DIYAPASON-L Digest #173 - Sunday, October 29, 2000
 
Diapasons to Flutes Metamorphosis
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Recycling Pipework
  by "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Recycling Pipework
  by "R & L Carver" <r1723@ls.net>
Build your own House Organ
  by "IG" <i@nglen.freeserve.co.uk>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Build your own House Organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Free Regulators
  by "Kurt Schlieter" <kschliet@execpc.com>
Estey 2375 update (long)
  by "Brian  Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com>
 

(back) Subject: Diapasons to Flutes Metamorphosis From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 10:36:20 -0600   Eric Sagmuller wrote: > * * * > > Some high cutup diapasons can be tamed down pretty low > in volume, but then they sound more like flutes rather than > diapasons. I worked on an organ this week that had a stop called a GROSS FLUTE. In reality it was a 40-scale diapason of early 20th Century vintage, and it work beautifully. The stop played as a solo against the Swell strings sent chills up my back. Nice application of a stop that would otherwise be trash in a modern principal chorus. F. Richard Burt effarbee@home.com  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Recycling Pipework From: "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 08:42:50 -0800 (PST)   I'd take the Barnes book with a grain of salt. Gedackts and Stopped Diapasons are just names given to similar pipes in different countries. If you have an ugly sounding stopped diapason you can fill the nicks. The nicks can be filled with wood filler, or for a more restorable material use modeling clay. Before you start laughing at the clay I did that on a stopped diapason in 1976 and the clay has never slipped or moved an the sound has improved tremendously.   For stops like Melodias their sound can be improved a lot by filling in nicks, and also sanding down the caps to make the windway more narrow. If you sand them rub them on a sheet of sandpaper which has been glued to a very flat block of wood to keep from rounding the caps.   Cheers,   Lou Paff   --- Eric Sagmuller <ess4@psu.edu> wrote: > I just remembered that the wood pipes I burned were > Stopped > Diapasons, not Gedackts. Maybe that's another reason > they sounded so > bad. From what I read in Barnes book awhile back, > these were the > early version of the Gedackt that were later refined > to sound better. > > Eric > > 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/  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Recycling Pipework From: "R & L Carver" <r1723@ls.net> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 13:12:37 -0500   Lou Paff wrote:   >For stops like Melodias their sound can be improved a >lot by filling in nicks, and also sanding down the >caps to make the windway more narrow. If you sand them >rub them on a sheet of sandpaper which has been glued >to a very flat block of wood to keep from rounding the >caps.     I do this for "finish voicing" the wood pipes that I build. But I use sandpaper sprayed with adhesive stuck to 1/2" plate glass. It works great. If you use water proof sandpaper you can also use this technique to true = up your waterstones and to sharpen chisels and plane blades.   Robert Carver      
(back) Subject: Build your own House Organ From: "IG" <i@nglen.freeserve.co.uk> Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 05:57:33 +0100   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0051_01C040A3.F7370940 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Mark, Have a look at =3D http://www.psy.vu.nl/homes/johan/orgels/huisorgel/huisorgel.nl.html Regards Ian Glen   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0051_01C040A3.F7370940 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2919.6307" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Mark,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Have a look at <A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.psy.vu.nl/homes/johan/orgels/huisorgel/huisorgel.nl.ht= =3D ml">http://www.psy.vu.nl/homes/johan/orgels/huisorgel/huisorgel.nl.html</= =3D A></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Regards</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Ian Glen</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0051_01C040A3.F7370940--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Build your own House Organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 16:54:15 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C041C8.DEE52E00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Thank you for the page on Draaiorgels- my fave instruments. Now to =3D brush-up on my Dutch!   