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Water in Hose and Mask
#1
Water in Hose and Mask
Here in the last few nights I have waken up to notice that I have water in my mask. Since I purchased my machine it has been set to Climate Control Auto and I have not had any problems till the last few nights. Was wondering if I need to just set it to manual control or may something else be causing it?
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#2
RE: Water in Hose and Mask
How is your machine oriented? Do you use a hose hanger / holder? My machine sits on a bedside stand, and the hose then runs up to a hose hanger that is mounted on top of our bed's headboard. 

The hose then runs back to to my mask. Literally impossible for me to experience rain out this way. 

Using a hose hanger was the single best thing I did to improve the overall comfort of CPAP therapy.
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RE: Water in Hose and Mask
I am using the Resmed heated hose and run it from the machine that is on a bedside table to just above my headboard through an elastic headband down to my mask. I have done this to just after getting my new machine 3 weeks ago with no problems. Something has changed in the last few nights. There has been no difference in temperature or humidity in  the house.
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RE: Water in Hose and Mask
The fix for me was a combination of hose fleece and positioning my Autoset LOWER than my head. I have humidity ramped up (to the point where I only just get a whole night out of a slightly overfilled tank) and still get away without rain-out 99% of the time.

I am a mouth breather using a FF mask and can rarely breathe through my nose (sinus probs), so dry mouth is a pain.

In winter (I am in Queensland Australia, where winter room temps would be down to 9C at the lowest) I endeavour to have as much of the hose as possible under the covers with me.
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#5
RE: Water in Hose and Mask
Make sure your tubing rises from the machine before dropping back to your mask and your breathing level. That will ensure any water in the tube drains back to the machine rather than waterboards you. Having the machine lower than your head is the best solution. Mine is in a drawer with the tube and power routed out of a hole in the back.
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RE: Water in Hose and Mask
I switched the machine to manual control for last night with temperature set to 72 degrees and humidity set to 4 and still got rainout. When I took my mask off this morning water dripped on my shirt. The machine is lower than my head and the hose leaves the machine and goes straight up to above my headboard and then down to my mask. It seems impossible that much water could travel straight up like that. Any other things I could check?
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RE: Water in Hose and Mask
Your tube temperature needs to be at 80-82 with a setting of 4.
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#8
RE: Water in Hose and Mask
Back when I was using my Resmed S9 I thought I read that tube temp should be about the same as the temperature in your house.
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The tube temp on my machine is always turned off.  Eat-popcorn
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RE: Water in Hose and Mask
(01-31-2021, 06:26 PM)Big Guy Wrote: The tube temp on my machine is always turned off.  Eat-popcorn

You live in Arizona!  It's a desert.
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