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the.ronin
10-10-2009, 03:48 AM
So the ambient humidity at my place is pushing 75%+!!

I'm putting dessicant in my cases but at best it's pulling the humidity down inside them to 65-70. Is this a source of concern? Is there other methods to bring the humidity down inside the case?

Ronnie Aloha
10-10-2009, 11:23 AM
Ronin,

Keeping humidity at 55.

Move inland.

Add more dessicant.

Put you ukes in a self-contained humidity unit.

At 65-70 the wood will not crack or warp unless there are drastic changes in humidity.

You're killing yourself dude!

the.ronin
10-10-2009, 12:04 PM
Hey man the instructions say 45-55!!! :mad::p:D

buddhuu
10-11-2009, 10:02 AM
65-70... You should be fine, mate. Humidity here regularly gets up around that 75% level. I drop a sachet of silicagel each in my uke and mandolin and leave it at that.

I own solid wood ukes, mandolins and fiddles and have never had a problem. It's very low humidity, or sudden changes, that worry me.