No problem. Have you got the manual? Its available by email - scroll down to section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

You need to change the setting of "Climate Control" in the clinical menu (options) to Auto
The other way which I use is set the Climate Control in the clinical menu to patient and that gives the option in the home screen (press the setup button) to choose either Auto or Manual
http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup
08-08-2012 01:16 AM
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