shelly0312 Posted January 27, 2013 Share Posted January 27, 2013 ...so, I've gone back and read past postings about humidity control for our instruments (for the dry winter months). I have been experimenting with low-tech methods without too much success. I have tried Dana's suggestion of 35mm film sleeve and even added a small bowl of water in addition. I am using a sort of clear tupperware sort-of-tall storage box that I can get 2 concertinas into it. Now in 36 hours I still do not have humidity in that box over 32%. Our house is pretty cool, we heat with woodburner stove , so away from the stove it is probably about 60 F. I wondering if the next step is to put one of those desk top coffee mug warmers in the box (to encourage evaporation of water) with a source of moisture sitting on it?. Of course why don't I just buy one of these: "Humistat 3" for $15-20? But that would take all the sport out of it. I also wonder if this Humistat is passive or has some sort of battery to warm the water a little to encourage evaporation?? If it is passive why would it be more successful than the plastic holder and pan of water? Thoughts from the crowd?? shelly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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