Rick   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C041C8.DEE52E00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   =3DFF=3DFE<=3D00!=3D00D=3D00O=3D00C=3D00T=3D00Y=3D00P=3D00E=3D00 = =3D00H=3D00T=3D00M=3D00L=3D00 =3D =3D00P=3D00U=3D00B=3D00L=3D00I=3D00C=3D00 =3D =3D00"=3D00-=3D00/=3D00/=3D00W=3D003=3D00C=3D00/=3D00/=3D00D=3D00T=3D00D=3D= 00 =3D00H=3D00T=3D00M=3D00L=3D00 =3D =3D004=3D00.=3D000=3D00 =3D =3D00T=3D00r=3D00a=3D00n=3D00s=3D00i=3D00t=3D00i=3D00o=3D00n=3D00a=3D00l=3D= 00/=3D00/=3D00E=3D00N=3D00"=3D00>=3D00=3D =3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00H=3D00T=3D00M=3D00L=3D00>=3D00<=3D00H=3D00E=3D00A=3D00D=3D00>=3D= 00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00M=3D00E=3D00T=3D00A=3D00 =3D =3D00c=3D00o=3D00n=3D00t=3D00e=3D00n=3D00t=3D00=3D3D=3D00"=3D00t=3D00e=3D00= x=3D00t=3D00/=3D00h=3D00t=3D00m=3D00=3D l=3D00;=3D00 =3D =3D00c=3D00h=3D00a=3D00r=3D00s=3D00e=3D00t=3D00=3D3D=3D00u=3D00n=3D00i=3D00= c=3D00o=3D00d=3D00e=3D00"=3D00 =3D =3D00h=3D00t=3D00t=3D00p=3D00-=3D00e=3D00q=3D00u=3D00i=3D00v=3D00=3D3D=3D00= C=3D00o=3D00n=3D00t=3D00e=3D00n=3D00=3D t=3D00-=3D00T=3D00y=3D00p=3D00e=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00M=3D00E=3D00T=3D00A=3D00 =3D =3D00c=3D00o=3D00n=3D00t=3D00e=3D00n=3D00t=3D00=3D3D=3D00"=3D00M=3D00S=3D00= H=3D00T=3D00M=3D00L=3D00 =3D =3D005=3D00.=3D000=3D000=3D00.=3D002=3D006=3D001=3D004=3D00.=3D003=3D005=3D= 000=3D000=3D00"=3D00 =3D =3D00n=3D00a=3D00m=3D00e=3D00=3D3D=3D00G=3D00E=3D00N=3D00E=3D00R=3D00A=3D00= T=3D00O=3D00R=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00S=3D00T=3D00Y=3D00L=3D00E=3D00>=3D00<=3D00/=3D00S=3D00T=3D00Y=3D= 00L=3D00E=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00/=3D00H=3D00E=3D00A=3D00D=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00B=3D00O=3D00D=3D00Y=3D00 =3D =3D00b=3D00g=3D00C=3D00o=3D00l=3D00o=3D00r=3D00=3D3D=3D00#=3D00f=3D00f=3D00= f=3D00f=3D00f=3D000=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00D=3D00I=3D00V=3D00>=3D00<=3D00F=3D00O=3D00N=3D00T=3D00 =3D =3D00c=3D00o=3D00l=3D00o=3D00r=3D00=3D3D=3D00#=3D00f=3D00f=3D000=3D000=3D00= f=3D00f=3D00 =3D =3D00f=3D00a=3D00c=3D00e=3D00=3D3D=3D00E=3D00r=3D00i=3D00c=3D00 =3D =3D00s=3D00i=3D00z=3D00e=3D00=3D3D=3D002=3D00>=3D00T=3D00h=3D00a=3D00n=3D00= k=3D00 =3D00y=3D00o=3D00u=3D00 =3D =3D00f=3D00o=3D00r=3D00 =3D00t=3D00h=3D00e=3D00 = =3D00p=3D00a=3D00g=3D00e=3D00 =3D00o=3D00n=3D00 =3D =3D00D=3D00r=3D00a=3D00a=3D00i=3D00o=3D00r=3D00g=3D00e=3D00l=3D00s=3D00-=3D= 00 =3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00m=3D00y=3D00 =3D00f=3D00a=3D00v=3D00e=3D00 =3D =3D00i=3D00n=3D00s=3D00t=3D00r=3D00u=3D00m=3D00e=3D00n=3D00t=3D00s=3D00.=3D= 00 =3D00N=3D00o=3D00w=3D00 =3D =3D00t=3D00o=3D00 =3D00b=3D00r=3D00u=3D00s=3D00h=3D00-=3D00u=3D00p=3D00 = =3D00o=3D00n=3D00 =3D00m=3D00y=3D00 =3D =3D00D=3D00u=3D00t=3D00c=3D00h=3D00!=3D00<=3D00/=3D00F=3D00O=3D00N=3D00T=3D= 00>=3D00<=3D00/=3D00D=3D00I=3D00V=3D00=3D >=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00D=3D00I=3D00V=3D00>=3D00&=3D00n=3D00b=3D00s=3D00p=3D00;=3D00<=3D= 00/=3D00D=3D00I=3D00V=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D =3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00<=3D00D=3D00I=3D00V=3D00>=3D00<=3D00F=3D00O=3D00N=3D00T=3D00 =3D =3D00c=3D00o=3D00l=3D00o=3D00r=3D00=3D3D=3D00#=3D00f=3D00f=3D000=3D000=3D00= f=3D00f=3D00 =3D =3D00f=3D00a=3D00c=3D00e=3D00=3D3D=3D00E=3D00r=3D00i=3D00c=3D00 =3D =3D00s=3D00i=3D00z=3D00e=3D00=3D3D=3D002=3D00>=3D00R=3D00i=3D00c=3D00k=3D00= <=3D00/=3D00F=3D00O=3D00N=3D00T=3D00=3D >=3D00<=3D00/=3D00D=3D00I=3D00V=3D00>=3D00<=3D00/=3D00B=3D00O=3D00D=3D00Y= =3D00>=3D00<=3D00/=3D00H=3D00T=3D00M=3D =3D00L=3D00>=3D00=3D0D=3D00=3D0A=3D =3D00 ------=3D_NextPart_000_000B_01C041C8.DEE52E00--      
(back) Subject: Free Regulators From: "Kurt Schlieter" <kschliet@execpc.com> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 18:10:06 -0600   PICKUP ONLY Milwaukee WI area. Two 3X3 Curtain valve regulators, make unknown. Can be used as-is, but probably should be releathered. FREE FREE FREE. Contact me via email Kurt kschliet@execpc.com    
