I had some extra money in my flex spending account so I bought the SoClean cpap cleaning machine. You place your mask inside the machine. It then blows ozone through the water tank to the hose then through the mask sanitizing everything. It really made a difference.
I have been using the same climateline hose for about 10 months without any odor. Once per week I submerge it in a basin of warm water with dish soap liquid. I then brush it out for most of its length with a tube brush (cant get the the other end because of the right angle connector). I then rince and dry
Hi D McG,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You want to make sure your hose is getting completely dry each time you wash it. Wash it in the morning then hang it up on a shower rod or something like that, so it will be dry by the time you go to bed. Another thing you can do if you have an old CPAP machine you aren't using, you can attach your hose to it and let it run to make sure your hose is dry. Or, there is a company that makes CPAP dryers, it's called the hurricane CPAP dryer and they work very well.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
08-17-2015, 04:21 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-17-2015, 04:24 PM by D McG.)
Hi I am talking about a musty smell from a brand new, unused Climateline Max tubing. They have now sent me a second tube and they both have a horrible smell just out of the bag (same Lot #). My supplier basically says don't worry, just use it. All their supply of this tubing has the same lot batch number. I called Resmed and they said I have to deal with my supplier. I am not having odors with my old tubing, just the new one. Am I the only one who has gotten a musty smelling NEW tube??--------------------------------------------
Now about my old tubing that I am still using, How do I truly clean the old tube so I don't have sniffles every morning? I clean it every week with soap and water and let it totally dry, and last week cleaned it with 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. I have sniffles and sneezes in morning that goes away later in the day. This is new for me. That is why I wanted to use a new tubing. Thanks for any answers. (PS, my s9 Resmed BiPAP machine is a year old. Dr. switched me from CPAP to Bipap about a year ago.
trish6hundred --- Thank you for your reply. Actually I do use my old machine to blow out the hose. After I turn it of it evens continues to blow for an added time.
08-17-2015, 04:31 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-17-2015, 04:33 PM by zonk.)
I wash the hose and mask before using, don't like the factory smell
Just warm soapy water and hook the hose to the hot water tap and let run for a while
Having a spare is always a good idea
You can also use a hose brush, to clean inside of the hose