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Shastzi Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #11
RE: mask fit
Interesting.
Taking a break from the FitLife for a while and
I am trying out a Quattro FX with an under chin retaining strap I made from a 1" wide velcro strip.
My problem with that mask was having it ride up at night and it would let my lower jaw pop out with
much air-escaping fanfare!

I put a stop to that!

I also clean the sealing surface and paint it with an Avery permanent glue stick. (water based/non-toxic/acid free/etc)
Horrors! It works!
Leaks are just about zero now and no slippage.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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08-14-2015 02:06 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #12
RE: mask fit
I find it helpful to have reference marks on the straps to make incremental adjustments accurately and maintain symmetry of the straps.

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It's smart to determine the true center point before doing any layout marks. YMMV so make your own marks accordingly.

We can only wonder why the manufacturers wouldn't be so kind as to put some reference marks on the straps. God know they're expensive enough to justify some little convenience like that.

btw, After you get your mask adjusted and working well, record the overall length of the straps, from buckle to buckle, so you can know if it has stretched or otherwise changed if/when things turn sour on you. Mine is 16" as shown below, measured from buckle to buckle.

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(This post was last modified: 08-14-2015 06:45 PM by surferdude2.)
08-14-2015 03:37 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Posts: 1,077
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #13
RE: mask fit
I also suggest using Pampers wipes rather than daily washing of the mask cushion or using the overpriced mask wipes sold to the unsuspecting masses. Wash weekly maybe but not daily. The Pampers wipes leave a slightly tacky residue of aloe Vera which helps keep the mask from sliding around and makes it seal better. It also may help if you have allergic reaction to the silicone but I can't guarantee that since I'm not allergic. Pampers have no ill effects on the life of the cushions.
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