DIYAPASON-L Digest #435 - Monday, November 12, 2001
Re: [Residence Organs] CHEST QUESTIONS and INTRO
  by "Bart Kleineweber" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] CHEST QUESTIONS and INTRO From: "Bart Kleineweber" <> Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 11:28:15 -0600   <html><div style=3D'background-color:'><DIV> <P>Before taking the whole thing apart, I would recommend blowing the = chest out really well.&nbsp; You say it came from an environment full of = soot and dust . . . well.&nbsp; A vacuum cleaner would really help in this = situation as well.&nbsp; While the chest is connected to the wind supply, = hit the offending notes repeatedly until they work again or hold them open = electrically and vacuum them.&nbsp; You do not say if they don't work = because they cipher or because they do not play at all.&nbsp; If they are = ciphering (stuck on), then you have other = problems.<BR><BR></P><BR><BR><BR>Bart Kleineweber </DIV>Chicago, IL <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV> <DIV></DIV>&gt;From: <DIV></DIV>&gt;Reply-To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@PIPECHAT.ORG> <DIV></DIV>&gt;To: <DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: [Residence Organs] CHEST QUESTIONS and INTRO <DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 13:32:14 EST <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;Hi! My name is Brian Burns. I've been into pipe organs for = about 4 years now <DIV></DIV>&gt;and that all started in college. I recently got the old = organ from the church <DIV></DIV>&gt;that I used to take lessons at. It has sat in a garage for = nearly 30 years <DIV></DIV>&gt;collecting soot and dust. I am ready to beging putting it = back together in my <DIV></DIV>&gt;home. <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;My first issue is the only remaining main chest. It is a 5 = rank <DIV></DIV>&gt;electro-pneumatic of unknown origin. The stop action is = working but some of <DIV></DIV>&gt;the notes don't play. The valves seem to be in good = condition as well as the <DIV></DIV>&gt;primary action. SO.... could the problem be in the seals of = the valve boards <DIV></DIV>&gt;to the chest? If this helps: it's not like all of one note = doesn't work , <DIV></DIV>&gt;just here and there over various ranks. The organ is = supposed to be a Moller, <DIV></DIV>&gt;but that is questionable. One other chest I have IS a = Moller, but I don't <DIV></DIV>&gt;think the one I'm working on is <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;Any ideas? <DIV></DIV></div><br clear=3Dall><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN = Explorer at <a = href=3D''></a>= <br></html>