Let me explain further:
I installed the Dampp-chaser in my 178cm Thürmer grand myself. More info here
. Please ignore the part about wanting to become a DC installer, this no longer applies!
I'm now due to part company with the Thürmer and I'm getting a 173 cm Yamaha C2M instead. For various reasons (geographical location and otherwise) I will transfer the DC to the Yamaha myself.
My reason for asking about the dehumidifier rods is that I noticed during last summer that the RH at the humidistat location never went below 54% (+/- 2 or 3%). The RH in the room in general was mostly in the 70's but occasionally in the low 80's. Whenever I touched the heater rods (which was regularly) they were hot. Additionally, the humidifier used hardly any water other than, I guess, through evaporation. Right now in winter the RH at the humidistat is consistently in the region of 43% and I'm adding water regularly (heater rods are often cold to the touch). And so, as I suspect, are the heaters which were specified by the tech not up to the job of reducing the RH in summer to the point where the DC cycles between humidification and de-humidification, as I believe it's designed to? Also, will the fact that the Yamaha is slightly smaller than the Thürmer make a significant difference to the DC's performance?
I haven't got the rod wattages info to hand but as best I can remember the long rod is 35 W and the short rod 18W (something close to these figures anyway).
As I'll soon be transferring the equipment, I would greatly appreciate your views on what I've written.
Due to unrelated piano buying issues, I've fallen out with the tech/salesman mentioned (the guy's crazy!) and so, I'm on my own with this.