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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2007, 12:56:25 PM »
Thanks Dave.....argh, I'm just frazzled.  Ok, when I turn the humidifier on in the bedroom it tells me what the humidity is and often times it's in the upper 20s...sometimes low 30s....

So, I'll go ahead and put this thing in the guitar and all will be well right ;)  I did get a hygrometer with it as well...so I'll let you know what it says...maybe I should just replace the batteries in our weather station ya think....
 

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2007, 01:14:33 PM »
One last comment.  I don't like spreading the strings apart like I have to do to put this humidifier in.  I think I'm going to break them or something.  I figure it will last a week without much trouble.  I guess I can always go ahead and install it in the case when I get the other one.  I'm returning this one Monday.
 

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2007, 06:15:16 PM »
Don't worry about the strings. That humidifier is just fine and maybe a little better as it discharges it's humidity right into the body of the guitar where it's needed most.

26% RH isn't too unusual. It's probably a sign that your home is very weather-tight. Any heater will dry the air and if your house is well sealed then outside moisture has a tough time getting in. My house (in NH) is in the 20's-30's all winter.

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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2007, 08:38:49 PM »
Hey, Dread, how about answering a Q for this ol' Dugly?

I just checked my weather center and the humidity in the corner where my guitars all rest on their stands is 41%.  OK, that sounds like a safe level.

Would there be any detrimental effect if I were to put a humidifier into the body of the guitars?  What would happen if there were too much humidity, and what % relative humidity would be too much?

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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2007, 11:00:46 AM »
It looks like the living rooms where the guitar is wrapped and near the tree is running at approximately 45% humidity.  I think this is because we have a live tree and a giant bowl of water...does this make sense?  I know the humidity is not that high normally.  Upstairs it's still around the upper 20s.
 

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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2007, 01:17:24 PM »
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Originally posted by vermonter16

It looks like the living rooms where the guitar is wrapped and near the tree is running at approximately 45% humidity.  I think this is because we have a live tree and a giant bowl of water...does this make sense?  I know the humidity is not that high normally.  Upstairs it's still around the upper 20s.



Yeah, it makes sense--you have that big tree giving off water vapor and that big bowl of water, the two of them acting together are going to be like a small humidifier.  I'd bet you'll be OK until the big unwrapping happens!  Even better, have Santa get him a stand and let him keep it in that room, it would be ideal!

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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2007, 02:15:15 PM »
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Even better, have Santa get him a stand and let him keep it in that room, it would be ideal!
[:0] IMO that would only be ideal if you're going to keep the live tree and the giant bowl of water in there 'til Winter (and probably early Spring) are over.
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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2007, 10:03:35 AM »
One time we kept the tree until like February or something :)  We have bad cats and the one named Ozzie would probably use the guitar as a scratching post knowing him :)
 

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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2007, 08:52:36 PM »
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Originally posted by vermonter16

One last comment.  I don't like spreading the strings apart like I have to do to put this humidifier in.  I think I'm going to break them or something.  I figure it will last a week without much trouble.  I guess I can always go ahead and install it in the case when I get the other one.  I'm returning this one Monday.



Just loosen the G and the D a bit.

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