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-Emma-
05-01-2013, 10:19 PM
Hi,
The hygrometer that I have in the case with my Kamaka HF-2 is showing that the humidity level is between 57-67% (minimum and maximum readings).

Because the maximum reading is only just above 65%, the point which HMS recommends dehumidifying (http://www.theukulelesite.com/care) , should I be using a dehumidifier with this range of humidity?

During the day when I've checked, the humidity always seems to stay at 67%.

I emailed HMS a few days ago but didn't receive a reply, so I'd appreciate your help :) .

Kayak Jim
05-02-2013, 02:45 AM
I wouldn't rely too heavily on a single hygrometer since over dehumidifying can be disastrous as I'm sure you know. Get another digital one online or in a cigar shop. I have two plus another in my house so I can easily compare readings and see if any of them are way off. There should be some threads suggesting makers/ suppliers.

-Emma-
05-03-2013, 01:39 PM
Thanks Kayak Jim :) .

Do you keep more than one hygrometer in the ukulele case? Or would you recommend having a 2nd hygrometer just in the room where the ukulele is kept?

7warriorlion
05-03-2013, 02:08 PM
Perhaps of interest to you & maybe of interest to others.
http://www.humidorpros.com/western-humidor-digital-caliber-iv-digital-hygrometer-thermometer/
http://ukuleletonya.com/files/Humidity_and_your_ukulele.pdf

vanflynn
05-03-2013, 02:46 PM
I've never has a too high humidity problem but Planet Wave claims these pack are good to maintain a 45-50% RH
http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=4115&productid=523&productname=Humidipak

I have used them to increase humidity and they work great. Just a though.

-Emma-
05-03-2013, 04:13 PM
Thanks everyone,
I have a M.U.D. humidifier (http://www.stringworkshop.co.nz/violin_products.htm) and my uke came with a herco dehumidifier.

Kayak Jim
05-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Thanks Kayak Jim :) .

Do you keep more than one hygrometer in the ukulele case? Or would you recommend having a 2nd hygrometer just in the room where the ukulele is kept?

No Emma, just one in each of my two uke cases, but when I got the second I put them side to side on the table to see how closely they agreed (about 5% apart). Then I put them in the bathroom after a shower to check their agreement at another humidity level (about the same 5% difference). This gave me reasonable confidence that the readings change with changes in humidity too!

Jim B

OldePhart
05-04-2013, 05:15 AM
...This gave me reasonable confidence that the readings change with changes in humidity too!

Jim B

That's important! I have one of those cases with a built-in hygrometer - I noticed that it didn't matter how many humidifiers I put in the case the dial never went above about 45% or below 40%. That didn't seem right so I got a digital one and found that the humidity in the case was closer to 65% when the dial read 45...

John