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PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
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Post: #21
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
Thanks, all, for the info. Great folks here on this forum! Pt the logo side out last night--had to stop by my CPAP tech's shop today for a chin strap and they verified it.
10-19-2015 04:47 PM
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Post: #22
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
(10-19-2015 04:47 PM)SideSleeper Wrote:  Thanks, all, for the info. Great folks here on this forum! Pt the logo side out last night--had to stop by my CPAP tech's shop today for a chin strap and they verified it.


Thank for verifing that!

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10-19-2015 05:50 PM
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RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
(10-19-2015 04:35 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Well, I guess those of us with other than the latest mask technology Huhsign do have some benefits. I get my mask fitted once and after that I just strap it on and hit the GO button and get launched into glorious, low leak sleepdom. BananaBananaBanana



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10-19-2015 05:53 PM
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Post: #24
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
After finding out the Respironics logo went on the outside, my latest white filters are generic with no logo!
01-29-2016 09:25 PM
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Post: #25
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
(01-29-2016 09:25 PM)SideSleeper Wrote:  After finding out the Respironics logo went on the outside, my latest white filters are generic with no logo!


Yes, my DME is famous for sending generic white filters, no logo on it. They seem thinner too. Sad
If I order online, I usually get the Respironics brand. Smile

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01-29-2016 10:05 PM
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Post: #26
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
The fuzzy side is the side that captures the incoming debris.

I find the PRS1 double-filter system far superior to the crappy ResMed S9 filters. Yes, they will stop a dust bunny, but not anything much smaller! Too-funny

Is the A10 any better?

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Post: #27
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
Regarding which side of the white disposable filter faces the BACK of the machine, I've always thought it was the softer/fuzzier side facing out. Someone here once posted that soft-touches-soft as a way to remember. I always thought that meant that the soft-fuzzier side touches the soft grey filter on the back -- and the shinny harder side faces inside the machine. I'm sure that 10% of users probably have it the other way. You'd think that they'd simply put a mark one one of the sides just to make it easy. It's another example of the Philips attitude (which a Philips rep confirmed) that the 'customer' is the DME supplier, not the end-user. I suppose GM probably listens to the Chevy dealer more than the customer. It's one of the reasons the car industry still lives high-maintenance cars instead of electric (keeps customers racing back to the dealer for regular service).

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01-30-2016 02:55 PM
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Post: #28
RE: PRS1 sponge filter popping out. The cause and the fix.
Whatever filter it is, the courser side should always face the inlet. This way, the largest particles are stopped first than the smaller particles are captured further down. If the finer side is facing the incoming air, all the particles are stopped at the first layer. It does work but, effectively the filter plugs up much faster since the large and small particles collect on the surface.

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01-30-2016 03:10 PM
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