DIYAPASON-L Digest #820 - Saturday, May 31, 2003
 
1925 Moller
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: Moller Documentation
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Moller Documentation
  by "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net>
Blower Padding
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Padding
  by "Bill Hewitson" <wurlic1@lara.on.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Padding
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Blower Padding
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: 1925 Moller From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 09:18:02 -0500   George Nelson's database is a good place to start for basics, but you may already have as much as he does. ouscdb@earthlink.net     Aeolian, remember, demanded--and got--a premium price for their = instruments.   Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Re: Moller Documentation From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 12:50:30 -0400   Hi Group:   Since I attended the recent OHS Symposium on Organ Research, let me = add just a bit here re: Moller documents. As David indicated, Stephen = Pinel may be your man as far as finding something soon, or perhaps Scott = Huntington. Scott, that very erudite organ builder, organ performance = major and harpsichord builder, indicated that he is working on a = publication of the complete Moller opus list right now. I would suppose = that others are involved, but I can't credit them, and I have no idea how = far along the project has gotten.   I wish I had time to give a complete report of the Symposium, but I'm = snowed under with other stuff right now, including my oft-mentioned plans = to build a shop in which to work on my residence organ --- perhaps later I = can write something. Suffice to say that I was extremely impressed by the = level of scholarship of many of the participants, especially Scott, Paul = Fritts, Jack Bethards, Bruce Fowkes and Jonathan Ambrosino, who made up a = panel on organbuilding research. If I live to be 100, I don't think I can = come close to knowing what these guys know. Scott gave out an = "Organbuilder's Library" listing composed of about eight closely paced = pages of citations in several languages. Wow!   Well, back to work on the shop foundation this afternooon . . .   Best Regards, Roy Kersey  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Moller Documentation From: "Paul R. Swank" <prswank@surfbest.net> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 14:45:31 -0400   I see in the latest issue of "The Tracker" that Dr. Stephen Schnurr has received an OHS fellowship for work on an annotated M. P. Moller opus list. The article also states that Scot Huntington is working in conjunction with Dr. Schnurr on the project.   Dr. Schnurr's e-mail address is listed in the magazine as: stephen.schnurr@valpo.edu   Paul R. Swank Baltimore, MD.    
(back) Subject: Blower Padding From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 14:58:08 EDT     --part1_1df.a154785.2c0a5540_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   I rememeber some kind of brief discussion about this before. When I got = my organ, the blower was housed in a large plywood baffled box. The large = skids were resting on 4 small squares (about 3" square x 1/2" thick) of rubber. = I did save those pieces. I remember it being said that the large spencers = usually rested on a very thick piece of horsehair felt. I don't know where to = obtain that.   Since the blower will be in another room from the organ, it probably isn't =   terribly important. I had tho't briefly about getting 4 small rubber = tires (like for wheelbarrows) and lying them on their side and spacing them = evenly beneath the blower.   I'd appreciate any suggestions.   Thanks, Keith   --part1_1df.a154785.2c0a5540_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">List,<BR> <BR> I rememeber some kind of brief discussion about this before.&nbsp; When I = go=3D t my organ, the blower was housed in a large plywood baffled box.&nbsp; = The=3D20=3D large skids were resting on 4 small squares (about 3" square x 1/2" thick) = o=3D f rubber.&nbsp; I did save those pieces.&nbsp; I remember it being said = that=3D the large spencers usually rested on a very thick piece of horsehair = felt.&=3D nbsp; I don't know where to obtain that.<BR> <BR> Since the blower will be in another room from the organ, it probably isn't = t=3D erribly important.&nbsp; I had tho't briefly about getting 4 small rubber = ti=3D res (like for wheelbarrows) and lying them on their side and spacing them = ev=3D enly beneath the blower.<BR> <BR> I'd appreciate any suggestions.<BR> <BR> Thanks,<BR> Keith</FONT></HTML>   --part1_1df.a154785.2c0a5540_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Padding From: "Bill Hewitson" <wurlic1@lara.on.ca> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 17:28:07 -0400   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0052_01C32799.FFEA2380 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Keith: es. The Spencer blowers came with a horse hair matt. I have a new 5HP = =3D and it came with the HH mar and the output sleeve. There are commercial = =3D machinery isolators available. We usually use 4 cheap hockey pucks for = =3D air conditioners and heat p[umps up to five tons or so. Do NOT =3D bolt/fasten etc to the building. Good luck. ~~Bill Hewitson,Ontario, wurlic1=3D20 ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: Kzimmer0817@aol.com=3D20 To: diyapason-l@pipechat.org=3D20 Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 2:58 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Blower Padding     List,   I rememeber some kind of brief discussion about this before. When I =3D got my organ, the blower was housed in a large plywood baffled box. The = =3D large skids were resting on 4 small squares (about 3" square x 1/2" =3D thick) of rubber. I did save those pieces. I remember it being said =3D that the large spencers usually rested on a very thick piece of =3D horsehair felt. I don't know where to obtain that.   Since the blower will be in another room from the organ, it probably =3D isn't terribly important. I had tho't briefly about getting 4 small =3D rubber tires (like for wheelbarrows) and lying them on their side and =3D spacing them evenly beneath the blower.   I'd appreciate any suggestions.   Thanks, Keith ------=3D_NextPart_000_0052_01C32799.FFEA2380 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 6.00.2800.1170" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Keith:</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>es.