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drying out tubing with machine
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drying out tubing with machine
My machine got pulled accidentally onto the floor and landed upside down  (everything works so far so that's a relief ).  As a result, I experienced drops and "rain out"  in the tube.  Is it okay to use the machine on "mask fit" setting to quickly dry the tube out?  Or is that excessive wear and tear on the machine?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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RE: drying out tubing with machine
I think I would use a vacuum cleaner.  Especially if it has a port for blowing.  The velocity is much greater, and the exhaust would be blowing warm air.  On the off chance you have a HVLP sprayer, its turbine would be another good choice.  I'm a tightwad and don't want to waste the CPAP's blower's hours on anything but therapy.
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RE: drying out tubing with machine
Thanks Red for your reply.  I never thought about vacuum cleaner.  Great suggestion!
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RE: drying out tubing with machine
I have found when cleaning tubes all I have to do is hang the tube, with the open ends pointing down, from the shower head. Gravity and normal room heat will dry it out overnight. Mask tube same idea, over a sink faucet.

And any residual tiny amounts of water won't matter. You're adding water to the air using it, and that's probably 1/2 the tube volume over a night's sleep.
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RE: drying out tubing with machine
Just drape it over a showerhead or a shower door for an hour or so as Ricky suggested.
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