DIYAPASON-L Digest #866 - Monday, August 25, 2003
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Phase Converters
  by "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Phase Converters
  by "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Phase Converters From: "Elders, Craig" <c.elders@tcu.edu> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 08:20:37 -0500   Good Monday morning to you Keith and the list. =20 I have a phase converter on my home instrument. It is a 1.5 horse = Meiniger (sp) running my 23 ranks. The converter came with the used = (Experienced) blower so I guess it was "configured" for it. When I = first got my instrument playing, I noticed the motor was warmer than I = thought it should be, but then I had never been around a blower - up = close and personal. A organ builder friend told me that he thought that = motors would run "hotter" with the converter than without. That is the = only comment I have ever heard about this animal. =20 Mine seems to be happy. When I started to install my blower, I was not = sure of the wiring. I got the name and address off the converter and = found the telephone number of the company that built it. I called them = and they faxed me a wiring diagram. It was easy for even ME to follow = and make work. =20 Good luck. =20 Craig Elders   -----Original Message----- From: Kzimmer0817@aol.com [mailto:Kzimmer0817@aol.com] Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 7:47 AM To: diyapason-l@pipechat.org Subject: [Residence Organs] Phase Converters     Organ guys,   I just got my 3-phase motor from the shop. It's beautiful (the guy = painted it as well and installed a junction box on the outside).   I found thru the archives that several of you have 3-phase blowers = running your organs. If you're in residential areas, you're most likely = using a phase converter.   I'm getting mixed messages from a couple competent electricians - both = familiar with pipe organs - on whether or not this is a safe approach.   I e-mailed two guys from the archives of 2000 (Brian Graham: = bgraham@geat.com and VEAGUE: dutchorgan@svs.net) to ask about their = installations and both of these e-mail addresses are no longer valid.   I would greatly appreciate it if some of you would post the specifics of = your hook-ups.   My motor is a 1926 Woods, 2hp, 220v, 3-phase, 1200 rpm, 5.75 FLRA motor.   Thanks, Keith Zimmerman Commerce, Georgia=20      
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Phase Converters From: "Bob Loesch" <rrloesch@jps.net> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:38:53 -0700   Craig, and Listmembers: Yes, the motor will run warmer than if it were on 3-phase mains, but Vic Reyna, an electric motor man from San Francisco CA who had lots of experience with pipe organ blowers told me that any motor that you could touch without burning your hand was OK.   At 08:20 AM 8/25/2003 -0500, Elders, Craig wrote: >Good Monday morning to you Keith and the list. > >I have a phase converter on my home instrument. It is a 1.5 horse >Meiniger (sp) running my 23 ranks. The converter came with the used >(Experienced) blower so I guess it was "configured" for it. When I first =   >got my instrument playing, I noticed the motor was warmer than I thought >it should be, but then I had never been around a blower - up close and >personal. A organ builder friend told me that he thought that motors >would run "hotter" with the converter than without. That is the only >comment I have ever heard about this animal. > >Mine seems to be happy. When I started to install my blower, I was not >sure of the wiring. I got the name and address off the converter and >found the telephone number of the company that built it. I called them >and they faxed me a wiring diagram. It was easy for even ME to follow = and >make work. > >Good luck. > >Craig Elders >-----Original Message----- >From: Kzimmer0817@aol.com [mailto:Kzimmer0817@aol.com] >Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 7:47 AM >To: diyapason-l@pipechat.org >Subject: [Residence Organs] Phase Converters > >Organ guys, > >I just got my 3-phase motor from the shop. It's beautiful (the guy >painted it as well and installed a junction box on the outside). > >I found thru the archives that several of you have 3-phase blowers = running >your organs. If you're in residential areas, you're most likely using a >phase converter. > >I'm getting mixed messages from a couple competent electricians - both >familiar with pipe organs - on whether or not this is a safe approach. > >I e-mailed two guys from the archives of 2000 (Brian Graham: >bgraham@geat.com and VEAGUE: dutchorgan@svs.net) to ask about their >installations and both of these e-mail addresses are no longer valid. > >I would greatly appreciate it if some of you would post the specifics of >your hook-ups. > >My motor is a 1926 Woods, 2hp, 220v, 3-phase, 1200 rpm, 5.75 FLRA motor. > >Thanks, >Keith Zimmerman >Commerce, Georgia   Regards, Bob