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    I have an ukulele and put two oasis humidifiers in my armitage case. The humidifiers have been placed by where the body joins with the fretboard. I put in a hydrometer, but I'm getting a reading of 28% humidity, even though my outside humidity is 40%. how is this possible and what am I doing wrong?

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    It's probably because your hygrometer is faulty or needs calibration. I have two Oasis humidifiers in each case (I have only two solid wood ukuleles) and get about 50%. I have cigar humidor digital hygrometers, and I have checked them against the big hygrometer in my bedroom; they are within 1% of each other. Also, I keep one Oasis in the uke's body and one by the neck. As long as they are filled, my ukes are fine.

    By the way, humidity outdoors doesn't mean much unless all your windows are always open and you aren't running the heat or AC.
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    I think I figured it out. I've been using regular water and I believe that the liner has been clogged by the mineral content. i wonder if there is a way to fix it or whether i have to get completely new ones

    Quote Originally Posted by wayfarer75 View Post
    It's probably because your hygrometer is faulty or needs calibration. I have two Oasis humidifiers in each case (I have only two solid wood ukuleles) and get about 50%. I have cigar humidor digital hygrometers, and I have checked them against the one in my bedroom; they are within 1% of each other. Also, I keep one Oasis in the uke's body and one by the neck. As long as they are filled, my ukes are fine.

    By the way, humidity outdoors doesn't mean much unless all your windows are always open and you aren't running the heat or AC.

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    If that's the case, you need new ones, I think.
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    I also put a herco humidifier in the case and it is still at 25% I don't understand this

    Quote Originally Posted by wayfarer75 View Post
    If that's the case, you need new ones, I think.

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    In a pinch use a damp sponge in a baggie with holes. I use small medicine bottles with lots of small (3/32) holes and Water absorbing gell crystals used for cigar humidification.
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    Why worry? Willie Nelson doesn't worry about cracks... ;-P
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    so i made the mistake of using non distilled water in the humidifier. apparently that is the kiss of death, and I'm trying to rectify it. I bought a bunch of tic tac containers and poked holes in them, putting in a damp sponge

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    Is it possible to soak the humidifier in vinegar to purge the calcium deposits? Just a thought... Works with shower heads. All of my in-case humidifiers are homemade, so I'm not familiar with the purchased variety.

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    that is a very clever idea. anyone have any thoughts about this? i guess i would be worried that the smell would transfer to the ukes. man, this stuff is driving me insane

    Quote Originally Posted by Cfiimei View Post
    Is it possible to soak the humidifier in vinegar to purge the calcium deposits? Just a thought... Works with shower heads. All of my in-case humidifiers are homemade, so I'm not familiar with the purchased variety.

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