Greetings to all:
I recently did an install of a PLS into the 7' grand that usually resides in a plywood "box". Since ac power was easily available, the head of the Music Dept. was happy to go that route. I put the system on the piano since they know they often will have the grand out on stage for 2-4 days continually. I used Velcro strips to mount the indicator panel to the piano next to a leg, Bass side of piano. Then screwed a small wood block to the "box" just outside of the left entry door with the appropriate Velcro on it. The cord is threaded into gap of door and door-frame just above the door hinge. Drilled a clearance hole so cord will not be crimped when door is closed.
The watering hose was routed like any other Dampp-Chaser install so it can be stowed properly while out on stage. An extension hose of 3-5' with a 2" piece of copper tubing as a coupler held in place with a worm clamp allows a means to add water without pulling the grand out of the box. It can be easily disconnected when the grand is pulled out for use.
Music Dept. personnel can quickly look in backstage to see the green LED is lit and if the yellow one is off or blinking. To water, they merely pull the hose out 6-10"out of the box, connect to the can, empty the can, and disconnect. Done. Might be more work than one may want, but it works for my Community College customer. Of course, your miles may vary!
Hey, good luck!
Alan Hoeckelman, RPT
SCC Music Tech
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376-2865
Excellent! Well done. Where there's a will and a willing accomplice...