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Can my piano survive the winter? (Read 291 times)

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Can my piano survive the winter?
« on: December 09, 2020, 06:14:06 PM »
Alright so I got a mason and Hamelin for free right?  Problem is I didnít have a place to keep it.  So itís in my sisters coffee shop for the time being but itís closed cause of covid so itís not temperature controlled.  Itís starting to get cold in Chicago so weíre looking at extended periods of time of like 10 degrees and lower.

I moved in with my parents in hopes to save up to buy a place so I can put this thing somewhere.  Hopefully I can buy something by The summer of 2021.

How badly in shape will my piano be by then?  Iím worried itíll get to the point where thereís no use in restoring it and Iím better off just buying a new instrument once I move in.  I feel kinda bad cause itís a good instrument but it is what it is.

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Re: Can my piano survive the winter?
«Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 12:05:51 AM »
Won't they need to keep the temperature at some minimum to prevent pipes from freezing?  I don't think 10 degrees cuts it for preventing pipes from freezing.
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Offline dw4rn

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Re: Can my piano survive the winter?
«Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 09:15:25 AM »
Are we talking Fahrenheit or Celsius here...?

If F, I think your piano is in trouble.

If C, I  think what you should be afraid of are fluctuations of temperature and humidity. Storing a piano in a cold place is probably no disaster as long as it isn't freezing cold for extended periods and if there isnít a lot of change back and forth in the temperature and humidity.

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Re: Can my piano survive the winter?
«Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 01:21:20 PM »
Won't they need to keep the temperature at some minimum to prevent pipes from freezing?  I don't think 10 degrees cuts it for preventing pipes from freezing.

Actually youíre right the place wonít go below 40 but thatís still pretty cold
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Re: Can my piano survive the winter?
«Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 10:22:27 PM »
In that case, I don't think you need to worry too much. Storing it there this winter shouldn't cause any damage, at least not the kind that would make it "get to the point where thereís no use in restoring it".