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Getting smell out of used ASV
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Getting smell out of used ASV
Hey guys, 


So I might have posted about this before, but i was looking for a VAUTO machine to try and treat some of my flow limitations to see if it would help feeling better. I ended up buying one for cheap on craiglsist, but it turns out it wasn't a Vauto it was an Aircurve 10 ASV. I've heard Barry Krakow say this is actually better for Flow limitations, and it's worth more so I didn't take it as too bad. The problem is there's a smell to it that's not coming from the tank. I used my old tank and my face mask and hose, but the machine still smells. It's not bad, but it just smells like what i bet the person's house smelt like. 

Is there anyway to get a smell out of a machine? I don't want to break it!
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RE: Getting smell out of used ASV
I have used Ozium to clear the odor from machines that were in a smoking household. Spray some on a cotton ball or filter, turn the machine on and let the fumes be drawn into the machine. Discard the filter or cotton ball and the odor should be gone. Ozium commonly found at Walmart or auto parts stores is commonly used for deodorizing vehicles.
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RE: Getting smell out of used ASV
Do keep in mind that the principal an ASV operates on is completely different than that of a CPAP,APAP, or BiLevel(VAuto)
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RE: Getting smell out of used ASV
Yes, I've tried it before already and I don't think I had the stats right. 

I think I'm going to lower the PS to only stay at 3 and 4 and try to get it to work like a Vauto. Is this possible? 

I want a Vauto but with my ahi numbers I don't think I'll be able to get one.
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RE: Getting smell out of used ASV
Where is your OSCAR data?
Pre your stated pressure and what you want.
Mode Auto (not 'for Her')
Pressure = 7 - 15 (the Max should not come into play)
EPR = 3

In Vauto Terms
Min EPAP = 4
Max IPAP = 15
PS = 3
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RE: Getting smell out of used ASV
Note that the ASV has limits on how low PS Max can be versus PS Min. It will force a spread of 5 between these 2 settings.

Note 2, others that use this ResMed ASV have had flow limits still. I tend to be the exception, as there was questioning about my claim to have had 0 FL. And that was only during one specific OSCAR chart on one day. Personal opinion I think you'd be better served with the VAuto.

This ASV has CPAP mode, static one pressure.

ASV is one EPAP number then PS Min/Max.

ASV Auto gives EPAP Min/Max and PS Min/Max which effectively give IPAP Min/Max without directly setting IPAP.
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RE: Getting smell out of used ASV
(05-24-2021, 07:54 AM)modest811 Wrote: Is there anyway to get a smell out of a machine? I don't want to break it!

If you are handy, you can take the machine apart and clean it. That is really the only way I've been able to get the odor out of a machine.
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Ozium for deodorizing
(05-24-2021, 08:03 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: I have used Ozium to clear the odor from machines that were in a smoking household.  Spray some on a cotton ball or filter, turn the machine on and let the fumes be drawn into the machine. Discard the filter or cotton ball and the odor should be gone.  Ozium commonly found at Walmart or auto parts stores is commonly used for deodorizing vehicles.

Thanks!

That will be an incredible help for me.  Much appreciated.
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