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CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Texas

Post: #1
Today's the Day!
Alrighty then!

As I was squaring away the CSPS (CPAP Standby Power Supply) I decided that today would be the day for the somewhat quarterly CPAP cleaning. Into the dishwasher went the water chamber and I washed the hose and mask parts in weak Dawn dishwater. Headgear went into the washing machine with a load of socks (eso si que es - now that's Spanish). Foam filter rinsed out and inner filter replaced.

I pulled the nightstand out, vacuumed and dusted well, put it back and set up the CSPS full time. I made a short PowerPole cord to run from battery to the SuperPowergate which allows me to set the 12 V 35 AH AGM battery to the side of the nightstand, with a trash basket hiding it from the front. I put a terminal protector over the positive terminal to prevent anything from falling across it and the negative terminal, which I understand may let all the operational sparks and smoke out of the battery (I'm told that smoke and sparks are hard to get back in).

Plugged in the Astron 12 V power supply (adjusted to 14.5 V per SuperPowergate instruction to charge AGM battery), plugged in the battery, plugged in the power cord to the Respironics 560 .... I feel kind of like Frederick Frankenstein (if only I could have a 29 year old Terri Garr to roll in the hay with or get to sing Puttin' on the Ritz with Peter Boyle!)

Well, now all that's done. I think I will go launder sheets and then be ready to go to bed tonight.
(This post was last modified: 10-25-2015 06:14 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
10-25-2015 06:13 PM
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zonk Offline

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Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Today's the Day!
Well-done
(This post was last modified: 10-26-2015 03:04 AM by zonk.)
10-25-2015 07:41 PM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #3
RE: Today's the Day!
Well Done! Reminds me it is time to give ours a good cleaning; we wash things by hand regularly, but but a run in the dishwasher would be a good idea for the tanks.

For myself, I prefer to use an organic baby shampoo for the hoses and nose pillows and headgear.

(10-25-2015 06:13 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  Alrighty then!

As I was squaring away the CSPS (CPAP Standby Power Supply) I decided that today would be the day for the somewhat quarterly CPAP cleaning. Into the dishwasher went the water chamber and I washed the hose and mask parts in weak Dawn dishwater. Headgear went into the washing machine with a load of socks (eso si que es - now that's Spanish). Foam filter rinsed out and inner filter replaced.

I pulled the nightstand out, vacuumed and dusted well, put it back and set up the CSPS full time. I made a short PowerPole cord to run from battery to the SuperPowergate which allows me to set the 12 V 35 AH AGM battery to the side of the nightstand, with a trash basket hiding it from the front. I put a terminal protector over the positive terminal to prevent anything from falling across it and the negative terminal, which I understand may let all the operational sparks and smoke out of the battery (I'm told that smoke and sparks are hard to get back in).

Plugged in the Astron 12 V power supply (adjusted to 14.5 V per SuperPowergate instruction to charge AGM battery), plugged in the battery, plugged in the power cord to the Respironics 560 .... I feel kind of like Frederick Frankenstein (if only I could have a 29 year old Terri Garr to roll in the hay with or get to sing Puttin' on the Ritz with Peter Boyle!)

Well, now all that's done. I think I will go launder sheets and then be ready to go to bed tonight.

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
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10-26-2015 04:19 PM
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Post: #4
RE: Today's the Day!
Nothing like the feel of crisp clean sheets! (and a fresh smelling CPAP machine).

Smile Jeff

Sleep is worth the effort.
10-26-2015 07:53 PM
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Homerec130 Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Today's the Day!
So, do you want to come and clean mine?

Although we did clean the dust bunnies out from under the bed after one of the attacked the cats, and clean sheets, and laundry.

I need to replace the plastic quick connect fitting on the mask end of my hose as I popped the mask off the hose twice last night. Easy fix. I think I have a handful as I never swap that part out when I get the new mask every quarter.

Landscaper came today to do stage one in getting rid of our weed crop. While come next week the finish. HOA don't like seeing the weeds between the rocks in the front yard, but don't care about the back unless they get higher than the wall. Too-funny
10-27-2015 01:35 PM
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Post: #6
RE: Today's the Day!
(10-26-2015 04:19 PM)Evpraxia Wrote:  Well Done! Reminds me it is time to give ours a good cleaning; we wash things by hand regularly, but but a run in the dishwasher would be a good idea for the tanks.

For myself, I prefer to use an organic baby shampoo for the hoses and nose pillows and headgear.

Haven't heard from you in a while Evpraxia. Welcome back.

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10-27-2015 01:41 PM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT for Her - Nasal Pillows System
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #7
RE: Today's the Day!
(10-27-2015 01:41 PM)justMongo Wrote:  
(10-26-2015 04:19 PM)Evpraxia Wrote:  Well Done! Reminds me it is time to give ours a good cleaning; we wash things by hand regularly, but but a run in the dishwasher would be a good idea for the tanks.

For myself, I prefer to use an organic baby shampoo for the hoses and nose pillows and headgear.

Haven't heard from you in a while Evpraxia. Welcome back.

Thanks! Been busy and lost track of a lot of things.

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
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10-27-2015 01:53 PM
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