DIYAPASON-L Digest #12 - Thursday, January 20, 2000
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Terminations
  by "Davies, Gary" <gary.davies@BeldenBrick.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Fwd: 4 Ivory Manuals 4 Sale
  by "Robert  Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re-doing Pouchboards
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Re-doing Pouchboards
  by "Davies, Gary" <gary.davies@BeldenBrick.com>
A question about something "different"
  by "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  A question about something "different"
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  A question about something "different"
  by "Larry Chace" <rlc1@etnainstruments.com>
telco wiring junctions
  by "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  telco wiring junctions
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  telco wiring junctions
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  telco wiring junctions
  by "H. J. Zivnak" <bztruck@email.msn.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  telco wiring junctions
  by "H. J. Zivnak" <bztruck@email.msn.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Connectors for telephone cable
  by "Frank Vanaman" <fvanaman@speakeasy.org>
(no subject)
  by "Jon" <sparky@chesco.com>
Building Traps
  by "Paul Arndt" <parndt@worldnet.att.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Terminations From: "Davies, Gary" <gary.davies@BeldenBrick.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 07:30:39 -0500   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01BF6342.2D875B20 Content-Type: text/plain   I also used the telephone punch blocks. I was fortunate that the company = I work for was putting in a new phone system and was throwing away all the = old punch blocks. I had to purchase the punch-down tool plus a couple more blocks which I got from Graybar. I used them in the console to the relay and from the relay to the wind chests. Gary Davies   -----Original Message----- From: John L. Adams [SMTP:jadams@scioto.net] Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 6:40 PM To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Subject: [Residence Organs] Terminations   Hi List, I'm glad to see others who use the telephone type of punch-down blocks. I've used them for years and think they are the next best thing to sliced bread. A word of caution before buying a block. The configuration = is such that some are split, meaning that the connectors across are not all connected. Some are, some not. That's an advantage sometime for you can = get twice or three times the number of terminations on a 6 across block for instance. Not good though if used for the typical spreader where the pipe connects to one clip, then whatever operates that pipe, i.e., the = different relays, connect to the other clips in that row. For instance on my = smallish organ of two manuals, 9 ranks, I use the blocks at the end of the main = chest and bring all pipes to the block and tie all relays to the same block. = Makes for tuning and trouble shooting easier. With the M66 block only one wire = can go to a clip, hence the multiple clips for multiple connections. Go to www.siemon.com <http://www.siemon.com> for the manufacturer but I buy = mine from Graybar. A good tip - if you need 61 or 73 or 85 positions and only have 50 position blocks, go to your handy dandy band saw and cut off what you need. Through the plastic only of course. On the bottom boards of my Kilgen main chest I used a neat block that has a 25 pair connector as well as the punch down clips so if necessary to remove the bottom board I only need to unplug the electrical part. If you should accidentally acquire blocks that are split, there are bridging clips available to rectify this. They are very cheap and can even be used as a kind of test plug. Hope this helps. John Adams Circleville, OH   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01BF6342.2D875B20 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META NAME=3D3D"Generator" CONTENT=3D3D"MS Exchange Server version =3D 5.5.2650.12"> <TITLE>RE: [Residence Organs] Terminations</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY BGCOLOR=3D3D"#FFFFFF">   <P><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">I also used the telephone punch =3D blocks.&nbsp; I was fortunate that the company I work for was putting =3D in a new phone system and was throwing away all the old punch =3D blocks.&nbsp; I had to purchase the punch-down tool plus a couple more =3D blocks which I got from Graybar.&nbsp; I used them in the console to =3D the relay and from the relay to the wind chests. </FONT></P>   <P><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Gary Davies</FONT> </P> <UL> <P><A NAME=3D3D"_MailData"><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">-----Original = =3D Message-----</FONT></A> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">From:&nbsp;&nbsp; John L. Adams = =3D [SMTP:jadams@scioto.net]</FONT></B> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Sent:&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> = <FONT =3D SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Wednesday, January 19, 2000 6:40 PM</FONT> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">To:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> <FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org</FONT> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">Subject:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT>= =3D </B> <FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">[Residence Organs]&nbsp; =3D Terminations</FONT> </P>   <P><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Hi List,</FONT> <BR><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">I'm glad to see = =3D others who use the telephone type of punch-down blocks. I've used them =3D for years and think they are the next best thing to sliced bread. A =3D word of caution before buying a block. The configuration is such that =3D some are split, meaning that the connectors across are not all =3D connected. Some are, some not. That's an advantage sometime for you can = =3D get twice or three times the number of terminations on a 6 across block = =3D for instance. Not good though if used for the typical spreader where =3D the pipe connects to one clip, then whatever operates that pipe, i.e., =3D the different relays, connect to the other clips in that row. For =3D instance on my smallish organ of two manuals, 9 ranks, I use the blocks = =3D at the end of the main chest and bring all pipes to the block and tie =3D all relays to the same block. Makes for tuning and trouble shooting =3D easier. With the M66 block only one wire can go to a clip, hence the =3D multiple clips for multiple connections. Go to</FONT> <A =3D HREF=3D3D"http://www.siemon.com"><U><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000FF" SIZE=3D3D2 = =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">www.siemon.com</FONT></U></A><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = =3D SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial"> for the manufacturer but I buy mine from =3D Graybar. A good tip - if you need 61 or 73 or 85 positions and only =3D have 50 position blocks, go to your handy dandy band saw and cut off =3D what you need. Through the plastic only of course. On the bottom boards = =3D of my Kilgen main chest I used a neat block that has a 25 pair =3D connector as well as the punch down clips so if necessary to remove the = =3D bottom board I only need to unplug=3DA0 the electrical part. If you =3D should accidentally acquire blocks that are split, there are bridging =3D clips available to rectify this. They are very cheap and can even be =3D used as a kind of test plug. Hope this helps.=3DA0</FONT> </P>   <P><FONT FACE=3D3D"Arial">=3DA0</FONT> <BR><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">John = Adams</FONT> <BR><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Circleville, =3D OH</FONT> </P> </UL> </BODY> </HTML> ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01BF6342.2D875B20--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Fwd: 4 Ivory Manuals 4 Sale From: "Robert Eversman" <highnote@mhtc.net> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 06:34:13 -0600   cute ! thanks   ---------- > From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> > To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > Subject: [Residence Organs] Fwd: 4 Ivory Manuals 4 Sale > Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 3:54 PM > > This appeared on PIPORG-L for you that may have missed it. > > David > > >Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 16:39:59 EST > >Reply-To: TubaMagna@aol.com > >Sender: Pipe Organs and Related Topics <PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu> > >From: TubaMagna@aol.com > >Subject: 4 Ivory Manuals 4 Sale > >To: PIPORG-L@listserv.albany.edu > > > >Four-manual stack; ivory and ebony; 1950 Moller > >Walnut cheeks; riddled with pistons; Ivories badly worn on Great > >Good for hobbiest, needs rebuilding, but a great start for the hobbiest's > >dream console. > >Pick-up only in NYC, $350.00 cash gets you the stack > > > >Moller Pedal Clavier from the same organ: $100. > > > >Lucky buyer gets one free cup of coffee and brutal NYC weather with purchase. > > > >Seb Gluck (212) 979-7698 > > > >PS-- will TRADE for unaltered, completely original, fully restored 18th > >century 2-manual and pedal mechanical action chapel organ -- and I'll still > >buy you the coffee. > > > = >:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: > >Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual = con- > >tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the = Uni- > >versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail = to > >listserv@listserv.albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the = web > >page at http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . > = >:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re-doing Pouchboards From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 10:17:07 EST   Another way to seal the pouches is to thin contact cement 50% with contact =   cement thinner.Then use a reed organ vac. pump to pull the glue into the pouch, then the powder.It's no yolk!   Dennis  
