DIYAPASON-L Digest #433 - Friday, November 9, 2001
 
Washing Pipes?
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Washing Pipes?
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE?
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE?
  by "Jan S. Van Der Stad" <dorian@nac.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE?
  by <GRSCoLVR@aol.com>
RE: [Residence Organs]  BUZZNOMORE?
  by "Gregory Rister" <grandcornet@earthlink.net>
BUZZNOMORE?
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  BUZZNOMORE?
  by "Jan S. Van Der Stad" <dorian@nac.net>
 

(back) Subject: Washing Pipes? From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 03:48:10 EST   Kevin and Bob:   Washing pipes is usually only done during a major restoration. It is done = to remove not only the dust/dirt accumulation but also the oxide from of = pipes so they can be made to look bright shiny and new again. I was at the = Crystal Cathedral this last summer and was horrified at how badly the organs were damaged by oxidation. The zincs were gray with powder, the spotteds were dull gray, and even the once bright tin coated tuning slides were dark = brown with rust. Oxides make tuning slides stick solidly and do other bad = things to organs. e.g. Oxide dust falling into reeds cause buzzing. So we are = not just talking about generic dust though even generic dust by itself will = have detrimental effects. A layer of dust on the languid of a sensitive string =   can actually cause problems. Dust also provides particles for the condensation of water which will further oxidize pipes.   A highly prized art object gets regular dusting so why is it strange to = think that a delicate musical instrument of some complexity and value should not = be dusted and periodically restored? Even a Stradivarius gets dusted out and =   washed occasionally!   Al Sefl  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Washing Pipes? From: "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 10:20:27 -0500       TheGluePot@aol.com wrote: > > Kevin and Bob: > > Washing pipes is usually only done during a major restoration.   And after they have been besmirched with your popular music.   -Ron (Sounds like rock and/or roll to me).  
(back) Subject: Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE? From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 18:46:07 EST   Greetings Everyone:   I hope my last post did not convey an angry tone. I just wanted to point = out why someone would want to wash pipes. It is not something you just do in = the spring. "Well, it's May, time to take the pipe organ out and hose it = off!" ;-)   Washing pipes has yet another benefit. Once cleaned, the pipes can have a =   good quality instrument lacquer applied that will protect them from air polution, water condensation, and general oxidation. The Crystal = Cathedral organ looks like hell from the ravages of polution and condensation. Had = a quality clear coating been applied that instrument would certainly still = have that new pipe sparkle.   Best wishes to you,   Al   PS: BTW - did anyone but myself run to check the calendar for April 1st after reading the add in the October Diapason 2001 for BUZZNOMORE powder which you add a teaspoon full to a reed pipe to stop the buzzing?  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE? From: "Jan S. Van Der Stad" <dorian@nac.net> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 18:53:56 -0500   Good Evening,   What clear laquer is recommended by you all out there to apply to freshly cleaned pipes? The very task of which I shall perform tomorrow...........   > PS: BTW - did anyone but myself run to check the calendar for April 1st > after reading the add in the October Diapason 2001 for BUZZNOMORE powder > which you add a teaspoon full to a reed pipe to stop the buzzing?   Has anybody actually tried this stuff, and can inform the list of its success or failure?   Thanks,   Jan S. Van Der Stad        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE? From: <GRSCoLVR@aol.com> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 19:01:16 EST   Hi Al---- Yeap,,,I sure did check the date quickly, hahahhaha. Regards, ---Roc L V Rockafellow  
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] BUZZNOMORE? From: "Gregory Rister" <grandcornet@earthlink.net> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 19:18:43 -0800   BUZZNOMORE?!   Hey, Al, that's no joke, it's great stuff! I ordered a bunch, and even tossed some into the speakers of my ratty old Jeep; they sound like a Bose system now. May try some in the carbuerator next. . .   Greg         > [Original Message] > From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> > To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> > Date: 11/09/2001 10:46:07 AM > Subject: [Residence Organs] Re: Washing Pipes? pt. 2 & BUZZNOMORE? > BTW - did anyone but myself run to check the calendar for April 1st > after reading the add in the October Diapason 2001 for BUZZNOMORE powder =   > which you add a teaspoon full to a reed pipe to stop the buzzing? > > 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       --- Gregory Rister --- grandcornet@earthlink.net --- EarthLink: The #1 provider of the Real Internet.      
(back) Subject: BUZZNOMORE? From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@home.com> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 21:58:58 -0600   Gregory Rister wrote: > > BUZZNOMORE?! > > Hey, Al, that's no joke, it's great stuff! I ordered a bunch, > and even tossed some into the speakers of my ratty old Jeep; > they sound like a Bose system now. May try some in the > carbuerator next. . . Will it stop a runny nose leak? My hankerchiefs are all wet. F. Richard Burt effarbee@home.com ..  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] BUZZNOMORE? From: "Jan S. Van Der Stad" <dorian@nac.net> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 23:00:59 -0500   Gotta love it....humor at the end of a long day is always most appreciated..........   Jan S. Van Der Stad     > Gregory Rister wrote: > > > > BUZZNOMORE?! > > > > Hey, Al, that's no joke, it's great stuff! I ordered a bunch, > > and even tossed some into the speakers of my ratty old Jeep; > > they sound like a Bose system now. May try some in the > > carbuerator next. . . > > Will it stop a runny nose leak? My hankerchiefs are all wet. > > F. Richard Burt > effarbee@home.com > > > . > > 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 > > >