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Piano placement question/gas stove and windows #2757414
08/10/18 01:52 PM
08/10/18 01:52 PM
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Hello,

I am new to the forum. I have recently purchased my first new acoustic piano, an upright Schulz Pollmann 132A. It is currently still waiting in the showroom and probably will remain there for a few weeks until the space in which it will live is ready.

I have a very small 1922 bungalow in Los Angeles. I am in the Silverlake area where it can get fairly hot and cold. The walls are not very thick or well insulated. The living room, where the piano will be, has only one interior wall and the portion of that wall that is wide enough for the piano, and not taken up by doorways, is not far from a fake fireplace on the adjacent wall which is where the gas heater is located. I am planning to replace the gas heater with a cast iron, direct vent gas stove. Regency-Hampton H15 is a likely model for the gas stove. Of the two remaining walls, on the first there is a spot between two windows on the sunniest and hottest side of the house which is just big enough for the piano, and on the second wall a spot between french door windows and the front door, slightly wider space, on a wall that is somewhat shaded

The sunniest, hottest wall is the furthest from the heater, the interior wall is the closest to the heater. The room is about 12.5’ x 21’. The gas stove will be basically in the middle of the 12.5’ wall and the corner of the stove will probably be about 3.5’ from the piano if it is placed on the interior wall. The heater will be facing parallel to the piano.

I saw another thread here discussing wood stoves and am wondering if a natural gas stove poses the same threat to the piano. The direct vent gas stove does not exchange any air between inside and outside, from what I understand.

How can I choose between daily temperature shifts on an outside wall vs. possible dryness and heat in winter? Humidity control? Heat shield between piano and gas stove? Keep piano on interior wall and move it to Exterior wall in the winter?

I look forward to any input!

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Re: Piano placement question/gas stove and windows [Re: OperaMezzo] #2757640
08/11/18 10:27 AM
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My suggestion is to avoid direct heat from the sun or any sort of stove/heater.
For typical California weather, a partial humidity control system (dehumidifier rod/s inside the piano) is usually good enough.


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Re: Piano placement question/gas stove and windows [Re: Gene Nelson] #2757709
08/11/18 03:50 PM
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Thank you for your advice!

Re: Piano placement question/gas stove and windows [Re: OperaMezzo] #2757859
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I agree with Gene. Opera Mezzo, did you see my posts in your Piano Forum thread?

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Re: Piano placement question/gas stove and windows [Re: David-G] #2758961
08/16/18 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by David-G
I agree with Gene. Opera Mezzo, did you see my posts in your Piano Forum thread?




Yes. Thank you!


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