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Heated Tubing - awesome/troublesome/useless/???
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(05-21-2014, 11:48 AM)PaytonA Wrote: Why fix it if it ain't broke.
Very popular phrase but not necessary true all the time
Basically just justification when we do nothing
When last time you replace the fridge, car, or household items that are still in a good condition and not broken?

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(05-21-2014, 05:05 PM)zonk Wrote: When last time you replace the fridge, car, or household items that are still in a good condition and not broken?

Ummmm, never. To do so would violate the first principle of procrastination. ...and I live by the principles of procrastination. At least I think I do.. or I want to...... Not sure.... I think I'll think about it for awhile. But not now. Later.
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Sorry Zonk. My comment was aimed at the duke who seems very happy without heated tubing
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(05-19-2014, 08:05 AM)jaycee Wrote: 1) Do you have a machine that supports a heated hose
2) Are you in one of the insurances that pays for a heated hose (your DME should know this).

Went to see the DME yesterday, got a shiny new Respironics Remstar Auto, and it's very nice. It's a real treat having it auto-adjust the pressure, instead the old manual one which was just wrong a good portion of the time (my required pressure changes depending on a number of factors).

It seems like a very "civilized" machine, and adjusts the humidity to prevent rain-out as the ambient temperature changes, so it looks like I might not even need the heated tube. I'll find out this winter. 8-)

Thanks everybody!

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#15
Good for you Tcarmen! Enjoy your new friend. Have you named her yet?
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(05-22-2014, 11:02 AM)retired_guy Wrote: Good for you Tcarmen! Enjoy your new friend. Have you named her yet?

No. My wife won't let me have a girlfriend. 8-)

Terry


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Then call her Tom. :>)
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(05-19-2014, 09:14 PM)zonk Wrote: ResMed S9, Phillips Respironcis System One 60 series, and Fisher Paykel Icon comes with the heated hose option.

The Philips PRS1 can support an optional heated hose, but only some versions of the heated humidifiers support the heated hose. You have to get the optional upgraded humidifier if you want the heated hose option.

I don't know how commonly DME's supply the heated hose compatible humidifier vs. the incompatible version.
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Hi tcarmen,
ENjoy the new machine.
trish6hundred
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#20
I have the PRS1 with the heated tube humidifier and the heated hose.

Regarding rainout, let's assume someone doesn't have any rainout issues. What will the heated hose then accomplish? Higher humidity or lower humidity -- or no change on PRS1's since it's said to have auto climate control anyway. If one doesn't need the heated hose in the summer months, what happens if someone has it "ON" anyway?

Philips has a 2-page brochure just on the heated tube option... "an additional humidification solution that enhances performance, flexibility and comfort" (so does bathroom tissue, you marketing guys).

"The System One with Heated Tube provides patients with Air Temperature Control [I guess through the tube temp setting 0-5] and Improved Humidification [I guess through tube humidity setting 0-3]"
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I have humid=5 and temp=3 (the max'es) and the air is still pretty dry coming out. I wonder if the PRS1's auto-climate is taking over and cutting the humid automatically? Is there any way to increase humidity further?
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