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Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
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Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
Thought this may be helpful to others.  Getting my mask tension just right (not too tight and still loose enough to seal) can be a 'bear', especially with a full face mask.  In the night a strap popped loose at the velcro adjustment and it took a lot of tinkering before it would work- then it was still not good as it was before.  The next day I spent the time while awake and alert to find where the 'sweet spot' was.  Using a needle and red thread, at the end of each adjustment tab (on the strap-not fastening the two together) A through-through stitch was made on each of the four headgear straps.  Even though from time to time it has to be changed slightly to obtain a good seal (fatter/skinnier cheeks or gremlins) the reference is always there.  If you cannot recall any changes you have made, just refer to the opposite strap and duplicate it.
Worst sleep disruption is a moment to turn the night light on/off and you are 'good to go' Bigwink
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RE: Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
One thing I've noticed that over time, some straps need more tension the older they get (esp. the generic straps from Supplier #1). Then again, it could be my fault, I used to not change them but twice a year. Now using AirTouch F20, and I'm sticking with their straps because they are more substantial.  

And by straps, I mean headgear...
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RE: Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
It would be nice if the manufacturers had a scale printed on the bands.

car54
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RE: Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
Thanks for that tip. I've tried magic marker before.
Dave

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RE: Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
(07-14-2018, 05:13 PM)mdhampton Wrote: One thing I've noticed that over time, some straps need more tension the older they get (esp. the generic straps from Supplier #1). Then again, it could be my fault, I used to not change them but twice a year. Now using AirTouch F20, and I'm sticking with their straps because they are more substantial.  

And by straps, I mean headgear...

So happens it is the F-20 AirTouch I was referring to.  Mine has been used quite a bit and seems to be pretty resilient.
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RE: Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
(07-14-2018, 08:08 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: Thanks for that tip. I've tried magic marker before.

Thought of doing that but a double-U of thread can be easily picked out and changed if needed and it doesn't muck up the strap..
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RE: Headgear Strap adjustment reference marking
Makes sense. Thanks again.
Dave

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