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Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
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Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
I have been using Airfit P10 for years with no real issues.
I notices that the vent ports seemed to be plugged on my old mask.
With my old mask the mask leak showed at Zero in My Air app and in Oscar I am attaching Oscar graph.
   

I switched to a new Airfit P10 and the vents are blowing air out now.
With the new mask I am showing a leak rate of 9.6L/Min and am wondering if this is the passive venting Also attaching Oscar Graph.
   

Anyone using the same mask tell me if they show a similar leak rate in Oscar and if that is normal with this mask.
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
I have four different P10, two older, two brand new. Two show zero leaks (one old and one new), the other new is a consistent 4 l/min, and the other old is a consistent 7 l/min. Well within the tolerance of the CPAP, so I ignore it.

I did experiment swapping around hoses, frames, and cushions. Never did figure out what the DaVinci code was to solve those leaks. Eventually I got bored and moved on to other windmills to tilt at.
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
I found the P10's linear resistance reduces over time, causing it to leak.  This is the tension of the sealing area of the pillow against the nose.  Being a tightwad, I found that placing an O-ring on each pillow's stem restored this resistance to overcome the leaks.   I managed to get about a year's worth of service from a nasal pillow using this technique.  I think the O-ring size was 5/8" ID x 1/8" thick.  

. . .You can stop laughing now.
- Red
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
Thanks for the info I was beginning to think I was crazy.
Nobody seamed to understand the question or I was asking it wrong.
Good to know you have had similar issues I will probably just ignore it and move on.
Thanks
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
Red,
What material is the O-ring made out of it? Smile
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
They are Nitrile. I have purchased them from both Harbor Freight (an assortment) and from Home Depot, in the Plumbing isle. If there are any concerns, their location precludes any direct skin contact and/or breathing of any possible off gassing.

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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
Thank you... I may have to try it!
OpalRose
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
I forgot to mention that getting them on can be a trip. Remember that the P10's pillows are a pillow within a pillow.
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Crimson Nape
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RE: Can anyone with Airfit P10 Give input
When my p10 mask body gets old and invariably, it has clogged up and its venting rate has gone down, I would take a pin and put some holes on my P10 mask bottom. That would get the airflow going without a noticeable change in noise. And the mask is good for another year at least after that.
PRS1 Auto & Dreamstation Auto w/ P10 and straight pressure of 8cm
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