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Question Help - my hose is kinky
I switched hoses a few weeks ago. The newer one is thicker than the older one and still has the kinks from where it was folded. I thought these would fall out with use and cleanings, but they are still there, although not as tightly kinked as before. I have my hose suspended from my headboard but there is a part that lays on the bed. This wasn't a problem with the old hose, but with the new one whenever I turn over, the new hose will twist and kink, sometimes slapping me in the face. It's definitely not a pleasant sleeping experience.

Is there something I can do to get the hose to lose that kink from where it was folded quicker than waiting for Father Time to do it?
02-02-2013 09:35 PM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
(02-02-2013 09:35 PM)iSnooze Wrote:  Is there something I can do to get the hose to lose that kink from where it was folded quicker than waiting for Father Time to do it?

I had the same problem with a cheap aftermarket hose a few years ago, I found the genuine ResMed hose to be the most pliable, your original Respironics hose was probably the same way.

You can either soak the hose in hot (mine is 135 F) water for 15 minutes, you'll be able to tell when the kink is gone, then hang it to dry.

Or, you could put several clean towels into the dryer along with the hose for around 5 minutes on medium heat, check on it after a couple of minutes. The plastic melting-point should be around 430 degrees F, the dryer doesn't get that hot - especially on medium heat.

Either method will remove the kinks, it won't make it any more flexible though.

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02-02-2013 09:50 PM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
I have had that issue, too. The hot water soak worked.

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02-02-2013 10:57 PM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
Thanks, Paula and Ren.

I'll give the hot water soak a try.
02-03-2013 05:11 AM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
My kitchen faucet will fit the end of my hoses. I just slip the end of the hose over the faucet and run hot water through it to clean the hose. You might find that will soften your hose enough to straighten out.

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02-03-2013 10:16 AM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
(02-02-2013 09:35 PM)iSnooze Wrote:  Is there something I can do to get the hose to lose that kink from where it was folded quicker than waiting for Father Time to do it?

Don't worry about it. Hoses are no more kinky than the person using them. Big Grin
02-03-2013 04:59 PM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
(02-03-2013 04:59 PM)Ugly Wrote:  Don't worry about it. Hoses are no more kinky than the person using them. Big Grin

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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
I'm not going there....



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02-04-2013 09:33 AM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
(02-04-2013 09:33 AM)Shastzi Wrote:  I'm not going there....



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02-04-2013 11:58 PM
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RE: Help - my hose is kinky
Well, I suppose it's a personal thing. If your hose is kinky *and* it's a problem, then you should discuss it with your therapist on the next visit.

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02-05-2013 06:45 AM
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