DIYAPASON-L Digest #697 - Tuesday, December 3, 2002
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Maas Rowe Chimes
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Maas Rowe Chimes
  by "Jane and Dave Whitmore" <JDWhitmore@worldnet.att.net>
Re: Maas-Rowe
  by "Robert P. Bass" <rpbass@earthlink.net>
Fan Off
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Maas Rowe Chimes From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 08:09:39 -0500   At 02:54 PM 12/2/2002 -0600, Rich wrote:   > > http://www.maasrowe.com > >I found this link also, but what I noticed is that there isn't any >reference to tubular bells, only carillons, electronics (bong-a trons) >and tower clocks. > >I was going to write and see if they offer any parts for chime repairs.   They do mention chimes along with their founding in 1922, but I suspect they don't manufacture them anymore. Maybe they would have repair parts = though.   Eric    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Maas Rowe Chimes From: "Jane and Dave Whitmore" <JDWhitmore@worldnet.att.net> Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 12:46:47 -0500   At 08:09 AM 12/3/02 -0500, you wrote:   >They do mention chimes along with their founding in 1922, but I suspect >they don't manufacture them anymore. Maybe they would have repair parts = though. > >Eric   I bought some small repair parts from them a couple of years ago. Just = send them a note and tell them what you need. Based on my experience they probably send old Charlie out to the warehouse to scrounge in the dusty boxes. But old Charlie did return with what I needed!   Dave in Vermont    
(back) Subject: Re: Maas-Rowe From: "Robert P. Bass" <rpbass@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 16:55:31 -0800   Maas-Rowe is indeed an active concern. I pass by their facilities often when down in that neck of the woods.   Back when I was rebuilding Anaheim High School's Robert Morton theatre organ, I had Maas-Rowe totally rebuild our chimes. Some tubes had separated from their hangers and a few tubes had split. After rebuilding, they were like new. Maas-Rowe did an excellent job on the set.   And... the company was a joy to deal with. Suggest you call them. I'm sure they will meet your chime repair needs. HTH     Bob Bass        
(back) Subject: Fan Off From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 20:31:00 EST     --part1_177.12d80af5.2b1eb4d4_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   My can of Aerokroil came in today - along with a can of Silikroil (an internet special). I sprayed some in the crack between the hub of my fan = and the shaft - as well as some into the 2 holes from which I had removed the = set screws. I tugged and banged.... No go. I heated the hub again, and it = still didn't budge.   I found an old insulated cable (from one of those dog cables that runs = along the clothesline) and wrapped it around the pulley on the other end of the shaft, creating a loop into which I could put a 2 x 4 to act as a strap wrench. I was able to start turning the fan manually while the makeshift strap wrench kept the shaft from turning.   I was able to get it to turn, but it didn't appear to be coming off, just turning. With much turning while pulling - again sitting on the cold cold =   concrete floor with my feet up against the sides of the blower housing, I noticed that the fan was gradually sliding along the shaft until it = finally let loose. Of course, I now have sore hands from pulling along the thin = edge of the fan.   Now, I just need to get the motor off, clean up the old caked on oil, = spray paint it, replace the felt gaskets, move it into the other room, then put = it back together.   Thanks for the tips. Keith   --part1_177.12d80af5.2b1eb4d4_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">List,<BR> <BR> My can of Aerokroil came in today - along with a can of Silikroil (an = internet special).&nbsp; I sprayed some in the crack between the hub of my = fan and the shaft - as well as some into the 2 holes from which I had = removed the set screws.&nbsp; I tugged and banged.... No go.&nbsp; I = heated the hub again, and it still didn't budge.<BR> <BR> I found an old insulated cable (from one of those dog cables that runs = along the clothesline) and wrapped it around the pulley on the other end = of the shaft, creating a loop into which I could put a 2 x 4 to act as a = strap wrench.&nbsp; I was able to start turning the fan manually while the = makeshift strap wrench kept the shaft from turning.<BR> <BR> I was able to get it to turn, but it didn't appear to be coming off, just = turning.&nbsp; With much turning while pulling - again sitting on the cold = cold concrete floor with my feet up against the sides of the blower = housing, I noticed that the fan was gradually sliding along the shaft = until it finally let loose.&nbsp; Of course, I now have sore hands from = pulling along the thin edge of the fan.<BR> <BR> Now, I just need to get the motor off, clean up the old caked on oil, = spray paint it, replace the felt gaskets, move it into the other room, = then put it back together.<BR> <BR> Thanks for the tips.<BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_177.12d80af5.2b1eb4d4_boundary--