DIYAPASON-L Digest #308 - Tuesday, April 24, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Residence Organ Architecture
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Residence Organ Architecture
  by "Peter Schmuckal" <peter@schmuckal.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Residence Organ Architecture From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 12:28:41 -0400   At 5:59 PM -0700 4/20/01, Peter Schmuckal wrote: >Hello all, > >Like many people on this list, I have been thinking about installing a >residence organ...     >But the process has come to a head as we have hired an architect to help = us remodel our small house and add a second story...   > >As part of the remodel, we will make the modest sized living room = (16'x19') >fully double story with 18' ceilings. I then am converting an adjacent >bedroom into the pipe chamber which will speak into the living room = though a >small alcove that will hold the piano.   Hi Peter. Nice to hear of another res. organ project.   Looks like you'll have a nice room from looking at your pictures. Although somewhat larger, my room is somewhat similar, in that it is two stories high adjacent to the rest of the house with bedrooms on both floors. I converted about 1/2 of one of the upstairs bedrooms into a pipe chamber, putting the pipes way above my head. I love the sound coming from above and also this keeps the pipes from being so overpowering, although I'm using low WP and low cutups. My Great will also be at the second story level but exposed. From what I gather though, I assume your pipe chamber will be on the first floor level?   My only other observation would be that the ceiling is flat making for alot of parallel sides. My ceiling is sloped helping to break up slap echo. If the room will be carpeted though then this probably isn't so important.   In what State are you located Peter? It's too bad most of us live so far = apart.   Have a lovely day, Eric in PA   PS I don't think there is a danger of melting pipes above the fireplace, but if much heat rises from the in use fireplace, then there could be a tuning problem.      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Residence Organ Architecture From: "Peter Schmuckal" <peter@schmuckal.com> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 10:08:08 -0700   Eric,   Thanks for your reply.   Do you have any pictures of your installation or sketches on how you = intend to implement your Great?   I'm most curious to see any home installations with exposed Greats.   Thanks.   - Peter Schmuckal (in N California)     ----- Original Message ----- From: Eric Sagmuller <ess4@psu.edu> To: Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:28 AM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Residence Organ Architecture     > At 5:59 PM -0700 4/20/01, Peter Schmuckal wrote: > >Hello all, > > > >Like many people on this list, I have been thinking about installing a > >residence organ... > > > >But the process has come to a head as we have hired an architect to = help us > remodel our small house and add a second story... > > > > >As part of the remodel, we will make the modest sized living room (16'x19') > >fully double story with 18' ceilings. I then am converting an adjacent > >bedroom into the pipe chamber which will speak into the living room though a > >small alcove that will hold the piano. > > Hi Peter. Nice to hear of another res. organ project. > > Looks like you'll have a nice room from looking at your pictures. > Although somewhat larger, my room is somewhat similar, in that it is > two stories high adjacent to the rest of the house with bedrooms on > both floors. I converted about 1/2 of one of the upstairs bedrooms > into a pipe chamber, putting the pipes way above my head. I love the > sound coming from above and also this keeps the pipes from being so > overpowering, although I'm using low WP and low cutups. My Great will > also be at the second story level but exposed. From what I gather > though, I assume your pipe chamber will be on the first floor level? > > My only other observation would be that the ceiling is flat making > for alot of parallel sides. My ceiling is sloped helping to break up > slap echo. If the room will be carpeted though then this probably > isn't so important. > > In what State are you located Peter? It's too bad most of us live so far apart. > > Have a lovely day, > Eric in PA > > PS I don't think there is a danger of melting pipes above the > fireplace, but if much heat rises from the in use fireplace, then > there could be a tuning problem. > > > > 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 > >