PipeChat Digest #1703 - Tuesday, December 12, 2000
 
Organist at the Moody Church
  by <Steskinner@aol.com>
Re: Organist at the Moody Church
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted
  by "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au>
Fw: Practice Organ
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Organist at the Moody Church
  by <Posthorn8@aol.com>
RE: Cesar Franck
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
RE: Practice Organ
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Re: Practice Organ
  by "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net>
Leslie and Celeste
  by <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
Re: Practice Organ
  by "Ken and Chris Potter" <tracker@j51.com>
RE: Practice Organ
  by "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org>
Fw: Leslie and Celeste
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Fw: Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: [organchat] Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
 

(back) Subject: Organist at the Moody Church From: <Steskinner@aol.com> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 05:40:52 EST   In a message dated 12/11/00 3:59:54 AM Dateline Standard Time, Tspiggle@aol.com writes:   << The organist (who hasn't been there for decades as one E-mail = indicates) is John Innes, former organist for Billy Graham. >>   I don't think this is so. John Innes plays for the Moody broadcast "Songs = in the Night" and has done a number of recordings there, but I don't believe = he is the regular organist.     Steven Skinner Minister of Music First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Erie, PA  
(back) Subject: Re: Organist at the Moody Church From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 07:27:07 -0500   I *used* to watch Benny Hinn on tv and always heard a theatre-like plug-in playing in the background. It was *very* tremulated and always caught my ears' attention. Never saw the instrument but always listened for it. That was years ago: = I'm much better now............   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted From: "Bob Elms" <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 20:38:05 +0800   An ordinary rheostat will not slow down an ordinary AC motor, unless the = voltage to the motor is lowered to the extent that it is starved of power. That will = cause other problems including lack of torque. AC motors are slowed by control = by solid state devices such as thyristors which progressively reduce the width of = the 50 Hz pulse and slow the motor in that way. A rheostat, a very heavy one, will slow a DC motor however. Bob Elms.     > Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > Quite a few people have tried this, but it generally does not work, > > since to control the rate of pumping you have to attach some kind of > > rheostat and AC motors are generally not flexible enough to stand up = to > > being frequently slowed down and speeded up in this way.    
(back) Subject: Fw: Practice Organ From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 07:32:55 -0500   I service a nifty Wicks 2m-4r free-standing self-contained instrument with pedal reed-box in southeastern Indiana. No pistons, but it more than fills the musical needs. It fits in a 9-foot ceiling.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 12:19 AM Subject: Re: Practice Organ     > Contact Organ Clearing House or watch the ads in organ magazines to consider > a two or three-rank Wicks, Moeller, etc. Some Wicks two-rankers have reeds > in the bottom octave of the pedals and are low enough for a standard > ceiling. I think that's better than a toaster. > > Cordially, > > Karl E. Moyer > Lancaster PA > > > From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com > > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 23:03:55 EST > > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > > Subject: Re: Practice Organ > > > > In a message dated 12/11/00 9:28:31 PM Central Standard Time, > > mhummel@pcug.org.au writes: > > > > << Anyway, my question is: what do other people do who want to = practice at > > home? >> > > > > An old WurliTzer amplified reed organ is what I have at home (model # 4602) > > and it has a standard AGO pedalboard and two full manuals -- the only real > > drawback is that there are no pistons... It has been a good practice tool > > when I don't feel like going to the church and you can practice in = your > > undies, but be careful of staying on the bench too long in your undies or > > you'll end up with a white butt print! > > > > John > > > > "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 > > > > > > > "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: Organist at the Moody Church From: <Posthorn8@aol.com> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 07:58:20 EST   In a message dated 12/12/00 7:32:52 AM Eastern Standard Time, dutchorgan@svs.net writes:   << I *used* to watch Benny Hinn on tv and always heard a theatre-like = plug-in playing in the background. It was *very* tremulated and always caught my ears' attention. Never saw the instrument but always listened for it. That was years ago: = I'm much better now............ >>   Hi list,   For the "What it's worth column." Back in the 70s and 80s when I was in = the Assembly of God church, I played for a few of Benny's services when he = came through the area. (I even picked him up at the airport on one occasion) = The organ in his church in Florida is a Rodgers, and he uses Rodgers = exclusively when he is on the road. He told me one time he loves the Celeste stops. I =   told him the Hammond B-3 I would be using didn't have cellists and that I = had a friend by the name of Celeste who could sit on the console....he was not =   amused. By the way, I too have come to my senses, I too am much better = now.   Tim  
