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Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
#31
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
another 2 cents: water pik worked for a while but now, 3 days after using the water pik, I'm again getting moisture on upper lip & feeling shakey for a few minutes after unmasking. I'll try a couple small pinholes but I think the handwriting's on the wall it's time for a new frame. the p10 works fine for me until after about a year of use with weekly cleaning.

for Hydrangea, your tidal volume shot up to 2700 with no increase in leak rate so air must have been venting through your new holes with some considerable force (while maintaining pressure?). someone smarter than me could probably calculate that out...
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#32
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
(09-28-2020, 03:23 PM)sheepless Wrote: another 2 cents: water pik worked for a while but now, 3 days after using the water pik, I'm again getting moisture on upper lip & feeling shakey for a few minutes after unmasking. I'll try a couple small pinholes but I think the handwriting's on the wall it's time for a new frame. the p10 works fine for me until after about a year of use with weekly cleaning.

for Hydrangea, your tidal volume shot up to 2700 with no increase in leak rate so air must have been venting through your new holes with some considerable force (while maintaining pressure?). someone smarter than me could probably calculate that out...

sheepless, I believe that masks are better but don't last as long as they used to. headgear. mask seals.

I wish there was some way to simplify things; not keep adding more gear. like mask liners, and strap pads. If mask makers realized that their gear affects the wearer, and the wearer's family and pets maybe we would see changes that improve sleep quality and treatment

Good sleep quality is so important.
DaveL
Compliant for about 30 Canadian years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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#33
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
(09-28-2020, 03:23 PM)sheepless Wrote: for Hydrangea, your tidal volume shot up to 2700 with no increase in leak rate so air must have been venting through your new holes with some considerable force (while maintaining pressure?). someone smarter than me could probably calculate that out...


Was there a chart posted to reflect the tidal volume increase? Did I miss it? I would like to see that chart, and wonder if that is concerning...
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#34
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I didn't catch on that there are 2 threads on this topic. the chart was here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid368063

but has been removed.
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#35
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
Sorry. I had started a thread about my mask making the high pitch noise, and wondered if my data could show why. But then it became obvious to me that the bernoullian effect was due to the humidity of my exhales clogging the mesh & the holes. I don't think any apneatic episode nor breathing event caused the noise.
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#36
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Another thing to consider is your filters. If like me you're occasionally remiss in heeding the little warning that comes up to check or change your filter(s), saying to yourself, "Yeah, yeah, not now. Next time," yet you keep procrastinating, buck up and check those filters. Mine was shockingly clogged up with dust when I did, and I had been experiencing a little increasing difficulty breathing though my p10. I don't know how much of it might have been the placebo effect, but my breathing required less effort with a clean filter. I've always supposed the main function of the filter was to protect the delicate insides of the machine and the blower, so this is a SWAG. Either way, try not to be as complacent as me in changing your filters.
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#37
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
Good advice, Sheepish! I change mine every couple of weeks, since I have a good supply of them from my DME.

Long ago, someone here mentioned it takes just as much time to replace the filter as it takes to check to see if it needs replacing. So I have embraced that mantra, and change them frequently!
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#38
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
(10-01-2020, 10:02 PM)Sheepish Wrote: Another thing to consider is your filters. If like me you're occasionally remiss in heeding the little warning that comes up to check or change your filter(s), saying to yourself, "Yeah, yeah, not now. Next time," yet you keep procrastinating, buck up and check those filters. Mine was shockingly clogged up with dust when I did, and I had been experiencing a little increasing difficulty breathing though my p10. I don't know how much of it might have been the placebo effect, but my breathing required less effort with a clean filter. I've always supposed the main function of the filter was to protect the delicate insides of the machine and the blower, so this is a SWAG. Either way, try not to be as complacent as me in changing your filters.

Good advice!
(I don't understand why my cpap/apap filter is as expensive as it is? It doesn't appear to be specially made.)
DaveL
Compliant for about 30 Canadian years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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#39
RE: Tell me how you've Modified your P10 to make it VENT more
I get mine in a 52-pack (some easy assembly required) from the Canadian version of a popular online retailer that starts with "A" and ends with "mazon" for CDN$20.99. Big Grin

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Thanks so much!
DaveL
Compliant for about 30 Canadian years

I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. I hope to learn from you, and share my experiences with you. 
Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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