DIYAPASON-L Digest #719 - Tuesday, January 7, 2003
 
RE: [Residence Organs]  Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in  Can
  by "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Artisan questions.
  by "John Durgan" <kimbalman@earthlink.net>
Trip to MKE
  by <Pfdad@aol.com>
Insurance - House Organ
  by "Hugh Knapton" <knapton@superaje.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in Cana
  by "Dan Emery" <danemery@yahoo.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Artisan questions.
  by "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in Cana
  by <Tspiggle@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wicks terminations
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in Canada From: "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 23:59:00 -0600   My insurance company would not cover organs, antiques and collectibles = under my home owner's policy either. They were, however, happy to sell me a separate "collectibles" policy which costs around $3.00 per year per $1K = of insurance. All they required was an independent appraisal, which I got = from a local antique dealer for $2 per $1000 of value on the appraised items. I originally purchased a policy to cover my antique radio collection and = they later extended the same policy to cover the pipe organ and a new = electronic practice organ.   Over the years, my agent also warned me that expensive stereo equipment, record collections, art work, and computers are items that would not be covered at full replacement value under a standard homeowners policy. I am not endorsing State Farm over any other company but I have not had any problems getting insurance from them on a wide variety of non-standard household furnishings.     -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On Behalf Of Kelvin Smith Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 10:38 PM To: Residence Organ List Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in Canada     Take the money you would spend on insurance and put it in the bank each month. After a few years you will have a pretty good fund to replace your organ if you need to.   Kelvin   > I am trying to find out how to insure a Home Pipe Organ My >Insurance company"Will NOT" under any circumstances even think of >insuring my Instrument, they have not come to look at it, Al lthey say > A "Pipe Organ" is not considered normal household content , therefor >they will not insure it under our home policy. We tryed to even insure >it at a minimum amount of what it would cost to replace of an = equivilent >value >from the Organ Clearing House. , Later in the day they replied to >us via the phone, that they reviewed our Policy and there guidelines, = and >still said No We have never ever put a claim into thsi insurance >company.so I do not think we are a Risk I dont want to lose what I have, >I just would like to feel like I have some security in the event that I >would ever lose it. Does anyone know of what I would need to do? I >need a good insurance company > Daniel >--- >Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. >Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). >Version: 6.0.435 / Virus Database: 244 - Release Date: 31/12/2002         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: [Residence Organs] Artisan questions. From: "John Durgan" <kimbalman@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 07:02:10 -0600   David,   I am using the Artisan system on my 3/8 Kimball. In fact I just put the finishing touches on the program. You may email me privately for info = etc.   John Durgan ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> To: "Residence Organ List" <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 5:19 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Artisan questions.     > >Is any one familiar with Artisan relay equipment? I am really fuzzy > >on the whole "writing and organ definition" part. I understand the > >basic concept but the actual instructions are not clear to me. Any > >help would be greatly appreciated! > >Thanks, > >Brian > > Brian > > I have used it in my organ. Feel free to write privately with your > questions - hopefully I can help. But also be aware that Red Carlson > at Artisian is VERY helpful and will help lead the way thru any > problems. > > David > > 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: Trip to MKE From: <Pfdad@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 08:24:57 EST   Hello List: I had a fabulous time in Milwaukee, and managed to do a fair number of organ related things even whilst keeping six kids (mine plus our German exchange student and nephews)busy w/ museums, eating, skating, skiing, = more eating etc. I had a brief tour of the old Wangerin organ at my in-laws church, = Sherman Park Lutheran. I took Duane Austin up on his invitation to see his Barton theatre organ =   (16 rank) in Beloit and was duly impressed. His excellent pipework is in = the basement directly below the console room and speaks up through a stairway = as well as the floor. With the 5 hp Spencer, I'm pretty sure I saw the = carpet lift during the major 9ths. Too bad I can't play yet; Duane saved the day = by playing a few pieces. Duane's suggestion to see the Organ Piper Pizza was so good that we went =   twice and thereby had the opportunity to hear both terrific