DIYAPASON-L Digest #541 - Thursday, March 21, 2002
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  relay advice
  by "Dan Emery" <danemery@yahoo.ca>
Re: relay advice
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
blower
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] relay advice From: "Dan Emery" <danemery@yahoo.ca> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:55:36 -0500 (EST)   --0-1015429523-1016718936=3D:84792 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Hello Brian, The contol system in my organ is from Classic Organ Works of Toronto = www.organworks.com. It's reliable and has never given me any problems. I also have their = optical key switching installed. Depending on your organ, you may only = need a single control box which installs in the console plus a pipe driver = module. cheers ... Mollerpo@aol.com wrote: I have come to the conclusion, with the help of = several beatings that I must convert to SS relays. Does anyone have any = advice on which companies to go with? I need someone willing to work = directly with me, not through a dealer. Thanks, Brian     --------------------------------- File your taxes online! Yahoo! Canada Tax Centre   --0-1015429523-1016718936=3D:84792 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>Hello Brian, <P>&nbsp;The contol system in my organ is from Classic Organ Works of = Toronto <A href=3D"http://www.organworks.com">www.organworks.com</A>. <P>It's reliable and has never given me any problems. I also have their = optical key switching installed. Depending on your organ, you may only = need a single control box which installs in the console plus a pipe driver = module. <P>cheers ... <P><B><I>Mollerpo@aol.com</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><FONT face=3Darial,helvetica><FONT color=3D#800040 = face=3D"Arial Rounded MT Bold" lang=3D0 size=3D2>I have come to the = conclusion, with the help of several beatings that I must convert to SS = relays. Does anyone have any advice on which companies to go with? I need = someone willing to work directly with me, not through a = dealer.<BR>Thanks,<BR>Brian</FONT> </BLOCKQUOTE></FONT><p><br><hr = size=3D1>File your taxes online! <a = href=3D"http://ca.taxes.yahoo.com"><b>Yahoo! Canada Tax Centre</b></a><br> --0-1015429523-1016718936=3D:84792--  
(back) Subject: Re: relay advice From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 09:13:56 -0500   Brian <Mollerpo@aol.com> asked for advice on solid-state relay systems. = In part, the choice may depend upon what sort of instrument the system would control. Some relay systems are perhaps more suitable for small organs, some for large organs, some for straight organs, and some for unit organs. Some are a better choice if you have a separate combination action, and some are better if you want to have the system do the combination action work as well. Some are better if you want a performance record and playback feature. Some are better if you want to also control extra = things via MIDI. Some are better if you want a "turn-key" solution and others = are better if you want to do some of the work yourself. Some are better if = you have lots of money to spend! ;-)   Another aspect, and one that applies to Christopher's organ project as well, is the matter of flexibility. Do you want to be able to "easily" change the organ's specification? (This probably applies more to unit organs than straight organs.) Some relays are programmable via a computer interface, some are programmable with a little soldering, and some are really not programmable at all except via massive re-wiring. Professional organ builders can be expected to produce a permanent specification, but = we amateur builders may want or need to experiment quite a lot.   (To answer in advance the question not yet asked [of me]: I do have an affiliation with a particular organ control system manufacturer, as a supplier, but I tried to keep the above-mentioned questions "neutral" = since they really do help you select among the several possible choices.)   Larry Chace            
(back) Subject: blower From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 16:05:22 +1200   Just a minor update on my job at home, still mostly in bits. This morning I got my blower back. It's a 1 h.p. B.O.B. and is 3-phase, 220volts, about 60 years old. An electrician friend got hold of a "converter" thingie so it now runs at 220v (New Zealand standard) but single-phase. New converters are about NZ$1400 each, so it was a major achievement when he got me a brandnew one for NZ$350. The motor itself is = in brand-new condition in spite of its age. I'm using another blower in due course, too. This was also 3-phase and is = a Ventus 0.75 h.p. date from the early 1920s. For this I got a condenser thingie direct from Laukhuff who just to look up their serial numbers = (kept right from the beginnimg, apparently) to send me the right thing. With = this in place, it drops to about 0.70 h.p. With their massive fans about 36" across, therse two blowers will give me all the wind I'll ever need, I'm sure, for about 40 rks if I get that far. Both blowers are in as-new condition with no rattle or rumbles, and were gifts from people who said they could not be re-used in their churches because they no longer had three-phase power. Lucky me......   Regards, Ross