DIYAPASON-L Digest #460 - Thursday, December 13, 2001 test by "Tim Bovard" <email@example.com> Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Orgaflex and wood flanges by "Bob Loesch" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: [Residence Organs] RE: painted pipes by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
(back) Subject: test From: "Tim Bovard" <email@example.com> 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 http://home.jps.net/~rrloesch/index.htm
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] RE: painted pipes From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> 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