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lewisag Offline

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Machine: resmed s10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: airfit p10
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Need to replace equipment
I use the ResMed s10. Bought and brought from US for less than half the price I would pay in Australia.
My query relates to the advertised requirement to replace masks (pillow), water tubs etc evry 3 to 6 months. Is this realyy necessary if everthing seems to be working OK?
03-21-2015 06:55 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Need to replace equipment
(03-21-2015 06:55 AM)lewisag Wrote:  I use the ResMed s10. Bought and brought from US for less than half the price I would pay in Australia.
My query relates to the advertised requirement to replace masks (pillow), water tubs etc evry 3 to 6 months. Is this realyy necessary if everthing seems to be working OK?

Hi lewisag,
I don't know about an "advertised requirement" to replace pillows, masks, hoses etc., but it's just basic hygiene. Mask parts do wear out after continued use.
I hope you are at least washing these items frequently. It's just a good idea to have spare parts on hand in case something goes wrong like a leak in you hose.
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03-21-2015 07:27 AM
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Tez62 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #3
RE: Need to replace equipment
Lewisag, welcome, our insurance doesn't cover accessories and as you have found out it is around half the price buying from the U.S. over the net. Those figures are really for U.S. Users that are covered by insurance. I have had my Resmed S9 for nearly 5 years, have never changed the hose or humidifier, change the filters about every 6 months and I use a full face mask and have changed it twice in that time. Nasal pillows maybe a bit different. A friend of mine has had his over 10 years and never changed a thing. It all comes down to maintaining the equipment and personal preference. Unfortunately our population is not big enough to allow for changes that often and our suppliers are profit hungry. Good luck with it.
03-21-2015 04:21 PM
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Nyre Offline

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Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series BiPAP autoSV Advanced
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro FX
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: New Castle, IN

Post: #4
RE: Need to replace equipment
Hello and welcome to the board. You can possibly buy replacement parts from online dealers for a fraction of the cost the purchasing from a brick and mortar dealer.
03-21-2015 05:04 PM
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truetopath Offline

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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #5
RE: Need to replace equipment
I'm sorry it costs you all so much for supplies. I've had great luck with supplier 18 on the list. I'm not sure how out of the country would be, but their customer service rocks! Good luck with your therapy!
03-21-2015 05:31 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #6
RE: Need to replace equipment
Hi lewisag, WELCOME! to the forum.!
I have had great success with Suppliers #1 and #18 on the suppliers list, here on the board.
It's probably a good idea to change your mask, hose and filters every so often.
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
03-21-2015 06:03 PM
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