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 Post subject: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 pm 
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So, due to life...... I took a bit of a break to try to get a bead on everything again..... and then disaster struck in a gut punch sort of way. Ever come home and find your water heater has blown apart and your pipes are under water?

Is there anyone in southwest Ohio? I feel sick........

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 Post subject: Re: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:43 am 
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Sorry to hear this, but it should be possible to carefully dry the pipes out, and perhaps salvage the reeds, or get new reeds made? Who made your pipes?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:06 am 
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Sad to hear! Let everything dry out slowly, no heat applied, and see where you are after that. It may not be as bad as you fear.

A good reason to store instruments off the floor I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:25 pm 
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There is the story of the Kenna pipes that were recovered from the bottom of a lake. Check the difference in drones:

http://seanreidsociety.org/SRSJ3/3.02/O'Mealy%20Biography.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:20 pm 
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Yes, the real tragedy was the loss of life when the Kenna pipes went for an extended swim.

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 Post subject: Re: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:48 pm 
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So unfortunate.

I know of one gentleman who’s Williams set went for an extended swim- quite a tale! However I can tell you first hand the set are still amazing.

Same rules apply I think- no drastic changes in moisture, so don’t be getting the dehumidifier out too soon!

Best of luck. I’m hoping all will be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:48 am 
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Is that the set that went in a canal?


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 Post subject: Re: Disaster struck
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:19 am 
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Brennen Fitzgerald wrote:
Ever come home and find your water heater has blown apart and your pipes are under water?


No luckily that's not happened to me. How terrible!

A friend, years ago, had a similar thing happen to his gorgeous fantastic-playing Copeland Low D whistle.

It would still play after a fashion, but the head and body were corroded and fused together.

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