DIYAPASON-L Digest #720 - Wednesday, January 8, 2003
 
Heimorgelbau
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Residence Swell Box Construction
  by "Peter Schmuckal" <peter@schmuckal.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Residence Swell Box Construction
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Heimorgelbau From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 14:08:44 EST     --part1_168.18e13253.2b4dd13c_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   I just received my copy of Heimorgelbau by Karl Bormann. I ordered it = thru www.amazon.de. Anyway, I'm excited, but slightly disappointed. It isn't = a very thick book. The diagrams look much more technical than the ones in Milne or Wicks, though.   While I felt that the German I learned in college was a little more practical, I find myself understanding a lot more of the French I happen = to find than the German. That's probably due to the syntax. The French say things much the same way we do - only faster (which doesn't apply when reading) and they put their adverbs and adjectives after the words they're =   modifying. German is a little more complicated in that you really don't = know what's being said until you reach the end of the sentence. I've always = said that, when speaking German, you can still change what you're trying to say =   half way thru the sentence.   Anyway, I plan to run by Barnes 'n Noble to pick up a good German = dictionary and a copy of "501 German Verbs". I've misplaced my copies from my = college days. If nothing else, studying "Heimorgelbau" will get me familiar with = the German terms used in organbuilding so I will be able to communicate with fellow organauts overseas.   Keith   --part1_168.18e13253.2b4dd13c_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">List,<BR> <BR> I just received my copy of Heimorgelbau by Karl Bormann.&nbsp; I ordered = it thru www.amazon.de.&nbsp; Anyway, I'm excited, but slightly = disappointed.&nbsp; It isn't a very thick book.&nbsp; The diagrams look = much more technical than the ones in Milne or Wicks, though.<BR> <BR> While I felt that the German I learned in college was a little more = practical, I find myself understanding a lot more of the French I happen = to find than the German.&nbsp; That's probably due to the syntax.&nbsp; = The French say things much the same way we do - only faster (which doesn't = apply when reading) and they put their adverbs and adjectives after the = words they're modifying.&nbsp; German is a little more complicated in that = you really don't know what's being said until you reach the end of the = sentence.&nbsp; I've always said that, when speaking German, you can still = change what you're trying to say half way thru the sentence.<BR> <BR> Anyway, I plan to run by Barnes 'n Noble to pick up a good German = dictionary and a copy of "501 German Verbs".&nbsp; I've misplaced my = copies from my college days.&nbsp; If nothing else, studying = "Heimorgelbau" will get me familiar with the German terms used in = organbuilding so I will be able to communicate with fellow organauts = overseas.<BR> <BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_168.18e13253.2b4dd13c_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Residence Swell Box Construction From: "Peter Schmuckal" <peter@schmuckal.com> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 17:23:31 -0800   Hello,   I am currently undergoing a complete remodel of my house and, not surprisingly, have decided to make some accommodations to installing my = pipe organ (someday..).   Basically I have designed a small swell box room that speaks out into the main living room area which will now be double high in hopes of getting = some reverb.   Anyway, the organ chamber room is approx 8' x 7' and we are now at the = stage of finishing the walls, etc, so I am curious if there are anything special that should be done to facilitate good swell box operation. I would like to get maximum expression as it is a residence organ in a fairly small house.   Some questions: - I have heard that it is a good idea to double sheet rock the walls to = make them reflect sound better. Is this so? Also, one wall is a 1/2" plywood sheet - do I need to double sheetrock that one also?   - I have retained two windows (single pane) in the room in the = expectation that some day this room may be used for other purposes. How should I treat/block up these windows?   - The floor is hardwood. I was thinking of putting plywood sheeting over = it so that I can bolt chests down w/o damaging the floor. Is this a good = idea or is there a better way? I would like flexibility in moving around = chests etc since this will be a do-it-yourselfer and I'd like to be able to move things around.   - What (if any) insulation should I put inside the interior walls in order to get maximum expression when the shades are closed. Does normal fiberglass offer any sound insulation?   - I allowed the ceiling to be up at 9' for this room. I could go even higher if I don't put sheetrock on the ceiling. But then I would think = the ceiling needs the best reflexivity.   - Is there anything else I (or my contractor) should consider doing before we finish the room?   - Is there anything written down somewhere on how to build a proper residence organ swell box?   By the way, the organ is intended to be a classical romantic style electro-pneumatic (or even, God forbid, DE) action organ of about 5-10 stops. At present I expect all pipework to be enclosed. I may add unenclosed pipework later (if I can talk the wife into it...)   It is definitely a Heinz-57 do-it-yourself effort.   Thanks!   Peter Schmuckal    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Residence Swell Box Construction From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 21:19:22 EST     --part1_147.74274ec.2b4e362a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Peter,   I "think" I can speak for all in asking what ranks and stops you're going = to use. How much of the organ do you have already?   Thanks, Keith   --part1_147.74274ec.2b4e362a_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">Peter,<BR> <BR> I "think" I can speak for all in asking what ranks and stops you're going = to use.&nbsp;&nbsp; How much of the organ do you have already?<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_147.74274ec.2b4e362a_boundary--