&nbsp; The Spencer blowers came = with =3D a horse=3D20 hair matt.&nbsp; I have a new 5HP and it came with the HH mar and the =3D output=3D20 sleeve.&nbsp; There are commercial machinery isolators available.&nbsp; = =3D We=3D20 usually use 4 cheap hockey pucks for air conditioners and heat =3D p[umps&nbsp; up=3D20 to five tons or so.&nbsp; Do NOT bolt/fasten etc to the building.&nbsp; = =3D Good=3D20 luck.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>~~Bill =3D Hewitson,Ontario,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 wurlic1 </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=3D3DKzimmer0817@aol.com=3D20 href=3D3D"mailto:Kzimmer0817@aol.com">Kzimmer0817@aol.com</A> </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> Saturday, May 31, 2003 = =3D 2:58=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] =3D Blower=3D20 Padding</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">List,<BR><BR>I rememeber some kind of brief =3D discussion=3D20 about this before.&nbsp; When I got my organ, the blower was housed in = =3D a large=3D20 plywood baffled box.&nbsp; The large skids were resting on 4 small =3D squares=3D20 (about 3" square x 1/2" thick) of rubber.&nbsp; I did save those =3D pieces.&nbsp;=3D20 I remember it being said that the large spencers usually rested on a =3D very=3D20 thick piece of horsehair felt.&nbsp; I don't know where to obtain=3D20 that.<BR><BR>Since the blower will be in another room from the organ, = =3D it=3D20 probably isn't terribly important.&nbsp; I had tho't briefly about =3D getting 4=3D20 small rubber tires (like for wheelbarrows) and lying them on their =3D side and=3D20 spacing them evenly beneath the blower.<BR><BR>I'd appreciate any=3D20 suggestions.<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Keith</FONT> =3D </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0052_01C32799.FFEA2380--      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Padding From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 23:54:58 -0300   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0035_01C327D0.0AD81500 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   I had horse hair pads underneath my blower skids when the basement carpet got wet during a heavyrain, the pads soaked =3D up the water and almost refused to dry, eventually they did the next time we had a heavy rain the same thing happened, but this =3D time they started to mold, The mold refused to die It was a white fluffy mold. I used Strong bleach , and it continued to = =3D grow eventually desperate, I tried a fungicide called "Damp Off" used for = =3D root cuttings this killed the mold and it hasnt grown back since. But I was left with no padding under the blower. THe blower was noisy =3D from the vibrations.needing to dampen the noise I was thinking of using = =3D rubber, but I decided to put a couple pieces of oak under neath and in = =3D between I used about 4 thicknesses of a somewhat firm carpet, The blower = =3D no longer is noisy. In fact a Pipe Organ builder who visited me remarked = =3D of how quiet the blower was=3D20 the blower is a 1hp casavant blower 50 years old =3D20 Danielwh       --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.481 / Virus Database: 277 - Release Date: 5/13/2003   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0035_01C327D0.0AD81500 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 6.00.2726.2500" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;I had horse hair pads = underneath =3D my blower=3D20 skids</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;when the basement&nbsp; carpet = =3D got wet during=3D20 a heavyrain, the pads soaked up the water and almost refused to dry, =3D eventually=3D20 they did</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;the next time&nbsp; we had a = =3D heavy rain&nbsp;=3D20 the same thing happened, but this time they started to mold, The mold =3D refused to=3D20 die</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;It was a white fluffy mold. I = =3D used Strong=3D20 bleach , and it continued to grow</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;eventually&nbsp; desperate, I = =3D tried a=3D20 fungicide called "Damp Off"&nbsp; used for root cuttings</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;this killed the mold and it = hasnt =3D grown back=3D20 since.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;But I was left with no padding = =3D under the=3D20 blower. THe blower was noisy from the vibrations.needing to dampen the =3D noise I=3D20 was thinking of using rubber, but&nbsp; I decided to put a couple&nbsp; = =3D pieces=3D20 of oak under neath and in between I used about 4 thicknesses of a =3D somewhat firm=3D20 carpet, The blower no longer is noisy. In fact a Pipe Organ builder who = =3D visited=3D20 me remarked of how quiet the blower was </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>&nbsp;the blower is a 1hp casavant = =3D blower 50 years=3D20 old</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial=3D20 size=3D3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbs= =3D p;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp= =3D ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=3D20 </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Danielwh</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2><BR>---<BR>Outgoing mail is certified = =3D Virus=3D20 Free.<BR>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (<A=3D20 href=3D3D"http://www.grisoft.com">http://www.grisoft.com</A>).<BR>Version: = =3D 6.0.481 /=3D20 Virus Database: 277 - Release Date: 5/13/2003</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0035_01C327D0.0AD81500--    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Blower Padding From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 23:00:10 EDT     --part1_19d.15b73b81.2c0ac63a_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Cheapo Depot sells rubber floor mats that have holes all throughout them = and they make a great isolator for the blower. The one under the blower is = holding up well after 3 or 4 years so far. I used them in my machine shop and had = a scrap just big enough to fit under the blower. My two cents. Dennis   --part1_19d.15b73b81.2c0ac63a_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Cheapo Depot sells rubber floor mats that have = holes a=3D ll throughout them and they make a great isolator for the blower. The one = un=3D der the blower is holding up well after 3 or 4 years so far. I used them = in=3D20=3D my machine shop and had a scrap just big enough to fit under the = blower.<BR> My two cents.<BR> Dennis </FONT></HTML>   --part1_19d.15b73b81.2c0ac63a_boundary--