DIYAPASON-L Digest #724 - Monday, January 13, 2003
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Swell Chamber Construction
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
RE: progress report
  by "STEVE PITTS" <steve.pitts@adtran.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Swell Chamber Construction From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 07:58:58 -0500   At 12:03 PM 1/10/2003 -0800, you wrote:   >I hadn't thought that the chamber could be "too live" as I thought that = was >the idea. What is mean by that and why is it bad? I doubt that will be = an >issue anyway since it is a small chamber and will probably be pretty = crammed >with stuff when all is said and done.   My chamber had a about a 1 second reverb in response to such as a hammer striking the floor while empty. Now with chests and pipes in the room it quite calm as far as echo or reverb, but it reflects out and mixes the sounds of the pipes very well. That is what is wanted anyway.   Eric    
(back) Subject: RE: progress report From: "STEVE PITTS" <steve.pitts@adtran.com> Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:59:45 -0600       an addition to the never ending saga of the OLPH reconstruction project:   I am in the process of re-constructing a 19 rank organ I purchased from = Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Carrolton , Georgia. About 6 months ago, I = bought a house on 7 acres with a 30' X 30' modernized barn. I have been = installing the organ in the barn which has worked out nicely as the 10' + = ceilings allow all of my tallest pipes to stand vertical. What a lot of = work! I have been doing nothing but wiring and cabling for months now, = trying to get the Great Division connect to the relay. Anyway, Up until = now, I have only had a 4 rank chest playing with no pedal resources except = when coupling the Great to pedal, I get some 8 ft stops for the pedal. So, = I wanted to integrate my 16' bass flute to the organ to have a nice voice = for the pedal. My main air system is not up yet. I am using a small reed = organ blower for the 4 rank chest, so I needed a small blower to air up = the 16' bass flute. A while back, Al Sefl mentioned that their favorite = blower is one from C & H Sales ACB9804 that cost $65.   Next : connect air to the Great Division reservoir...then I will have 9 = more ranks playing including 2 8' open diapasons, a melodia, 8ft harmonic = tuba and a 16'bourdon and others....   Steve Pitts Ardmore Tennessee