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Resmed P30i Cleaning
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Resmed P30i Cleaning
I am having problems cleaning and drying my p30i and frame.
I can follow the instructions on cleaning but I can't get all the last pools of water out from the mask and worse still from the frame.
They don't seem to air dry fully with in the 14 hours or so that they have before I need to wear them again.
Anyone have similar problems or any ideas on how to effectively dry the whole mask.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
Not an issue, the air from the machine will dry them out real fast. There aren't any issues even when you clean your mask right before going to bed and its full of small droplets. Not an issue whatsover. Don't worry about it.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
I have heard some using the mask fit feature as a mask dryer. You can hook your mask up to the hose but don't put the mask on, then use your mask fit to blow a bit. Voila.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
(09-07-2019, 08:06 AM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: I have heard some using the mask fit feature as a mask dryer.

That's what I do most of the time. Even when I give it enough time to dry out (more than 10-12 hours), there will still be some water left. So, I hook it up to the machine and use "mask fit" feature for about 10 minutes. That does it.

Sometimes, I wash and clean my mask just before going to bed, and then use "mask fit". That's what I was doing with my P10 mask, and now doing the same with my P30i.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
So why is my mask and tubes have loads of water in them even if the started the night dry. Eventually the water starts effecting my sleep - if I get up middle of the night I come back to a wet pillow from the hose.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
I would think that if you start out dry, you're humidifier is set too high and/or hose temperature too low.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
It sounds like you are experiencing "Rainout".  This occurs when you have the humidity level set so high that condensation is forming as the air comes into contact with the ambient temperature of the your sleeping area.   What setting do you have it set to?  Another consideration is to use the Resmed Climateline heated hose.  Rainout elimination is what the Climateline is designed for.
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RE: Resmed P30i Cleaning
Your mask doesn't dry fully when you go to wear it after washing it earlier in the day because the vapour pressure of water in the place you live is insufficient to make it evaporate (sublimate).  This could be due to one of two factors: the air temperature and the local level of humidity.  If the air is too cold to hold moisture well, it won't absorb it.  So, what is around here and there in pools simply won't evaporate, at least not much of it over time.  That's why dish rags left out in the cool night on the clothes line are still wet next morning.  Also, they are wet because the air already is at capacity; it just cannot hold more moisture than it already has.

Again, if wet or damp items aren't dry later in the day, it's almost certainly because the air is at its capacity for moisture content.  If you want stuff to dry, you have to warm the air, or get more water off/out of the item first, best a little of both.

I wear an N20 nasal mask that most often has a few drops of water left in it when I go to re-assemble my headgear each night.  Often, though, my mask is quite dry when I awaken.  This is because, between my breath warming the interior of the mask, and my rather large nose radiating heat into it, plus the fact that I have my heating and moisture controls at their lowest possible settings (I live in the PWN where it is at least 50% humidity and often well north of 80%), there is no chance of condensation inside the mask.

What I do when I wash my mask is to jerk it in the air to free what water I can, and then tap it on my clean palm, and finally on the countertop lightly to jar what else I can jar loose.  Then, leave the item near a cracked window where outgoing or incoming air will help to dry it a bit more.  If you trust yourself and your oven, you could warm the oven to about 50 deg C or less and leave the item on a tray for a couple of hours, ideally with the convection fan running.  It's not at all an eco-friendly solution, but it would work.  Just don't melt or smoke your mask!!
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