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Do you mean you had part of the old mask still attached to the hose? That happens a lot. A lot of people also lose that hard plastic part when they change hoses and can't figure out why the new hose doesn't fit their mask any more.
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You figured it out but for those who read this let's pull it out explicitly:
Some masks come with a short "mating" or adapter fitting that can transfer from the mask (or it's pigtail hose) to the MACHINE HOSE.
This adapter can transfer to the machine hose making it appear that the NEXT mask won't fit.
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Or, like my old mask, the snap-in comes off before coming off the tube. So I end of with an extra loose piece that I then must remove from my climateline hose. The P10 (FFM) fit onto my climateline hose with no issues.
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09-18-2014, 07:16 AM
(This post was last modified: 09-18-2014, 08:51 AM by jcarerra.)
I don't know whether that little adapter piece (or whatever you want to call it) is considered part of the mask or part of the hose; it doesn't really matter.
In my case, from day one, when I disconnected the hose from the Quattro FX mask, I had the tubing in my left hand and the mask in my right. The little adapter was still in the tubing and, at that time, I did not know that it was an adapter--I thought the tubing had one type of connector on the machine end and a different connector on the mask end.
I much prefer the arrangement that uses the adapter--it is a quick connect operation and also is free to rotate. Who knows why they do some masks one way and some the other way.