Boveda for violin case: yet another thread

May 21, 2023, 10:24 PM · Just curious if anyone has had this device behave as advertised and maintain humidity at 50 percent. I put it in my case with both inserts in the little brown sack and am getting 42 percent in a dry/air conditioned environment and 63 percent in a humid environment (by the beach). Was in each environment for over a week. Digital hygrometer very accurate. Case is carbon fiber with a good seal. Thank you.

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May 22, 2023, 5:17 AM · Not exactly 50%, but it gets rid of the worst fluctuations.
May 22, 2023, 1:55 PM · Not to take this too off track, but how often do you replace your packs? How do you know when to replace them?
May 22, 2023, 3:41 PM · I'm sort of paranoid about the packs leaking. How do you really keep them safely in your case?
May 22, 2023, 7:09 PM · You know they're dead when they are no longer squishy. The gel turns to hard crystals after maybe 2 or 3 months, and then needs replacement.
May 22, 2023, 7:10 PM · If you're not going out of your way to puncture them, you should be OK. I usually put mine under the scroll, with or without a cloth wrap. Not much will happen there.

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