DIYAPASON-L Digest #693 - Wednesday, November 27, 2002
 
I broke one.
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  I broke one.
  by "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com>
A little progress
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: I broke one. From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:05:33 EST     --part1_196.115d4000.2b16717d_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Guys,   Very shortly after getting my organ home, I got curious enough to remove = the bottome boards of my 3 rank pitman chest. As well, I removed the pouch rails. I've had 6 pouch rails standing on end against a stack of 6 pipe crates.   I've been moving around boxes and arranging the shelves today in the = basement so I can have some breathing room in order to begin real work on the = organ. As I was plopping a box down onto the floor, a corner struck one of the = pipe valve pouches on one of the pouch rails. It tore the round valve off the pouch as well as making a 1/2" tear in the top of the pouch itself.   Does anybody have a 2" diameter piece of pouch leather (tan colored, if = that helps) they can let go cheaply. Of course, I probably ought to wait = until I get ready to put the rails back into the chests in case I tear a couple = more.   It appears that there is a little clear glue around the pouch. I'm = assuming that that's hide glue. The pouch also overlaps a slight bit with its neighbors.   BTW, how does one go about removing a damaged pouch?   Take care. Happy Thanksgiving. Keith   --part1_196.115d4000.2b16717d_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">Guys,<BR> <BR> Very shortly after getting my organ home, I got curious enough to remove = the bottome boards of my 3 rank pitman chest.&nbsp; As well, I removed the = pouch rails.&nbsp; I've had 6 pouch rails standing on end against a stack = of 6 pipe crates.<BR> <BR> I've been moving around boxes and arranging the shelves today in the = basement so I can have some breathing room in order to begin real work on = the organ.&nbsp; As I was plopping a box down onto the floor, a corner = struck one of the pipe valve pouches on one of the pouch rails.&nbsp; It = tore the round valve off the pouch as well as making a 1/2" tear in the = top of the pouch itself.<BR> <BR> Does anybody have a 2" diameter piece of pouch leather (tan colored, if = that helps) they can&nbsp; let go cheaply.&nbsp; Of course, I probably = ought to wait until I get ready to put the rails back into the chests in = case I tear a couple more.<BR> <BR> It appears that there is a little clear glue around the pouch.&nbsp; I'm = assuming that that's hide glue.&nbsp; The pouch also overlaps a slight bit = with its neighbors.<BR> <BR> BTW, how does one go about removing a damaged pouch?<BR> <BR> Take care.&nbsp; Happy Thanksgiving.<BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_196.115d4000.2b16717d_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] I broke one. From: "Henry Paff" <paffh@yahoo.com> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 16:09:52 -0800 (PST)   The best way is to put a hot wet cloth on the part of the pouch that is glued to the board; the glue will soften and you can peel the leather off. Sometimes a wet thick cloth, such as a towel, with a hot iron applied on it to create steam is necessary to loosen the glue, but usually just the warm wet cloth will work - make it as hot as you can hold.   Lou Paff     --- Kzimmer0817@aol.com wrote: > Guys, > > Very shortly after getting my organ home, I got > curious enough to remove the > bottome boards of my 3 rank pitman chest. As well, > I removed the pouch > rails. I've had 6 pouch rails standing on end > against a stack of 6 pipe > crates. > > I've been moving around boxes and arranging the > shelves today in the basement > so I can have some breathing room in order to begin > real work on the organ. > As I was plopping a box down onto the floor, a > corner struck one of the pipe > valve pouches on one of the pouch rails. It tore > the round valve off the > pouch as well as making a 1/2" tear in the top of > the pouch itself. > > Does anybody have a 2" diameter piece of pouch > leather (tan colored, if that > helps) they can let go cheaply. Of course, I > probably ought to wait until I > get ready to put the rails back into the chests in > case I tear a couple more. > > It appears that there is a little clear glue around > the pouch. I'm assuming > that that's hide glue. The pouch also overlaps a > slight bit with its > neighbors. > > BTW, how does one go about removing a damaged pouch? > > Take care. Happy Thanksgiving. > Keith >     __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: A little progress From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:45:36 EST     --part1_194.10ebd009.2b16cf40_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Guys,   Well, I've just about got the basement ready for me to begin working on = the organ. I went to Lowe's today and bought several storage boxes and consolidated some of our junk into them and put them onto the shelves.   