organists. = This is a 27 rank Kimball instrument apparently with every accessory trap, toy, =   percussion etc., available and made for most memorable evenings. Thanks to Larry Wheelock for suggesting a visit to Andy & Ramona Meyer (Jerome Meyer & Sons, Pipe makers) who are 4th or 5th generation = pipemakers and to John Nolte who makes wood pipes and casework. Both establishments were happy to show me around at length and explain many details that I had =   questions on. The high quality of their work was evident. If anyone = would like their phone numbers or email addresses please let me know. We stopped in Terre Haute to pick up some eBay items, windchests, regulator, valves etc. to be disassembled for study and possible dicking around with. Thanks to Richard Schneider for the invitation to visit his = establishment in central IL; we will take him up on that the next trip this summer when more time is available. I am now armed with the OSI & Tracker Tool catalogs, taking piano = lessons again and am dangerous.   Phil Fentress Memphis TN  
(back) Subject: Insurance - House Organ From: "Hugh Knapton" <knapton@superaje.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 08:46:49 -0500   In response to Danny's query ...   Insurance on house organs can be tricky... and right now insurance companies are trying to squeeze as much money as they can out of people. They use 9/11 as one excuse, and here in this area they still go on about the Ice Storm ... any excuse really ... but what it really comes down to is "maximizing profits", "minimizing risk" & greed. In fairness to the insurance industry, they have all had previous cases where someone has insured worthless junk (organs, buildings, etc.) and tried (sometimes successfully) to make considerable profit from fire etc.   I doubt that any insurance company would include the organ under "normal household contents". Any company would only consider it as an additional policy (even for most churches). The cost of this would be based on what you say it is worth, and whether you want it insured for replacement value (or not). I would guess that you might even need to "prove" value by way of paying for professional evaluations before they would even think about it ... or you would have to show them receipts if you had bought a new $200,000.00 tracker from Karl Wilhelm!   Chances are ... IF you find a company to cover it, they will want many thousands of dollars a year for the coverage, and will make every effort to "not pay" in the event of disaster.   If you have a considerable financial investment in an instrument (and can prove it) it may be worth having the additional coverage ... but only if you are willing to pay (substantially) for it.   Also ... if you have a hundred year old tracker "squeezed" into an otherwise crowded house, you may not want your household insurer to even know about it. I knew of an individual who had a Lye & Son tracker organ in his living room (without casework). His house insurer saw it and cancelled his insurance until he was prepared to install an automatic sprinkler system, and coat all wooden surfaces with fire retardant coatings ... including all trackers, squares etc. This organ is now in another friend's living room!   Kelvin has the right idea ... "self insure".   Hugh  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in Canada From: "Dan Emery" <danemery@yahoo.ca> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 09:37:30 -0500 (EST)   --0-1910563643-1041950250=3D:7972 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     Hi Daniel, I am with Dominion of Canada General Insurance and they cover my pipe = organ. It is included in a separate policy, along with the grand piano as = the value of these exceed 'normal' contents coverage. I had the organ = appraised for the actual value, not replacement with a new instument. It is a self contained residence 'cabinet' organ so they may have looked = differently on that than on your installation. I hope this helps ... danielwh1 <danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote:I am trying to find out how = to insure a Home Pipe Organ My Insurance company"Will NOT" under any = circumstances even think of insuring my Instrument ...     --------------------------------- Post your free ad now! Yahoo! Canada Personals   --0-1910563643-1041950250=3D:7972 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P>Hi Daniel, <P>I am with Dominion of Canada General Insurance and they cover my pipe = organ. It is included in a separate policy, along with the grand piano as = the value of these exceed 'normal' contents coverage. I had the organ = appraised for&nbsp;the actual value, not replacement with a new instument. <P>It is a self contained residence 'cabinet' organ so they may have = looked differently on that than on your installation. <P>I hope this helps ... <P>&nbsp;<B><I>danielwh1 &lt;danielwh1@ns.sympatico.ca&gt;</I></B> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = PADDING-LEFT: 5px"><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 = Transitional//EN"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1126" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE>   <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I am trying to find&nbsp; out how to = insure a Home Pipe Organ</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>&nbsp;My Insurance company"Will NOT" = under any circumstances even&nbsp; think of insuring my Instrument = ...