PipeChat Digest #103 - Tuesday, October 14, 1997
 
Re: organ power supply problem
  by John Moore <john_moore@ibm.net>
reply to everyone about the organ power problem.
  by Jason D Comet <krummhorn8@juno.com>
IRC Chat tonight
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: IRC Chat tonight
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: IRC Chat tonight
  by Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca>
Re: IRC Chat tonight
  by Frank Johnson <usd465@horizon.hit.net>
Re: IRC Chat tonight
  by Leon Rue <rue@pipeline.com>
Re: IRC Chat tonight
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
IRC chat
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: IRC chat
  by Shirley <pnst@itw.com>
WAV files available
  by <Giwro@aol.com>
RE: organ power supplyproblem part 2
  by Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au>
 


(back) Subject: Re: organ power supply problem From: John Moore <john_moore@ibm.net> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:11:44 -0400   Jason D Comet wrote:   > I had my lesson today at 3:00. I was going through my second hymn for > sunday. I was "polishing-up" a phrase, when I noticed the lights go off > and then come back on. Right after that, I went to play a chord and no > sound. <snip>   As others have pointed out, even a quick interruption of power can cause relays to drop out causing the instrument to power down. If you are seeing visible variations in the lighting, it would be a good idea to LEAVE everything off until all seems uniform again. Almost all organs have some electrical parts which are subject to damage by major power surges. (I'll leave the "almost" in for anyone still using manual bellows or water motors for their blowers.)   The utility supplier was performing some "upgrades" to the service in our office park the last two weeks. Twice, building power started behaving like the situation you report. The main uninterruptible power source worked fine, the emergency generator detected the faults and kicked in, and everything on the protected circuits was fine. On the UN-protected circuits, before we could shut everything down, we lost about ten surge protectors (very high-quality units from a major manufacturer of such things) and at least three computers and monitors. When I say "lost," I have to tell you that it's more than a little scary to pick up one of these heavy all-metal surge boxes, notice the smoke staining on the panel and listen to all the pieces of internal parts rattle around as you move it!   Several office machines were out-of-service for two days, but they were under maintenance contract which covered the necessary repairs. The surge protectors came with "insurance policies" against damage to protected devices which we expect will cover the rest. The damage was to a very small fraction of the total number of installed devices, but it never makes sense to gamble on uncertain power. The devices we turned off in time and the devices running on their own UPS boxes had no problems at all.      
(back) Subject: reply to everyone about the organ power problem. From: krummhorn8@juno.com (Jason D Comet) Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:20:58 -0400   Thanks to everyone who gave me some help.   Instead of replying to every letter individualy, I though I'd save my fingers today and reply and up-date you all. To the question of which organ it is, It is the 1974 rebuil/enlarge of the 1920(?) Skinner organ at Trinity Episcopal church.   To the question of "Did the blower stop along with the action supply?" Yes.   The breakers to the insturment is in a "locked" room in the back of the narthex, in the basement. No one goes down there except for the organ technician and the Electrician.   We turned the insturment off completely and let it sit for about an hour. I don't know if the instrument has a computer relay control, but I would think not. It's an older instrument.   "Did anything else go off in the church?" Yes, the lights in the office flickered, and so did the lights around my only for a split second.   I'm use to the lights going DOWN and then coming back up when the organ is turned on. But not off completely.   Thanks to everyone who helped.   If anyone has anymore thoughts or solutions, they will greatly be appreciated.   Thanks again,   Jason Comet Krummhorn8@juno.com |\ | \ O  
(back) Subject: IRC Chat tonight From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 15:27:12 -0400   We shall be on-line tonight with the IRC PipeChat from 9.00 pm EDT until we all fall asleep at the wheel.   You can find us on Anothernet #Pipechat.   Topics are anything you might like to talk about, - sometimes we even talk matters organic! We do not bother to discuss the burning issue of Pipes versus Electronics!   So we all remain friends!   See you there, Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Organic DeeJay Emeritus, - but back in the saddle for this Session! CFRC-FM 101.9 MHz Radio Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 CANADA    
