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joangolfing
Unread post  Post subject: Distilled water for humidifier chamber  |  Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:26 pm

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I was told to use distilled water for the humidifier chamber in my CPAP machine. Would the 3M water filter on my kitchen sink provide safe enough water?


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Respirator99
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Distilled water for humidifier chamber  |  Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:55 pm
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The main (and possibly only) reason distilled water is recommended is to avoid a mineral deposit forming inside the tub. If you live in a high calcium area distilled water is probably best. On the other hand use tap or filtered water and wash & dry the tub regularly. Occasionally an extra wash with vinegar might be necessary.

I take the view that if the water is.good enough to drink it's good enough to use in the machine.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Distilled water for humidifier chamber  |  Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:16 am

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You can use any drinkable water, tap, bottled or? Distilled water will reduce cleaning time.


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DeltaBravo3.8
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Distilled water for humidifier chamber  |  Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:23 am
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Yep, if you can drink it, you can humidify with it. Some like myself have harder water at the home tap. It only means you may need to clean the humidifier tub a bit more frequently. But these tubs are to be replaced every 6 months according to Medicare scheduling. A little secret; my original ResMed tub from 4 years ago still works fine. While it isn't showroom shiny, it doesn't leak water or air out the top. And I only semi-retired it as family grabbed a new tub for me when I was in hospital for pneumonia last July.

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joangolfing
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Distilled water for humidifier chamber  |  Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:49 am

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Thanks, that saves me from hauling those gallons of distilled water. My water is high quality where I live.


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DeltaBravo3.8
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Distilled water for humidifier chamber  |  Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:50 am
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It should be just fine then. Rinse the tub at the interval you feel comfortable with, daily, every other, whichever. Dump the water out reasonably frequent and refill with fresh water.

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