DIYAPASON-L Digest #460 - Thursday, December 13, 2001
  by "Tim Bovard" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Orgaflex and wood flanges
  by "Bob Loesch" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  RE: painted pipes
  by <>

(back) Subject: test From: "Tim Bovard" <> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 07:38:13 -0600   sorry for the interruption...  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Orgaflex and wood flanges From: "Bob Loesch" <> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 07:05:16 -0800   My Model X Orchestrelle (1899) uses that method of gasketting for their reed chests, and it is simple and effective on low pressure. The half on the pressure side had a smaller hole than the other, so it tended to blow outward, making a seal. The Orchestrelle runs on 2.5", so there is very little leakage. If memory serves, Estey used this method on their = straight pipe organ chests, and they also served well in that application. For higher pressures, though, they had a tendancy to stretch the leather and blow outward.   At 03:30 PM 12/12/01 -0600, Berley Antoine Firmin II wrote: > Hi, Do any you recall the use of "kissing" gaskets? I used them >successfully on a home installation of an organ and also an = Orchestrelle, >a player reed organ. They consist of two doughnut-shaped rings of >leather glued only on their perimeters to openings on wood. Under >pressure, when they are brought together, the air forces a seal = (!).There >are no screws, just physical contact. Of course, the parts must be = brought >together and stay near each other. BAFII   Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] RE: painted pipes From: <> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 10:34:15 EST   HI again. I have 12 heavy zinc prin. that were caked with silver paint. I have bead blaster in the shop so I turned the air pressure a little and cleaned the pipes of that way. I was left with a well preserved zinc pipe underneath = that looked really good after shellacking. There was some much that it was running into the mouth. When that was = removed I am sure the pipes spoke easier cleaner. I am going to mount the last three horizontally and wind with the paper = flex.   Have fun. Dennis