DIYAPASON-L Digest #669 - Monday, October 21, 2002
 
Dismantling an Austin
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Dismantling an Austin From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 19:20:25 EDT     --part1_75.614628.2ae5e5b9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   This is for those who are knowledgable about Austin Universal = Windchests.....   I just returned from looking at a 3 manual Austin. The pipes are = installed on their Universal Windchest. I think the inside height of the chest was about 4-5 feet. The action is quite fascinating.   Is there a way to dismantle a universal windchest in a way that keeps the action intact? Seeing how complex the action is, I can't imagine that the =   Austin people build the chest, then sit inside there and install all the valves, trackers, and pouches. I would think that there is some kind of "top" consisting of the toeboards and a shallow apron (making an inverted tray) onto which the action is installed. This is then placed onto the = walls of the universal chest.   I'd appreciate your advice. I don't to bite off more than I can chew.   Keith Zimmerman   --part1_75.614628.2ae5e5b9_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">This is for those who are knowledgable about = Austin Universal Windchests.....<BR> <BR> I just returned from looking at a 3 manual Austin.&nbsp; The pipes are = installed on their Universal Windchest.&nbsp; I think the inside height of = the chest was about 4-5 feet.&nbsp; The action is quite fascinating.<BR> <BR> Is there a way to dismantle a universal windchest in a way that keeps the = action intact?&nbsp; Seeing how complex the action is, I can't imagine = that the Austin people build the chest, then sit inside there and install = all the valves, trackers, and pouches.&nbsp; I would think that there is = some kind of "top" consisting of the toeboards and a shallow apron (making = an inverted tray) onto which the action is installed. This is then placed = onto the walls of the universal chest.<BR> <BR> I'd appreciate your advice.&nbsp; I don't to bite off more than I can = chew.<BR> <BR> Keith Zimmerman</FONT></HTML>   --part1_75.614628.2ae5e5b9_boundary--