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ResMed Swift FX Replacement Back head strap
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Does anyone know where I can puchase a ResMed Swift FX Replacement Back head strap? The rest of the head gear is ok, The velcro no longer holds properly.

I would prefer not to purchase all of the head gear if I can purchase only the backstrap.

thanks
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(07-24-2013, 09:10 AM)justra1234 Wrote: Does anyone know where I can puchase a ResMed Swift FX Replacement Back head strap? The rest of the head gear is ok, The velcro no longer holds properly.

I would prefer not to purchase all of the head gear if I can purchase only the backstrap.

thanks

Try looking in our Suppliers List HERE

There should be someone, hopefully, near you.
Coffee
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I don't think you can purchase just the backstrap alone. It's part of the entire headgear package, and usually not sold separately.

I use Supplier #1 (see Supplier List) and they offer the entire Swift FX headgear package (including the backstrap) for $31, which seems to be priced similar to other sellers. Sometimes you can get some discounted prices for stuff like this on eBay or Amazon.

What I like to do is if I need a part like this, is order other things in the same order to save on shipping (like filters, additional nasal pillows, etc.)

Coffee
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#5
Have you tried repairing it yourself? You can buy Velcro kits many places. A simple needle and thread can affix these to an existing headgear. You must be creative to become a good 100% compliance user. These companies that make our gear sometimes have little regard for improving their product or fixing a problem. They are just as happy to sell you a new unit.
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I too have been disappointed that ResMed does not supply backstraps as a spare part. They are a critical component of the Fx mask.

I have bought replacement pillows and silicone straps on ebay at good prices, but the straps wear out.

I then decided to try making my own, but without velcro or sewing... The solution for me was to use 3/4 inch knitted underwear elastic with two triglide buckles - as used for webbing etc. The length of elastic and two triglides only cost about $2!

Not only that, I have discovered that making your own means they are the *right* length. The old velcro straps get a bend in the right place, and make a good template for cutting the elastic to the right length. The only downside is taking the straps off for cleaning takes 10 seconds longer...

Worked for me.
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(08-09-2014, 11:34 PM)BurrChi Wrote: I too have been disappointed that ResMed does not supply backstraps as a spare part. They are a critical component of the Fx mask.

I have bought replacement pillows and silicone straps on ebay at good prices, but the straps wear out.

I then decided to try making my own, but without velcro or sewing... The solution for me was to use 3/4 inch knitted underwear elastic with two triglide buckles - as used for webbing etc. The length of elastic and two triglides only cost about $2!

Not only that, I have discovered that making your own means they are the *right* length. The old velcro straps get a bend in the right place, and make a good template for cutting the elastic to the right length. The only downside is taking the straps off for cleaning takes 10 seconds longer...

Worked for me.

I Love the DIY tip! Thanks!
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
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Suggestion for washing Velcro, by hand or machine wash.

Be SURE the hook Velcro is entirely covered with a piece of plush/soft part of the Velcro - this keeps the hook part from getting clogged up with loose threads, etc.
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
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I know this thread is old, but my backstrap died this morning (velcro wouldn't hold any more). Called a number of CPAP suppliers in the area and none were able to help ie: strap not available or they wouldn't sell the headgear without a prescription (which is quite annoying as I wasn't trying to get the whole mask just the headgear). Was able to overnight a new headgear from Amazon, but what to do tonight...

Act of desperation I tried to find an elastic strap with two velcro ends. No luck trying to find it locally. What I did find was Velcro One-Wrap roll (12'x3/4") which works perfectly! While it's not elastic, it's a soft strip on one side and the hook/loops on the other plus it was the right width! I found it a Joann Fabrics and HomeDepot.

I was googling trying to find a solution to my problem and found this thread. I hope this information is helpful for someone else!
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#10
I apologize for not posting earlier the solution that i came up with.

I bought a roll of velcro at walmart. I cut off 2 strips of velcro (one for each side) and then attached the velcro strips by folding the strips to overlap the ends of the failed chin straps.

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