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Timotheus Offline

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RE: Washing head straps
(12-11-2014 08:14 PM)Timotheus Wrote:  I use a Philips Respironics machine. My first head strap became very sticky after I washed it twice following the manufacturer suggestions with dish detergent and water. Then it folded over on itself and I could not get the fold undone as it seemed to glue itself together. So I called my supplier and they sent me a new one (had to send the old one back). This one I washed once and I saw it was going to do the same thing as the first one. So I stopped washing it.

Has anyone else had the same problem? Am I doing something wrong? Any solutions?

Thanks!Sleep-well


Thanks to everyone for the information!
(This post was last modified: 12-12-2014 02:41 AM by Timotheus.)
12-12-2014 02:39 AM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Post: #12
RE: Washing head straps
Real men throw the head gear away and use barbed wire LOL. I aint one of em though LOL
12-12-2014 02:43 AM
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Post: #13
RE: Washing head straps
I'm not sure about barbed wire, but duct tape keeps the world together. I hear it's also guaranteed to keep your headgear in place in gale force winds. Good luck Timotheus and let us know if that cute kitty needs any more help.

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12-12-2014 11:24 AM
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Post: #14
RE: Washing head straps
I quit washing headgear. That kills them faster than anything.
06-04-2015 02:25 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Washing head straps
Back when I washed them, I used luke warm water (just warm enough to be comfortable on my hands - not cold to them), and a drop or two of dish soap, but I only did this every six months or so. In a year stretch goes away and they begin fraying from use, not washing.

New straps are cheap, so I'm inclined to change them rather than wash them. At the point I need to adjust a strap, I know its time to order a replacement.
06-04-2015 02:45 PM
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Timotheus Offline

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Post: #16
RE: Washing head straps
(12-12-2014 02:43 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  Real men throw the head gear away and use barbed wire LOL. I aint one of em though LOL

Using barbed wire now. Doesn't hurt a bit! Hee hee.


(12-12-2014 11:24 AM)Galactus Wrote:  I'm not sure about barbed wire, but duct tape keeps the world together. I hear it's also guaranteed to keep your headgear in place in gale force winds. Good luck Timotheus and let us know if that cute kitty needs any more help.

That cute kitty is Edward, 16 years old and 18 pounds. Nobody messes with him. Wonderful guy!
(This post was last modified: 06-04-2015 08:30 PM by Timotheus.)
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