Humidifier

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    kay-lister on #163308

    What brand of humidifier do you use?

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    unknown-user on #163309

    I bought a vaporizer this time. It feels better than a humidifier, and I hope will have less chance of getting any kind of mold. I had a string of bad luck with humidifiers of several makes. Can’t recommend any.

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    kay-lister on #163310

    Saul doesn’t the vaporizer make the area to damp?

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    rod-c on #163311

    Kay:

    I recently purchased a humifier, which I like. It’s a Hunter brand. (See link below.)

    I got it a Lowe’s store. It was $70.00.

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    sherry-lenox on #163312

    I bought a humidifier from QVC (don’t ask) a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t tried it yet. The verdict is still out on “white dust”. Will post after I try it.

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #163313

    We just replaced our old Emerson which still worked but which could no longer be thoroughly cleaned — even with bleach — after the 10 years we had it. We replaced it with a Moist Air Essick. It covers 2900 sq. ft, and that surely does the job for us. I had it about 3 feet from the harp. It drew the harp badly out of tune. So I moved it back where the old one had been in the hallway, closer to a cold air return and about 10 or 12 feet from the harp. You can feel the effects throughout the house though. I can tell when it’s empty because the house gets cold.

    Briggs

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    Ken H. on #163314

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    carl-swanson on #163315

    I wrote a blog here about humidification last year. You should read that. The short answer to your question though is that any humidifier that blows out “invisible” air(i.e., no visible vapor) is appropriate and should be placed close to the instrument.

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    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #163316

    I keep a Dampit in my old Troubadour harp, but it is also in the room with the big harp with gets humidity from the humidifier which works just fine. You can tell when it is working or not full by the coldness in the house when it runs out of water…..usually when we are asleep. It is new as mentioned above, and we are getting used to when to fill it. I have no white dust and never have from our evaporative humidifiers.

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    erin-wood on #163317

    I was recently told by an allergy specialist that both kinds of humidifiers (cool mist and vaporizer) are terrible for you.

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    carl-swanson on #163318

    Erin- Just put a few drops of Chlorox in the water. That will take care of the mold.

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    unknown-user on #163319

    I was introduced to the Vornado Vortex

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    kay-lister on #163320

    OK, I bought the $70.00 (Lowes) humidifier

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    barbara-low on #163321

    If it were me, I wouldn’t put a Dampit in my harp. I’ve seen pictures of a harp damaged by one – it ruined the base and the body shell, so I’d be cautious about putting anything damp/wet inside your harp. Plus it will only humidify the body chamber while the rest of the harp receives no benefit. 42% room humidity is acceptable, though on the low end of the target range of 40%-60%, with the outer limits ranging from 30%-70%.

    Hope that eases your mind some.

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    rod-c on #163322

    Kay:

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