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HEAD GEAR QUESTION
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worthog Offline

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Location: Mountain Creek, Australia

Post: #1
HEAD GEAR QUESTION
I use Quattro FX headgear and I am finding that due to leakages I need to keep shorting the velcro straps, especially the top ones.

So much so that they are probably now about half the length that they were when I first started with it

My questions are
- do these straps stretch with use, hence the reason for having to reduce there length
- how often should one be replacing them

I do actually wash it also

Any help would be appreciated on Boxing dayOh-jeez

Happy sleeping
From Worthog in Brightwater (Mountain Creek)Oh-jeez
12-25-2013 05:25 PM
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zonk Offline

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Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: HEAD GEAR QUESTION
Masks do stretch somewhat but not to that degree
Are you using large size strap, masks do comes with medium size straps

I would also check mask fitting guide, Quattro FX fit on the nose differently than other masks. Resmed calls it, swing and seal or something similar
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA23652FAF5627F3F

I,m still using the same headgear for almost a year and get my supplies delivered from Supplier #10
12-25-2013 05:51 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: HEAD GEAR QUESTION
Hi worthog,
Headgear does stretch over time.
I don't wash the headgear every time I wash my mask and other parts for that very reason.
Usually it is recommended to replace it every 6 months or so but I know things are very expensive where you are.
best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
12-25-2013 10:49 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #4
RE: HEAD GEAR QUESTION
Warthog, I wash my straps ever two weeks or so, for my last mask a mirage Quattro they lasted 2 and a half years, I still have it and can use it but have upgraded to a Quattro Air, maybe try changing the straps and getting some new ones for a Christmas present for your self.
12-25-2013 11:35 PM
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