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04-12-2002, 10:36 PM
We also have a DeVILBISS by sunrise medical. It's not heavy at all and is pretty quiet to boot!! The filter is on the side and easy to change. It's a tiny filter. The little tub that catches the goo is easy to take off and clean. I really like it. Gretchen
04-13-2002, 08:11 AM
Could you email me a picture of the QUIET DeVilleBiss? (SPell?) We have one of theirs but it sounds like a lawnmower. It has no filter, either, just a large container that catches the goo. I wash it out once a week, the tubing more often. It feels like it weighs about 15 lbs, especially if Im alone! Thanks Deb
04-13-2002, 08:14 AM
P.S. Do your insurance companies BUY these for you? All our equipment is rental, even the nebulizer! I've always wondered about the cost effectiveness of DME rental...Deb
04-13-2002, 12:47 PM
We still rent the 2 portible DeVILBISS' we have, but ins. has purchased the pulse ox. and the compressor for humidified air. I guess we have gotten lucky because if I think any of our equipment is too loud I call the med. supply company and ask them to give us a different one. Although I never have had any complaints about the suction machines. It may be that since my daughter is 4 that I am just used to the sound,but I don't really ever remember thinking it was too loud. Gretchen
04-13-2002, 01:11 PM
We have a Vacumax portable machine. It has a little round filter that is very easy to change. It is about 7 lbs empty. It is not very loud at all. The one that plugs into the wall IS!! Our machine was purchased by the insurance(BC/BS). The air compressor is a rental and so is the apnea monitor.
04-13-2002, 01:11 PM
I found this web site that shows the type of suction machine we have. Scroll down a little and there you go.Â* Â* Â* Â* Â* Â* Â* Â*Gretchen Â*
We use a Devillbiss VacuAide - it is really light. I know because I have tried just about every other portable machine available. It also doesn't take up a lot of room and comes with its own carrying case.
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