Thanks, that is why I bought the heated tube. The tube work fine. It is the mask where the condensation take place. I never had this problem in 3 years. It is now the new Fisher and Paykel machine giving me a hard time. Is there perhaps even any one using the Icon auto?
I'm guessing that you are allowing your bedroom to get very cool at night. You might consider keeping it warmer. This idea isn't a cure-all but it will help.
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07-16-2016, 12:49 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-16-2016, 02:14 PM by PoolQ.)
With the new machine, have you placed it higher than the old one? Check the fill level on the new water tank to make sure you are not over filling it. Do you use a hose hanger? Sometimes the water will flow out of the tube and into the mask causing you problems.
I don't know about your machine, but on mine I can set humidity to auto or manual, if on manual I can set the humidity level separately from the temperature.
While you are waiting for someone that uses the same machine, check your manual and the machine settings to make sure this new machine does not have some settings that are different than your old machine.
Thank you will look what the manual say.
The heated tube won't avoid condensation, it is more to make the air you are breathing less cold and more comfortable to tolerate.
I have my humidity set fairly high due to having a sinus problem that sees me block up during the night when asleep.
Room temperature would make some difference as well.
I have my machine on the floor by the bed, the hose hangs in a loop from my bedhead so it has an arc point above mask height.
I do still get a small amount of condensation in my nose mask (mainly on really cold nights), but nothing major, occasionally I feel a small build up of a few drops of water against the side/edge of my nose... I sleep on my sides rather than my back 99% of the time.
The purpose of the heated tube is to prevent condensation, the "heat" comes from a metal plate on the bottom of the water chambers.