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Re-doing Pouchboards From: "Davies, Gary" <gary.davies@BeldenBrick.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 10:32:10 -0500   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01BF635B.890FB046 Content-Type: text/plain   I am enjoying all these little puns!   -----Original Message----- From: Pipewheezr@aol.com [SMTP:Pipewheezr@aol.com] Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 10:17 AM To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re-doing Pouchboards   Another way to seal the pouches is to thin contact cement 50% with contact cement thinner.Then use a reed organ vac. pump to pull the glue into the pouch, then the powder.It's no yolk!   Dennis   DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01BF635B.890FB046 Content-Type: text/html Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <HTML> <HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii"> <META NAME=3D3D"Generator" CONTENT=3D3D"MS Exchange Server version =3D 5.5.2650.12"> <TITLE>RE: [Residence Organs] Re-doing Pouchboards</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY>   <P><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">I am enjoying all these little =3D puns!</FONT> </P> <UL> <P><A NAME=3D3D"_MailData"><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">-----Original = =3D Message-----</FONT></A> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">From:&nbsp;&nbsp; =3D Pipewheezr@aol.com [SMTP:Pipewheezr@aol.com]</FONT></B> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Sent:&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> = <FONT =3D SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Thursday, January 20, 2000 10:17 AM</FONT> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">To:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> <FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org</FONT> <BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 =3D FACE=3D3D"Arial">Subject:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT>= =3D </B> <FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Re: [Residence Organs]&nbsp; =3D Re-doing Pouchboards</FONT> </P>   <P><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Another way to seal the pouches is to = =3D thin contact cement 50% with contact </FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">cement thinner.Then use a reed organ = =3D vac. pump to pull the glue into the </FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">pouch, then the powder.It's no =3D yolk!</FONT> </P>   <P><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Dennis</FONT> </P>   <P><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for = =3D owners and builders of their own </FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Residence Pipe Organs.</FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">HOMEPAGE : <A =3D HREF=3D3D"http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org" =3D TARGET=3D3D"_blank">http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org</A></FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">List: <A =3D HREF=3D3D"mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org">mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org= =3D </A></FONT> <BR><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 FACE=3D3D"Arial">Administration:&nbsp; <A =3D HREF=3D3D"mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org">mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipe= =3D chat.org</A></FONT> </P> </UL> </BODY> </HTML> ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01BF635B.890FB046--  
(back) Subject: A question about something "different" From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:49:21 -0600   Good day to all!   I have an unusual question today (as if there is ever anything usual with people that have their own pipe organs). My instrument is a classical "type". However, I would like to add some "fun" things to it. My Mom has = a big theater organ with the percussion/bells/and whistles. I don't have = a lot of room "left" over or I would have included some big 16' reeds, the = 16' opens, etc. So I was thinking about some small things like: a fire bell = or some kind of bell, an oogaha horn, a duck call, siren, or whatever. Has anyone ever done that or have any ideas or suggestions?   I thought I would just add some toe studs for each of the "toys" and wire them directly and not go through my relay. Any thoughts?   Now Mom can have some play things with her music. And you know, often I have thought I would like a loud horn or siren or cymbal crash with I have = a bad measure or two. Who knows, a duck call here and there might add a new dimension to Mr. Bach!   Have a great day!   Craig Elders  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] A question about something "different" From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 14:05:25 -0500   Hi Craig... When I got my WurliTzer, the toy counter was missing. The instruments were there, but no actions. I built a chest 18" wide by 36" = long with individual actions for each banger and clacker.   I wired in a single wire under the accompaniment manual and pedalboard = which runs to a relay I built -from scratch- just for the traps. In other words, any manual key fires the manual relay magnet, and any pedal fires the = pedal magnet.   The relays are just like Wurli. with the respective traps wired to each, and controlled from the stoprail. It was a bit of wiring engineering, but = it works- neatly done with phone wire.   Toe studs play the crash, cuckoo clock whistles, aaoogah, siren, ships bell, etc.   Stop rail plays sleigh bells (one shaker set), tap cymbal, brush, snare, tom-tom, bass drum, etc.   It'll take a while to make this stuff, but you will love it.   My Wurli plays off a MIDI also, and people really like going in the swell box and watching all the traps (and percussions) play with (oops) by themselves.   