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Post: #11
RE: How meticulous R U?
Very nice to see I'm not the only one. Good points.

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11-03-2014 09:21 PM
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Post: #12
RE: How meticulous R U?
I used to meticulously wash my (washable) equipment very Sunday morning; now I wash it whenever the spirits move me - usually every 10 - 14 days. oldman


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11-04-2014 07:58 AM
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Post: #13
RE: How meticulous R U?
What Pollcat said only my frequency is not as great. More like every month or so.
11-04-2014 12:45 PM
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Machine: ResMed V9 VPAP Adapt S9 (36067), ASV mode
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Post: #14
RE: How meticulous R U?
Some are saying up to a month between cleaning some of their plastic equipment .. it takes me probably less then 10 minutes to wash the tube and plastic mask part in the sink then just hang to dry for the rest of the day .. do this twice a week ..

weather permitting we have our windows open in the bedroom and even though my wife hates a dirty house we live in the country and have a lot of dust certain times of the year .. mold can grow in just a few days in a warm wet environment such as the air tube .. so would just rather be safer then sorry and not end up with a doctor visit !!

that 20 minutes seems a small price to insure I am not causing myself to become sick ..

As an Asthma suffer I am overly careful not to cause a breathing problem to unnecessarily occur !!

But each to their own method that works for them !!
(This post was last modified: 11-04-2014 05:51 PM by Whitewabit.)
11-04-2014 05:50 PM
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lab rat Offline

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Post: #15
RE: How meticulous R U?
I never wash the tubing and only was the nasal pillows if they are filthy.

No colds here.
11-04-2014 08:58 PM
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Lukie Offline

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Post: #16
RE: How meticulous R U?
I am pretty careful as I am 73 and getting sick is more dangerous for me. I wash my mask and humidifier daily in Ivory liquid and warm water and my hoses every week. I wipe the machine with a damp cloth and change the filter every month.
11-04-2014 09:33 PM
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Post: #17
RE: How meticulous R U?
I use a SoClean machine made by XXXX company and it disinfects my system everyday, by pushing some sort of modified air through the whole system. Very useful, as I just take the mask off and pop it into the machine, tubing attached, and it automatically does its thing.

Everyday I wipe off the nasal pillows and once a week give everything a good clean with a disinfectant cleaning solution sold by many of the online shops.

I hope I can pass comment on the actual machine, as I've not mentioned the manufacturer nor supplier?

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11-09-2014 08:07 PM
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Kadenz Offline

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Post: #18
RE: How meticulous R U?
I soak my mask each morning in hot water with a mild dishwashing liquid and then soak it in non-soapy hot water.

When I started that routine, the problem that I had been having with a very sore nose immediately ceased and I've not been bothered with it since then.

I also wash the humidifier tank daily in lukewarm mild dishwashing liquid.

I wash the hose and headgear weekly in warm soapy water.
11-11-2014 03:43 PM
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Post: #19
RE: How meticulous R U?
Just as with people there are a variety of ways to keep the CPAP clean for each. It is nice to notice there are a few who do as I do and wash everything about once a month or so. Been doing this for over seven years and no bad side effects. So once every month or so works for me. Good luck
finding the system that works for you. One thing of note is how do you store you equipment for the day? I turn my mask face down so it can air dry and my hose is hanging so it can dry. I also open my machine so the tank can dry some.
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11-12-2014 12:08 PM
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cant_sleep_in_nj Offline

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Post: #20
RE: How meticulous R U?
at best i wash the mask once a month, the tubing every other month, change filters ever 3 months. I just dont see the big deal in it personally
11-15-2014 06:47 AM
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