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harmonicamoon Offline

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Location: Yucatan, Mexico

Post: #1
Hello folks, new kid here!
First let me say thank you for all the information I have received here. I have been CPAPing for a few years and recently upgraded to the S9. I wanted the autoset, because if my needs change due to sleep position etc, it would be great if the machine also changed. The prescribing doctor didn't agree and had the machine set to 13-16. I thought I would have to get out a soldering iron to adjust. But, was very happy to find the answer here. Fast and simple. Thank you.
I do have a question on the humidity settings. I have the 5i humidifier and climate line tubing. I live in the tropics and the humidity is always over 60% and my room temperature is always in the 80's. I am thinking I don't need to heat any water for humidity, but not sure what to do with the climate line tubing. Not quite sure what its job is.
Thank you for your help.
Saludos,
Francisco
08-02-2013 11:38 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Hello folks, new kid here!
Hi harmonicamoon,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
If you don't think you need much humidity, you could turn your humidifier off and just put water in the tank and run it in passover mode. You can also get the slimline tubing and use it instead of the heated tubing, but hang tight for more suggestions and best of luck to you.

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(This post was last modified: 08-02-2013 12:04 PM by trish6hundred.)
08-02-2013 11:47 AM
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harmonicamoon Offline

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Location: Yucatan, Mexico

Post: #3
RE: Hello folks, new kid here!
(08-02-2013 11:47 AM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi harmonicamoon,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
If you don't think you need much humidity, you could turn your humidifier off and just put water in the tank and run it in passover mode. You can also get the slimline tubing and use it instead of the heated tubing, but hang tight for more suggestions and best of luck to you.

Thank you trish6hundred. If I don't need the heated tubing, I guess I could just unlock it (turn it to the right) and it would be a slim line tubing, no?
08-02-2013 12:27 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #4
RE: Hello folks, new kid here!
You can just turn the temperature control knob to "off." I recommend that instead of partially disconnecting the climate line tube.

I say that because the climate line tube does not stay on unless the electrical connection is made. My climate line slips right off of the connector if it isn't snapped/locked into place. A true SlimLine hose probably has a tighter coupling.
(This post was last modified: 08-02-2013 12:54 PM by Paptillian.)
08-02-2013 12:44 PM
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big_dave Offline

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Location: Eugene, Oregon

Post: #5
RE: Hello folks, new kid here!
(08-02-2013 11:38 AM)harmonicamoon Wrote:  I do have a question on the humidity settings. I have the 5i humidifier and climate line tubing. I live in the tropics and the humidity is always over 60% and my room temperature is always in the 80's. I am thinking I don't need to heat any water for humidity, but not sure what to do with the climate line tubing. Not quite sure what its job is.
Thank you for your help.
Saludos,
Francisco

The heated hose is for preventing rainout (water condensing and splashing on your face) and icicle nose. I had a lot of trouble with both last winter while sleeping in a 55-60 degree bedroom, so I use a Hybernite heated hose in the winter. Now in the summer, I'm using a regular hose. In the tropics, a Climateline hose will just shut off the heating element and act like a regular hose. (My Hybernite hose would give me a blast of scorching hot air if I try to use it during the summer).
08-02-2013 02:29 PM
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harmonicamoon Offline

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Location: Yucatan, Mexico

Post: #6
RE: Hello folks, new kid here!
(08-02-2013 02:29 PM)big_dave Wrote:  
(08-02-2013 11:38 AM)harmonicamoon Wrote:  I do have a question on the humidity settings. I have the 5i humidifier and climate line tubing. I live in the tropics and the humidity is always over 60% and my room temperature is always in the 80's. I am thinking I don't need to heat any water for humidity, but not sure what to do with the climate line tubing. Not quite sure what its job is.
Thank you for your help.
Saludos,
Francisco

The heated hose is for preventing rainout (water condensing and splashing on your face) and icicle nose. I had a lot of trouble with both last winter while sleeping in a 55-60 degree bedroom, so I use a Hybernite heated hose in the winter. Now in the summer, I'm using a regular hose. In the tropics, a Climateline hose will just shut off the heating element and act like a regular hose. (My Hybernite hose would give me a blast of scorching hot air if I try to use it during the summer).
Thank you big_dave for explaining the purpose of the heated hose. I will turn off the humidifier, and the heated hose will become a normal hose. It will be nice when I go to drier/colder climates.
Francisco
08-02-2013 02:39 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #7
RE: Hello folks, new kid here!
(08-02-2013 12:44 PM)Paptillian Wrote:  You can just turn the temperature control knob to "off." I recommend that instead of partially disconnecting the climate line tube.

I say that because the climate line tube does not stay on unless the electrical connection is made. My climate line slips right off of the connector if it isn't snapped/locked into place. A true SlimLine hose probably has a tighter coupling.

The slimline has the same coupling on each end. In other words, you put the mask on one end and on the other end, )which is just like the one you connect your mask to,) you connect to your machine. I hope that made sense, Sometimes, It seems like I talk myself into a dead end, (Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha.)

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08-03-2013 06:32 PM
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