(back) Subject: Re: IRC Chat tonight From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 17:30:47 -0500   >We shall be on-line tonight with the IRC PipeChat from 9.00 pm EDT until we >all fall asleep at the wheel. > >You can find us on Anothernet #Pipechat. >   I'm sorry but I don't understand about the Anothernet #Pipechat. Where do I go to find this IRC PipeChat?   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156   Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: IRC Chat tonight From: Bob Conway <conwayb@post.queensu.ca> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 18:56:41 -0400   I have been asked how to get on to Pipechat this evening.   First, you have to have IRC software, I use mIRC which is downloaded from mIRC Web page,   http://www.mirc.co.uk/   - just follow the instructions for downloading and installing it, it will not take long to do that.   Then go to Anothernet's Web page,   http://www.another.org/   - just follow the instructions there as to how to get into and register with Anothernet, and choose #Pipechat in the Channels list. If you don't find it in the channels list just type it in as an Addition.   Neither of these operations are too difficult, and there is no charge for mIRC or Anothernet.   Come back to me if you have any problems.   Bob Conway.   You will then get to the channel we are on   .. At 05:30 PM 10/13/97 -0500, you wrote: >>We shall be on-line tonight with the IRC PipeChat from 9.00 pm EDT until we >>all fall asleep at the wheel. >> >>You can find us on Anothernet #Pipechat. >> > >I'm sorry but I don't understand about the Anothernet #Pipechat. Where do >I go to find this IRC PipeChat? > >Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) >Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader >1922 E. 14th >Winfield, KS 67156 > >Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) >Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader >1922 E. 14th >Winfield, KS 67156 > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org >Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org > > >  
(back) Subject: Re: IRC Chat tonight From: usd465@horizon.hit.net (Frank Johnson) Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 19:06:56 -0500   >Neither of these operations are too difficult, and there is no charge for >mIRC or Anothernet. > >Come back to me if you have any problems. > >Bob Conway. >       Thanks Bob. If not tonight I would like to chat on another night. Somewhere in the New York Paramount (Mother Wurlitzer), there are a few pneumatics I helped recover when it was first installed in Wichita. The sad thing is that now they are re-doing it again and I am not available to help.   Do you have the address of the Wichita Wurlitzer? Here it is:   http://www.vornado.com/mother.html   Thank you again.     Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader 1922 E. 14th Winfield, KS 67156      
(back) Subject: Re: IRC Chat tonight From: Leon Rue <rue@pipeline.com> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 17:40:59 -0700   At 05:30 PM 10/13/97 -0500, you wrote: >>We shall be on-line tonight with the IRC PipeChat from 9.00 pm EDT until we >>all fall asleep at the wheel. >> >>You can find us on Anothernet #Pipechat. >> > >I'm sorry but I don't understand about the Anothernet #Pipechat. Where do >I go to find this IRC PipeChat? > >Frank R. Johnson (KA0API) >Spirit of New Orleans - clarinet/leader >1922 E. 14th >Winfield, KS 67156 > Note that you have to select an another.net channel to get on. These are: irc.another.net together.vt.us.another.net on 6667 or 7010 ports neato.ca.us.another.net on 6667 or 7000 or 7010   Once you connect, you must go to the block near the bottom and type in   join #pipechat   Leon  
(back) Subject: Re: IRC Chat tonight From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 21:15:09     >Once you connect, you must go to the block near the bottom and type in > >join #pipechat > >Leon   Minor detail: All commands must be preceded by a / such as:   /join #pipechat   The # means "channel", btw.   --Shirley (aka Chanson)  
(back) Subject: IRC chat From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 23:11:18 -0400   could someone PLEASE post ALL of the necessary steps to get to the Monday night live pipechat. After going through four or five postings I wwas still unable to access. Thanks   Bruce Cornely, organist (OHS & AGO) University United Methodist Church and Student Center Wicks ('56) 3/16r Gainesville Florida Dean, Gainesville Chapter AGO  
(back) Subject: Re: IRC chat From: Shirley <pnst@itw.com> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 23:43:42   At 23:11 10/13/97 -0400, you wrote: >could someone PLEASE post ALL of the necessary steps to get to the >Monday night live pipechat. After going through four or five postings >I wwas still unable to access. Thanks     Bruce, and anybody else using webtv: Please check with your Technical Support staff at WebTV to be sure you can access the Internet Relay Chat networks. Last I heard, it wasn't possible, although there were plans in the works for it.   --Shirley  
(back) Subject: WAV files available From: Giwro@aol.com Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 01:10:42 -0400 (EDT)   Dear Pipechatters,   I now have some WAV files available of music published by Evensong. The files are about 2-3 mb each, and are in 11khz mono. Currently available are:   Fugue in F-minor (yours truly at the organ) 2.6 mb Our Father In Heaven (my choir singing the first movement of a brand-new setting of the Lord's Prayer) 2.3 mb Trumpet Tune on "Crucifer" (me on the organ)3 mb I Sing the Mighty Pow'r of God (piano 4h) 3 mb Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella (piano 4h) 3 mb   There is more to come, folks! If you want any of the above files, let me know, and I can attach them to an email file.   Jonathan Orwig Minister of Music, Bethany Church - Redlands, CA Evensong Music, Media and Graphics< http://members.aol.com/Evnsong/pgone.html  
(back) Subject: RE: organ power supplyproblem part 2 From: Duncan Charig <charigd@illawarra.starway.net.au> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 16:14:43 +1000       Subject: Re: organ power supply problem part 2 From: Nelson and Tracy Denton <ndenton434@bigwave.ca> Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 12:33:29   EVERYONE REMEMBER !!!!   HEATING SEASON IS HERE PLEASE CHECK YOUR HUMIDIFIERS ON THE ORGANS AND FURNACES AND MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WATER AND ARE WORKING PROPERLY.   Don't you just mean top up the water in the bucket that stands by the chest!   Duncan Charig