(back) Subject: RE: Cesar Franck From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 08:47:30 -0500   This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C06442.12596DE6 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"windows-1252"   I agree. Colasacco   -----Original Message----- From: Carlo Pietroniro [mailto:organist@total.net] Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 11:12 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Cesar Franck     I didn't get these from the Durand editions. Besides, I have another reference that states the same thing. Frankly, who cares WHO they were dedicated to?!? Carlo     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C06442.12596DE6 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"windows-1252"   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META HTTP-EQUIV=3D"Content-Type" CONTENT=3D"text/html; = charset=3Dwindows-1252">     <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.00.3013.2600" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#00a5f4> <DIV><FONT color=3D#008000 face=3DTahoma size=3D2><SPAN = class=3D444174713-12122000>I agree.</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=3D#008000 face=3DTahoma size=3D2><SPAN class=3D444174713-12122000>Colasacco</SPAN></FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #008000 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: = 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px"> <DIV align=3Dleft class=3DOutlookMessageHeader dir=3Dltr><FONT = face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Carlo Pietroniro [mailto:organist@total.net]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Monday, December 11, 2000 = 11:12 PM<BR><B>To:</B> PipeChat<BR><B>Subject:</B> Re: Cesar Franck<BR><BR></DIV></FONT> <DIV>I didn't get these from the Durand editions. Besides, I have = another reference that states the same thing. Frankly, who cares WHO they were dedicated to?!?</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Carlo</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C06442.12596DE6--  
(back) Subject: RE: Practice Organ From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 09:26:22 -0500   I am very please with my Johannus Sweelinck 10. It offers baroque and romantic option, many pistons and toe studs, individual "expression" (volume) and crescendo pedal and these are few among the other features. = And for a self-contained sound it's quite good, so external speakers and all = the other sound options would certainly improve an already good sound quality. = I live in a small NYC apt so I don't really need all the other = amplification: nor do my neighbors. And the price was excellent. See it for yourself http://www.nelsen-organworks.com/. Robert Colasacco   > -----Original Message----- > From: VEAGUE [mailto:dutchorgan@svs.net] > Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 7:33 AM > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > Subject: Fw: Practice Organ > > > I service a nifty Wicks 2m-4r free-standing self-contained > instrument with > pedal reed-box in southeastern Indiana. No pistons, but it > more than fills > the musical needs. It fits in a 9-foot ceiling. > > Rick > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Karl Moyer <kmoyer@marauder.millersv.edu> > To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> > Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 12:19 AM > Subject: Re: Practice Organ > > > > Contact Organ Clearing House or watch the ads in organ magazines to > consider > > a two or three-rank Wicks, Moeller, etc. Some Wicks > two-rankers have > reeds > > in the bottom octave of the pedals and are low enough for a standard > > ceiling. I think that's better than a toaster. > > > > Cordially, > > > > Karl E. Moyer > > Lancaster PA > > > > > From: DRAWKNOB@aol.com > > > Reply-To: "PipeChat" <pipechat@pipechat.org> > > > Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 23:03:55 EST > > > To: pipechat@pipechat.org > > > Subject: Re: Practice Organ > > > > > > In a message dated 12/11/00 9:28:31 PM Central Standard Time, > > > mhummel@pcug.org.au writes: > > > > > > << Anyway, my question is: what do other people do who > want to practice > at > > > home? >> > > > > > > An old WurliTzer amplified reed organ is what I have at > home (model # > 4602) > > > and it has a standard AGO pedalboard and two full manuals > -- the only > real > > > drawback is that there are no pistons... It has been a > good practice > tool > > > when I don't feel like going to the church and you can > practice in your > > > undies, but be careful of staying on the bench too long > in your undies > or > > > you'll end up with a white butt print! > > > > > > John > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > "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: Practice Organ From: "Paul Soulek" <soulek@frontiernet.net> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 09:01:35 -0600   I have pictures of what I've done with my organ at http://www.angelfire.com/mn/organlcms/organpro.html   Of course you wouldn't have to build a console or anything but it delivers excellent sound (best to a pipe organ that I've heard yet) at a great price. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.   Paul  
(back) Subject: Leslie and Celeste From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 10:05:57 -0500 (EST)   Now Tim, honestly, how could you forget to tell Herr. Hinn about the incredible Leslie on your B-3? Pullease, you missed a chance at converting him :). I'm sure the Rodgers celestes are nice, but can they stack up against the venerable Leslies?   Isn't it interesting that, despite what you think of Mr. Hinn, he knows that the undulating sounds of celestes are effective?   And no other instrument can quite give that effect other than our beloved organ. (sniff, sniff, weep, weep).   Neil B.    