I managed to get the large reservoir sitting sideways on a dolly so I = could move it out of the way. The 6 pouch rails (one of which now has a torn pouch) are now up on the shelf. Several of the wooden pipes that were = piled on top of the console are now lying on a shelf.   The 2 pitmans chests had been on legs with small steel wheels. We had removed the legs for moving. I took 4 of them and screwed them onto the bottom of the large skids of the blower. Now, I can roll it around as needed. I'm waiting for my can of Kroil to arrive in the mail so I can = get the second fan out of the blower.   The previous owner had the console on a moving platform (about 5' x 5'), which I had on its side. I was able to free up space to put it down. My kids helped me lift the console back onto the platform. I put the = pedalboard in place and the bench. I plan to gut the console wiring and rewire it completely. I can, at least, get it moved to the side until that time = comes.   I removed 4 wheels from the legs of another small unit chest and put them = on the bottom of my vox-in-a-box.   Anyway, I now have a decent area of floor space in which to work. The following is what I plan to do next.   1. When I get the 2nd fan out of the blower, I plan to take off the motor =   and get it cleaned up. I will clean out the blower housing. When it's clean, I hope to spray paint it shiny black. I will need to obtain some thick felt to replace the 3 felt gaskets - on around the panel closest to = the motor, one for the divider between the fans, and one for the main cover. Before putting it all back together, I will move it into the next room = into a 5' x 15' closet. There's a cement block wall between that closet and the room where the organ will be. I can't get it thru the doorway right now because the shaft is about 1" too long. Once in the room, I can put the = motor back on, place the fans back onto the shaft and lined up with the scored line.   2. I guess somewhere in between all that, I will have to round up a phase =   converter and a starter/switch. I'm hoping that whoever checks out the = motor for me can make certain that I have the correct equipment.   3. I will need to cut a hole thru the cement block wall thru which to = pass the main windline. I will probably mount the main reservoir above the = blower much like it was in the previous installation. Then, I can run the main = line - I think it's about 8" in diameter - into where the organ is. This line went to a distribution box which sent out 4" flexible tubing to the chests = (I did bring the 4" flex and the hose clamps, but I didn't bring the large line).   4. Once the blower is out of the way, I can work on the chests. The 3 = rank pitman chest is already apart. I plan to put the chest up on legs with = large casters. Once gutted, I will put them up on legs and clean the top boards = - so all the dirt, mouse poop, mud dauber nests, and dust can fall thru the toeholes. I had tho't that I would clean the toeboards with Murphy's wood =   soap and maybe even sand them down some. I will post a question or two = when it's closer to that time. When the tops are finished, I can replace the pouch rails (with the pitmans) and the bottom boards. Of course I will = have to replace the pouch that I tore today!?!?!   5. Most of the little wires onto which are threaded the secondary valves = and which are threaded into the primary pneumatics (I think I'm getting my primary and secondary correct. If not, I think you know which wires I'm talking about) are corroded. I don't see them listed as a separate item = in the OSI catalog. These chests were made by Durst in 1972. I think Durst and OSI became one in 1972, so they should be able to help me. A few of them = got bent in the move. I straightened them, but the rust/corrosion makes them = not slide well. I tho't about brushing them off with a small brush attached = to my dremel tool.   6. Once the chests are winded, i can check out (by pushing up on the = little wires) which notes are bad, and whether or not I have ciphers. I tho't = about cutting up my daughter's cheerleading pom-pom to put a piece at every hole = so I can tell if air is coming out. My pipes are packed up and will need = much cleaning before I can plant them onto the chests.   Anyway, it looks like I've got my work cut out for me. I'll keep you = posted when something really starts to materialize.   Hope y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving. Keith Zimmerman Commerce, Georgia   --part1_194.10ebd009.2b16cf40_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">Guys,<BR> <BR> Well, I've just about got the basement ready for me to begin working on = the organ.&nbsp; I went to Lowe's today and bought several storage boxes = and consolidated some of our junk into them and put them onto the = shelves.