DIYAPASON-L Digest #515 - Monday, February 11, 2002
Re: [Residence Organs]  pipe cut
  by "Bob Loesch" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] pipe cut From: "Bob Loesch" <> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 06:36:20 -0800   I'll attempt to answer each part seperately:   At 11:19 PM 2/10/02 EST, wrote: > ...I was wondering if I could >cut the toes off and then cap and add an inlet in the cap that I can put flex >pipe to. I will control the wind by a wood choke in the flex pipe.   This will work, if the inlet isn't too close to the mouth of the pipe. If it is, it might disturb the flow of wind to the windway.   >Also the 16' reed is Austin boots and Wurlitezer Diaphone resonators. The =   >resonators are heavy, at least the bottom six. What keeps these from crushing >the boots?   A diaphone has heavy wooden 'boots', and can easily support these rather heavy resonators. The addition of solid support would keep the weight = from damaging the Austin boots. Those resonators have loops soldered on their backs which can hold their weight (if the supports are strong enough), and are mitred such that they can be closely 'packed'. If the support holds the weight, such that the boot isn't taking more than a few pounds, there should be no problem. Remember that those boots held Austin's = resonators...   >I can see from building the support rack with hooks that one of the tubes =   >going to the top of the boot is looking stressed maybe spliting.I have a >place where I could lay these on there side and take the load off the = boot.?   You could do that, but it shouldn't be necessary.   >One more, the Bourdon chest I just finished is working strange. To get = some >of the notes to sound I have to loosen the cap one the magnet. This is on 3.5 >or so of wind.   Was this chest originally built to operate on higher pressure? If so, the pouch or primary might be too small to operate on the lower pressure. Be sure that nothing is obstructing the channels or the magnet armature's aperature.   Good luck!   Regards, Bob, in beautiful Lake County, California, USA