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I should know this, but... here goes.

I have a vent that was under my piano's tail shut off. Recently we moved the piano so that the vent is now about 15" behind the tail, not directly under it. Can I open the vent again, or is it too close to have warm air around, even if we do have a central humidifier?


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I would'nt do it.


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It depends on what direction the air is blowing. If you crawl under the tail while it is working you will feel if it is getting warmer under the piano.

I like to keep a few register deflector in my van to help reflect heat register's air away from the piano. [Linked Image]

Putting an undercover on the bottom of the piano would be some insurance. You could make one or purchase one from a Dampp-chaser installer.


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Thanks for the advice, guys. It's appreciated.


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If you can deflect the air well away from the piano it might be ok. Otherwise, 15" sounds dangerously close to me. Remember that the stream of warm air will widen as it rises.

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I'm going to look for one of those air deflectors that lay on the fllor, and directs the air a couple or three feet away. They just don't have them at the Lowes or Home Depot here.


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For the present time until you locate one try using a piece of folded cardboard and some duct tape. Then you can custom direct the air flow……….

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I'm going to look for one of those air deflectors that lay on the fllor, and directs the air a couple or three feet away. They just don't have them at the Lowes or Home Depot here.
Try Amazon, search for "air deflector".


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