DIYAPASON-L Digest #448 - Thursday, November 29, 2001
 
organ packing stories
  by "Dave Milton" <dmilton@igs.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  organ packing stories
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
Resultant?
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Resultant?
  by "ATOS" <atos@stirlingprop.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Resultant?
  by "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com>
 

(back) Subject: organ packing stories From: "Dave Milton" <dmilton@igs.net> Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 00:50:35 -0500   I agree with the sentiments expressed regarding how some organs are handled { or not }.   I managed to get my hands on an 1893 vintage organ form New Brunswick, Canada that had been in storage for some 35 years. Some of the oboe pipes were packed in an old washtub and have taken on that characteristic shape. As I was cataloging my acquisitioin, I went through a 'pipe crate' where 3 or 4 pipes had been packed concentrically inside each other. Been that way for quite a while, so most had taken on quite an oval or flatened shape. Usually had to partially resotre pipes to circular coinfig just to get them apart. Whoever the bright soul was, they managed to get 5 ranks into a 14" x 16" x 9' crate! Needless to say, quite a bit of work will need to be done to get these back to playing condition.   I suppose it's a bit better than having to pick them out of a dumpster, just seems a shame that a bit more care & attention could have saved countless years of heritage. Will never really know how they sounded then, only what they may sound like now { or future } when refurbished and revoiced, maybe better, maybe worse, but at least they will be speaking again.   Cheers to all who take on this task, the rewards of a playable rank are truly worth it.   Dave Milton          
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] organ packing stories From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 01:05:52 EST     In a message dated 11/28/01 11:50:37 PM, dmilton@igs.net writes:   > Some of the oboe pipes were packed in an old >washtub and have taken on that characteristic shape. As   I can only think of one fellow who once described pipes in a washtub and = he had a web site...   Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/  
(back) Subject: Resultant? From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 10:41:20 EST   Hi all. I am having a problem with wiring a Resultant up and also do you use = another 16' flute to get the g through f sharp? The relay has 10 switches. The Bourdon is played at 16'&8'.Non of the switches are ganged. So far I have wired just the 16'& 8'.There is = doubling of the wires starting at 8' in the 16' pin rail. Since you have to play the bottom C with the next G together and the = bottom C is wired in three places, wouldn't the G always play when the bottom C is played? I am probably making to much of this but I have had time to think about it =   all while working (grinding about 42 crankshafts over the last two = weeks).26 one day 16 that were weld in one day. Thanks for the time Dennis  
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Resultant? From: "ATOS" <atos@stirlingprop.com> Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:17:55 -0600   I am not exactly sure how your wiring is run but I suspect you need to = apply some 1 amp diodes to block current from flowing backwards through the switching system and causing the wrong pipes to sound.   -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Pipewheezr@aol.com Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2001 9:41 AM To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Subject: [Residence Organs] Resultant?     Hi all. I am having a problem with wiring a Resultant up and also do you use = another 16' flute to get the g through f sharp? The relay has 10 switches. The Bourdon is played at 16'&8'.Non of the switches are ganged. So far I have wired just the 16'& 8'.There is = doubling of the wires starting at 8' in the 16' pin rail. Since you have to play the bottom C with the next G together and the = bottom C is wired in three places, wouldn't the G always play when the bottom C is played? I am probably making to much of this but I have had time to think about it all while working (grinding about 42 crankshafts over the last two = weeks).26 one day 16 that were weld in one day. Thanks for the time Dennis   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] Resultant? From: "Ron Natalie" <ron@sensor.com> Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 17:28:44 -0500       ATOS wrote: > > I am not exactly sure how your wiring is run but I suspect you need to = apply > some 1 amp diodes to block current from flowing backwards through the > switching system and causing the wrong pipes to sound. > A diode? A diode? The wiring would be a lot simpler in my organ if they had diodes. The tones resultants are picked off the keying relays.