DIYAPASON-L Digest #750 - Thursday, February 13, 2003
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  bent contacts
  by "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Printing Problem - .gif
  by <RDoer30176@aol.com>
Re: bent contacts
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Introduction, Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboards
  by "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Introduction, Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboard
  by "ATOS" <atos@stirlingprop.com>
Re: Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboards
  by <TheGluePot@aol.com>
Wireless hook-ups??
  by "F. Eugene (Gene) Dunnam" <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu>
solved one probem, now another,
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Wireless hook-ups??
  by "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Wireless hook-ups??
  by "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com>
[Residence Organs]  Re: Wireless hook-ups??
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Problems
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Problems and solutions
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Problems and solutions
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Problems and solutions
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Problems and solutions
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Problems and solutions
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Problems
  by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] bent contacts From: "Gary Black" <gblack@ocslink.com> Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 23:58:01 -0600   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_017D_01C2D2F2.93684D00 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Robert, Organ surpirse, supply has them just in case you have to get =3D new one. Gary ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Robert Eversman=3D20 To: Residence Organ List=3D20 Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 11:00 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] bent contacts     Hi gang, I have a set of Wicks contact blocks on the pedal which =3D accidentally got bent upward during the move. You know the kind, a =3D wooden block with 6 silver contacts sticking out, fairly standard =3D design. I need to know the best approach to straightening them. I have =3D heard that pliers are bad. I know Klann makes a tool for this, has =3D anyone used it and do you think it is worth ordering? I could just =3D replace the contact blocks but would like to make an attempt at repair =3D first.=3D20   Once I have these straight I will have a practice organ which I so =3D very very desperately need right now. Look forward to hearing from = you.=3D20   Thanks, Robert, Blue Mounds, WI ------=3D_NextPart_000_017D_01C2D2F2.93684D00 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1126" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Robert,&nbsp; Organ surpirse, supply = =3D has them just=3D20 in case you have to get new one.&nbsp; Gary</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3D3Dltr=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A title=3D3Dhighnote@mhtc.net = href=3D3D"mailto:highnote@mhtc.net">Robert =3D Eversman</A>=3D20 </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D title=3D3DDIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org">Residence Organ List</A> =3D </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Wednesday, February 12, = =3D 2003 11:00=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] =3D bent=3D20 contacts</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi gang, I have a set of Wicks =3D contact blocks on=3D20 the pedal which accidentally got bent upward during the move. You know = =3D the=3D20 kind, a wooden block with 6 silver contacts sticking out, fairly =3D standard=3D20 design. I need to know the best approach to straightening them. I have = =3D heard=3D20 that pliers are bad. I know Klann makes a tool for this, has anyone =3D used it=3D20 and do you think it is worth ordering?&nbsp; I could just replace the = =3D contact=3D20 blocks&nbsp;but would like to make an attempt at repair first. =3D </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Once I have these straight I will = =3D have a practice=3D20 organ which I so very very desperately need right now. Look forward to = =3D hearing=3D20 from you. </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Thanks,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Robert, Blue Mounds, WI=3D20 </FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_017D_01C2D2F2.93684D00--      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Printing Problem - .gif From: <RDoer30176@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 03:48:02 EST   In a message dated 2/12/03 8:58:26 PM Pacific Standard Time, Kzimmer0817@aol.com writes:   > Pipechatters and DIYers, > > I've had this problem before and I can't get it figured out. I've = viewed > the > Spencer turbine manual online. The pages appear to be images of pages = of > the > printed Spencer manual. I would like to print them out to have my own > manual. > Hi pipers,   I use Irfanview, a free graphic viewer from the internet. It = automatically sizes graphics to print page. Just type Irfanview in search.   Russ Doering  
(back) Subject: Re: bent contacts From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 08:58:54 -0500   Robert Eversman <highnote@mhtc.net> asked about unbending some unstraightened contact wires. One approach might be to take a small diameter metal tube, push it on over the wire, and un-bend. Shops selling model railroad material often carry a line of brass tubing (and other shapes). I find them to be very useful in many non-railroad applications. The various sizes telescope within each other, another useful property.   Is the fear-of-plies due to a fear of roughening the contact wires? If = so, you might try smooth pliers! ;-)   Larry Chace        
