I've had winter nights where it didn't seem to use any water at all. And I've had nights where I got woke up with that gawd awful smell of the tank going dry. It really depends on the weather and the humidity and how much the aliens drink in the middle of the night.
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12-15-2014, 02:45 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-15-2014, 02:50 PM by Ghost1958.)
I think Daria has your answer with that machine. I have the same one. Heated hose etc. The only time it has not went a min of nine hours on a tank of water set at it highest humidity setting is back before I learned how to control leaks. And that is in a wood fire heated house where the room air is DRY.
Independent of where it is set pretty much if you have a large leak problem it will use more water. Faster airflow equals picking up more water and sending it down the hose at a much faster rate.
That leak also would not nessacarily have to be at the mask. It could be pinholes in your hose, a crack at the cuff where it goes to the mask or the machine or anywhere along the line from machine to you.
I cracked a elbow on a mask and didnt know it a while back. Didnt realize it because I thought the sound I was hearing was venting. Very subtle but water use went way way up until I discovered and fixed it.
I've been using that same machine type for a year with the standard humidifier and it has never run out of water in a night. Even with the heated kit now and set to max temp and humidity I can go 10 without running dry.
I'd say they have it right, you must have a leak or a gremlin.
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