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ben
12-12-2006, 03:17 PM
okay, i love my little incrediBELL...however, i noticed that when it gets wet, it's ring is SEVERELY diminished.

pretty inconvenient during these wet, wintery months.

has anyone else had this issue....know of any ways of solving the problem?

monsieurcris
12-12-2006, 03:47 PM
two words: cocktail umbrella

NEPcyclistic
12-12-2006, 05:05 PM
two words:


Air Horn!


Thats not enough to send the message so this is just useless crap that i'm writing to reach the ten characters min. length. I have reach that a long time ago so I'll just send this now.

patrick_barber
12-14-2006, 02:55 PM
this happens to me too.

two things seem to help.

one is ringing your bell repeatedly. Presumably this rattles some of the water loose.

Another thing to do is to rotate the bell; just twist it around and try it at different positions. No idea why this changes its resonance, but it does.

I suspect that along with water collecting in the bell, rust may develop over time. I recently put an old incredibell back into circulation and at first its ring was very thin and quiet, but now, after some use, it's basically back to fighting strength. So I am guessing that whatever was damping it has been rattled loose.

Ring early and often,

Patrick