DIYAPASON-L Digest #674 - Saturday, October 26, 2002
 
blower sound deadening
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Converting pitman chests to d-e
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
 

(back) Subject: blower sound deadening From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 10:57:41 -0400   Hi gang,   I would like to know what the experiences are that any of you have had in building a sound-deadening compartment (cover, box) for an organ = blower/motor.   I am interested in reducing the sound of a small blower for two ranks, and =   a large old 1928 Kinetic wood box blower. (Not in the same sound = absorbing compartment.)   I have looked at some Internet pages from companies that sell such materials, and see something that looks very much like thick regular foam used in chair cushions.   Are there any benefits to using a specialized material as opposed to thick =   foam pads?   What about the material used in audio sound chambers?   Thanks in advance,   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.    
(back) Subject: Converting pitman chests to d-e From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 22:09:05 -0500   Considering that e-p pitman chests are such Rube Goldbergian designs of incredible complexity and limited flexibility, would it make sense to rip all that out of an existing chest and simply install direct electric magnets? I have two Moller chests that were already professionally so converted. I had planned to use a third Moller chest (not converted) for = my principal chorus, but I really want to borrow the 8' Principal for the = pedal and the 4' Octave for the swell.   Dennis Steckley "For I am possessed of a cat, surpassing in beauty, from whom I take occasion to bless Almighty God."