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Oxygen adapter on CPAP hose
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I got an adapter with an oxygen hose port for my CPAP hose. I know that while the CPAP is on, all is well. But what about when I am awake? Do I need to take off the mask and put on the cannula? Or can I just leave the mask on?

Oh, and I put it between the hose and my mask hose. That's the right place?

This is just for a day or two, not long term. I plan on sleeping a lot anyway.
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#2
I put my tee at the H5i output. I think either end will work.
Daytime, I would switch to a nasal canula. If the CPAP machine is off, the oxygen can backflow through the H5i and blower unit; giving you less flow.

Interestingly, I just saw a heated hose for the S9/H5i that had a built-in oxygen port. That port was at the H5i end.

I'm looking for an oxygen A-B switch so I do not have to pull tubing off barbs to switch to canula on the rare occasions when I want to be on a canula.
So far, no luck.
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If the CPAP is on and blowing then you do not need to change hoses. The adapter can go anywhere in line. I put mine at the machine end so I have less to get snagged up in.

Sorry to hear you need oxygen.

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#4
Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I was afraid I would have to take off the mask when awake. I knew it would fall downward or whatever it does. This is all "just in case" scenario. I probably will only need the O2 for a few hours.

I like to have my ducks all lined up, ya know?
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(08-28-2016, 06:06 PM)justMongo Wrote: I'm looking for an oxygen A-B switch so I do not have to pull tubing off barbs to switch to canula on the rare occasions when I want to be on a canula.
So far, no luck.

What you are seeking used to be available for general aviation portable oxygen systems to take aboard non-pressurized light civilian aircraft. They essentially were a wye-connector with individual valves for pilot and pax. I used a similar system aboard my Cessna Turbo Centurion when I flew above 10,000 feet.

As time went on, continuous flow wyes were phased out in favor of two-to-four port regulators with valves and oxygen optimizers (pulse systems). This would allow the maintenance of the same pressure at multiple ports and the conservation of oxygen.

You might be able to find some of these older valves at your local FBO (Fixed Base Operators) that deals with portable oxygen equipment.
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(08-28-2016, 09:52 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: I like to have my ducks all lined up, ya know?

At least they are not cats! Good luck getting them to line up! Grin
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(08-28-2016, 10:54 PM)srlevine1 Wrote:
(08-28-2016, 06:06 PM)justMongo Wrote: I'm looking for an oxygen A-B switch so I do not have to pull tubing off barbs to switch to canula on the rare occasions when I want to be on a canula.
So far, no luck.

What you are seeking used to be available for general aviation portable oxygen systems to take aboard non-pressurized light civilian aircraft. They essentially were a wye-connector with individual valves for pilot and pax. I used a similar system aboard my Cessna Turbo Centurion when I flew above 10,000 feet.

As time went on, continuous flow wyes were phased out in favor of two-to-four port regulators with valves and oxygen optimizers (pulse systems). This would allow the maintenance of the same pressure at multiple ports and the conservation of oxygen.

You might be able to find some of these older valves at your local FBO (Fixed Base Operators) that deals with portable oxygen equipment.

Sounds like something we use in our fish tanks for the air pumps. You can get really good ones made of brass that last much longer and hold a seal better than the plastic ones. I have one that is a 4 way valve system. One hose coming in, four going out. Each have their own independent valve so I can have the deeper tank getting more pressure than the smaller tank. So all you'd have to do is open one and close the other.
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