DIYAPASON-L Digest #371 - Saturday, August 18, 2001
Contact cleaner
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Re: [Residence Organs]  Contact cleaner
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Console pneumatics
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(back) Subject: Contact cleaner From: <> Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 01:38:22 EDT   Anyone have information on a contact cleaner that does the job?   We have a spay on "electric motor and contact" cleaner but all it seems to = do is remove oils, grease and dirt but still leaves the bronze metal contacts =   looking like an old brown oxydized penny in color. I was sure the contacts =   should be cleaned to a shine for minimum resistance, but is that the case = or just cleaning the dirt, dried tallow/grease whatever off sufficient? I suppose I was wishing there was a sort of "Tarn-X" for bronze that would = do for bronze what Tarn-X does for silver and if anyone here has used that on =   silver you know how simply dipping silver in the stuff instantly turns it bright shiney silver color. The drawback is you have to rinse and that's = got to be a neat trick to not do with contacts attached to the manuals!     Randall  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Contact cleaner From: "The Schneider Family" <> Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 04:39:44 -0500 wrote: > Anyone have information on a contact cleaner that does the job?   Yup. De-Ox-It. I stock it. How many do you want?   Expensive. Runs around $20.00 for a tiny aerosol can, but works.   Add $5.00 for shipping/handling and either send me a check or write me privately with a credit card #.   Faithfully, Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX HOME EMAIL SHOP EMAIL WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Console pneumatics From: <> Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 15:09:42 EDT   I can't believe I spent the last two hours searching over hill and dael, = the basement, closets, chamber for the rack of 8 pneumatics that came out of = the console 2 years ago, and it was on the floor by the console the whole = time where I took it out with the other stuff in the console last night real = late arghhh!!!   I was worried it somehow was thrown away or who knows what, then I even started to wonder if there WAS such a thing or if the 4 pneumatic rack I = had in hand was somehow confused with there being another one. I knew there = was another because I had one pneumatic I took out to look at 2 years ago and found that.   Okay heres my new problem :) I have the coupler control box, when viewed from the back of the console, reading from left to right were the following lead tubes once came from = these holes;   Gt-ped rev Gt-ped rev   Gt 4 Gt 16 Sw-Gt Sw-Gt 4 Sw-Gt 16 Sw- Unison Sw 4 Sw 16   Lieb Ged Flute Sw-Ped Gt-ped   The last four went to a rack of 4 pneumatics mounted on the pedal contact board on the floor of the console, that's easy enough to figure out which pneumatic went with which tube, same for the Gt- Ped rev.   The other 8 tubes went to the rack of 8 pneumatics which if you are = looking inside from the back of the console was mounted hanging from the left underside of the manual support frame. 8 threaded rods went up through the =   support frame rail and 5 went to 5 of the 6 the great contact shifters and = 3 went to the sw contact shifters.   With the tubing long gone and the pneumatics not labeled any way, I have = no realistic way to determine WHICH pneumatic was connected to which tube on = the control box, and thus, which pneumatic does what.   Sitting on the BENCH now for reference purposes, looking at the great's 5 =   sliding contact rails, plus 1 fixed in place non movable, the threaded = rods and contact rail shifter pivots are on the right. The first rail nearest = the organist is fixed in place with a set screw and does not move, the other 5 = do by the threaded rods from the pneumatics below.   For the swell I made a mistake in posting last night, actually all 3 of = it's contact shift rails DO move and are controlled by the 3 threaded rods = coming up from the pneumatics below. Only the one on the great is fixed in place = to not move.   Does anyone know about this? I think if I can get this information first, then I can finish wiring the =   manuals to the terminal board because I will know what each of the 8 = contact rails DOES and what they were originally connected to.   Any leads will help! The one fixed in place rail on the Great has an adjustment screw on it, I am thinking this was a main strip, and then two = of the rails of course lack a wire to 12 of their contacts so one has to be = the 4' and one is the 16' coupler. Looking at the control box, I gather these = 3 went to the 3 contact rails on the swell;   Sw- Unison Sw 4 Sw 16   I should be able to figure that one out, so it's really the other 5 that = are a semi-mystery;   Gt 4 Gt 16 Sw-Gt Sw-Gt 4 Sw-Gt 16     And the last item there at issue is the Sw-Gt coupler which is a little confusing, I gather the Great has a contact strip whose wires are = connected to a strip on the Swell via the terminal board in the console, the = connection made and broken by one sliding contact rail of the great's 6, which = one??!!                   Randall