DIYAPASON-L Digest #303 - Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Re: [Residence Organs] Windchest layout/design
  by "homer valenzona" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Windchest layout/design From: "homer valenzona" <> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 12:22:09   Hi, I've read somewhere in Audsleys book that pipes of the bourdon family(I assumed all stopped flutes including LGs?) speak better if there is a pipe =   standing in front of it. This supposedly stabilizes the windsheet, so that =   it maybe better for gedekts to be lined up with the pipefronts facing immediately the backs of the frontpipes. If I remember it right, the opposite is true with string pipes. The speech of string pipes is = supposedly sensitive to the amount of surrounding open space. For most pipes, he recommended space in front of the pipes at least double the area of the cross section of the pipes. Then there's the issue of tuning problems if there's no adequate space between two adjacent pipes which are only semitones apart. I've seen recently built organs where this space recommendation is not evident. Is there a more recent consensus/recommendation on pipe spacing. Thanks Homer     >From: "arpncorn" <> >Reply-To: "Residence Organ List" <> >To: "Residence Organ List" <> >CC: <> >Subject: [Residence Organs] Windchest layout/design >Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 22:57:03 -0500 > >On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 13:35:19 -0500 STEVE PITTS <> >wrote: > > >I am building a windchest for a wood Lieblich Gedeckt (probably > >spelled that wrong). > >Nope. You got it right. Sometimes, it's spelled Gedackt, but that is >considered an archaic spelling. > > > This will be a typical 49 note chest layout with 25 pipes on the front = > >row and a offset row on the back with 24 pipes. I understand that it > is =   >important for the mouth of each pipe on the back row to be > exposed. > >That is correct. > > > Is it permissible for the sides of the mouth of a pipe in the > > rear of the chest to be obscured by the pipes on either side on the > > front of he chest? > >It would be better to use long Pipe Feet for the front row of pipes, and >that way, you'll have much less surface area in front of the pipe to >interfere with the speech of the back row of pipes. Just plant them a = ways >in front of them, and by the time you get several inches in front of the >pipes, the mouths of the back pipes won't "notice" the presence of the = feet >in front of them! > >I have a very healthy stock of used long Pipe Feet. If you (and anyone >else on the list, for that matter!) wants to send me a list of Tenon >Diameters, I'll see how close I can match things up for you with 18" Pipe =   >Feet. > >Faithfully, > >Grandpa Arp Schneider >SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. > SHOP EMAIL > HOME EMAIL >http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.come WEB PAGE URL > > >DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own >Residence Pipe Organs. >HOMEPAGE : >List: >Administration: >   _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at