03-01-2015, 07:31 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-01-2015, 08:06 PM by hootietoot.)
Which mask is it? You will either connect the end of your main hose to the end of a short hose that's connected to the mask or directly to a 90 degree angled connector on the mask.
If the mask has a short, narrow hose attached to it, you would take the free end of the little hose and push it into the larger rubber connector on the free end of your main hose. If the short hose is a separate piece and is not yet attached to the mask cushion or pillows, then one end of the little hose will have a connector type thing, perhaps with the vent holes on it, that you need to install into your correct size cushion and then push the other end of the short hose into the end of your main hose. If you know the name of your mask you can probably find a video on YouTube showing how this is done for that mask.
If the mask just has a connector, you want to take the free end of your main hose and push it onto the end of that connector. The connector is usually a clear tube with a 90 degree bend in it that's hanging off the tip/front of the mask - it may also swivel and may have some vent holes at the end closest to the mask itself. ETA: this would be similar to your Quattro mask, so maybe you have one with a short hose piece?
You might go to one of the supplier sites that sells masks and look at any pictures or videos, especially if you can find your own mask. Or do a search for "nasal mask" in your browser and look at the images section - it will show real people wearing masks with the hose(s) connected to give you an idea of how your probably fits together.
You probably left the gray connector from the Quattro mask on the end of your hose. There's a little connector on the Quattro that comes off the mask and stays on the end of the hose by accident fairly easily.
There's a page on how to disconnect a hose easily in the useful links in my signature line at the end of this post.
Pretty much any hose fits any mask, unless something is left off or assembled incorrectly.
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