DIYAPASON-L Digest #126 - Saturday, July 22, 2000
 
Introduction
  by "John P. Smith" <jpsmith@pdnt.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Introduction
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Introduction
  by "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net>
 

(back) Subject: Introduction From: "John P. Smith" <jpsmith@pdnt.com> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 13:19:40 -0500   Hello, I've been a "lurker" since the list started, and thought it was time to de-lurk and introduce myself. My name is John Smith (really!) and I am employed as Director of Quality Assurance for Combe Inc., maker of such thrilling products as Odor-Eaters, Lanacane and Just for Men haircolor. I am a Chicago native and University of Chicago graduate, and live in Champaign IL with my wife and 3 children.   My project is a 7 rank 2m/p EP unit organ built in1950 by the Schaefer = Organ Co. of Slinger, Wisconsin and originally installed in a Catholic church in DePere, WI. The ranks are Principal 8-4-2, Bourdon 16-8-4, Open/Harmonic Flute 8-4-2, Viola 8-4, Dulciana 8 (TC), Nazard 2-2/3 - 1-1/3, and Pedal Principal 4-2. I had the able assistance of Chris Feiereisen in finding and removing the instrument, and like many others had "tons" of fun = getting it out of the choir loft, into a rented truck, and into my home. All the parts are now in my basement, where it will be re-installed.   I have been working on the organ for about a year now. Progress has been slow but steady. All the chests have been opened up and cleaned, and a = few dozen water-damaged pouches replaced. The rest of the chest leather is in excellent condition. The console is stripped, refinished and ready to go. I decided to replace all the old cotton covered wiring and = assemble/install a multiplex solid state relay. This is about half done.   I have enjoyed the discussions on this list, and look forward to participating in the future.   John P. Smith Champaign IL        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Introduction From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 11:44:09 -0700   Hi, John. Welcome to the land of the terminally deranged. ;-)   At 13:19 07/22/2000 -0500, you wrote: >My name is John Smith (really!)   I had a girl friend named Mary Smith (really!) and she used to get carded wherever she went, even when she was 40+.   >employed as Director of Quality Assurance   I thought that such positions were redundant in the USA... ;-)   >My project is a 7 rank 2m/p EP unit organ built in1950 by the Schaefer = Organ >Co. of Slinger, Wisconsin and originally installed in a Catholic church = in >DePere, WI. The ranks are Principal 8-4-2, Bourdon 16-8-4, Open/Harmonic >Flute 8-4-2, Viola 8-4, Dulciana 8 (TC), Nazard 2-2/3 - 1-1/3, and Pedal >Principal 4-2.   Nice to see a unit organ with an independant nazard. That is something that I've advocated for years, even though I'm a theatre organ nut. I've actually gotten a fractional tibia and concert flute so they can be tuned properly. >I decided to replace all the old cotton covered wiring...   That's good, as the 1993 revision of the National Electrical Code requires that an organ moved, rebuilt, relocated (even in the same building) have all of the cotton covered wiring replaced with pvc. I've seen the cotton/parafin stuff burn, and it's just like a candle. Fire spreads really fast.   >assemble/install >a multiplex solid state relay. This is about half done.   Would you mind sharing with the list which system you're installing? I'm going to replace the relay on my Wurlitzer/Whatever, and I'm in the = process of deciding which system to use.     Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA NAWCC 140818 http://www.jps.net/rrloesch alternate email: cuckoobob@eudoramail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Introduction From: "paul" <paulkruger@flashcom.net> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 18:11:11 -0700   to bob and all others I an in the mist (or rather musty 0 of a Wurlitzer style D 2-6 and need a control system maybe we could all get a discount on are controllers lost in the leather in Florida Paul ----------------------------------------------------- Click here for Free Video!! http://www.gohip.com/free_video/   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2000 11:44 AM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Introduction     > Hi, John. Welcome to the land of the terminally deranged. ;-) > > At 13:19 07/22/2000 -0500, you wrote: > >My name is John Smith (really!) > > I had a girl friend named Mary Smith (really!) and she used to get = carded > wherever she went, even when she was 40+. > > >employed as Director of Quality Assurance > > I thought that such positions were redundant in the USA... ;-) > > >My project is a 7 rank 2m/p EP unit organ built in1950 by the Schaefer Organ > >Co. of Slinger, Wisconsin and originally installed in a Catholic church in > >DePere, WI. The ranks are Principal 8-4-2, Bourdon 16-8-4, = Open/Harmonic > >Flute 8-4-2, Viola 8-4, Dulciana 8 (TC), Nazard 2-2/3 - 1-1/3, and = Pedal > >Principal 4-2. > > Nice to see a unit organ with an independant nazard. That is something > that I've advocated for years, even though I'm a theatre organ nut. = I've > actually gotten a fractional tibia and concert flute so they can be = tuned > properly. > > >I decided to replace all the old cotton covered wiring... > > That's good, as the 1993 revision of the National Electrical Code = requires > that an organ moved, rebuilt, relocated (even in the same building) have > all of the cotton covered wiring replaced with pvc. I've seen the > cotton/parafin stuff burn, and it's just like a candle. Fire spreads > really fast. > > >assemble/install > >a multiplex solid state relay. This is about half done. > > Would you mind sharing with the list which system you're installing? = I'm > going to replace the relay on my Wurlitzer/Whatever, and I'm in the process > of deciding which system to use. > > > Regards, > Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA > NAWCC 140818 > http://www.jps.net/rrloesch > alternate email: cuckoobob@eudoramail.com > > > 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 > >