(back) Subject: Re: Practice Organ From: "Ken and Chris Potter" <tracker@j51.com> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 11:26:29 -0500   Mark Hummel wrote: > I want an organ to home for practice, but I am concerned that an > Allen etc would be overkill since the acoustics would be totally = different > in a house than in a church or large hall.   I am one of those people who could simply never make myself practice on an electronic. They give me an instant headache. I know many people love theirs, and thats fine - as long as it's not in MY living room. It would simply sit there unused.   I already had a three rank Flentrop that is even more useless for = practice. It's actually a very fine instrument, but nothing I play on it even = slightly translates to the experience of the big Austin console at church.   I searched for many years looking for a good used practice organ. Either the pipe case was too tall for my 8'3 ceiling (with beams), it would stick out too far into the room, was too big, too small, too disreputable. Most that came available were those installations with windchests and flexhose all over the place that would look like an organ walked into our house and threw up. We still had to be able to live there. There were also various organs excessed from college practice rooms, and we know what state those are usually in!!!! I also know myself well enough to know that if I = bought a do-it-yourself job, it would sit there until I was sleeping peacefully = in my grave, and still not be in playable condition.   Last spring a three rank 1948 Moller Artiste was offered for sale by Phil Parkey, a very fine Atlanta builder who has a very impressive list of = major work behind him. The organ had briefly been in a small church, and then = had spent the majority of its years in a residence being very gently cared for and probably not much used. It has a gorgeous solid walnut console without = a scratch on it, and a beautiful gothic pipecase of solid walnut that was as well cared for as your granny's dining room set. It really looks at home = in our craftsman style house and doesn't seem to make the living room feel = much smaller. The pipe case is only 2 1/2 feet deep and 7' tall x 9' wide. = Yes, it's a festival of the pipe miterers art! Several people wanted this = organ badly, but their situations made it impossible to get the two parts into their houses without major structural upheaval. It worked with our house. The pipe case came right through our front door in one piece, and the console came in through a living room window.   Phil's craftsmen had lovingly releathered, rewired and in general made it like it had just come from the factory. We went to Atlanta right after = the AGO convention and fell in love instantly with it's warm rich sound. It = was clear the moment I sat down to play it, that this organ was coming home = with me. Phil and one of his associates delivered it to New York in September = in a Ryder truck (just like the ones they use to haul ballots around = Florida!) and with some additional local hired muscle, installed it. Since he had installed cables with connector strips, it was basically plug and play. Within two days it was in, regulated, tuned and playing.   It has three ranks - Diapason Conique, Salicional and Lieblich Gedeckt = with the usual Artiste array of stops. The voicing is very gentle and = romantic, but if you want to play Bach, you can't do better than the 8' Gedeckt and = 4' Octave. It's nice and clear sounding and the speech is articulated just right for the house. No, this isn't an organ to shake the house to it's foundations, but I have that at church to get my jollies on. I too often find that home installations tend to be too violently shrill and = aggressive for where they are, since they usually started out life in a huge church. This organ is warm and pleasing to hear and my ears don't seem to ever = tire of the sound while practicing. It has just enough versatility in registration to let me find something appropriate for most works. No, I won't be wanting to record the Ad Nos on it anytime soon, but it works as well as I could wish it to in our home.   When you find the right organ, go for it. They don't come along often. No, it certainly didn't cost more than an electronic substitute.   If you want to see my baby, go to <http://www.parkeyorgans.com/>. Click = on "Portfolio", then scroll down to "Current Projects" and click on "Moller Artiste." It no longer has the blue cloth in front of the swell shades. I like to see them opening, one at a time, Moller style.   Ken   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~= ~ Kenneth G. Potter, Minister of Music Home = 914/358-2528 St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square Church = 718/931-9270 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461 e-mail = tracker@j51.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~= ~    
(back) Subject: RE: Practice Organ From: "COLASACCO, ROBERT" <RCOLASACCO@popcouncil.org> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 11:28:13 -0500   Would an aspirin help?   > -----Original Message----- > From: Ken and Chris Potter [mailto:tracker@j51.com] > Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 11:26 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: Practice Organ > > > Mark Hummel wrote: > > I want an organ to home for practice, but I am concerned that an > > Allen etc would be overkill since the acoustics would be > totally different > > in a house than in a church or large hall. > > I am one of those people who could simply never make myself > practice on an > electronic. They give me an instant headache. I know many > people love > theirs, and thats fine - as long as it's not in MY living > room. It would > simply sit there unused. > > I already had a three rank Flentrop that is even more useless > for practice. > It's actually a very fine instrument, but nothing I play on > it even slightly > translates to the experience of the big Austin console at church. > > I searched for many years looking for a good used practice > organ. Either > the pipe case was too tall for my 8'3 ceiling (with beams), > it would stick > out too far into the room, was too big, too small, too > disreputable. Most > that came available were those installations with windchests > and flexhose > all over the place that would look like an organ walked into > our house and > threw up. We still had to be able