DIYAPASON-L Digest #357 - Sunday, July 29, 2001
 
Pouch size and magnet port dia
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
Organclearinghouse
  by "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com>
More progress
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  small blower - details
  by "Olliff Weldon" <oweldon2@mindspring.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  small blower - details
  by "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organclearinghouse
  by "4everaptor" <JABowers@execpc.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  small blower - details
  by "Olliff Weldon" <oweldon2@mindspring.com>
 

(back) Subject: Pouch size and magnet port dia From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 03:23:28 EDT     After about 4 hours of soldering magnets I pretty much decided to add a second magnet to each of the pipes in the bottom octaves, doubling the port cross section in effect, to be on the = safe side!   The chest I am working on at the moment is the one with the V.Diapason and =   the V.Celeste. The V.Celeste starts at tenor C and has 61 pipes, that should be fine = with the single magnets. The V. Diapason is 73 pipes and the pouches get fairly large in the = bottom, the chests as I designed them 3 years ago allowed plenty of room between = the magnets in the bottom octaves to install second magnets at any time if desired, but due to the room size and that the chest is close to the wall = etc it would be far easier while the thing is laying over a chair in the = living room, to add the extra magnets NOW than later.   Anyone have any ideas or opinions on the largest diameter pouch one can expect a 90 ohm adjustable moller magnet to exhaust @ 5" WP without = slowness or speech issues?   I am thinking somewhere around 2" is probably the cutoff point.   While I am wiring I also plan to add something to each chest so I can play =   the pipes for tuning etc without having to run back and forth from the console or have a second man. Should be handy!     Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/  
(back) Subject: Organclearinghouse From: "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 23:16:57 +0200     Hello List, I try to send a message to John Bisshop to the Organclearinghouse. Suddenly there website is gone. Is ther someone who knows what is going on?   Thanks   Louis Huivenaar           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: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:39:15 -0700   Louis:   I noticed the same thing the other day. I've tried several times since without any success. I'll try and post this information on PIPEORGAN-L and see if I get any response.   Steven Durham   ----- Original Message ----- From: "L.Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 2:16 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse       Hello List, I try to send a message to John Bisshop to the Organclearinghouse. Suddenly there website is gone. Is ther someone who knows what is going on?   Thanks   Louis Huivenaar           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     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: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:56:05 EDT     In a message dated 7/29/01 7:23:24 PM, sdurham11@home.com writes:   >Louis:   > >I noticed the same thing the other day. I've tried several times since >without any success. I'll try and post this information on PIPEORGAN-L >and see if I get any response. >Steven Durham   Didn't Alan miller, who was head of that and the driving force pass away = from cancer last year? It may be things are up in the air as a result, like a ship without a = rudder. I haven't heard if they were even going to continue the clearinghouse or = not, but without Alan running it there may not BE an organ clearinghouse.   Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 18:18:59 -0700   I could be wrong (imagine that) but I thought I read that his son(s) were going to continue the business. I'll have to find that article I read about Alan Miller and re-post when I have more info.   Steven Durham   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:56 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse       In a message dated 7/29/01 7:23:24 PM, sdurham11@home.com writes:   >Louis:   > >I noticed the same thing the other day. I've tried several times since >without any success. I'll try and post this information on PIPEORGAN-L >and see if I get any response. >Steven Durham   Didn't Alan miller, who was head of that and the driving force pass away from cancer last year? It may be things are up in the air as a result, like a ship without a rudder. I haven't heard if they were even going to continue the clearinghouse or not, but without Alan running it there may not BE an organ clearinghouse.   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: More progress From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:19:47 EDT   Now I have all of the magnets installed for the V. Diapason (73) and the = V. Celeste (61) plus 12 additional magnets on the bottom octave of the V. Diapason so there are 2 adjustable 90 ohm Moller magnets per pipe. That should deflate those pouches fast enough. I noticed OSI has an adjustable port 150 ohm magnet and a plain one, with ..150" and .234" ports respectively.   After dragging that chest into town, I rudely discovered the chest was too =   wide to fit on the mill in the shop to drill out the oval holes for the additional 12 magnets. The table wouldn't go down far enough so I wound up =   hand drilling the 12 holes and cleaning them out to size. looks like I'll have to do that for the other 3 chests as they in turn are =   worked on. When I do those I'll use the drill press before installing = magnets and wires. Should be a little easier but not as good as the mill where one =   can dial-in the settings, and with a 3/8" end mill make a nice clean slot followed by a 3/8" exhaust port hole     For my terminal for the 2 #10 bare copper ground wires I used a 1/4" = threaded brass rod through the side of the chest with brass washers and nuts, = looped, tightened the nuts and soldered on the wire. That leaves about 3/4" of threaded brass rod outside the chest to attach the external main ground = wire and fuse block. Looks like brass and aluminum tubes are to be delivered UPS on Thursday, = so hopefully next week end I will be cutting those and installing those = nipples and the neoprene tubing to the pouch boards.     Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:38:01 -0500   At 8:56 PM -0400 7/29/01, Mpmollerorgan@aol.com wrote: >Didn't Alan miller, who was head of that and the driving force pass away = from >cancer last year? >It may be things are up in the air as a result, like a ship without a = rudder. >I haven't heard if they were even going to continue the clearinghouse or = not, >but without Alan running it there may not BE an organ clearinghouse.   Rnadall   It was Alan Lauffman that headed up the OCH. And it is continuing with John Bishop as the Executive Director. Right after the OHS Convention, at which John was able to raise the money needed to save a Johnson organ up in Brooklyn, NY, he was heading directly to Brooklyn to remove it before the windows were taken out of the church it resided in. And from having a couple of breakfasts with him i know that they are going "great guns" and all of us will be seeing much more about them. Alan had been rather sick for several years so the OCH took a rather low profile for some time now.   I am also needed to contact John so I will try to give him a call in the next couple of days and will let him know about the problems with the domain name. It is not listed in the "root servers" currently which means that maybe somehow through the transition someone missed renewing it. If i get any information from him I will pass it along to the list.   David  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] small blower - details From: "Olliff Weldon" <oweldon2@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 22:33:08 -0400       The blower is available from Herbach and Rademan part number TM96BLR2959. Their website is www.herbach.com.   The blower has a 1/15hp ball bearing thermally protected motor with a very tough plastic alloy housing for the fan. The outlet is the same size as 2" PVC pipe which allows press fitting of couplings. I think this blower might be adequate for a voicing jack or small positive organ. One blower will supply 22 cfm @ 2" and three blowers cascaded will supply 30 cfm @ 5". I have performance curves that I ran on a single blower and on a three blower cascade in PDF format which I can email.   Olliff  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:00:39 -0700   List:   It was not Allen Miller that ran the Organ Clearing House. It was Alan Lauffman and he did die this last year. The article I mentioned was from the 2000 OHS Convention Booklet that was published before Mr. Lauffman died. He was a featured artist during that convention and it mentioned that his sons were helping with running the Organ Clearing House.   I now understand that John Bishop has taken over the role of Executive Director since Mr. Lauffman's death and they will continue to run that much needed business.   Steven Durham   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:56 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse       In a message dated 7/29/01 7:23:24 PM, sdurham11@home.com writes:   >Louis:   > >I noticed the same thing the other day. I've tried several times since >without any success. I'll try and post this information on PIPEORGAN-L >and see if I get any response. >Steven Durham   Didn't Alan miller, who was head of that and the driving force pass away from cancer last year? It may be things are up in the air as a result, like a ship without a rudder. I haven't heard if they were even going to continue the clearinghouse or not, but without Alan running it there may not BE an organ clearinghouse.   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: [Residence Organs] small blower - details From: "Steven Paul Durham" <sdurham11@home.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:06:13 -0700   Olliff:   I checked out the website and saw the blower you're talking about. I can't imagine that it would be powerful enough to wind a pipe organ. Have you tried it? If so, on what?   Steven Durham Portland, OR   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Olliff Weldon" <oweldon2@mindspring.com> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:33 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] small blower - details         The blower is available from Herbach and Rademan part number TM96BLR2959. Their website is www.herbach.com.   The blower has a 1/15hp ball bearing thermally protected motor with a very tough plastic alloy housing for the fan. The outlet is the same size as 2" PVC pipe which allows press fitting of couplings. I think this blower might be adequate for a voicing jack or small positive organ. One blower will supply 22 cfm @ 2" and three blowers cascaded will supply 30 cfm @ 5". I have performance curves that I ran on a single blower and on a three blower cascade in PDF format which I can email.   Olliff   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: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 22:51:26 EDT     In a message dated 7/29/01 9:44:40 PM, sdurham11@home.com writes:   > > >It was not Allen Miller that ran the Organ Clearing House. It was Alan > >Lauffman and he did die this last year. The article I mentioned was     Alan Miller Laufman if I remember right     Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organclearinghouse From: "4everaptor" <JABowers@execpc.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:09:25 -0500   Alan, yes. Miller, no. Alan Laufmann, I think it was, was founder and head of Organ Clearing House. Alan Miller is the current owner of Z-Tronics, having bought it from Bill Zabel a few years ago.   John     Mpmollerorgan@aol.com wrote: > Didn't Alan miller, who was head of that and the driving force > pass away from cancer last year?    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] small blower - details From: "Olliff Weldon" <oweldon2@mindspring.com> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 23:35:57 -0400       > I checked out the website and saw the blower you're talking about. I > can't imagine that it would be powerful enough to wind a pipe organ. > Have you tried it? If so, on what?   I have not tried the blower, other than to plot the performance curves, but have built a box with a filter and three cascaded blowers. I think this should be adequate for one rank of pipes on 3 - 4" of wind (50 cfm @ 3" 40 cfm @ 4"). I will at least have something playing until my construction project is farther along. For the price, if one blower is not enough use several.   Olliff Weldon