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Keeping it clean
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I have been using my cpap for three years about 6 months ago my daughter said onions would help prevent illness
So I went online and read some on the subject
I now have onions with the skin still on on my headboard next to my cpap I havent been sick and my machine dosnt get that funky smell after 2 or 3 days I still clean it every other week weather it needs it or not usually not
Anyway it seems to work for me
1 unpeeled onion 2 -3 inch replace once a month
It dosnt make your room smell like onions
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Dozer, I'm moving this to the Off Topic area as this is something not directly CPAP related.
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Hi Dozersdaddy,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good thing that onion doesn't smell up things too badly for you, (Ha-Ha-Ha,) it's still a good idea to clean your hose and mask anyway, just to be safe, (Ha-Ha.)
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Should at least keep vampires away anyhow. Oh wait. That's garlic isn't.
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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Dozersdaddy, you are the the only one I know besides me who notices this funky smell that appears after two or three days and then disappears with cleaning. One time when I changed tanks the smell went away for weeks, but now it's back again.

So, you take a 2" to 3" onion, slice it up, and place it on your headboard next to your CPAP machine?

That's weird, but if it works ...
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I good news for both of you (Sleepster and DozersDaddy).

After you use your CPAP machine for more than 10 years, your sense of smell is so diminished that you'll only notice the most extreme odors. While unable to detect the most offensive odors is a good thing, the inability to detect natural gas leaks is a definite draw back. Nervous
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(03-18-2013, 08:58 AM)PollCat Wrote: the inability to detect natural gas leaks is a definite draw back. Nervous

Just don't eat so many beans. That cuts down on the natural gas emissions greatly.

Whistle
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That funky smell is bacteria and/or fungal build-up, so you need to clean your gear more often, and KEEP IT DRY in between. The biggest chance for this build-up is if there is moisture to act as a growth medium.
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Condensation in the hose is the only variable I haven't attempted to control. I've resisted the temptation to use my precious CPAP machine as a hose dryer, but it would be the most convenient way to tackle the job.
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(03-18-2013, 09:21 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Just don't eat so many beans. That cuts down on the natural gas emissions greatly.Whistle

Remind me to keep you away from my CPAP hose. Dielaughing
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