DIYAPASON-L Digest #374 - Monday, August 27, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Console progress
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
RE: Storage
  by "STEVE PITTS" <steve.pitts@adtran.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  RE: Storage
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  RE: Storage
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Console progress From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 07:47:23 -0400   At 12:00 AM -0400 8/26/01, Mpmollerorgan@aol.com wrote: Randall,   Check out the following web sight. It has all the AGO console specs I think you could want.   Eric   http://www.agohq.org/education/console.html         > >They keys also had excessive travel, no doubt due to the bad hammer rail >felt, I understand the edges of the natural keys should depress 9.5 mm/ = 3/8" >is that correct? What about the sparp keys? And what is the AGO standard >"weighting" for the manual keys? >Back to cleaning I guess, so sign me; > >A very pine scented Randall >http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/ > >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    
(back) Subject: RE: Storage From: "STEVE PITTS" <steve.pitts@adtran.com> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 13:23:22 -0500     is it essential to store a pipe organ in climate controlled storage? I = need to store an organ maybe for just 6 months....  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] RE: Storage From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 14:33:39 EDT   Hi Steve--- These are just my opinions, gathered over a 50 year period of dealing with =   pipe organs, I am quite certain that there are as many opinions about = storage as there are about any other subject that comes up on the list. No, I dont believe that secure DRY, somewhat ventilated storage would have =   any bad effect on your pipe organ. I do believe that "todays" U store it = and such places do get too hot inside in the summer months and have observed = some damage in those locations. There are many variables, of course, but I have =   not noticed any deleterious effects on any of the pipe organs I have in storage,,some in their locations for over 5 years. I usually look for well =   built garages that are not in service for their intended use,,,and that = has worked for me. I think it is germaine to remember that pipe organs built = 50 years ago or more probably were not in climate controlled situations and = they fared pretty well in most cases,,,,given adequate ventilation. Hope this helps, ---Roc L V Rockafellow New Jersey  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] RE: Storage From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 20:15:10 EDT     In a message dated 8/27/01 1:24:10 PM, steve.pitts@adtran.com writes:   > >is it essential to store a pipe organ in climate controlled storage? I >need to store an organ maybe for just 6 months....   Not essential but a lot better, especially if the organ currently is in = fine playing condition. If the organ was just recently ripped out of a church = and hauled away in a u-haul truck then it won't matter, the chest and all else =   will need all new wiring, leather etc etc anyway. It is the damp as well as MICE that do the worst damage to stuff in = storage.   Mice LOVE gnawing, eating or shreading for nests things such as leather, felt and wiring I even have one metal pipe that actually had an upper lip gnawed by a = mouse while in storage in an inside heated U-haul storage room. 6 months of unattended everything all piled-in-to -the-ceiling storage is more than enough time for them to shread leather pouches, scratch up and shread felt to make nests and damage things. Put some spring traps in the storage room or bait and check the room frequently.     Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/