DIYAPASON-L Digest #441 - Monday, November 19, 2001
 
Re: Arranging off-chest pipes
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
Re: Wiring for EM chests
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Arranging off-chest pipes From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 07:43:39 EST   Hi Pipers:   I have a couple of questions about an off-chested Bourdon 16 rank on the = small house organ I am trying to purchase. This organ is incomplete, and = the bottom six pipes of the pedal Bourdon are stacked up sideways in = sequence at the back of the organ case with footholes plugged and holes = drilled in their caps for off-chest installation. There are 18 more pipes = prepared in the same way, but they also have a pair of dowels in the caps = for mounting to a board, which I guess will sit horizontally so that those = pipes will be vertical. I have two questions about the horizontal pipes:   Will these pipes "pull" toward on another if they are just stacked in = order? Do I need to stack them in the order C-D-E-C#-D#-F?   Secondly, can the pipes just be laid on top of each othere and fastened = together in some way, or should there be some spacers between them? IF = so, how would this be done?   My third question concerns the other 18 pipes. The arrangement looks kind = of like what you would see on a muffler and tailpipe, with the large hole = iin the cap and a dowel pin on each side. Is this a typical arrangement?   I gather I am going to have to make a chest for these 24 pipes (EM). Is = there some specific dimensional requirement for this? Do I provide some = extra space in the toeboard area to help with the pipe speech?   What kind of tubing would you-all suggest for off-chesting these 24 pipes? = How do you seal these?   Thanks for your help! I hope the negotiations for the organ will be = completed in a day or two. If so, then I'll have some questions about = mkoving and packing.   Regards, Roy Kersey  
(back) Subject: Re: Wiring for EM chests From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:58:55 EST     --part1_143.4e414a1.292b20ef_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   hi Group:   I have a set of questions from yesterday about pipes, but today I'm = thinking about wiring. My prospective organ has the cotton covered wiring and at least some of it is not yet hooked up --- to the four contacts on the = pedal loom in particular. I was thinking that it might be just as well to open = the chests and rewire with modern color coded wire. I would spend time = soldering to the chest magnets, but when I got to wiring the other ends, the color coding would mean no test firing of each wire to decide where to attach = it, I would just hook them up according ot the colors, right? Another plus = would be if the organ is ever sold, it would be up to code --- also correct?   I would like to know where to get sets of wire for this endeavor. Two = ranks are 73 pipes each and one is 97 pipes.   TIA, Roy Kersey   --part1_143.4e414a1.292b20ef_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>hi Group: <BR> <BR>I have a set of questions from yesterday about pipes, but today I'm = thinking about &nbsp;wiring. &nbsp;My prospective organ has the cotton = covered wiring and at least some of it is not yet hooked up --- to the = four contacts on the pedal loom in particular. &nbsp;I was thinking that = it might be just as well to open the chests and rewire with modern color = coded wire. &nbsp;I would spend time soldering to the chest magnets, but = when I got to wiring the other ends, the color coding would mean no test = firing of each wire to decide where to attach it, I would just hook them = up according ot the colors, right? &nbsp;Another plus would be if the = organ is ever sold, it would be up to code --- also correct? <BR> <BR>I would like to know where to get sets of wire for this endeavor. = &nbsp;Two ranks are 73 pipes each and one is 97 pipes. <BR> <BR>TIA, <BR>Roy Kersey</FONT></HTML>   --part1_143.4e414a1.292b20ef_boundary--