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How do I prevent rainout for 48 hours after washing Cpap tube
#1
Whenever I wash my Cpap tube, I get rainout that wakes me up for two days before it seems to stop. Does this happen to anyone else? How do I prevent this from happening?
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#2
I use a trick I found on here. After you wash your tube, hook it back up and turn the xPAP on to let it blow out the majority of the water. I then hang it over the shower head and it is always dried out for use that night. Went through a few nights of rainouts before finding out the tip.

Good luck!
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#3
I rotate two hoses. They are not expensive, and I just find one can be washed and set aside for a week or more, and when it's time to clean the second unit, there is a dry replacement.
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#4
I'm fortunate that our master bathroom has a heat vent behind the door to the water closet. There is a towel bar right above it. I hang my tube and mask parts on the bar and close the door enough to enclose the heat vent behind it. In the summer I usually hang it on our patio in a shady spot.
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#5
As Cranberry Ray stated you can use your machine to blow it dry. Make sure you run it on mask fit so you are not recording hours and data.
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#6
Great tip. Thanks very much!!
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(01-10-2017, 02:21 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I rotate two hoses. They are not expensive, and I just find one can be washed and set aside for a week or more, and when it's time to clean the second unit, there is a dry replacement.

Thanks very much, I thought about this. I really should do that.
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#8
Thanks so much. Very good idea.
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#9
I use The Hurricane Dryer to dry my mask, tube and humidifier tank.

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#10
Agree with Sleeprider. I have two hoses and rotate on a weekly basis.
On a couple of occasions due to rapid overnite changes in Humidity and Temperature, I experienced Rainout. So, I got a cover for the tube. Seems to work fine.
I also experienced Rainout if I did not keep the water level in my Humidifier up over the 2/3 full mark.
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