</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE><p><br><hr size=3D1>Post your free ad now! <a = href=3D"http://ca.personals.yahoo.com/"><b>Yahoo! Canada = Personals</b></a><br> --0-1910563643-1041950250=3D:7972--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Artisan questions. From: "Ed Steltzer" <steltzer@gwi.net> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 20:59:37 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003B_01C2B5C6.86157360 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Hi - I have just finished about 95% of an Artisan installation at the =3D church where I am also organist. The "Organ Definition" writing can be = =3D daunting, but I did it so almost anyone else can as well. Artisan is a = =3D super system; works great! Please contact me off-list with your =3D questions. Ed, in Maine   steltzer@gwi.net ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Mollerpo@aol.com=3D20 To: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 5:13 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Artisan questions.     Is any one familiar with Artisan relay equipment? I am really fuzzy on = =3D the whole "writing and organ definition" part. I understand the basic =3D concept but the actual instructions are not clear to me. Any help would = =3D be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Brian=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003B_01C2B5C6.86157360 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 5.50.4522.1800" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Hi - I have just finished about 95% = of =3D an Artisan=3D20 installation at the church where I am also organist.&nbsp; The "Organ=3D20 Definition" writing can be daunting,&nbsp; but I did it so almost anyone = =3D else=3D20 can as well.&nbsp;&nbsp;Artisan is a super system;&nbsp; works=3D20 great!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Please contact me off-list with your=3D20 questions.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ed, in=3D20 Maine</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><A=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:steltzer@gwi.net">steltzer@gwi.net</A></FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=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=3D3DMollerpo@aol.com =3D href=3D3D"mailto:Mollerpo@aol.com">Mollerpo@aol.com</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">DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org</A> = =3D </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Monday, January 06, 2003 = =3D 5:13=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] =3D Artisan=3D20 questions.</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial=3D20 color=3D3D#800040 size=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Is any one familiar = with =3D Artisan relay=3D20 equipment? I am really fuzzy on the whole "writing and organ =3D definition" part.=3D20 I understand the basic concept but the actual instructions are not =3D clear to=3D20 me. Any help would be greatly = appreciated!<BR>Thanks,<BR>Brian</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_003B_01C2B5C6.86157360--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Attention All Residence Pipe Organ Owners in Canada From: <Tspiggle@aol.com> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 19:56:46 EST   Daniel:   I am insured by USAA. They have covered my pipe organ under an Inland = Marine policy for 25 years with no problems.   Tom  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wicks terminations From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 20:15:44 -0600   At 10:28 PM 1/6/2003 -0500, Dave Heimer wrote: >Yo' List Guys, I've recently acquired a six rank Wicks chest to replace =   >my elderly Estey. The Wicks terminates to a bunch of brass cotterpins >(still laced in chromatic order). I don't reckon I've seen one of these >puppies since the Carter administration and have forgotten how the >junction boards are laid out. Can anyone shed some light on this = subject?   The jct boards are simply laid out in horizontal, chromatic rows, just = like the cables are laced -- rows of little copper things (I think they call them 'ferrules' for some reason) that the cotter pins plug into individually. The jct board itself is just a piece of plywood drilled to hold the ferrules in rows, and the chest cables solder to the backside of the ferrules where they poke thru the backside of the plywood.   Contact Wicks (try www.wicks.com ) I'm certain they can supply the = ferrules (as well as the copper cotter pins) if you explain what you're looking for =   to someone on their end of the phone.   >I also need some more driver boards for the Peterson relay. I have some >extra unit boards and I'm thinking about modifying them to straight >drivers by adding a transistor and a diode to each output. Has anybody >tried this trick and have any advice?   I'd vote against this. Better to get the proper boards for the needed usage than mess with modifying other ones. They work so well as designed -- it's too easy to use Peterson components "as they are". Have you tried =   offering your unneeded units in trade for the type you *do* need?   Hope this is of help --   Tim Bovard Little Rock AR