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Problem with air tube
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RE: Problem with air tube
Did they give you a brand name or a knockoff? My brother had his hose for over 3 years and it was damaged while he was in the hospital. The DME sent him a knockoff 'standard' hose instead of his Resmed heated hose. Lasted 2 or 3 weeks. I called them and told them they sent him the wrong hose and now this one is damaged. I wasn't home to check that this was the right hose. DME sent a new one and no problem since then. The thing was that he would be happy with a non-heated hose as he rarely uses that function, but if we don't order the heated hose, he gets a knockoff instead of the Respironics universal hose.

Why did his knockoff fail so fast? He sleeps in a recliner and when he leans back, the hose catches on the arm of the chair. Doesn't appear to affect the brand name hoses, but the knockoffs are cheap and can't take the pressure. Same thing happens with a regular bed if you turn over and pull on the hose.

I always get 'dirt bag' status from my Mom from insisting on brand name anything, but honestly, if the knock off worked I'd be happy with it.
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RE: Problem with air tube
A hose hanger / holder and a hose cover is invaluable. Both do a great job of keeping the hose out of harm's way.  Bigwink
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RE: Problem with air tube
Thank you Misquitobait for the feedback on this.

The generic hose is about one quarter of the price and the one I have seen doesnt have any heating so  if the quality is compromised too then they need to be very cheap.

I think I was unlucky maybe I had squashed or kinked my hose to put some unusual strain on it.

just keep breathing
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