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] A question about something "different" From: "Larry Chace" <rlc1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 14:44:23 -0500   Craig Elders asked about adding some toys to his instrument. There is precedence for including at least some of them in classical instruments; check the stoplist of the Gabler organ at Weingarten and you'll find several (thunder, coo-koo, nightingale, bells, and so on). So, go for it!   If Craig wants to include a toy, like a triangle or small cymbal, that should play along on the beat, then that might not be too difficult to wire. Craig's Z-tronics relay includes a pair of "trap relays" through which he can run the data line for a keyboard; these are located on the Master Oscillator board. If any key on that keyboard is down, then the trap relay's output is turned on, and that signal can be used to fire a magnet to operate a pneumatic to move a striker to make the noise.   Other relay systems might also provide such a signal. (And, has has been mentioned, you can also gang-wire some key contacts to provide the same function.)   Larry Chace        
(back) Subject: telco wiring junctions From: "Brian Graham" <bgraham@geaf.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 13:46:52 -0600   I've been surfing the net looking for telco wiring hardware suitable for organ use.   It's been rather frustrating. There are a lot of sites, but they aren't very user friendly, and most of them seem very "data" oriented.   Here is what I want: I have for "primary sets" (2 chests, both duplex). For each of these I want to wire each magnet individually to a junction block of some sort on the primary set with a modular plug to which I could connect a cord to from this junction to the console, so that the next time I move it will be less nightmarish.   I presume I'll be using 50 pr. cable in order to find standard plugs, since the 32 pr. stuff isn't very standard.   Q. Where could I find standard junctions/plugs for 50 pr. cable?   Q. Is there a company that would send me a catalog with photographs of this stuff?   Q. If I want to use modular plugs, could I buy plugs that I could "splice" to the ends of bulk cable, or will I have to order cable with integrals plugs.   Thanks!      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] telco wiring junctions From: "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 15:03:18 -0500       Brian Graham wrote: > > I've been surfing the net looking for telco > wiring > > Q. If I want to use modular plugs, could I buy > plugs that I could "splice" to the ends of > bulk cable, or will I have to order cable with > integrals plugs. > If you're talking about the 50 pin plugs, you can put them on but it takes an expensive tool. It's easier to just buy the cable with plugs on one or both ends as required. You can get them in stock and custom lengths.  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] telco wiring junctions From: "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 15:14:21 -0500       Brian Graham wrote: > > > I presume I'll be using 50 pr. cable in order > to find standard plugs, since the 32 pr. stuff > isn't very standard.   The standard plug for a 50 pair cable is two 25 pair plugs (generally referred to as BLUE RIBBON, TELCO, OR CENTRONICS style. Don't know what the official name is).   > > Q. Where could I find standard junctions/plugs > for 50 pr. cable? > > Q. Is there a company that would send me > a catalog with photographs of this stuff?   PANDUIT has a good catalog in PDF on their site. Of course you'll have to go through a distributer to actually buy it. We've got one nearby (used to be real nearby but they closed that part down so I have to truck accross town).   -Ron  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] telco wiring junctions From: "H. J. Zivnak" <bztruck@email.msn.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:12:24 -0800   Hello Brian and List,   You wrote:   > > I presume I'll be using 50 pr. cable in order > to find standard plugs, since the 32 pr. stuff > isn't very standard.   This is probably the most enconmical solution in my experience.   > Q. Where could I find standard junctions/plugs > for 50 pr. cable?   You should consider buying premade cables, cutting them into two pieces wiring one end to the chest , and the other end to the console. Then you = use one more cable of an appropriate length to connect the two. Newark Electronics sell premade cables mfg by AT&T, and you can also find them at Alltel Supply, and Graybar. I was able to purchase cables with a male end, and a female end 15' in length for $10.80 ea. in 20 quantity. This is less than the Cinch connectors alone from Newark.   > Q. Is there a company that would send me > a catalog with photographs of this stuff?   Any of the above > > Q. If I want to use modular plugs, could I buy > plugs that I could "splice" to the ends of > bulk cable, or will I have to order cable with > integrals plugs. You can buy cables with a plug on one end, but angin, the cable with two plugs is less expensive.   Hope this helps.   Regards,   Joe          