(back) Subject: Estey 2375 update (long) From: "Brian Graham" <briangraham@sunflower.com> Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 20:12:12 -0000   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000E_01C041E4.860690A0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable     Update: (Estey Opus 2375, II/18 HC)   Hi all. Haven't posted for a while, but I still exist (I think).   After I got home from work today, I decided to get a major milestone done, and I built a wooden box to go around the blower to lessen the =3D noise. It took me four hours of hard labor, but I got it done. It sounds much better. I'm told you can't here the blower from the living room at at = =3D all now. =3D20 This task had to be done before I could set up the pedal Open Diapason =3D chests, since they'll be adjacent to the blower. So, in addition to quieting =3D down the blower and clearing away some lumber and sheet goods that were =3D laying=3D20 around, taking up space, I've also set the stage for putting in the Open = =3D Diapason=3D20 and last but not least, getting the Open Diapason pipes out of the 4th =3D bedroom.   I have a Wicks "Sonatina" console that I'm going to use for the time =3D being, so=3D20 I can take my time restoring the Estey console. I've set up the Wicks =3D console=3D20 to some extent. I can play any of the stops from either manual and I =3D have=3D20 octave and sub-octave couplers (although I can't yet play one stop on =3D one=3D20 manual and another stop on the other). Actually, all of what use to be = =3D stops for the Wicks organ (unit) are couplers for the Estey. I wired the =3D great primary to the Bourdon outputs on the Wicks chest so I have 16', 8', 4', 2-2/3', = =3D and 2' couplers. Of course the 2' isn't much use, and the 2 2/3' sounds BIZARRE. Maybe =3D it will be useful once the tremulant is hooked up.   It sounds pretty good, but there are many windline leaks that need work = =3D and lots of tuning and regulation to be done. Some of the Flauto Traverso =3D notes=3D20 are more wind than tone!   The ranks presently playing are (In order as they are placed on the =3D chest): 4' Flauto Traverso (closest to the shades) Open Diapason Melodia Oboe (labial) Gross Flute Stopped Diapason Saxaphone [sic] (labial)   Here's a comment on the Saxaphone. I've heard mostly negative comments about it. From the chamber, it sounds amazingly like a saxaphone, = but=3D20 it's a little too tame from the console (not enough 'bite' to the =3D attack). Since=3D20 it's the farthest stop from the swell shades, it doesn't have enough =3D presence.   With the Estey duplex chest, I should be able to place the stops =3D anywhere I=3D20 choose, so maybe I'll switch the Sax and the "Flauto", which is kind of = =3D loud to use with the other flutes and doesn't have enough bite to help the =3D Diapason=3D20 much. I'm thinking now that It might have been better to orient the =3D chest with all=3D20 of the trebles closest to the shades. In it's original home this organ = =3D faced both=3D20 ways (impossible? no) At first, the trebles were closest to the shades, = =3D then=3D20 when the organ was enlarged and reconfigured (and the large music = room=3D20 added), the chest was rotated so that the Flauto Traverso was closest to = =3D the=3D20 shades.   The 16' Bass Viol and 16' Bourdon C and C# chests are cleaned, = wired,=3D20 temporarily winded, "blown out", and mostly racked, although I = haven't=3D20 wired a pedal board to play them with yet.   I've also been cleaning up the manual bass offset, which is a (pressure) = =3D tubular=3D20 pneumatic ventil chest. When installed, it has a tube from each bass =3D pipe hole=3D20 on the main windchest to a pneumatic on the offset chest. When the =3D little box=3D20 pneumatic at the offset chest inflates, it opens a valve and exhausts =3D the valve=3D20 under the pipe. In addition to a thorough refininshing, it needs some =3D "valve disks"=3D20 replaced. In this case this means about 45 little 5/32" thick disks of = =3D leather and=3D20 felt that I thought I would have to make from scratch, but luckily they = =3D are a stock=3D20 item from OSI; $26 for 100 of them.   This organ has many 1/16" threaded brass wires, which are prone (at =3D 75-79 years old) to breaking. I haven't seen anything like that at any hardware =3D store. I can=3D20 get 1/16" brass wire at a hobby store, but I haven't found any tap and =3D die sets=3D20 that small yet. =3D20   Has any of you had to replace something like this before? How?   Well, I've bored you enough. Thanks, and good luck with your projects!   -Brian Graham Lawrence, Kansas               ------=3D_NextPart_000_000E_01C041E4.860690A0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META content=3D3D"text/html; charset=3D3Diso-8859-1" =3D http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 5.00.2722.2800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Update:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>(Estey Opus 2375, II/18 HC)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Hi all.&nbsp; Haven't posted for a while, but I =3D still exist (I=3D20 think).</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>After I got home from work today, I decided to get a = =3D major=3D20 milestone<BR>done, and I built a wooden box to go around the blower to =3D lessen=3D20 the noise.<BR>It took me four hours of hard labor, but I got it =3D done.&nbsp; It=3D20 sounds much<BR>better.&nbsp; I'm told you can't here the blower from the = =3D living=3D20 room at&nbsp; at all now.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>This task had to be done before I could set up the = =3D pedal Open=3D20 Diapason chests,<BR>since they'll be adjacent to the blower.&nbsp; So, =3D in=3D20 addition to quieting down<BR>the blower and clearing away some lumber =3D and sheet=3D20 goods that were laying </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>around, taking up space, I've also set the stage for = =3D putting=3D20 in the Open Diapason </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>and last but not least, getting the Open Diapason = =3D pipes out of=3D20 the 4th bedroom.<BR><BR>I have a Wicks "Sonatina" console that I'm going = =3D to use=3D20 for the time being, so </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>I can </FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>take my time restoring = =3D the Estey=3D20 console. </FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>I've set up the Wicks console =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>to some extent.&nbsp; I can play any of the stops = =3D from either=3D20 manual and I have </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>octave and sub-octave couplers (although I can't yet = =3D play one=3D20 stop on one </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>manual and another stop on the other).&nbsp; =3D Actually, all of=3D20 what use to be stops</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>for the Wicks organ (unit) are couplers for the =3D Estey.&nbsp; I=3D20 wired the great primary</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>to the Bourdon outputs on the Wicks chest so I have = =3D 16', 8',=3D20 4', 2-2/3', and 2' couplers.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Of course the 2' isn't much use, and the 2 2/3' =3D sounds=3D20 BIZARRE.&nbsp; Maybe it will</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>be useful once the tremulant is hooked =3D up.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>It sounds pretty good, but there are many windline = =3D leaks that=3D20 need work and<BR>lots of tuning and regulation to be done.&nbsp; Some of = =3D the=3D20 Flauto Traverso notes </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>are more wind than tone!<BR></DIV></FONT> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>The ranks presently playing are (In order as they = =3D are placed=3D20 on the&nbsp;chest):</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>4' Flauto Traverso (closest to the =3D shades)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Open Diapason</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Melodia</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Oboe (labial)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Gross Flute</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Stopped Diapason</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Saxaphone [sic] (labial)</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Here's a comment on the Saxaphone.&nbsp; I've heard = =3D mostly=3D20 negative comments</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>about it.&nbsp; From the chamber, it sounds =3D amazingly like a=3D20 saxaphone, but </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>it's a little too tame from the console (not enough = =3D 'bite' to=3D20 the attack).&nbsp; Since </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>it's the farthest stop from the swell shades, it =3D doesn't have=3D20 enough presence.