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Old 07-16-2019, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default CPAP Cleaner System - YES/NO?

I have some FSA money and have found a couple CPAP cleaning systems.

Anyone have one? Are they worth the money?


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Old 07-16-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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I have the SoClean
Honestly don't know if it does what it says but everything smells clean and sanitized when I put on the mask.
I'd buy it again if it stopped working today.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:40 AM   #3
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No weird smells? Just Clean?
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:43 AM   #4
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Not "weird" just smells clean to me.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #5
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:47 AM   #6
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how much do they cost?
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:52 AM   #7
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I think most of these cleaners just pump ozone thru it so in theory you could just hook your Ozonics up to it.

Seriously. Iíve wondered about these cleaners too. Since ozone will deteriorate many plastics over time does anyone have experience with it eating the hose and mask or not over time?
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:53 AM   #8
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Default SoClean is well woth it......👍

Smells like ozone when you first put on the mask, but, the smell quickly dissipates. Zero issues with rhinitis since i began using it.

BTW, loooooooong time lurker, member since January, and this is my first post....(I think)
I've sure enjoyed reading the many varied topics on this site... learned a lil here and there too. 😉

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Old 07-16-2019, 10:02 AM   #9
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Smells like ozone when you first put on the mask, but, the smell quickly dissipates. Zero issues with rhinitis since i began using it.

BTW, loooooooong time lurker, member since January, and this is my first post....(I think)
I've sure enjoyed reading the many varied topics on this site... learned a lil here and there too. 😉
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:05 AM   #10
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how much do they cost?

The SoClean 2 is $319 on the FSA Store site. I had a coupon for $60 off so I just picked one up.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:06 AM   #11
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I don't have one of these systems. Mine is pretty easy to clean. Take it apart and clean it in a sink or bowl full of warm soapy water. The humidifier tank requires the most attention. It can get pretty gross if not cleaned regular. Mine comes apart for easy cleaning, but the wifes doesn't, therefore it gets replaced at least twice a year. I have a spare tank but haven't used it yet. hoses are pretty cheap and get cleaned, and still replaced regular.


CPAP.com is the best place I have found to get filters, masks and machine parts. Cheaper for me to get them there instead of whoever the insurance company uses. I like the deal they have if you want to try a new mask, you can pay extra for insurance, and if you don't like it you can send it back for a refund. They are located somewhere near Houston I think, shipments arrive within 2 days.
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My machine is so old, it is not listed on any of the cleaners lists.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:10 AM   #13
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:12 AM   #14
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I don't use one. Since I don't use water in my machine I figure my chance of bacteria growing are way too low for me to worry about it.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:32 AM   #15
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I too worry about the ozone degrading the plastics and rubber seals and such. I just periodically put about a quarter teaspoonful of Clorox in my water and turn on the unit so it blows the chlorine through the tubing and mouthpiece for several minutes. I then rinse everything well and add fresh water. Smells clean afterwards.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:33 AM   #16
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My cousin sells all this stuff. He says if you are consistently taking care of your equipment then soap and water does just fine. If not then he would recommend a cleaning system.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:46 AM   #17
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https://www.cpap.com/productpage/pr-...-mask-fit-pack

This is the mask I use, it is the smallest least intrusive I have ran across it 15 years of using one. No nasal penetrations, just a slit in a piece of silicone held under your nose. Easy to clean, easy to wear.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:49 AM   #18
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I don't use one. Since I don't use water in my machine I figure my chance of bacteria growing are way too low for me to worry about it.
Same here. Been 25 years and I haven't died yet...at least no one has told me I'm dead.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:05 PM   #19
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SoClean is great. I love mine.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:53 PM   #20
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Consistently had 2/3 sinus infections per year before SoClean. Nothing since. I will replace mine when it craps out.


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Old 07-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #21
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Cpap guy at the VA said the SoClean will turn your mask yellow. Shouldn't really matter since they furnish mask several times a year and who cares what color it is when you are asleep.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:26 PM   #22
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https://www.cpap.com/productpage/pr-...-mask-fit-pack

This is the mask I use, it is the smallest least intrusive I have ran across it 15 years of using one. No nasal penetrations, just a slit in a piece of silicone held under your nose. Easy to clean, easy to wear.
I use this one too . Very comfortable . Easy to clean .
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:32 PM   #23
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I don't use one. Since I don't use water in my machine I figure my chance of bacteria growing are way too low for me to worry about it.
I donít use water either but I still have problems. My career is 50% microbiology. I swab my CPAP and it always grows some nasty stuff. Most always nonpathogenic stuff but itís always there.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:40 PM   #24
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I don't use one. Since I don't use water in my machine I figure my chance of bacteria growing are way too low for me to worry about it.
I don't use water either but it forms condensate at times. I have a So Clean machine and don't regret it.
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https://www.cpap.com/productpage/pr-...-mask-fit-pack

This is the mask I use, it is the smallest least intrusive I have ran across it 15 years of using one. No nasal penetrations, just a slit in a piece of silicone held under your nose. Easy to clean, easy to wear.
Unless I'm missing something, which is possible, the same thing on Amazon is almost half that price.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:57 PM   #26
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SoClean here. I'm lazy and got tired of washing in warm water.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:06 PM   #27
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Use what you want. I have been using hand soap and warm water and allowing to air dry for 10 years. Never had and issue.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:49 PM   #28
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Use what you want. I have been using hand soap and warm water and allowing to air dry for 10 years. Never had and issue.
Same here. Iím lazy at times but not lazy enough to pay $300 to do something I can do myself for almost free.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:55 PM   #29
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SoClean for a year. Smells clean and I don’t wake up all stopped up anymore.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:37 PM   #30
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Unless I'm missing something, which is possible, the same thing on Amazon is almost half that price.

Wow, I didn't see the whole mask, but all the parts comes up less than half. Thanks loads, I cant believe all the money I have saved due to
tbh.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:47 PM   #31
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Wow, I didn't see the whole mask, but all the parts comes up less than half. Thanks loads, I cant believe all the money I have saved due to

tbh.


No problem. I price shop everything to death before pulling the trigger. Been buying my cpap supplies from amazon for years. I actually just ordered the one you recommended to try out.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:46 AM   #32
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Good luck with it. If your pressures are super high, I suspect it may be harder to seal versus the nasal pillows. It could be uncomfortable if you have to make it real tight, but they all are. Also if you sleep any on your side, the hose coming into the top is good. To me its like wearing no mask at all.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:23 PM   #33
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The pressure is the big thing. I had a mask that just went under my nose but my pressure had to be so high couldn't make a very good seal. I think I have gone through 10 different masks trying to figure what is most comfortable, ended up with some simple pillow style.
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