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Maggie Offline

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Machine: RedMed S9 Elite
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Post: #1
Handy tip
For the nasal pillow head set for my ResMed S9 I have a row of machine stitches (a few hand stitches would do the job as well) across the Velcro strip just at the front edge of the tab that fixes it in place. I use the old Velcro strip as a template whenever I buy a new head set. This means I never have to bother adjusting the strap either when it's new or after I have washed it. The stitches show me exactly where to put the end of the tab. It's handy, it's easy, it works and it means a good fit (more or less) permanently!
10-15-2013 08:28 AM
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DocWils Offline

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Machine: Philips Remstar series 60
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Post: #2
RE: Handy tip
Clever idea! Thank you for the great tip!
10-15-2013 08:34 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Handy tip
Hi Maggie,
WELCOME! to the forum,! and thanks for the very helpful tip.

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10-15-2013 08:37 AM
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Peter_C Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Handy tip
Makes sense, but my problem is that as my headgear ages, it stretches a bit, causing me to need to tighten it from time to time (Course, headgear lasts me 3-4yrs at a time too).

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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10-15-2013 10:46 AM
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Gustave Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Handy tip
Welcome
Maggie !

Great idea!

A row of machine stitches it's better than the marks of felt pen I do ... they do not wash off!

Thanks for the tip. Thanks

Au revoir!Smile

Gustave
10-17-2013 07:57 PM
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skyler Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Handy tip
Thanks, Maggie. I love it when hard earned knowledge is shared between members.
10-18-2013 08:52 AM
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Maggie Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Handy tip
(10-15-2013 10:46 AM)Peter_C Wrote:  Makes sense, but my problem is that as my headgear ages, it stretches a bit, causing me to need to tighten it from time to time (Course, headgear lasts me 3-4yrs at a time too).

I agree, Peter, the headgear does stretch as it ages but the row of stitches does still provide a guide and as time goes by I, too, need to start going a tad beyond the stitches . . . but I'm delighted you all seem to think it's a good idea. Smile
10-21-2013 08:40 AM
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