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OK to have machine in a drawer?
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I got a nice little 2-drawer filing cabinet (Goodwill, $5.99!) to put by my bed and set the machine on. (My headboard doesn't really lend itself to having the unit on it.) I found that it's a little noisy right there by my head so I put the machine on the floor. The noise level is fine with it down there, but it's a bit of a hassle to get to if I need it at night, or in the morning before my wife wakes up. Also, I'd just rather not have it right on the floor because of the potential for more dust and such. It fits really well in a drawer, however, and is quiet and easy to get to. The drawer is certainly not air tight, and in any case it's open enough for the hose to come out. Any reason not to have it there?
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#2
No reason not to whatsoever. In fact, one of the most experienced members around here, Sleeprider, has his machine in a drawer as well. I'm guessing if it's good enough for him...
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Sleeprider - I've been curious... Does your cpap air smell stuffy, since it's air from a drawer? Or do you think the hole in the back gives enough room for good air exchange/flow?
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I don't know why a drawer should smell stuffy. It's less dusty than the open air and it's not even close to an air-tight space. I use a 2-inch diameter hole through the back to route the hose and power.

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#5
The problem with a drawer is that if it angles when opened and closed, the water can potentially spill into your machine from the humidifier. If it doesn't angle, a non-problem. Some folks simply open the drawer and place their machine on a custom platform that keeps it level. Then leave the drawer open all night. Make sure there is enough space for the cord though!
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#6
I keep mine in the drawer too, with the hose coming out tbe front (no holes).

Never had a problem.
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