You should not have to disconnect anything – that is the wonderful thing about the SoClean. Once you have it set up, you can leave it until you have to replace your CPAP hose.
Preferably the SoClean cleaner and sanitizer should be level with your CPAP so the flow is easier, but you can put it on a shelf below your CPAP. You will have enough hose length. If you do put it below your CPAP unit, we ask that you periodically look at the check valve assembly to make sure there is no water in the clear tube, as this can harm you SoClean unit. If you do see water, you should replace the check valve assembly.
If you have water in your reservoir, the tube needs to be submerged. In order to get the activated oxygen to clean the water. However, you can also run the SoClean without water in the reservoir.
The small hose would have a minimal effect if any on your CPAP machine air pressure. In rare cases, if you have a BI-PAP or A-PAP machine, a heated hose adapter may be required to ensure proper pressure. The small hose does not act like a leak.
We warranty the SoClean for one year. However, in our testing we simulated running the machine for over 5 years and experienced no issues.
Yes. Once every six months or so (depending on run times), the check valve and the filter need to be replaced. These items are sold together in a kit; the machine is programmed to tell you when these are needed.
The SoClean is designed to stay connected to one CPAP machine. You can clean two CPAP machines; however, you will need to disconnect and reconnect your CPAP equipment. This would be extremely cumbersome and not recommended.
Only the CPAP mask with the head gear should be placed into the chamber of the SoClean.
The SoClean Automated Sanitizing Machine is designed to keep your CPAP equipment free from contaminants. The SoClean is not designed to extend the life of your CPAP equipment or accessories.