<BR> <BR> I managed to get the large reservoir sitting sideways on a dolly so I = could move it out of the way.&nbsp; The 6 pouch rails (one of which now = has a torn pouch) are now up on the shelf.&nbsp; Several of the wooden = pipes that were piled on top of the console are now lying on a shelf.<BR> <BR> The 2 pitmans chests had been on legs with small steel wheels.&nbsp; We = had removed the legs for moving.&nbsp; I took 4 of them and screwed them = onto the bottom of the large skids of the blower.&nbsp; Now, I can roll it = around as needed.&nbsp; I'm waiting for my can of Kroil to arrive in the = mail so I can get the second fan out of the blower.<BR> <BR> The previous owner had the console on a moving platform (about 5' x 5'), = which I had on its side.&nbsp; I was able to free up space to put it = down.&nbsp; My kids helped me lift the console back onto the = platform.&nbsp; I put the pedalboard in place and the bench.&nbsp; I plan = to gut the console wiring and rewire it completely.&nbsp; I can, at least, = get it moved to the side until that time comes.<BR> <BR> I removed 4 wheels from the legs of another small unit chest and put them = on the bottom of my vox-in-a-box.<BR> <BR> Anyway, I now have a decent area of floor space in which to work.&nbsp; = The following is what I plan to do next.<BR> <BR> 1.&nbsp; When I get the 2nd fan out of the blower, I plan to take off the = motor and get it cleaned up.&nbsp; I will clean out the blower = housing.&nbsp;&nbsp; When it's clean, I hope to spray paint it shiny = black.&nbsp; I will need to obtain some thick felt to replace the 3 felt = gaskets - on around the panel closest to the motor, one for the divider = between the fans, and one for the main cover.&nbsp; Before putting it all = back together, I will move it into the next room into a 5' x 15' = closet.&nbsp; There's a cement block wall between that closet and the room = where the organ will be.&nbsp; I can't get it thru the doorway right now = because the shaft is about 1" too long. Once in the room, I can put the = motor back on, place the fans back onto the shaft and lined up with the = scored line.<BR> <BR> 2.&nbsp; I guess somewhere in between all that, I will have to round up a = phase converter and a starter/switch.&nbsp; I'm hoping that whoever checks = out the motor for me can make certain that I have the correct = equipment.<BR> <BR> 3.&nbsp; I will need to cut a hole thru the cement block wall thru which = to pass the main windline.&nbsp; I will probably mount the main reservoir = above the blower much like it was in the previous installation.&nbsp; = Then, I can run the main line - I think it's about 8" in diameter - into = where the organ is.&nbsp; This line went to a distribution box which sent = out 4" flexible tubing to the chests (I did bring the 4" flex and the hose = clamps, but I didn't bring the large line).<BR> <BR> 4.&nbsp; Once the blower is out of the way, I can work on the = chests.&nbsp; The 3 rank pitman chest is already apart.&nbsp; I plan to = put the chest up on legs with large casters.&nbsp; Once gutted, I will put = them up on legs and clean the top boards - so all the dirt, mouse poop, = mud dauber nests, and dust can fall thru the toeholes.&nbsp; I had tho't = that I would clean the toeboards with Murphy's wood soap and maybe even = sand them down some.&nbsp; I will post a question or two when it's closer = to that time.&nbsp; When the tops are finished, I can replace the pouch = rails (with the pitmans) and the bottom boards.&nbsp; Of course I will = have to replace the pouch that I tore today!?!?!<BR> <BR> 5.&nbsp; Most of the little wires onto which are threaded the secondary = valves and which are threaded into the primary pneumatics (I think I'm = getting my primary and secondary correct.&nbsp; If not, I think you know = which wires I'm talking about) are corroded.&nbsp; I don't see them listed = as a separate item in the OSI catalog.&nbsp; These chests were made by = Durst in 1972.&nbsp; I think Durst and OSI became one in 1972, so they = should be able to help me.&nbsp; A few of them got bent in the move.&nbsp; = I straightened them, but the rust/corrosion makes them not slide = well.&nbsp; I tho't about brushing them off with a small brush attached to = my dremel tool.<BR> <BR> 6.&nbsp; Once the chests are winded, i can check out (by pushing up on the = little wires) which notes are bad, and whether or not I have = ciphers.&nbsp; I tho't about cutting up my daughter's cheerleading pom-pom = to put a piece at every hole so I can tell if air is coming out.&nbsp; My = pipes are packed up and will need much cleaning before I can plant them = onto the chests.<BR> <BR> Anyway, it looks like I've got my work cut out for me.&nbsp; I'll keep you = posted when something really starts to materialize.<BR> <BR> Hope y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving.<BR> Keith Zimmerman<BR> Commerce, Georgia</FONT></HTML>   --part1_194.10ebd009.2b16cf40_boundary--