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Water in Hose
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Water in Hose
I have been on a CPAP a little over five years. I had the prior ResMed version (flat with the humidifier that connected on the right) but I got a message stating the motor had exceeded its life expectancy. I was glad as I wanted the newer model so I wouldn't have to go into the CPAP center and have them download my info for insurance purposes.

I have been on the AirSense 10 Elite for about a week and I like it. One problem is condensation is building up in the hose which never occurred with the prior machine. I use the same mask as before. I am not sure what is different but I can hear the water in the hose and it is distracting. I find I have to drain it occasionally. I have read this has to do with room temp versus the temp of the CPAP air, however, it has a heated hose so I am not sure how to fix this. As I said, this never happened with my old machine so not sure why it is with this one. I always kept the humidity on 62 on the older machine but this one doesn't allow me to choose a temp for humidity just 1-8. I can adjust the temp of the hose. I do keep my room cool so I am thinking I need to find the right setting for the humidity level. 

I use my CPAP A LOT. I sleep 10-14 hours a day due to a health condition and never sleep without my CPAP on.
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#2
RE: Water in Hose
If it is a different machine, I would suspect that you would just need to lower the humidification level.
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RE: Water in Hose
Hiya

You are a CPAP veteran, kudos to you, but new to the Elite. The Elite is serving me well now that therapeutic dialling in is appropriate.

Indeed, rain out is a balance of humidity, temperature set on the machine and also temperature and humidity where you are.

Here in London with central heating on during the day but off at nights, I have my humidity on 4 and temperature on 26 degrees Celsius. A couple of times, I overfilled the humidity tank i.e. on line with the max line and found that the water seem to be blown about and made a rattling noise. I now recognise that and reduce the water to just below the max line and have had no problems.

Think it is a case of adjusting the humidity and temp, as you know by going into Clinicians settings.
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RE: Water in Hose
Your new machine can accept the Resmed Climateline heated tubing. The heated tube is available from online suppliers or Amazon for about $30. If you just plug in the tube, it will activate the ability to use both humidity and heated tube controls in the comfort settings. Using a bit of tube heat will prevent condensation. Another solution is using a fleece cover (snugglehose). This insulates the hose and makes it much more comfortable when it contacts your skin. I use both.
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RE: Water in Hose
I agree with all of the above advice and would add that three things helped me in the end - climate line hose with humidity set to auto, hose cover, and room temp not allowed to fall below 64F/18C.
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