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I may have a problem: due to a storm we lost power for about four hours (it's now restored).

What was my chief worry? Not the food in the refrigerator/freezer (what's a little food poisoning among friends?), but the tuning of the piano! I rely on the Piano Life Saver (and it works!). Thankfully the RH in the house during that time was about 40%, so no crazy extremes.

I just thought one or two others here might appreciate and sympathize with my whackadoodle priorities!


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I wouldn't worry too much about it, RobAc. Worse case scenario, you may want to have your piano tuned, but I doubt 4 hours without power, and not much of RH change would cause a problem with your piano.

As for food in the frig and freezer, if you didn't open the frig/freezer door, you should be good to go there too.

I lost power during the night too, due to strong thunderstorms, but all it affected was my digital clocks not powered by batteries.

All the best!

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I'm so confused. I read and reread your post multiple times and could not find any whackadoodle priorities.


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Flat notes are harder to stomach than spoiled meat, after all 😅


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Originally Posted by Keith D Kerman
I'm so confused. I read and reread your post multiple times and could not find any whackadoodle priorities.

Haha!!!


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There are priorities during a power outage. Wine, making sure it doesn't spoil.

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Originally Posted by prout
There are priorities during a power outage. Wine, making sure it doesn't spoil.

I did briefly worry about the gin in the freezer!


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Originally Posted by Rickster
I wouldn't worry too much about it, RobAc. Worse case scenario, you may want to have your piano tuned, but I doubt 4 hours without power, and not much of RH change would cause a problem with your piano.

As for food in the frig and freezer, if you didn't open the frig/freezer door, you should be good to go there too.

I lost power during the night too, due to strong thunderstorms, but all it affected was my digital clocks not powered by batteries.

All the best!

Rick

I think I'm in the clear! Did a quick check after the power was restored, before leaving for the day


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Probably 99% of piano owners don't have a Piano Life Saver system and have not had any serious problems. But if the tuning was affected you can't change what has already happened anyway.


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