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Humidity Control for the Piano
By Larry Toto

I recently commented that a newly installed Dampp-Chaser in my neigh-
bor's Kawai grand piano started the piano to "oinking" on a couple of
dozen notes when the dampers re-seated onto the strings.  The problem
has almost been completely resolved, but there are still some stragglers
"oinking" just a little.  I was asked to look in on the piano after the
"oinking" started.

The humidifier and de-humidifier were plugged into the wrong sockets.
The installer accidentally plugged them in backwards and as a result,
the heater bars (de-humidifier) were apparently always on.  The tech
came back and put them right.  I see no signs of permanent damage.
I am passing this information on to put a ending to the unfinished

Larry Toto

(Message sent Wed 9 Feb 2000, 20:49:45 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Control, Humidity, Piano

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