DIYAPASON-L Digest #98 - Tuesday, May 23, 2000
 
Blower all connected
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower all connected
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower all connected
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower all connected
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
 

(back) Subject: Blower all connected From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 12:14:33 -0400   Hello friends,   Well I finally got time last night to finish installing the MDF wind duct and connecting it to my chest regulator. Then I went into the basement and enabled the motor starter for the Spencer. What a difference in noise level upstairs! The Meidinger I was using in the chamber even with an insulated box over it was still creating an annoyingly disturbing noise in the background, competing with the sound of the pipes. Also I was hearing a good deal of turbulence through the Orgaflex between the blower and the regulator, now barely audible inside the chamber. Now I can just barely hear a distant rumble from the Spencer in the basement. I still plan to build an enclosure around it for total silence though. How wonderful to hear the pure sound from the pipes without the mingling blower noise. It will take me a while to get used to the silence when the organ is actually turned on and the pipes aren't playing. It looks like I will have to install a blowoff valve as I have very little leakage from my chest, and the Static reservoir is getting a little too much wind at idle. The organ sounds great though even with only a couple ranks playing so far!   Now if I get time tonight I'll pull the blower power wire out from the chamber and reroute it down to the Spencer motor starter. I don't think I want to have to run down to the basement every time to turn on and off the blower! Thanks to the University I work for I was able to get a motor starter with even a shutoff switch for only $5.00, it even has the right current range for my motor. They had just installed the starter a couple months earlier during a renovation project and then decided to make some changes. Not needing the starter any more they were going to pitch it. To get it legally I had to pay the $5.00 for it. New it cost about $300. I also acquired one for my Meidinger at the same time, also for $5.00. It was from a dismantled piece of equipment and was only about 2 years old. It truly amazes me how much money this University wastes. I suppose it's true of others too.   Well enough babbling! You all have a Great day! Eric  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower all connected From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 11:54:59 -0700   At 12:14 05/23/2000 -0400, Eric Sagmuller wrote: >Hello friends, > >Well I finally got time last night to finish installing the MDF wind >duct and connecting it to my chest regulator. Then I went into the >basement and enabled the motor starter for the Spencer. >What a difference in noise level upstairs!   Wonderful! Now you can enjoy the ORGAN!   >Well enough babbling! You all have a Great day! Eric   It sounds to me like YOU will! Great news! It gives me hope that mine will, someday, play again!     Regards,   Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA   NAWCC 140818   http://www.jps.net/rrloesch   alternate email: cuckoobob@eudoramail.com   Time flies whether you're having fun or not!      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower all connected From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 16:08:13 EDT   Great news Eric--- Good to hear that your winding system is up and running,,,,and silent! =   Like Bob in beautiful lake country, you give continued hope that all of us =   that are building residence organs will see the day that the organs are up =   and running. Its a great labor of love, although frought with time and sometimes money constraints, but nontheless,, a noble project. In not so beautiful (anymore) Nieu Joisey, 2 years after starting my residence organ project, I am still trying to get the organ housed. First plans of an addition to my home didnt fly with local zoning officials, = second attempt, building a large garage type building on an adjacent but separate =   and empty building lot still in pre-construction stages, and the elusive building permit still not quite in hand,,,but hope springs eternal, and = keeps retirement exciting and fun. Meanwhile, several consoles, 2 complete = small pipe organs, and many "additional" ranks of pipes and chests continue in storage awaiting the day. Luckily I have a Moller Artiste in my home, restored and playing, so I am not totally without "pipes". Keep us posted Eric,,and best of luck with the organ. Regards, ---Roc  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower all connected From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 22:29:54 -0500   Roc- Ever think of a steam locomotive in your back yard to go with that organ?