DIYAPASON-L Digest #78 - Monday, April 17, 2000
 
Sticking roll top.
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Sticking roll top.
  by "Richard Schneider, President" <arpncorn@davesworld.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Sticking roll top.
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Sticking roll top.
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com>
 

(back) Subject: Sticking roll top. From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 12:08:58 -0400   Hello friends,   The rolltop on my console is really sticking lately. I know there was a discussion not too long ago on pipeorg-l about this subject. Unfortunately it turn in to an argument of whether an organ console should even have a roll top. There was some various advice offered on what to use to stop the sticking but then some said they tried it and it didn't last very long. When I had my Allen it looked like some kind of white wax had been used. In the 3 years I had it I didn't have a problem with it.   Anyone out there have any proven advice ? And yes, I like my rolltop. With our house being an ongoing construction zone and 5 cats around it doesn't take long for things to show dust and cat hair.   Thanks all and have a Great day! Eric  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Sticking roll top. From: "Richard Schneider, President" <arpncorn@davesworld.net> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 14:21:06 -0500   Eric Sagmuller wrote: > Hello friends, > The rolltop on my console is really sticking lately.   <snip>   > When I had my Allen it looked like some kind of white wax had been used. = In > the 3 years I had it I didn't have a problem with it. > Anyone out there have any proven advice?   Hi, Eric.   First of all: make sure there's no problems in terms of physical fit. In other words: if the slats are too thick or they are too wide for the opening, then no amount of lubrication is going to help with the problem.   Second, make sure the canvas is ok and that the slats aren't skewing, and thus binding.   Third, I would recommend a silicon or Teflon spray on the track, which will help give the needed lubricity.   Hope this helps!   Faithfully,   "Arp in the Corn Patch" Richard Schneider SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Organbuilders 41-43 Johnston St. P. O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com Business EMAIL rnjs@family-net.net Personal EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com Web Page URL      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Sticking roll top. From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 18:43:02 -0500   I've used candle wax in the past with good results.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Sticking roll top. From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 22:11:11 -0500   Eric Sagmuller wrote:   > Hello friends, > > The rolltop on my console is really sticking lately. I know > there was a discussion not too long ago on pipeorg-l about > this subject. Unfortunately it turn in to an argument of > whether an organ console should even have a roll top. There > was some various advice offered on what to use to stop the > sticking but then some said they tried it and it didn't last > very long. When I had my Allen it looked like some kind of > white wax had been used. In the 3 years I had it I didn't > have a problem with it. > > Anyone out there have any proven advice ? And yes, I like > my rolltop. With our house being an ongoing construction > zone and 5 cats around it doesn't take long for things to > show dust and cat hair. > > Thanks all and have a Great day! Eric   Good Evening, Eric:   I was one of those who offered advice. However, it backfired and, perhaps, this morning I discovered why. I had recommended a silicone paste lubricant. One fellow tried some silicone product and reported two days later that it was sticking worse. Wo, we halted that recommendation.   I could not figure it out, however, for the lubricant works quite well on lots of things around my place. Well, one of the reasons is that it is a teflon product; not silicone.   You ought to use teflon paste carefully and be very sure that it is marked on the jar "...LUBRICANT." Not all silicone pastes nor all teflon pastes are lubricants.   One of the oldest products used wherever wood meets wood is bar soap. Others offered recommendations for bees wax, which is also used for a lot of things that are not designed to lubricate. Tallow was suggested. So, check with the written information on the product container if it is a commercially available product. You want to be absolutely sure that it is a lubricant, first, last, and foremost.   F. Richard Burt effarbee@home.com