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 RE: Dessicant in case, NO
Author: Don Berger 
Date:   1999-09-02 16:14

My experience is very similar to Drew's. Living in OK, medium dry climate, I {wrongly?} leave the damp chamois swab in the case and suggest to students that they NOT put a moist swab IN the cl [wood in particular]and dry the reeds as well as possible, leaving them on the dry mp,or in an open holder. This seems to work well in the moist spring, and dryer summer BUT a dry-cold winter is another story. Most of us at times experience loose rings, [wood]bell in particular, and I resort to a humidifier and at times use a homemade pill bottle with damp sponge, or moist paper towel! The point here is that the humidity we speak is Relative [not Absolute], so for those who havent been exposed to the physics [of air/water] as in P-Chem, cold [30F -] outside air may have a R H of 40%, but when brought into a house at 72F its R H drops to maybe 10% or lower , so the poor cl just dries out. A lengthy post, but believe it is important. Don

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maureen bleiman 1999-09-01 05:45 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Travis 1999-09-01 06:39 
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Dee 1999-09-01 12:02 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Drew 1999-09-01 14:12 
 Drew's Testimonial and Keeping it Simple  new
paul 1999-09-01 18:21 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
lis 1999-09-01 20:08 
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Connie 1999-09-01 21:32 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Hiroshi 1999-09-02 00:18 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Travis 1999-09-02 01:23 
 RE: Dessicant in case, NO  new
Don Berger 1999-09-02 16:14 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Daniel 1999-09-03 05:09 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Daniel 1999-09-03 05:12 
 RE: Dessicant in case?  new
Connie 1999-09-04 18:06 


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