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RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
Nah, did The Low Countries, got bored - way too parochial for us Swiss. Wink I don't know any other methods that are going to do what you want without the same problems, meaning storage, unless you do what a mate of mine did and made his own headboard that stored the whole thing in the headboard during the day and swung it out at night (had the advantage of dampening any noise from the machine or the hose, too, but it cost a bundle). Maybe a nice fluted headboard so the hose sits behind it and can be placed overhead when you need it at night, but my experience is that it tends to slide (the hose, I mean, not the headboard). Or you could get used to the hose running along the bed at chest hight. I vaguely remember seeing some sort of product out there to keep you from getting tangled up in such a situation. Also, there was a nice discussion, with photos, of some modified headbands for the P10 elsewhere on this forum.

There is the thought, based on an early fix I used for another mask, of simply getting one of those tack-on hooks to the wall over the bed, put an elastic band around the hose in a sling shape in the correct position for the hose to be long enough to dangle to the point you have the mobility you need without it piling up on the pillow, and then at night you can easily just sling the hose into place before use. The hooks are unobtrusive, no one will remark on them, and after a bit of experimentation you will get the hose length right, and after that, it would be a doddle.

Again, the device that was mentioned to you is collapsible and easily put away, and fits under the mattress for stability. It need not go behind the pillow, but on any portion of the mattress edge, whichever you find comfortable. It comes in various colours, depending on the manufacturer. It folds up like a white cane and stows anywhere, so no one has to see it, and is very compact when you need it. Tying off the short hose over the head to the head strap is a titch problematic with the P10 because the lack of a swivel in the hose which pulls the mask into a bad position, although it works a treat on the FX (that is how I modded my FX, and included an nice air conduit as well), but if you work it right, it should be fine, although I wouldn't wonder if you might find it a bit uncomfortable and possibly prone to leaks or slippage. Also there would be a risk of rubbing the skull at the point of connection and possible long term irritation to that region, including edema, and possible exema or creation of a bald spot, if the point of contact is too tight. BTW, I talked to one of the designers of the P10 and was told that the reason to not include a swivel was a weight question and removal of a possible point of failure (I have my doubts about that explanation - I maintain it was a cost issue). He did take my pointed suggestions on headstrap improvements on board, though, but I got a letter a few weeks later telling me that their research showed great satisfaction with their headstrap. I wrote back they should read these fora.

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01-27-2015 09:01 PM
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Post: #12
RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
(01-27-2015 06:54 PM)roe1549 Wrote:  sgearhart,
I have been looking for some type of hose holder, but I have an adjustable bed, and no headboard. I assume this wouldn't work for me. Also, once connected to the mask, does it lift the mask hose up over your face, and if so, what about the exhaust area...does the air get directed toward your face? Any suggestions?

This holder has a mounting foot that is inserted between the mattress and its support foundation (e.g.: bed frame, box springs, etc). The weight of the mattress keeps it anchored. You don't need any headboard. I have just enough hose suspended that it stays elevated above me and allows for turning side to side without any problems. It has no effect on the exhaust of the mask, it just supports the hose. At $15 (I'm thinking about shipping) it should be worth a gamble.

I hope I've answered your questions. If not, just holler.

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01-28-2015 02:47 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
(01-28-2015 02:47 PM)sgearhart Wrote:  
(01-27-2015 06:54 PM)roe1549 Wrote:  sgearhart,
I have been looking for some type of hose holder, but I have an adjustable bed, and no headboard. I assume this wouldn't work for me. Also, once connected to the mask, does it lift the mask hose up over your face, and if so, what about the exhaust area...does the air get directed toward your face? Any suggestions?

This holder has a mounting foot that is inserted between the mattress and its support foundation (e.g.: bed frame, box springs, etc). The weight of the mattress keeps it anchored. You don't need any headboard. I have just enough hose suspended that it stays elevated above me and allows for turning side to side without any problems. It has no effect on the exhaust of the mask, it just supports the hose. At $15 (I'm thinking about shipping) it should be worth a gamble.

I hope I've answered your questions. If not, just holler.

Thanks spearhart,
I think I will probably try it...anything for comfort. Right now, I use clips that attach to the hose then you attach to blanket or yourself. But every time I turn over they come off, then my mask gets pulled by the hoses. Oh-jeez

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Post: #14
RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
OH MY GOD Oh-jeez

I will draw yall some pictures becaus you wont quit with the Hose Holders...

   

Can i be any more Clear in what im looking for ??????????


THIS IS WHAT I WANT TIPS ON PLEEEEEAAASE !!!Thanks
01-29-2015 09:18 AM
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RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
(01-29-2015 09:18 AM)Skinny Bones Bradley Wrote:  OH MY GOD Oh-jeez

I will draw yall some pictures becaus you wont quit with the Hose Holders...



Can i be any more Clear in what im looking for ??????????


THIS IS WHAT I WANT TIPS ON PLEEEEEAAASE !!!Thanks

Get a velcro cable wrap and attach it just like your picture.

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01-29-2015 09:23 AM
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RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
Sgear.

If it only was this simple. But how would you go about doing that.

Got any brighter ideas then this already brilliant one?
01-29-2015 02:41 PM
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(01-29-2015 02:41 PM)Skinny Bones Bradley Wrote:  Sgear.

If it only was this simple. But how would you go about doing that.

Got any brighter ideas then this already brilliant one?

If you look elsewhere on this forum (as I have said in a previous post) you will find a nice set of pictures on how to mod the head strap of the P10 and you can then make the attachment thusly. Even if you do not mod the head strap, since it is a split strap and the top part can easily rest on the top of your head, attaching the hose via a cross ring or a looped strap or elastic will work, and is easy to figure out on your own, however, as I also noted in the same earlier post, you face the problem of the shortness of the hose and the swing of it, which will cause discomfort and may pull on the mask, making it fit poorly.
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RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
(01-29-2015 02:41 PM)Skinny Bones Bradley Wrote:  Sgear.

If it only was this simple. But how would you go about doing that.

Got any brighter ideas then this already brilliant one?

Do this look close?
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/sgearhart/Misc/Strap.jpg
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Post: #19
RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
Dude,
I think all your brain cells may have have gone south ...it can't be that difficult to figure out...do you own or does some nice lady in your life who isn't of the "visitor" type, ie mother, sister, cousin, own a sewing machine? Or might you find a Tailor to help?

If so, Perhaps you could add a very small stretchy neoprene or heavy elastic piece to the apex-very top, of your p10 mask where you'd want the hose..It would have to be made small/tight enough that you can get the hose in it, but JUST...I have my first mask with a hose holder (the nuance) and at first I thought, no way this hose is fitting in the small space they allow for it, but I was able to pull at it and it did work. I think if the hole for the hose is too big, it won't feel secure enough. If you have a chance perhaps at a DME's office, or online, to see close up how the top of the Nuance has it's hose holding area, perhaps you can copy that idea somehow.

Meanwhile as a LADY reading this, Perhaps your best fix would be to find a "better or worse, sickness and health, death do us part" Lady who will love you c-pap and all?

Hope you find something that works.

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RE: Overhead Tube Mount Airfit P10
Well said ManseHen!
All sorts of things were going through my head to say to this dude, but you said it best. Rolling laugh

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