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Leak rate data pattern
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I have noticed that on my better nights for leak rate the data has a repeating pattern.It starts out around 10-15 l/min for several hours and then gradually reduces to around 0 for the balance of the night. I am not complaining. This is a great improvement over where I have been in the past.

I am curious to know if anyone else has seen this kind of repeating pattern and/or if anyone might have an explanation of what might be happening.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(05-08-2014, 12:14 PM)PaytonA Wrote: I am curious to know if anyone else has seen this kind of repeating pattern and/or if anyone might have an explanation of what might be happening.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Aliens or maybe http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tec...zr589.html

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(05-08-2014, 03:54 PM)zonk Wrote:
(05-08-2014, 12:14 PM)PaytonA Wrote: I am curious to know if anyone else has seen this kind of repeating pattern and/or if anyone might have an explanation of what might be happening.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
Aliens or maybe http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tec...zr589.html

I have checked for aliens already but maybe it is occultation. On the other hand maybe it is the distilled spirits I use in the humidifier. Keeps all those darn germs in check. Rolleyes
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#4
Is your pressure remaining at about the same level throughout the night?

Maybe it just takes that long for the superglue to set up.
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(05-08-2014, 09:19 PM)PaytonA Wrote: On the other hand maybe it is the distilled spirits I use in the humidifier.
I think you,re on something here, its called 'angels share'
The angles takes a share of all whiskies during maturation process, About 2% of the volume is lost in this way each year
[Image: angels%20share.jpg]


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(05-08-2014, 10:57 PM)retired_guy Wrote: Is your pressure remaining at about the same level throughout the night?

I am on constant 20 cm IPAP, 16 cm EPAP.

Quote:Maybe it just takes that long for the superglue to set up.

More likely the epoxy! Superglue is faster than that.

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(05-09-2014, 04:31 AM)zonk Wrote:
(05-08-2014, 09:19 PM)PaytonA Wrote: On the other hand maybe it is the distilled spirits I use in the humidifier.
I think you,re on something here, its called 'angels share'
The angles takes a share of all whiskies during maturation process, About 2% of the volume is lost in this way each year
[Image: angels%20share.jpg]

I guess that must be why I am not very angelic. The angels share keeps getting away before I can get to it. Crying-into-tissue
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#8
On a serious note, my leaks numbers are opposite to yours, get a bit higher towards the end
Usually I wipe the cushion or change during the night as the cushion gets greasy and start singing ... some call it farting





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(05-09-2014, 04:33 PM)zonk Wrote: On a serious note, my leaks numbers are opposite to yours, get a bit higher towards the end
Usually I wipe the cushion or change during the night as the cushion gets greasy and start singing ... some call it farting

I would not have been all that curious if my leak pattern was more like yours. It would seem to make a little more sense.

My cushions do not "sing" much anymore but my eyerlids do sometimes!

PaytonA
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