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SCnoel Offline

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Post: #1
Wink stopping tube condensation
    Using BiPap for 8 months & love sleeping in a cool room. Found a very inexpensive and effective means of preventing "rainout". Wrap bubble wrap (small bubbles) around the tube and secure with rubber bands or twist ties. I also cut off the legs of panty hoses, cut hole in the toes and covered the entire hose (securing it with bands) to make it neat. Having difficulty with the sizing of the attached picture but hope it is of some value.
12-04-2015 09:25 AM
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RE: stopping tube condensation
If nothing else, it will keep out cat claws.

Looks a bit cumbersome compared to a heated hose and fleece cover, but it meets the McGiver criteria of being simple, functional and cheap. Welcome to the forums.

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12-04-2015 10:07 AM
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Post: #3
RE: stopping tube condensation
It looks like... something I wouldn't want to dangle around my head so -10 points for aesthetics. Don't they may pantyhose in different colour than brown?
It works? +10 points for creativity and another 10 for practical thinking!
In fact, even if not necessarily (for me) for home use, it may be a perfect solution for camping when every watt of power counts!
(This post was last modified: 12-04-2015 08:17 PM by GPSMapNut.)
12-04-2015 08:14 PM
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RE: stopping tube condensation
Quote: "Don't they may pantyhose in different colour than brown? "

Perhaps you can find some 'jeggings'? I think that's the thing - and you don't have to cut off the toe...
12-04-2015 08:40 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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RE: stopping tube condensation
Welcome aboard SCnoelSmile

reminds me of a joke about how many animals in a pair of pantyhose... Eat-popcorn

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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12-04-2015 09:06 PM
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Post: #6
RE: stopping tube condensation
Hi SCnoel,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Thanks for the tips.
I had someone make me a couple homade tube wraps and they do the job quite nicely.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
12-04-2015 11:08 PM
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RE: stopping tube condensation
Good idea and welcome to ApneaBoard SCnoel! Good to see more DIY stuff.

I would love to see a sub-forum with DIY threads!

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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12-05-2015 10:03 AM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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RE: stopping tube condensation
(12-05-2015 10:03 AM)cate1898 Wrote:  Good idea and welcome to ApneaBoard SCnoel! Good to see more DIY stuff.

I would love to see a sub-forum with DIY threads!

Apneaboard IS one big doityourself board :grin:

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
12-05-2015 12:42 PM
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