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Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
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RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
I have proven (at least to myself) that the venting can vary from mask to mask. As much as 4 units.
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RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
(09-15-2020, 05:22 PM)Crimson Nape Wrote: Hydrangea, it appears you don't have a "venting" problem here.  Big Grin

Apparently not!  LOL Today I was googling this issue, and apparently I posted *the exact same question* here only 4 months ago!  (Weird, because I searched here for "P10 ice pick" before I posted this, just in case someone else may have already asked or possibly mentioned it... and my post didn't come up.)

I have poked 3 holes in each side, each hole bigger than the previous. And I performed 7 minute tests between each addition of a hole (so I can examine them on OSCAR). I'll try this tonight, and hopefully I don't get murdered in a nightmare.
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RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
To  make you feel all "warm and fuzzy", I finally found the thread about the P10 vents that I was thinking about.

Link to the thread: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...YPERCAPNIA

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RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
Bigger cushion. If I use a medium p10 cushion I experience problems similar to yours. If I use a large no problems. But on a Swift fx mask I used a medium.
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RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
(09-16-2020, 09:46 AM)Zorki1c Wrote: Bigger cushion. If I use a medium p10 cushion I experience problems similar to yours. If I use a large no problems. But on a Swift fx mask I used a medium.

I've got gigantic nostrils and am using the largest one they make (Large).

Last night was my 1st night testing out my modified P10. I slept better than I have in a long time, so I would call that a success. I'm going to keep modifying, and keep testing, and check Oscar for how things look. Hopefully a holey P10 is the solution I have been needing.
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RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
I'm curious as to why the Brevida without the diffuser didn't solve your problem since even at low pressures like 6 it is a substantial flow of air out and still extremely quiet. Can you elaborate?
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