DIYAPASON-L Digest #971 - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Re: [Residence Organs] Laukhuff blower oil by "jon b" <firstname.lastname@example.org> blower oil by "Daniel Hopkins" <email@example.com> Laukhuff blower oil by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Strange phenomenon - Runny, gooey rubber cloth by <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Strange phenomenon - Runny, gooey rubber cloth by "Keith Zimmerman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Re: [Residence Organs] blower oil by "jon b" <email@example.com>
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Laukhuff blower oil From: "jon b" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:36:13 -0600 Organ Supply is a distributor of Laukhuff blowers (and other products), I'm sure that they'd be happy to sell you some. btw. most of those blowers need oiling only every few years....some as long as 10 years. over oiling can do damage as well as under oiling of a motor. As I remember, more Hammond organs had problems from customers over oiling, than under oiling.... If you find you cannot get the oil from OSI, please contact me privately, and I could provide for you at cost, plus shipping. Jon Bertschinger Saint Joseph, MO (North Kansa City area)....no I'm not anywhere near Saint Louis! LOL
(back) Subject: blower oil From: "Daniel Hopkins" <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 17:24:24 -0400 Would Hammond oil be suitable to lubricate a blower? Danielwh
(back) Subject: Laukhuff blower oil From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:42:54 EST Greetings, I've heard that most oils have parafin in them (is this true), therefore ought not be used in certain electrical motor applications. Laukhuff being = one of them, and sewing machine motors another. I therefore reasoned that sewing machine oil might be a good substitute for the Laukhuff lubricant. Any reactions? Stan Krider In a message dated 03/10/2004 12:29:58 AM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: I went to oil the blower on our organ (Laukhuff, 1/4 hp) while I'm home for spring break this week, only to discover that the oil, usually located right next to the blower, is gone. I've searched high and low (both at the church and at home) and cannot find it. I was wondering if there is some sort of off-the-shelf oil I can use in its place. I don't exactly know what the other oil was, but I got it with the blower.
(back) Subject: Strange phenomenon - Runny, gooey rubber cloth From: <Wuxuzusu@aol.com> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:56:38 EST Greetings, We just encountered a very strange phenomenon in an organ we service. The rubber cloth in the curtain regulators and wind sleeves has liquified = sometime in the past, become gummy and/or hard as in glazed. In a few curtain = regulators, the rubber cloth on the rollers became either tacky (as in nearly dried = syrup on a table) and/or crisp and flakey as a wet-then-dried roll of newspaper. = What appears to be a tar-like substance has run off the rubber cloth socks = and partly down the wind line. This run-off is very hard, almost like dripped, = dried shellac. The rubber cloth in the static curtain reservoir as well as = in all chamber regulators was affected. Rubber cloth that was covered with black = tape was not affected. What could have caused rubber cloth to become this glazed, easily broken piece of cloth? The heads of steel tacks used to hold this rubber cloth in = place are covered with a cream white colored chalky substance. The insides of = the metal windlines do not seem to have been affected. Help please!?!? Stan Krider
(back) Subject: Strange phenomenon - Runny, gooey rubber cloth From: "Keith Zimmerman" <email@example.com> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 22:33:34 -0500 Sorry I don't have an answer, but this does bring to mind the state of the bellows and reservoir in our old pump organ that I took apart. It had = been completely redone by somebody about 35 years ago. My parents moved to a lake home and the organ was in the basement. It was somewhat damp there. When they moved again, I brought the pump organ to my house. I noticed = that it wouldn't play, felt around the feeders (I guess, they're "suckers" in a reed organ) and noticed gaping slits in the rubber cloth as well as on the reservoir. When I took them apart, I noticed sticky places at the = creases. To some degree it was as if the rubber had melted in places. I set the project aside as I'm trying to get my home pipe organ project finished. Keith
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] blower oil From: "jon b" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:36:00 -0600 NO hammond oil is NOT suitable....the oil Laukhuff sends with blowers is made by either Mobil or Shell..and it's a special synthetic oil...nothing at all like hammond oil..and I'm not a chemist, so please don't ask what the difference might be. I was just told by other parties some time ago that synthetic oils are VERY SPECIFIC in their make up, and react with certain types of metals/minerals, and therefore are not interchangable. jon bertschinger