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RB73 Offline

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Question about cleaning/drying air tube
After cleaning the tubing and leaving it hanging to dry, I notice it water still in the tube. I shake it the best I can and hang it up again.

Just wondering how others get the tubes to dry faster? Thanks!
09-21-2016 09:50 AM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
Use the built-in hose dryer: turn off auto-stop, plug in the hose, let the machine run. Or just don't worry about it. Which is my usual approach.
09-21-2016 09:59 AM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
That's my approach too.....nothing to worry about.

Shake the hose out best as you can and hang to dry. There will usually be a few drops of water in the hose.

When you turn on the air and put mask on for the night, within a few minutes the air going through the hose drys out the water droplets. If you have a heated hose, it works even faster.

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09-21-2016 11:18 AM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
Opalrose.

That's that I do.
I clean the hose early in the morning and let the water goes out , hang the hose by one end and don't worry at all about the water drops in the hose, they will go by them self when you star up the machine with out consequences.
Ralph.
(This post was last modified: 09-21-2016 11:36 AM by natyprueba.)
09-21-2016 11:35 AM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
Hi RB73,
You can connect your hose and turn on your CPAP machine and let the air run through it for a bit or, I use a product called The Hurricane CPAP dryer and dry my hose, mask, and humidifier tank in it and that works well for me.
You should see it at some of the suppliers listed here on the board.

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09-21-2016 02:23 PM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
I wash mine first thing in the morning [once every couple of weeks] then hang it loosely over the soap holder rack in the shower to let it drip, any slight water residue that may be in it when I use it that night is not an issue.. the humidifier creates condensation in the tube overnight again anyway.

Washing is more to keep mould and microscopic bugs at bay rather than keeping it sparkling and shiny on the inside of the tube.
09-21-2016 04:21 PM
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stanleydean Offline

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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
The small amount of residual water can safely be ignored, no problem.
09-21-2016 04:38 PM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
I wash the tube once a week in the morning with a little Dettol. Put it on hanger with both ends down. I never use the blower because I'm afraid it might alter the record on my SD Card. By the time I need to use it about 10 to 12 hours later it is pretty much dry. In fact a little bit of moisture inside is OK if you are using humidifier.
09-22-2016 07:14 PM
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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
I wash mine in soap and water weekly and hang it in the shower with both ends hanging down. I don't worry about any moisture that may still be in the tube when I use it. If I'm going to store the hose I use an air mattress inflator I purchased at Walmart. The air mattress inflator is noisy but effective. If drying a heated hose, be careful with the humidity sensor in the mask end of the hose if using an inflator. It could possibly be damaged if the inflator nozzle is inserted too far.

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09-23-2016 05:45 AM
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RB73 Offline

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RE: Question about cleaning/drying air tube
Thank you, everyone! Very helpful.
09-23-2016 08:14 AM
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