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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001032.txt from 1997/12

From: "David C. Blumberg" <reedman@-----.com>
Subj: setting up Humistat
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 15:37:03 -0500

When you first use it, soak the entire unit (with the top off) in water for
a couple of hours. That will soak the cotton area in the tip of the
container, so that it will properly work. A test to see if the unit is
working properly is while refilling, check to see if the water does leak
out of the bottom with the top off. If it leaks much too quickly (after 2-3
years) it is beginning to wear out. Time to replace. If no water leaks out,
the cotton top has dried out (after not using it for a while). These things
work great for my clarinets. I have 2 of them in my double case. Very, very
low maintenance, and they have an adjustable level of humidity. Cost $5.
great value, actually holds water in container (not just the amount that a
sponge holds).

I don't endorse orange peels, they make the rings on the bell black, and
often can put out too much moisture. But I did like the smell when I used
them way back in the 70's. And, It prevented scurvy. ;)

David C. Blumberg

Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 19:26:09 -0600 (CST)
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subject: re: humidifiers

I am interested in these.....I have never heard of them. Thanks for the
tip.....will check it out!

Roger Garrett
IWU

On Fri, 26 Dec 1997, David C. Blumberg wrote:

> I prefer the humistats made by leblanc. They are a tube with cotton bottom
> that releases water very slowly, and takes about a week to dry out. Not too
> much, not too little water is released. $5 many mail prder places have them.
>
> David Blumberg
> reedman@-----.com
>

   
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