This is a big issue here in the Middle East too. In the winter it's dry, but during the summer the humidity soars very high.docdq99 wrote:Hi,
I've been reading through the posts above and it seems most of the people here are concerned with low humidity and therefore are looking for ways to humidify their guitars. I think this concern is predominant in areas with cold winters where there is low humidity making guitars too dry.
In my case, I am from a country with very high humidity (Philippines). Normally humidity is around 50-60 RH and can get higher. So my concern is keeping my guitars at a lower relative humidity to keep the tops and back from bulging.
I have tried a number of things from silica gel to electronic dehumidifiers but none seem to work to keep the guitars from bulging. I usually keep my guitars in their cases (I don't think they are air tight) when not is use. I also try to place the guitars in a temperature controlled room (although the air conditioning is not round the clock). All these measures do not solve my problem. One of my acoustic guitar's neck seemed to have grown since the fingerboard is no longer flush with the guitar neck.
Any suggestions on how to keep my guitars at an acceptable relative humidity and how can I remove the bulging (especially at the back of the bridge)?
I think 0 C is way to low to start humidifying. I measured as low as 29% in my house this spring (southern Sweden) when temperatures outside were well above 0C. I stopped using my humidifier only one or two weeks ago. I am having ca 50% in my house now.vesa wrote: ↑Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:35 amI´ve used Dampit 35 years in all my guitars and I always keep them in cases.
Never a single crack. I put them in my guitars when the weather turns to bellow 0°C. Sometimes we have very harsh(dry) winters, several months between -10°- -35° C.
I just check the wetness of them with my fingers and add water if dry.
And I must add that all the guitars I do have cracks
and that is because I´ve forgotten to put the ¨dampit-wurm¨ inside.
So Dampit really does the job.
Use of humidifier when below 0°C is a rule of thumb that works where I live in northern scandinavia.joachim33 wrote:
I think 0 C is way to low to start humidifying.
You're in a desert environment. Current temp/ humidity where you are is 101F 12% RH. Is the climate like that year round? I am curious what kind of a case were you using with the Humidipaks and how long did it take for them to turn hard?Aucaman wrote: ↑Tue May 23, 2017 1:10 amI’ve been using the Oasis humidifiers for many years with great results.
But because I do have to constantly check the water level in them, I decided to switch to Boveda humipaks. Unfortunately they didn’t work for me. They did not keep a decent level of humidity by increasing or absorbing humidity (as they were supposed to do) and finally they turned hard as rock.
I’m back on my very reliable Oasis tube humidifiers (brown and blue).