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Constant low level leaks with EERS device. Anyone else?
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Constant low level leaks with EERS device. Anyone else?
Hi all,

Does anyone else that has made an EERS device have constant low-level leaking throughout the night? Other nights I don't have the leaking, but when I first started using EERS it started. 

I used a Respironics Whisper Swivel II which I think might be causing the problem. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what did you do to remedy it? 

Thanks!


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RE: Constant low level leaks with EERS device. Anyone else?
I made a EERS device and use the Respironics Whisper Swivel II. I do not have constant leaking. Here is my leak rate graph from last night:

   

Leak rate is slow partly because I shaved recently. The longer I wait between shaving, the higher the leak rate will be.  Wink  But it never is what I would call constant.

I use a F30 full-face mask. When I use a pillows or nasal mask, I usually see a constant, low-level leak, whether I am using EERS or not.

When you added the Whisper Swivel II to the circuit, did you block the vent holes on your mask? If not, that might register as a constant leak (and would probably negate the effect of the EERS).
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RE: Constant low level leaks with EERS device. Anyone else?
I'm too guessing that's the mask vents still venting.
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RE: Constant low level leaks with EERS device. Anyone else?
Thanks, guys! I believe that was the issue. I was just using tape to cover the vents and instead bought some silicone putty. I tried it for 20 mins and it seems to be working. Thanks again.
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