(back) Subject: Introduction, Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboards From: "James Henry" <jimhen3ry@earthlink.net> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 07:56:26 -0800   Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jim Henry from Anaheim, California. I've been lurking for about a month since I acquired 2 two manual Wurlitzer consoles, a style 215 and a style 3(?). My plan is to restore at least one or hopefully both to near original condition with EP action. I have no intention of bringing home pipes, so these consoles = will either find service for the time being controlling electronics or be reunited with pipes in some other setting. I am restoring the EP action both to learn how to do it and to preserve the vanishing stock of near original Wurlitzer consoles.   I am sure I will have many questions for this group in the months and = years ahead. My first question has to do with setterboards. Does anyone know = of a source for the brass strips on a setterboard. I need to replace a small number of missing strips.   And my second question has to do with keyboards. When keyboards need restoration, is it necessary to completely remove them from the console? And does one have to unsolder the wiring harness from the key contacts to = do that?   Thanks, Jim Henry    
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Introduction, Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboards From: "ATOS" <atos@stirlingprop.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 11:24:36 -0600   For the setter board strips, you might try sticks of 15% sil-fos solder. This is a hard flat stick type of silver solder that you can buy at most = air conditioning repair supply houses. There are two grades, 5% and 15%. I = have only used the 15% and it worked fine for that purpose. You can drill the little nail holes with a dremmel tool and a good drill bit.   -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of James Henry Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 9:56 AM To: Residence Organ List Subject: [Residence Organs] Introduction, Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboards     Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jim Henry from Anaheim, California. I've been lurking for about a month since I acquired 2 two manual Wurlitzer consoles, a style 215 and a style 3(?). My plan is to restore at least one or hopefully both to near original condition with EP action. I have no intention of bringing home pipes, so these consoles = will either find service for the time being controlling electronics or be reunited with pipes in some other setting. I am restoring the EP action both to learn how to do it and to preserve the vanishing stock of near original Wurlitzer consoles.   I am sure I will have many questions for this group in the months and = years ahead. My first question has to do with setterboards. Does anyone know = of a source for the brass strips on a setterboard. I need to replace a small number of missing strips.   And my second question has to do with keyboards. When keyboards need restoration, is it necessary to completely remove them from the console? And does one have to unsolder the wiring harness from the key contacts to = do that?   Thanks, Jim Henry     DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org      
(back) Subject: Re: Wurlitzer Setterboards and Keyboards From: <TheGluePot@aol.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 13:02:30 EST     --part1_64.2c8adcc6.2b7d37b6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Greetings Jim:   I have some old Wurlitzer setter boards that you can cannabolize. As for = the keyboards, the contact rails will come off them in most cases then you can =   send the keyboards out for rebushing and adjustment. When you put them = back in you will have to go key by key to adjust the contact wipers and the = second touch distances.   Email me privately and I will let you know more about the setter boards. = My only problem is that for the time being my time does not belong to me in great amounts.   BTW - the phosphor bronze contact strips are the same as those used for = the EP relays and I have spares of those also. If all you need is a few = strips I can just mail them down to you. Do you have a length for the ones you = need?   Best wishes,   Al Sefl     --part1_64.2c8adcc6.2b7d37b6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2>Greetings Jim: <BR> <BR>I have some old Wurlitzer setter boards that you can cannabolize. = &nbsp;=3D As for the keyboards, the contact rails will come off them in most cases = the=3D n you can send the keyboards out for rebushing and adjustment. &nbsp;When = yo=3D u put them back in you will have to go key by key to adjust the contact = wipe=3D rs and the second touch distances. <BR> <BR>Email me privately and I will let you know more about the setter = boards.=3D &nbsp;My only problem is that for the time being my time does not belong = to=3D me in great amounts. <BR> <BR>BTW - the phosphor bronze contact strips are the same as those used = for=3D20=3D the EP relays and I have spares of those also. &nbsp;If all you need is a = fe=3D w strips I can just mail them down to you. &nbsp;Do you have a length for = th=3D e ones you need? <BR> <BR>Best wishes, <BR> <BR>Al Sefl <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_64.2c8adcc6.2b7d37b6_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Wireless hook-ups?? From: "F. Eugene (Gene) Dunnam" <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:05:39 -0500   Greetings- The previous advice is much appreciated. Now here's another query:   I'm still considering options for hooking up the approximately 256 cable wires I had to cut when we moved Wicks 4050 a couple of weeks ago. A pipe organ-owner friend who is also a computer-jock got rid of his thick cable by wiring his console into a computer. Another computer operates the windchest valves & stop action; the two computers communicate via a single thin cable. Since computers communicate wirelessly nowadays I'm wondering if I could set up a truly movable console with no wires except a power cord. Do any of y'all have any experience with 'computerizing' pipe organ controls, enough to tell me where to look for info?   Thanks!   Gene   **************************************************** * F. Eugene (Gene) Dunnam * * Professor of Physics <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu> * * University of Florida (352) 392-1444 * * P. O. Box 118440 * * Gainesville, FL 32611-8440 * * <http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~dunnam/Welcome.html> * ****************************************************  
