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  • Humidity issues

     Anya Kelly updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago 8 Members · 11 Posts
  • Jeannie P

    Member
    10 May, 2021 at 3:15 am

    What humidifiers seem to work for keeping the harp between 45-55% humidity? I am having trouble stabilizing it. Any favorite humidifiers that work? Thanks

  • Susan Sacry

    Member
    10 May, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Jeannie,

    I live in a desert climate & must run humidifiers 24/7 to keep my harps at 50%. My solution, after quite a few arrangements, is set at 3, 1gal. Humidifiers. They each have a high/low setting so depending on the day’s humidity, they are set at different speeds. During the winter w the heat on, I had to run all 3 on high. Right now, I’m doing 1 high, 2 low but I check each day & make adjustments. My dream is a climate controlled room for my harps!

  • Michele Belson

    Member
    10 May, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I got mine through Amazon, Bell & Howell ultrasonic humidifier. It works great! Even changes colors if you want. It’s quiet and lets out a fine mist. You can adjust the level.It was not very expensive either.

    • Anya Kelly

      Member
      18 June, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      Michele, can you post a picture of it?

      • Michele Belson

        Member
        19 August, 2021 at 6:19 pm

        Anya, so sorry, I just saw your post. Hope this is helpful.

        • Anya Kelly

          Member
          8 September, 2021 at 4:55 am

          No worries at all.

          Thanks for the photo.

  • titia.stultitia

    Member
    19 August, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    I use a Venta Airwasher which works very quietly and adequately. You need one with a capacity big enough for the room.

    Just stay away from any devices that spray even a very fine visible mist.

  • Charlene MARCUS

    Member
    20 August, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    I have the exact opposite! We live on the water and have way too much humidity on hot humid days and not enough in the winter. No air conditioning. I have two dehumidifiers running and can only get down to 70% from 80% in a closed bedroom. I had to sell my Lyon and Healy harp as the gut strungs string were breaking constantly.

    I too need a regulated room unless someone has a suggestion?

    • titia.stultitia

      Member
      22 August, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      If the gut strings are the only problem, you could exchange the pedal gut of a LH Prelude to nylgut for pedal harps as sold by Camac. Nylgut is hardly susceptible for humidity. Also, it’s rather cheap and sounds almost like pedal gut.

  • Markus Faller

    Member
    21 August, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    As you can see in the table natural Gut is the most sensitive string material to air humidity. The best choice are modern synthetic materials like Nylgut, Silkgut, Nyltech etc. and that most call Nylon. It is clear that the wood material of the harp is sensitiv to dry and extrem humid air. But between 35% and 70% rel. air humidity there should be no problems. Quick humidity changes are the greater problem.

  • Suzannah Shadle

    Member
    22 August, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    OK. This is something I know nothing about, but we had a huge storm the other day and a tornado warning. My husband heard a loud pop and my C string just randomly broke. I went to re tune the harp and all of the strings were sharp. They had just tightened. Was that due to the storm? Not sure I could ever keep humidity stabilized as we live on an RV.

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