DIYAPASON-L Digest #449 - Friday, November 30, 2001
Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Arranging offchest pipes & etc.
  by "Bart Kleineweber" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Arranging offchest pipes & etc. From: "Bart Kleineweber" <> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 20:02:36 -0600   <html><div style=3D'background-color:'><DIV> <P>OK, you probably won't find a chest with 24 holes, but you could easily = mount the pipes or&nbsp;(or tube the pipes to)&nbsp;two offset bass chests = of 12 holes each.<BR></P> <P>The chest must be an electromechanical chest, in which the magnets and = wiring are inside.&nbsp; I forgot about those chests when I wrote my = earlier e-mail.&nbsp; If you want the organ to pass a home inspection, = you'll have to remove all cotton covered wire from it and replace it with = PVC coated wiring (hopefully color coded).&nbsp; If you don't foresee this = happening and you are not opposed to wringing out the wiring, just skip = rewiring the chest.&nbsp; I think rewiring the chest would take almost the = same amount of time as wringing out the cable, so I rewired all of = mine.</P> <P>What are the other two ranks?<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: <DIYAPASON-L@PIPECHAT.ORG> <DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: [Residence Organs] Re: Arranging offchest pipes = &amp; etc. <DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 07:36:31 EST <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;Hi Group: <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;Thanks for the responses about the wiring and off-chesting. = Bart, maybe I didn't make myself clear. The 24 Bourdons I spoke of are = part of a 97 pipe rank of Bourdons/stopped flutes, as you recommended. = There is a chest for the top 73 pipes, but none for the bottom 24. The = bottom six are stacked on the back of the case horizontally and the other = 18 are not mounted, but there is a board (1x4) drilled to accept them. All = of these 24 have their feet cut off and plugged and have a hole drilled = either in the back of the foot or through the cap that forms the windway = (on the bottom front of the pipe). The 18 pipes which are not mounted have = two dowels, one on either side of the wind-hole, evidently for mounting on = the 1x4, which has two small holes on either side of the windholes, = appropriately placed. There does not appear to be a chest for these bottom = 24 pipes. One of my consultants has suggested using orgaflex to hook these = to a chest, but I guess a chest will have to be pr <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;As far as the wiring goes, it comes directly out of the = chest through a hole, so I guess rewiring would require getting into the = chests. The tops of the chests do appear to unscrew, so that wouldn't be a = problem. The consultant has suggested not rewiring right now, just ringing = out the wires and using the current electromechanical action, then = rewiring when I go to a solid state relay later.\ <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;Well, that is about all the questions for now. I did see = the organ again yesterday and after making certain (I think!) that all the = tiny pipes are there, I did close the deal on it, and all that remains is = to go get it, next weekend, hopefully. So, I'm sure there will be lots of = other questions once the organ gets here. Thanks for all your help so far, = guys. I guess I am a full fledged organut now, although with just 3 ranks, = still just junior grade as yet. <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;Best Regards, <DIV></DIV>&gt;Roy Kersey <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV>&gt;DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of = their own <DIV></DIV>&gt;Residence Pipe Organs. <DIV></DIV>&gt;HOMEPAGE : <DIV></DIV>&gt;List: <DIV></DIV>&gt;Administration: <DIV></DIV>&gt; <DIV></DIV></div><br clear=3Dall><hr>Get your FREE download of MSN = Explorer at <a = href=3D''></a>= <br></html>