DIYAPASON-L Digest #486 - Tuesday, January 8, 2002
Kilgen Magnets
  by "The Schneider Family" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Kilgen Magnets
  by "John Vanderlee" <>
Wind Conductors
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <>
Moller pedal contact board
  by <>
Re: Moller pedal contact board
  by <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Changing Bourdon Cutups
  by "Henry Paff" <>

(back) Subject: Kilgen Magnets From: "The Schneider Family" <> Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 23:58:50 -0600 wrote: > In a message dated 1/7/02 6:30:25 PM, writes: > >The chest > >magnets are round in appearance and screw into the the bottom board. > > Hmm, sounds like the round brass Kilgen magnets Ive tossed in the wood = stove > with their toeboards because it would be work to remove the things to > = save them   That's too bad, because Kilgen magnets are hard to come-by and EXTREMELY much in demand. There's no source for NEW Kilgen magnets and my experience with them is they're extremely reliable and FAST!   That style of magnet is merely press-fit into the Bottom Board, so a little tap on the top of the magnet coil with a soft brass hammer or rubber mallet would have easily extricated them.   Next batch of Kilgen magnets you want to throw away, please thrown them my way!!!   THANKS!   Faithfully,   Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX HOME EMAIL SHOP EMAIL WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Kilgen Magnets From: "John Vanderlee" <> Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 09:06:51 -0800   > > >Next batch of Kilgen magnets you want to throw away, please thrown them >my way!!! > >THANKS! > >Faithfully, > >Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO   Hi, could someone send me a picture of those?   We "Scrounge" for parts for resale to fund our school project. Got stuff coming and going all the time. I'd like to know what to look for.   Thnks   John V  
(back) Subject: Wind Conductors From: "Robert W. Taylor" <> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 20:07:57 -0600   My thanks to John Vanderlee who responded to my query about converting = from square 4 inch wind lines to PVC. He said.....   >There is 5" PVC. It is used by electrical contractors and is gray in >color. for elbows we cut a 4 section mitred joint and PVC glued it >up. for flanges we used a 5" coupling cut in half and recessed into >a wooden flange (epoxied)   I was not aware of the 5" size. The color is no problem since all PVC in = my installation will be painted an appropriate color. As someone mentioned, the thin schedule 35 S & D is often green. So green, white and gray all look the same with the same color of paint!   Thanks again   Bob Taylor          
(back) Subject: Moller pedal contact board From: <> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 22:43:32 EST   Looking to connect the pedal contact board in the console but the specific =   connections are a bit confusing. There are 44 bourdon pipes and Moller had the pedal stops;   16 Bourdon 8' Flute Sw to ped Gt to ped     I replaced the old wires with new, one by one so they didn't get mixed up, =   the pedal contact board has four rows of contacts. Underside, the first = row nearest the pedal keys is marked 16' bourdon, 32 soldered terminals for 32 =   harness wires, all are internally cross wired up one octave and connect to =   terminals in the second row. So far so good, I get that, BUT, the second = row also has a strip of wood for 12 harness wires which would connect to C1 = thru B12. For some reason to me it seems backwards from what I would expect; namely those 12 to be at the TOP end to connect pipes G#33 thru 44 from bourdon terminals G#21 thru G32 NOT from bourdon C1 thru B12   The 8' flute is nothing more than an octave coupler with one octave = extension at the top so there's no note drop-off.   The other two rows for sw-ped and gt to ped I know where to run those.   Randall  
(back) Subject: Re: Moller pedal contact board From: <> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 22:49:33 EST   Oh gee this is a good one, just figured out the problem LOL!!!!!!!!!! the old faint pencil markings I found under the old wires are reversed, = so what looks like C1 is actually contact 32 and the thing is upside down = and turned around to write up a wire code for it and I didn't check or verify = the markings, I ASS-U-ME'd :)   Randall  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Changing Bourdon Cutups From: "Henry Paff" <> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 19:58:13 -0800 (PST)   I experimented 24 years ago on an old wood gedeckt with modeling clay to fill in the nicks, and it worked so well I've never changed to something more "permanent". So if someone owning these pipes after me wanted to restore these pipes they could remove the clay with a toothbrush, toothpicks, or whatever.   Lou Paff > > > On 1/5/02, Richard Schneider wrote that . > > Enunciation (read: "chiff) is more controlled by the > amount of nicking > rather than cut-ups. You can "experiment" with this > by using wax to > fill in the nicks and if you don't like the results, > carefully remove it > again with an X-acto knife.     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE video emails in Yahoo! Mail!