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letsgobuffalo12 Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 - AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Built-in w/ heated tube
CPAP Pressure: 12cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Where the Buffalo Roam, NY

Post: #1
Question Water in Tube
Hi everyone. So last night I was in a deep sleep and was awoken by my mask not letting me breathe air in or out, it was kind of like sputtering when I tried to. Needless to say I was in a daze and wasn't really sure what was happening. Finally I figured out that there was water in my tube, so I took off my mask and hung it upside down to get the water out (there was surprisingly quite a bit). I have the humidity of the heated tube set at 73 degrees and the humidity of the machine itself set to a 5. Now I am not sure if this will happen again, I just wanted to check with everyone to see if they had have this happen to them and if there was anything I could possibly do to prevent it. Thanks in advance!
Kyle
03-29-2016 02:46 PM
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Machine: Resmed Airsense Autoset A10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: (included in CPAP model)
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Innovo CMS-50F+ pulse oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: San Diego, California, USA

Post: #2
RE: Water in Tube
There are many threads about rainout with this setup - even with the heated hose, rainout can occur. I keep my humidity at 5 but hose temp at 86 deg. If you increase your humidity higher than the Auto setting (4), you also generally need to increase your hose temp higher than its Auto setting (81 deg).

I also have a heavy fleece hose cover for my ClimateLine hose, and a fleece cozy for the short mask hose. These help insulate the hose and prevent rainout with the higher humidity setting.

Also, you can just stay with the Auto setting for both humidity and hose temp, and probably never get rainout, but I find it's too dry for me.
03-29-2016 02:51 PM
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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #3
RE: Water in Tube
I haven't (yet) but have read others say they place the unit on the floor to let the water run back down into the tank when that happens. Did you say you have a heated air hose like the ResMed Climate Hose? You can also get a cozy to cover the hose and help.

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03-29-2016 02:52 PM
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Machine: s9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: p10
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 18/13+
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Dallas(ish)

Post: #4
RE: Water in Tube
(03-29-2016 02:46 PM)letsgobuffalo12 Wrote:  Hi everyone. So last night I was in a deep sleep and was awoken by my mask not letting me breathe air in or out, it was kind of like sputtering when I tried to. Needless to say I was in a daze and wasn't really sure what was happening. Finally I figured out that there was water in my tube, so I took off my mask and hung it upside down to get the water out (there was surprisingly quite a bit). I have the humidity of the heated tube set at 73 degrees and the humidity of the machine itself set to a 5. Now I am not sure if this will happen again, I just wanted to check with everyone to see if they had have this happen to them and if there was anything I could possibly do to prevent it. Thanks in advance!
Kyle

next time, lift the hose and let the water run back to the humidifier.

put the cpap lower than the bed so it's the lowest place on the hose. you'll never have a problem again.
03-29-2016 04:41 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Water in Tube
Hi letsgobuffalo12,
I use a hose cover on my hose and that helps take care of the water in the hose, (rainout). If you don’t want to buy one, you can take some old socks, cut out the toes and sew them together, making a tube the length of your hose. Put a rubberband on each end, holding the sock tube in place.

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03-29-2016 05:30 PM
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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: Water in Tube
(03-29-2016 02:46 PM)letsgobuffalo12 Wrote:  I have the humidity of the heated tube set at 73 degrees and the humidity of the machine itself set to a 5.
Kyle
You've the climate control set on "Manual", I've it set on "Auto" and that eliminate rainout (water in the tube)
03-29-2016 05:38 PM
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Machine: Respironics DreamStation Auto-CPAP
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View
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CPAP Pressure: 11-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Florida USA

Post: #7
RE: Water in Tube
Try to not let your hose (dips)ever get lower then your CPAP machine. That should take care of any condensation collecting in the hose that will either stop it up or make a gurgling sound.

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03-29-2016 07:57 PM
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