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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
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Post: #11
RE: Hose glue?
(01-12-2014 01:51 PM)iheartsleep Wrote:  Lots of times when traveling I don't use the humidifier. I take the humidifier off my machine and connect my hose directly. I know a humidifier is important for regular use, but a night or two without it hasn't ever bothered me.

Yeah, in summer I might leave it (I don't use a humidifier on my boat on anchor, but that's a relatively high humidity environment), but the bone dry winter air really affects me the next day if I run w/o it. (sneezing, runny nose, etc.) so its not an option for my comfort. I just sniffed the hose I constructed, and the typical silicon caulk vinegar curing smell is almost gone (said a 24 hour cure) so I expect it will be ok tonight or tomorrow.

I tried the Z1 last night with the HME and it was useless (woke to dry nose symptoms as above - still sneezing and blowing my nose!). I'll try the F&P passive humidifier t0morrow night. If its also a no-go, I suppose I'll just have to lug my backup Intellipap Auto with me, and its heated humidifier...
01-12-2014 02:25 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Hose glue?
(01-11-2014 10:18 AM)mchad Wrote:  I'd like to reduce the 2' patch hose in half.

I would cut a 1' section out of the middle of the hose and then splice the ends together using a plastic barbed fitting available at a good hardware store. No glue or clamps needed.

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01-12-2014 09:39 PM
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