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#1454340 - 06/10/10 11:16 PM Dampp Chaser Question
Deerwood Dad Offline
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It's summer here in Minnesota, and with summer comes epic humidity. In my "climate controlled" home, the humidity meter (placed in the piano room) has been reading between 50 and 55%. Question: Why is my DC still going through water? The light is blinking right now, and I'm a bit confused. Isn't it about time for the DE-humidifier part of my DC to kick in? Is there a switch someplace on that thing that I need to flip in the summer time to turn off the humidifier, or is it all automatic?
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#1454372 - 06/11/10 12:30 AM Re: Dampp Chaser Question [Re: Deerwood Dad]
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I'd assume its all automatic, otherwise the whole system doesn't make much sense to me. Don't have a Damp Chaser myself though, so I wouldn't know for sure.
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#1454398 - 06/11/10 01:31 AM Re: Dampp Chaser Question [Re: Pianosaurus Rex]
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It's functioning normally. It cycles to maintain a balance.
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#1454520 - 06/11/10 09:31 AM Re: Dampp Chaser Question [Re: curry]
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One great benefit of the Piano Life Saver System is that it has no moving parts, and so is completely silent.

As Curry said, it cycles continually between the wet and dry side, several times an hour, to prevent condensation, to promote airflow without moving parts, and to maintain the correct moisture level in the wood of your piano.

You should notice that you're adding water a lot less often than in winter, but it's still normal to add water any time of year.

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#1454608 - 06/11/10 11:58 AM Re: Dampp Chaser Question [Re: Cy Shuster, RPT]
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Thank you, Curry and Cy. Much appreciated.
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