to live there. There were > also various > organs excessed from college practice rooms, and we know what > state those > are usually in!!!! I also know myself well enough to know > that if I bought > a do-it-yourself job, it would sit there until I was sleeping > peacefully in > my grave, and still not be in playable condition. > > Last spring a three rank 1948 Moller Artiste was offered for > sale by Phil > Parkey, a very fine Atlanta builder who has a very impressive > list of major > work behind him. The organ had briefly been in a small > church, and then had > spent the majority of its years in a residence being very > gently cared for > and probably not much used. It has a gorgeous solid walnut > console without a > scratch on it, and a beautiful gothic pipecase of solid > walnut that was as > well cared for as your granny's dining room set. It really > looks at home in > our craftsman style house and doesn't seem to make the living > room feel much > smaller. The pipe case is only 2 1/2 feet deep and 7' tall x > 9' wide. Yes, > it's a festival of the pipe miterers art! Several people > wanted this organ > badly, but their situations made it impossible to get the two > parts into > their houses without major structural upheaval. It worked > with our house. > The pipe case came right through our front door in one piece, and the > console came in through a living room window. > > Phil's craftsmen had lovingly releathered, rewired and in > general made it > like it had just come from the factory. We went to Atlanta > right after the > AGO convention and fell in love instantly with it's warm rich > sound. It was > clear the moment I sat down to play it, that this organ was > coming home with > me. Phil and one of his associates delivered it to New York > in September in > a Ryder truck (just like the ones they use to haul ballots > around Florida!) > and with some additional local hired muscle, installed it. > Since he had > installed cables with connector strips, it was basically plug > and play. > Within two days it was in, regulated, tuned and playing. > > It has three ranks - Diapason Conique, Salicional and > Lieblich Gedeckt with > the usual Artiste array of stops. The voicing is very gentle > and romantic, > but if you want to play Bach, you can't do better than the 8' > Gedeckt and 4' > Octave. It's nice and clear sounding and the speech is > articulated just > right for the house. No, this isn't an organ to shake the > house to it's > foundations, but I have that at church to get my jollies on. > I too often > find that home installations tend to be too violently shrill > and aggressive > for where they are, since they usually started out life in a > huge church. > This organ is warm and pleasing to hear and my ears don't > seem to ever tire > of the sound while practicing. It has just enough versatility in > registration to let me find something appropriate for most > works. No, I > won't be wanting to record the Ad Nos on it anytime soon, but > it works as > well as I could wish it to in our home. > > When you find the right organ, go for it. They don't come > along often. No, > it certainly didn't cost more than an electronic substitute. > > If you want to see my baby, go to <http://www.parkeyorgans.com/>. Click on "Portfolio", then scroll down to "Current Projects" and click on "Moller Artiste." It no longer has the blue cloth in front of the swell shades. I like to see them opening, one at a time, Moller style.   Ken   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~= ~ Kenneth G. Potter, Minister of Music Home = 914/358-2528 St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westchester Square Church = 718/931-9270 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461 e-mail = tracker@j51.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~= ~     "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: Fw: Leslie and Celeste From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 18:16:35 -0500   I knew Leslie AND Celeste.......we went to different schools together. <G>   I *thought* it was a Rodgers I heard on the "Benny Hinn" show. Don't ask: organists' intuition, maybe?   It was a very nice theatrical sound none-the-less.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 10:05 AM Subject: Leslie and Celeste     > Now Tim, honestly, how could you forget to tell Herr. Hinn about the > incredible Leslie on your B-3? Pullease, you missed a chance at > converting him :). I'm sure the Rodgers celestes are nice, but can they > stack up against the venerable Leslies? > > Isn't it interesting that, despite what you think of Mr. Hinn, he knows > that the undulating sounds of celestes are effective? > > And no other instrument can quite give that effect other than our > beloved organ. (sniff, sniff, weep, weep). > > Neil B. > > > "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: Fw: Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 18:18:52 -0500   I have a solid-state AC motor-speed control on the rewind on my player piano. If not...........RRRRIIIPPPPPPPPPPP !!   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Elms <elmsr@albanyis.com.au> To: PipeChat <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 7:38 AM Subject: Re: Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted     > An ordinary rheostat will not slow down an ordinary AC motor, unless the voltage to > the motor is lowered to the extent that it is starved of power. That = will cause > other problems including lack of torque. AC motors are slowed by control by solid > state devices such as thyristors which progressively reduce the width of the 50 Hz > pulse and slow the motor in that way. > A rheostat, a very heavy one, will slow a DC motor however. > Bob Elms. > > > > Cremona502@cs.com wrote: > > Quite a few people have tried this, but it generally does not work, > > > since to control the rate of pumping you have to attach some kind = of > > > rheostat and AC motors are generally not flexible enough to stand = up to > > > being frequently slowed down and speeded up in this way. > > > "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: [organchat] Feeder bellows pumped by water motor - cross posted From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 19:00:45 EST   Many thanks to all who responded about water motors. We have pretty much decided that it is not worth the trouble and may either run the feeders = with an electric motor or pump handle.   Alan B