DIYAPASON-L Digest #470 - Sunday, December 23, 2001
Re: [Residence Organs]  Problem Fixed
  by "Paul Soulek" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Springs and Weights
  by "Nelson Denton" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Problem Fixed From: "Paul Soulek" <> Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 14:37:05 -0600   Thanks (everyone) for the bubble bursting. Since I have no clue about these things, thank you for doing that. At least I know. The pipe did sustain some original damage (going through the St. Peter tornado in 1998), but I'm know that I didn't exactly help things either.   Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you all! Paul     Tim Bovard wrote: > > Hi, Paul... > > With ALL due respect (and not at all wishing to burst your bubble) I > wouldn't *hardly* call that poor pipe "fixed". Even if it hoots again. > > >From the picture, it appears that the pipe has sustained a severe = "bash" to > the mouth area (and that someone then tried to fix it with vise-grips = and a > chisel). It is HIGHLY likely that the lower lip, languid, and windway = (at > the least) are severely out of correct position, resulting in the = windsheet > being FAR outside of its proper posistion. Your cardboard is probably = now > acting as the upper lip of the pipe, which is why it might make noise = again. > > Needless to say, that unfortunate pipe needs help from someone that = *knows* > what they're doing, if even *that* can fix it correctly. It is entirely > possible that the pipe is (practically speaking) destroyed beyond > reasonable repair. It also appears likely that the most severe damage = to > the pipe was caused NOT by the initial "bash" it sustained -- but by > subsequent attempts to "fix" it. > > Again, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news... > > Tim Bovard > Little Rock, AR > > At 04:15 PM 12/22/01 -0600, you wrote: > > > >A picture is available at = > > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : > List: > Administration:   _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free address at    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Springs and Weights From: "Nelson Denton" <> Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 00:17:47 -0500   In reply to the idea of wanting weights on a bellows which is located on it's side. I suggest a possible solution. . . You might try to add some cords, pulleys and some old fashioned window sash weights to the bellows. The sash weights would be tied to the lid of the bellows and over the pulleys which would be located at the back of = the bellows (the original bottom) thus the weights would hang down the back (bottom) of the bellows and would act the same as if they were sitting on top of the bellows. Preventing the weights from swaying and clanging together and the pulleys from squeaking would be your only worries.   A simple solution to your potential unsteady wind problem.   In regards to the curtain valve box. I'd suggest turning it 90 degrees making a new flange to mount it to the bellows and use cords and pulleys = in the same manner to operate it. Most curtain valve boxes are not designed = to operate on their sides.   If I were building a new bellows for vertical use I'd consider a wedge shaped bellows which does not suffer from the sagging effects of years of gravity that a rectangular style bellows would.   Just some silly thoughts from a very sleepy organ builder. I've just finished tuning nearly 500+ ranks for Christmas so my mind is somewhat numb. Thank goodness not all my customers want their entire = organs tuned for both Christmas and Easter!   Nelson Denton R. A. Denton and Son