(back) Subject: solved one probem, now another, From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 17:14:03 -0400   I am using a 50 year old rectifier to power my magnets I solved the problem with the earlier mentioned, Stupid me , should have thought of the need for adding switching for each rank added to a contact rail. Anyways I have added one and the next things I add I will be doing the = same for each Today I ran into a strange problem Of a direct electric Mechanical windchest, I seemed to start having dead notes. I have been using this particular chest for almost a year with no problems, Last week I added the bottom octave on seperate electric action windchests,and my problems seem to begin then, I thought it was maybe a bad connection between the contact rail blocks and contacts, I ruled that out, next thing I checked was the lines going into the contact punch block junction board, , was ok there , then I = checked the switching part, all was fine there I then opened the chest and tested the magnets, I thought i had bad magnets, but as soon as I cut off the resistor, the magnet worked fine Question is What would be causing the resistor diodes to go bad like that Is there something more serious going on , maybe with the power source,   sincerely Danielwh 2000 EP Biggs Fellow     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 1/27/2003    
(back) Subject: Re: Wireless hook-ups?? From: "Larry Chace" <RLC1@etnainstruments.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:54:23 -0500   Gene Dunnam <dunnam@phys.ufl.edu> asked about options to re-connecting the 256 wires in his console cable. The "minimal" approach would be to just re-connect them with a simple terminal strip or other connectors; that would "cost" 256 or 512 connection points and possibly some lengths of cable.   Various types of multiplexing hardware could be used, requiring 256 connections at the input (console) end and another 256 at the output (windchest) end. In addition, you'd need the hardware, but you could dispense with the lengthy (?) 256-conductor cable, replacing it with something like 2 to 8 conductors (depending upon the specific system you choose).   Wireless would pretty much require "computers" at each end, although there might be some wireless-capable microcontrollers just coming onto the = market these days. You'd still need the 256 input and 256 output "things" and you'd also need some software. Can wireless provide the real-time = response and reliability values that are required for playing an organ?   Let me make a wild guess (since I'm not familiar with everyone's price lists!) and say that telephone-type cables and connectors could be installed for less than $200 in parts. Hardware multiplexors for 256 signals would probably run more like $1000 in parts and perhaps more. Computers plus wireless cards (and a base station?) would run rather = higher than that.   If the organ were going to be upgraded such that a new "control system" would be installed, then it is entirely possible that the cost of a multiplexed console cable would be a very small increment (and it might even be part of a new system).   In terms of possible suppliers, I know that Z-tronics has made some tiny systems just for console cable multiplexing (rather than their usual systems for unification and couplers). Peterson Electro-Musical Products (I hope I got that right) also makes multiplexors, as does Mathers (in South Dakota). I think that all of them have web sites.   In its simplest form, the multiplexor system is a very long parallel to serial shift register at the console end and a serial to parallel shift register at the chamber end (in each case, able to handle the = corresponding voltage and current requirements). This can be a home-brew project, for those who are so inclinded.   The quickest and cheapest solution, though, is likely to be direct re-connection of the cut wire!   Larry Chace      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Wireless hook-ups?? From: "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 15:18:17 -0700   >you'd also need some software. Can wireless provide the real-time = response >and reliability values that are required for playing an organ?   Sure, wireless has plenty of speed for this. It's tons faster than the RS232 serial connection that's used in my organ.   I do agree that rewiring the cable is the quick and easy solution.   Kelvin      
(back) Subject: [Residence Organs] Re: Wireless hook-ups?? From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 19:00:28 -0600   At 4:54 PM -0500 02/13/03, Larry Chace wrote: > >In terms of possible suppliers, I know that Z-tronics has made some tiny >systems just for console cable multiplexing (rather than their usual >systems for unification and couplers). Peterson Electro-Musical Products >(I hope I got that right) also makes multiplexors, as does Mathers (in >South Dakota). I think that all of them have web sites.   Peterson Electro-Musical Products (Yes, Larry, you got the name right) [http://www.petersonemp.com/] introduced a new multiplexing system a couple of years ago that, as I understand it, can use Wireless Ethernet between the console and the chambers.   it is basically a computer system - one in the console with "slaves" in the chambers or something like that that all connect together by Ethernet, a standard computer interface. I don't know lots about it although we are installing this system on the new organ we are delivering to Sarasota, Florida this weekend. We are not using the wireless interface however since it only requires a standard Ethernet cable. But i do remember the Peterson company talking about the wireless feature at a seminar i attended a couple of years ago at one of the AIO Conventions.   Personally, even though I use some wireless Ethernet in my house i don't think i would like to have an organ running on it. And really the only place that I could see where it would really be a practical solution would be for some place like a Concert Hall where the console needs to be in different positions on and/or off stage depending on its usage.   David  
