[ Dan Armstrong wrote to John:
> John, I've used de-humidifier bars to great advantage here in the
> colder (than New Jersey) north-Midwest. One thing I've found is it
> prevents the sweating of the harp considerably as the piano warms up
> during the opening of the home in the spring. The pianos I've done
> this on have stayed amazingly rust free and not nearly as far out of
> tune as others left to the elements.
> My objection to an electric blanket is that they are very prone
> to fires if switched "on" and left unattended. Of course, the
> electricity in the home has to left on (many people around here turn
> everything off).
Hi Dan, Fire is definitely one of my greatest concerns, but I'm
pleased to hear about your experiences with regards to rust and
After reading Richard Vance's posting about "heat without humidity", my
primary concern was a lack of humidity. Now, the prospect of fire moves
me even further away from using an electric blanket as a 'piano
Thanks for your information.
John A. Tuttle