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] telco wiring junctions From: "H. J. Zivnak" <bztruck@email.msn.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 12:19:45 -0800   OOPS Me Bad.   I read 50 pr and thought 50 pin. However, the most economical solution would be to double up the 25 pair standard cables.   Sorry,   Joe Learning to put brain in gear before releasing mouth :-)   I wrote:   > Hello Brian and List, > > You wrote: > > > > > I presume I'll be using 50 pr. cable in order > > to find standard plugs, since the 32 pr. stuff > > isn't very standard. > > This is probably the most enconmical solution in my experience. > > > Q. Where could I find standard junctions/plugs > > for 50 pr. cable? > > You should consider buying premade cables, cutting them into two pieces > wiring one end to the chest , and the other end to the console. Then you use > one more cable of an appropriate length to connect the two. Newark > Electronics sell premade cables mfg by AT&T, and you can also find them = at > Alltel Supply, and Graybar. I was able to purchase cables with a male = end, > and a female end 15' in length for $10.80 ea. in 20 quantity. This is = less > than the Cinch connectors alone from Newark. > > > Q. Is there a company that would send me > > a catalog with photographs of this stuff? > > Any of the above > > > > Q. If I want to use modular plugs, could I buy > > plugs that I could "splice" to the ends of > > bulk cable, or will I have to order cable with > > integrals plugs. > You can buy cables with a plug on one end, but angin, the cable with two > plugs is less expensive. > > Hope this helps. > > Regards, > > Joe > > > > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org >        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Connectors for telephone cable From: "Frank Vanaman" <fvanaman@speakeasy.org> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 20:26:09 -0500   Hi Richard and List   Yes, Certainly, I'd be happy to broadcast whatever I can find out about getting the 64 way cable connector plugs.   As some out there may know, Sam is a bit hard to get in touch with, so it may not be today or tomorrow ;-} but I will let folks know what I do find out *when* I do finally get in touch with Sam.   I did see Clifford Cable mentioned in one posting, and I would've thought that perhaps they would have something like this available, but since I've never seen their catalog or done business with them, I don't actually know myself. Sorry...   All for the moment-   Frank Vanaman Baltimore, MD  
(back) Subject: From: "Jon" <sparky@chesco.com> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 20:59:15 -0500   Hi! My name is Jon and I'm 17. I'm rebuilding an organ into my living room (currently 7 ranks soon to be around 12). With my parents blessings of course. (a little sarcasm there). Maybe somebody has done something like this before but I somehow doubt it. This was the result of a lot of trial, error, and smoke. I think i may want to share it with the list, even though I just joined. (it seems theres a thread on rectifiers happening). If I'm a little off topic or the email's too long, just let = me know......   Well when I got my moller (opus 9941) it had an orgalectra rectifier/power supply in it. Terrible little beast. Horrible ripple (the organ may not care but i'm a perfectionist) and pathetic regulation. Actually the = ripple causes pre-empative burnout of LEDs and the lack of regulation doesn't = help magnets either.   SOOO what i did (if you don't care you can stop reading here).... It had a saturable reactor. This is essentially a DC choke that has a winding in series with the main transformers primary. This not only reduces xformer voltage but prevents the choke from becoming saturated and ceasing regulation. Useless if ya ask me.   As it turned out, when 120 volts were applied to the beast, there were 50 across the SR and 70 across the transformer. Hmm... almost an even split... if the SR got disconnected from everything else and its voltage measured, one would find out it was putting out about 17 volts. hmm a little too high.... HOWEVER there was a perfectly matched xformer winding on the power transformer. I actually used the SR as a transformer. I paralleled the two "transformers" both with 12 ga. secondaries. I removed the crackhead celenium rectifier (i know i musta spelled that wrong!) and replaced that with a full wave bridge (rated 40 amps but WELL heat = sinked). Selenium Rectifiers emit a poisonous gas under certain conditions, so i = did NOT want the thing in my moller. Besides it was slow to "stop" current from flowing backwards.   So I now had 17 volts from the xformers going into the bridge. Then I = took the rectified DC, ran it through the remaining inductor (no SR windings on this one) and then to 500,000 mf. of capacitance. This gave me 16.2 volts output. Pathetic. I then desgned and built a TIP/transistor based = voltage regulator that holds the voltage at exactly 10.8 volts. Right where I = want it.   Current into a 1/4 ohm load is 40 amperes which means i virtually eliminated internal resistance. The voltage at 40 amperes? It remains faithfully at 10.79.   jon      
(back) Subject: Building Traps From: "Paul Arndt" <parndt@worldnet.att.net> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 20:57:14 -0800   VEAGUE wrote:   > When I got my WurliTzer, the toy counter was missing. The > instruments were there, but no actions. I built a chest 18" wide by 36" = long > with individual actions for each banger and clacker.   Since the organ I have did not have any of the traps anymore (it was = churchified years ago and the traps are probably in a landfill somewhere) I will = probably need to build some if I cannot find any. Does anyone have any plans for = building traps... crash cymbal, bass drum, snare drum, wood block, castenetts, etc. = There are really no examples close by to look at for a model. This is probably something down the line as I have lots of other things to work on, but = since this came up, I felt it would be a great time to ask.   Thanks   Paul