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>With the Estey duplex chest, I should be able to =3D place the=3D20 stops anywhere I </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>choose, so maybe I'll switch the Sax and the =3D "Flauto", which=3D20 is kind of loud</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>to use with the other flutes and doesn't have enough = =3D bite to=3D20 help the Diapason </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>much</FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>.&nbsp; </FONT><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>I'm=3D20 thinking now </FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>that It might have been better to =3D orient the=3D20 chest with all </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>of the trebles closest </FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>to = the=3D20 shades.&nbsp; In it's original home this organ faced both </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>ways (impossible? no)&nbsp; </FONT><FONT = size=3D3D2>At =3D first, the=3D20 trebles were closest to the shades, then </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>when the organ was&nbsp;</FONT><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>enlarged and=3D20 reconfigured (and the large music room </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>added), the chest was </FONT><FONT = size=3D3D2>rotated =3D so that the=3D20 Flauto Traverso was closest to the </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>shades.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>The 16' Bass Viol and 16' Bourdon&nbsp; C and C# =3D chests are=3D20 cleaned, wired, </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>temporarily&nbsp;winded, "blown out", and mostly =3D racked,=3D20 although I haven't </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>wired a pedal board to play them with =3D yet.<BR><BR>I've also=3D20 been cleaning up the manual bass offset, which is&nbsp;a (pressure) =3D tubular=3D20 </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>pneumatic venti</FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>l = chest.&nbsp; =3D When=3D20 installed, it has a tube from each bass pipe hole </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>on the </FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>main = windchest&nbsp;to =3D a pneumatic=3D20 on the offset chest.&nbsp; When the&nbsp;little box&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>pneumatic at the offset chest inflates, it =3D opens&nbsp;a valve=3D20 and exhausts the&nbsp;valve&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>under the pipe.&nbsp; In addition to a = </FONT><FONT=3D20 size=3D3D2>thorough refininshing, it needs some "valve disks" =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>replaced.&nbsp; In this case this </FONT><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>means=3D20 about 45 little 5/32" thick disks of leather and </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>felt that I thought I would </FONT><FONT =3D size=3D3D2>have to make=3D20 from scratch, but luckily they are a stock </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>item from OS</FONT><FONT size=3D3D2>I; $26 for 100 = of=3D20 them.<BR><BR>This organ has many&nbsp;1/16" threaded brass wires, which = =3D are=3D20 prone (at 75-79 years</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>&nbsp;old)&nbsp;to breaking.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT><FONT = =3D size=3D3D2>I=3D20 haven't seen anything like that at any hardware store.&nbsp; I can =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>get 1/16" brass wire at a hobby store, but I haven't = =3D found any=3D20 tap and die sets </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>that small yet.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Has any of you had to replace something like = this=3D20 before?&nbsp; How?</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Well, I've bored you enough.&nbsp; Thanks, and good = =3D luck with=3D20 your projects!</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>-Brian Graham</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2>Lawrence, Kansas</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><BR>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT> <DIV><FONT size=3D3D2><BR><BR>&nbsp;</DIV></FONT></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_000E_01C041E4.860690A0--