(back) Subject: Problems From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:03:48 -0400   I dont know why I even bother posting to this list for help and advice, Thank you Richard the other day for the only responce I got. When a person is in need of advice, that is what i thought this list is = for. The last couple weeks I have needed help at times and It seems everything went silent. I thought I would have been more then bombarded with responces, I still = am in need of advice if there is any one out there with knowledge and is willing to listen to my need for help Thank you Somewhat Depressed Danielwh     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 1/27/2003    
(back) Subject: Problems and solutions From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 20:22:47 -0600   danielwh wrote: > I dont know why I even bother posting to this list for help and advice, > Thank you Richard the other day for the only responce I got.   I'm sorry to read you feel that way, since at one time or another, I've though everyone has tried to help from time-to-time.   > When a person is in need of advice, that is what i thought this list is = for.   It is, Daniel, but remember: many of us have to WORK and it is sometimes difficult to find time to write.   > The last couple weeks I have needed help at times and It seems = everything > went silent. > I thought I would have been more then bombarded with responces, I = still am > in need of advice if there is any one out there with knowledge and is > willing to listen to my need for help   I think your problem is low voltage/voltage instability, and you need to go invest in a decent Digital Voltmeter and then record the voltage when the organ is being used. Extra load, such as when you've added another windchest, certainly could case magnets to drop out that otherwise played before. A good cheap, well-regulated rectifier would prolly go a LONG ways to cure your problems. I seem to recall you said the thing was some 50 years old.   Make it go away and get something better (as in: tightly regulated) like an Astron Supply.   Faithfully,   G.A. -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Problems and solutions From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:31:30 -0400   What would cause the resistor Diodes to fail? I guess the winter weather is driving me down in the dumps, My frustrations caught up with me, Sorry for sounding so Harsh if I sounded that way sincerely Danielwh     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 1/27/2003    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Problems and solutions From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:39:57 -0400   Digging out of more snow then most longtime residents of 60 years have seen, -15* and over 6' of snow, no where to put any more and more on the way Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pull out hte shovels Im sorry List I have had help in the past by many members, thank you Richard for = making me realize that I just hope the roof dont start to leak again, Have had to shovel snow = off of it to keep it from collapsing from the weight of the snow as have many people Sincerely Danielwh   Danielwh       --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 1/27/2003    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Problems and solutions From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 22:49:04 -0400   What kind of Astron rectifier would I need, what size, My Organ has roughly 100 magnets in action with another 58 to go+ = another rank besides in the future Magnets range from Casavant EP magnet style to Kimber Allen, to Peterson Danielwh     --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.449 / Virus Database: 251 - Release Date: 1/27/2003    
(back) Subject: Problems and solutions From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 21:56:26 -0600   danielwh wrote: > What kind of Astron rectifier would I need, what size,   You determine that by doing a little Ohms Law calculations. Remember that Digital Voltmeter I told you to get? Well, take resistance readings (in Ohms) of each type of magnet you're using and multiply that by the number you're likely to use at any given time. For example, let's say you have a 75 Ohm Magnet operating on 15 Volts. By calculating Volts/Ohms, we find that the consumption is .2 Amperes, or 5 magnets to one ampere. Since you're likely to only be able to play a maximum of 10 notes at once (5 fingers on 2 hands +2 Feet), the current draw would be 2 amperes. You obviously don't play every note at once, so there's no need to size the wiring so that it would be possible to do so! This is what we call a "Demand Factor"   However, if you intend to lay your elbows on the keyboards, then all bets are off! Plan on having some spare fuses around!   If you have 5 ranks playing simultaneously, you would have a current consumption of 10 amperes if all of the magnets were the same.   There's other issues involved too, such as current used for stop (gang) switches, if sub and/or Super couplers are used, different current consumption in the magnets, etc.   In short, it will take you carefully inventorying EXACTLY what you have in terms of electrical load, and then doing some calculations in order to come up with what the current consumption would be, and size the rectifier above that as a margin of safety and to compensate for the inevitable voltage drop in the wiring, etc.   > My Organ has roughly 100 magnets in action with another 58 to go+ = another > rank besides in the future > Magnets range from Casavant EP magnet style to Kimber Allen, to = Peterson   And you'll have to know the resistance of each kind, as this greatly impacts current consumption.   There's no "pat" answer to your question -you'll have to do your homework!   Sorry!   Faithfully,   G.A. -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Problems From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 18:04:01 +1300   There are a lot of enthusiasts out here, sure, and we'd love to be able to help you, but not all of us are capable of doing so. That's why I didn't respond. Ross   >I dont know why I even bother posting to this list for help and advice, >Thank you Richard the other day for the only responce I got. >When a person is in need of advice, that is what i thought this list is for. >The last couple weeks I have needed help at times and It seems everything >went silent. > I thought I would have been more then bombarded with responces, I still am >in need of advice if there is any one out there with knowledge and is >willing to listen to my need for help > Thank you > Somewhat Depressed > Danielwh \