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I forgot to add water
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We got about 3/4 here in Tucson Sunday afternoon. The only problem was it hit when I was going from my car to the door at church. Got there right as it hit. Rained to the point where I turned off my wipers as they couldn't keep up with the rain.

Homer
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Thinking-aboutI is be cornfused now.

"At bedtime, I forgot to put water in it. ... I never noticed a difference" "Turns out, I really need humidity. So, not an option for me."

Used to be I never used the humidifier in the summer. And I still don't when I travel. And I never had any difficulty. And I only use it now because the hose comes out the wrong side of the machine to use by my bed without the humidifier.

Why do somebody not make a 360 deg right angle swivel for hoses?

OMMOHY
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#13
One more potential leak point!

Of course I have never forgotten to fill up my humidifier tank with water. I think the last time was just a week ago or so.
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(09-19-2015, 08:08 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote: Thinking-aboutI is be cornfused now.

"At bedtime, I forgot to put water in it. ... I never noticed a difference" "Turns out, I really need humidity. So, not an option for me."

Used to be I never used the humidifier in the summer. And I still don't when I travel. And I never had any difficulty. And I only use it now because the hose comes out the wrong side of the machine to use by my bed without the humidifier.

Why do somebody not make a 360 deg right angle swivel for hoses?

OMMOHY

I got an almost 90 deg adapter from Supplier #1 and I can adjust it 360 deg by the position I choose to plug it in, although it will not swivel freely. It is a nice snug fit.
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(09-19-2015, 08:08 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote: Thinking-aboutI is be cornfused now.

"At bedtime, I forgot to put water in it. ... I never noticed a difference" "Turns out, I really need humidity. So, not an option for me."
.........

OMMOHY

I think that Mongo is saying that he didn't notice the difference when he went to bed. When he woke up, however, something like a painfully dry mouth convinced him that he definitely needs the humidity.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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I didn't notice the difference on the night I forgot to fill the tank.
However, in general, I need humidity or my nasal passages really dry out.
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Hi
I had a situation where the water was very low and over night I had weird sensation, almost a gurgling feeling so being mostly asleep I removed the mask and continued sleeping. The tank was empty when I awoke so I think when the gurgling was occurring it must have been the last of the water was going. The humidity is better for me too; I use a chin strap but I do find dry mouth either way. I never used cpap without water.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
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(09-17-2015, 08:13 AM)friedspam Wrote: I used a humidifier for the first several months, I worked out of town quite a bit and got tired hauling distilled water in my pickup to have it frozen hard when it came time to use it in my hotel room. I finally decided it wasn't worth the trouble and it took me about a week to get used to not having the humidified air but that was nine years ago and the last machine I bought I didn't even buy the humidifier.

My suggestion is to try not using it for a while and if you are lucky like me and it doesn't bother you, it's pretty nice having one less thing to mess with each night.

I'm with you -- I just can't be bothered to change the water and do the required cleaning (plus, it always rained on me), so I learned to do without the humidity. It's much less work this way! Now I've bought the side panel insert for my AirSenseP10 which replaces the humidity tank. Makes it smaller for travelling; a side benefit. Smile

Deb
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Deb,
Good to here you had a similar experience, I was beginning to think I was the only human on earth who could withstand non humidified air.

Mike
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(09-22-2015, 08:08 AM)friedspam Wrote: Deb,
Good to here you had a similar experience, I was beginning to think I was the only human on earth who could withstand non humidified air.

Mike

Nah. I went almost 40 years without it.

When I had the S-8 I usually went all spring/summer/early fall without humidifier attached. The S9 and PR 560 are less suited to my setup in that the outlet points directly away from the bed without the humidifier on the machine so I have used them by default. Usually with the PR 560, on minimal or no heat. On the S9 auto temp setting, the temp I used was usually below room temp (except in winter) so again no heat.

When I am traveling, I forgo the humidifier. No problems. When on battery, no humidifier. No problem.

OMMOHY

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