DIYAPASON-L Digest #176 - Wednesday, November 1, 2000
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Help; stiff 1" felt needed
  by "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  finally a list!(long-discard if you don't need pa
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Reed pipes questions
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
more pressure!
  by "Brian  Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  more pressure!
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  more pressure!
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Help; stiff 1" felt needed From: "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 23:23:37 -0800 (PST)   Thanks for this info! I need to redo the stoppers of my 16' and will go with felt.   Lou     --- John Durgan <kimbalman@earthlink.net> wrote: > YOu are right. of course. The felt goes on first > then the leather. The > compressed felt keeps the leather tight agaonst the > inside of the pipe. I > have had great success not using leather at all. > The felt makes a tight > enough seal, and is a lot easier to put the stopper > in and a whole lot > easier to tune. > > John > -----Original Message----- > From: Henry Paff <paffh@yahoo.com> > To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > Date: Thursday, October 26, 2000 11:33 PM > Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Help; stiff 1" felt > needed > > > >Hi John, > > > >I've always thought one needed to use leather to > get a > >good seal on pipe stoppers. But it sounds like felt > >can be used, is that right? If so it would be a lot > >easier to fit than leather. > > > >Thanks, Lou Paff > > > >--- John Durgan <kimbalman@earthlink.net> wrote: > >> Hi Again > >> > >> Here is the name and address and phone > >> > >> Southeastern Felt Company > >> p.o. box 1368 > >> Concord North Carolina > >> > >> phone: 1-800-438-2252 > >> > >> They made special pipe stopper felt to exact > specs. > >> It was perfect. I have > >> used them for a number of felts of special > thickness > >> and density > >> > >> John R. Durgan > >> Mississippi > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: KriderSM@aol.com <KriderSM@aol.com> > >> To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > >> <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > >> Date: Thursday, October 26, 2000 9:24 AM > >> Subject: [Residence Organs] Help; stiff 1" felt > >> needed > >> > >> > >> >Greetings all, > >> >Does anyone know where I can purchase stiff 1" > felt > >> for rebuilding a Wicks > >> >pedalboard? > >> > > >> >Thanks, > >> >Stan Krider > >> > > >> >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 > >> > > >> > > >> > >> > >> 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 > >> > > > > > >__________________________________________________ > >Do You Yahoo!? > >Yahoo! Messenger - Talk while you surf! It's FREE. > >http://im.yahoo.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 > > > > > > > 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 >     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? From homework help to love advice, Yahoo! Experts has your answer. http://experts.yahoo.com/  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] finally a list!(long-discard if you don't need parts) From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 08:29:27 -0500   We're in Poughkeepsie, NY.   If the stuff's not too big, you could give it a shot. We could try for an estimate first.   John V      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Reed pipes questions From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 13:45:33 -0500   Roc wrote:   >I have >worked with HL instruments for a half century and never got the opinion = that >any of their work, pipe or chest, was "cheap and tawdry" it always looked = and >acted like quality work to this guy. In my opinion, its not the best idea = to >judge the pipework of one company by a small sample of their work. It = might >just have been a bad hair day in the pipeshop.   Thanks for the information. You're right, and as I mentioned, the only exposure I've had to HL was with this one instrument. Thinking back what I saw in regards to the metal pipes, they seemed decent. It's the wood pipes I wasn't impressed with but that is just a small sample of all that they made. I'm glad to hear that they made decent stuff. I think I will plan on using the Trumpet pipes from the HL instrument. Now if I could find a 16' and 4' extension for them. Maybe I should be thinking of another reed to use for the 16/8/4 pedal reed in addition to the 8' Trumpet on the Swell.   Thanks, Eric    
(back) Subject: more pressure! From: "Brian Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com> Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 21:44:21 -0000   Well, I discovered the answer to the saxaphone with no "bite".   More pressure! I checked this evening and discovered that the reservoir was only delivering 4.25" to the pipes. Since the wind seemed unsteady, and the reservoir has 16 locations for compass springs (although only 8 were used in its former home), I added 4 springs for a total of 12.   Voila!   Now I have 5" pressure, steady wind and a sax with bite!   (I've yet to hook up the trem. I may want to lessen the springs and add weights at that point, but that's for another day)    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] more pressure! From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 23:06:35 -0500   Brian Graham reported on the improvement in his Estey (reedless) Saxophone after raising the pressure from 4.25" to 5".   In the documents associated with Estey 1540 (built in 1917 for a Mr. Chase in Providence, RI, and from which I have a few ranks but not the Saxophone), there are several letters refering to problems with the = organ's volume. The blower, a Spencer Orgoblo, was run off the 600vdc (!) power used by the streetcars (!!!), and it seemed to be running slowly, about 410rpm instead of the specified 500rpm. There were also comments about raising the pressure from 5" to 6".   This organ was "buried" in an attic chamber.   Anyway, 5" is probably a much better pressure for Estey pipework of that sort of era. I know that the one Estey (reedless) Saxophone I've heard, = in a large RC church, can clearly hold its own with the gutsy Tuba. In fact, the Sax adds quite a lot of bite to the Tuba and the effect is wonderful = in the very live acoustic. (The Sax is labelled "Cor d' Glorieux" or something like that.)   Larry Chace      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] more pressure! From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 23:07:19 -0500   Hi, Brian. Congrats!!!!!   Larry