I had been immersing mine, and then rinsing and hanging dry, before I realized it said dont immerse and so far no problems, it has been about 6 months. I think the key is no prolonged soaking and the contacts need to be dry.
02-04-2015, 12:13 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2015, 12:28 AM by Regular Joe.)
I use the kitchen sink, dishwashing liquid, warm tap water and a long brush I purchased from one of our vendors once a week. The brush doesn't reach all the length of the tube so I run it through both ends two or three times. Rinse well with warm tap water. I dry all the "parts" with the Hurricane dryer. I have had no problems for the past two years. I just don't believe using water or vinegar alone without a brush with get it "clean". When you wash your car, do you just squirt it with the hose? I also don't believe the CPAP hose gets that "dirty" either. Bacteria and other bug thingies do grow in moist warm places. Keeping it dry is important. The thing you see in this thread is many different ways to clean the hose and they all work very well. Do what you feel comfortable with and do it consistently.