DIYAPASON-L Digest #275 - Monday, March 5, 2001
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Century motor/Spencer blower
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  organ cable
  by <GenieWaltr@aol.com>
Organs in New Orleans
  by "Robert Coulter" <louisvilorgans@hotmail.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Century motor/Spencer blower
  by "Bernard C. Nordmann" <bcnordmann@cdmnet.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Century motor/Spencer blower From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 00:55:14 EST   Jon,,,, As per my earlier post about your century motor,,,,if the brushes are not snapping out completely,,,then the necklace inside the rotor is not completely in place for shorting out the commutator either,,,since the = push rod controls both. ,,,,you need to address that problem as well. Just my 2 =   cents worth--- Cheers, ---Roc L V Rockafellow  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] organ cable From: <GenieWaltr@aol.com> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 06:46:52 EST     --part1_c5.e821eb4.27d4d6ac_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   I'm interested, depending on how far (and how expensive) it is to ship. = Let me know.   Gene Walter Norway, SC   --part1_c5.e821eb4.27d4d6ac_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>I'm interested, = depending on how far (and how expensive) it is to ship. &nbsp;Let <BR>me know. <BR> <BR>Gene Walter <BR>Norway, SC</FONT></HTML>   --part1_c5.e821eb4.27d4d6ac_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Organs in New Orleans From: "Robert Coulter" <louisvilorgans@hotmail.com> Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 11:48:21 -0500       Dear list,   I'll be in New Orleans next weekend(3/10-12) for a performance. I'll be staying on St Charles Ave, so I'll have easy access to the streetcar line etc... I was wondering what organs I should try to see while I'm there, = and which church to attend Sunday morning(denomination is not important, the organ is). I appreciate any and all help you might give me.       Robert Coulter Pipe Organs of Greater Louisville http://www.geocities.com/louisvilorgans   _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Century motor/Spencer blower From: "Bernard C. Nordmann" <bcnordmann@cdmnet.com> Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 11:00:33 -0600   At 12:06 AM 3/5/01 -0500, Jon Fick wrote:   >It seems that there are certain scenarios whereby the centrifugal pushrod >that retracts the brushes slightly lifts the brushes but doesn't snap = into >the completely retracted state. In such cases, the motor never gets up = to >speed. I've got to watch it and figure out what to do when I finally get = it >connected to the three reservoirs.   I've found that in most cases where this occurs the cause is a gummed up coil spring, brush lifter parts or (you'd better hope not), some gummed up =   centrifugal weights.   Cleaning everything you can get to without removing the rotor usually = cures the problem for me. You can try weakening the coil spring by unscrewing = the threaded ring which holds the spring, but generally this should be a last resort.   Cheers,   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bernie Nordmann, St. Louis, MO -- Owner of a 3/13 Wurlitzer/Barton/Kimball/Dennison/whatever -- Registered Piano Technician, Piano Technicians Guild -- Full time computer consultant - Nordmann Consulting, Inc. -- Amateur radio operator, call sign KV0W -- Husband, father ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~