PipeChat Digest #1820 - Monday, February 12, 2001
 
Re: Leather Coupler
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>
Re: Leather Coupler
  by "diaphone 64" <diaphone64@hotmail.com>
Re: NBA volume 9
  by "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com>
Re: Aeolian Skinner Crescendo
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Re; Leather Coupler
  by <Wurlibird1@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Leather Coupler From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 16:37:54 -0800   Once upon a time, the HUGE leather strap connecting the blower motor to = the DC generator on the old Austin at Old St. Mary's in Cincinnati broke in the middle of Mass ... the pin broke or something ... we had to retrieve it = from two stories up in the bell tower (grin). Our intrepid assistant priest = took it to a saddle shop (they still have horses across the river in Kentucky) and = got an EXACT replacement cut. Worked fine. As far as I know, that was the = first time it was replaced since 1928.   Cheers,   Bud   Tim Bovard wrote:   > At 2/11/01 05:48 PM, Jason asks: > > >The question: > >Where can I get a LEATHER coupler for the Kinetic/Century Blower/Motor > >unit??? > > > >He's going to replace the coupler AGAIN with a RUBBER one, which I = don't > >feel is appropriate, knowing the rubber/oil combination doesn't work. > > Hi, Jason! > > The leather used in those motor/blower couplers is pretty stout -- 1/4" = or > so thick, and quite stiff and sturdy. Such leather might be obtained = from > a shoe-repair shop perhaps, or a saddle/tack maker if you'd have such a > thing locally. Tandy Leather (the arts and crafts leather folks) might > also be able to supply the stuff -- they have a mail order catalog if = you > don't have a store locally. > > I have had good luck in the past using small strips (like the original > leather ones) cut from a piece of fire hose. Though not leather, the > firehose material is likewise very stout, and the various layers of = fiber > weave in that material are quite strong. Unfortunately, I don't know > offhand where one *gets* a piece of fire hose...(the piece I cut strips > from has been laying around the shop forEVER!! <g>) > > If you have no success finding *any* of these materials, another > possibility might be small strips cut from the sidewall of an old auto > tire. Again, like the firehose, the rubber contains various layers of > woven material, which makes it substantially stronger than plain rubber > (which I assume is what was used to replace the original leather). > > Hope this helps a bit...! > > Tim Bovard > Little Rock AR > > > "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: Leather Coupler From: "diaphone 64" <diaphone64@hotmail.com> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 19:38:44 -0500   Heya folks,   This helps a LOT, however, when he replaced it 3 years ago, he threw it out... So THAT doesn't help!! ARGH!! All I know is that he said it was two big hubbs... that's all!!! I don't even have a picture of it!   Does anyone have one they could make a template or something from???   Thanks again, Jason Comet       >The leather used in those motor/blower couplers is pretty stout -- 1/4" = or >so thick, and quite stiff and sturdy. Such leather might be obtained = from >a shoe-repair shop perhaps, or a saddle/tack maker if you'd have such a >thing locally. Tandy Leather (the arts and crafts leather folks) might >also be able to supply the stuff -- they have a mail order catalog if you >don't have a store locally. > >I have had good luck in the past using small strips (like the original >leather ones) cut from a piece of fire hose. Though not leather, the >firehose material is likewise very stout, and the various layers of fiber >weave in that material are quite strong. Unfortunately, I don't know >offhand where one *gets* a piece of fire hose...(the piece I cut strips >from has been laying around the shop forEVER!! <g>) > >If you have no success finding *any* of these materials, another >possibility might be small strips cut from the sidewall of an old auto >tire. Again, like the firehose, the rubber contains various layers of >woven material, which makes it substantially stronger than plain rubber >(which I assume is what was used to replace the original leather). > >Hope this helps a bit...! > >Tim Bovard >Little Rock AR > > > > >"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 >   _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com    
(back) Subject: Re: NBA volume 9 From: "Noel Stoutenburg" <mjolnir@ticnet.com> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 18:43:18 -0600       randy terry wrote:   > My first teacher made me get the Dupre (do they still make them?) which = has a lot > of editorial stuff that flys in the face of current thinking, and even = if that > was not the case, I like to write in my own marks - especially fingering = as > needed.   Likewise; my teacher also made me purchase the Dupre Volume V, but that is = the only volume I purchased of the set. While I really don't care for all of the = fingering in the Dupre, and would prefer to work out my own, on the whole, I find = that the fingering used promotes good technique, on the one hand, and is easier to = go back to after it has grown stale, on the other.   ns    
(back) Subject: Re: Aeolian Skinner Crescendo From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 19:45:44 EST   I have been asked to rewire the crescendo on the 1969 three manual fourty something rank Aeolian Skinner that I take care of in an Episcopal Church. = We payed it a service visit friday and had all the side panels of the console =   off chasing a problem with a note in a 16' coupler playing thru but I saw = no junction for the crescendo. I hope someone with more experience with these =   consoles than I can tell me where the crescendo junction is or will I have = to rewire it at the roller? I am reluctant to do this anyway but the organist = is quite adamant. I already refused to revoice the 8' Principal. Help.   Thanks   Alan B  
(back) Subject: Re; Leather Coupler From: <Wurlibird1@aol.com> Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 22:18:44 EST   Jason Comet writes:     >This helps a LOT, however, when he replaced it 3 years ago, he threw it >out... So THAT doesn't help!! ARGH!! All I know is that he said it was =   >two big hubbs... that's all!!! I don't even have a picture of it!   >Does anyone have one they could make a template or something from???<<     Jason, this type of coupling is not restricted to pipe organ blowers. Leather couplers have been used in a variety of applications because they minimize transfer of vibration and also serve as a universal coupler, allowing for shaft-to-shaft misalignment.   Probably any industrial motor supplier can obtain what you need if you provide the following:   Shaft diameter of the motor and blower, and the length of = each; and the distance between the shafts. The horsepower of the motor and RPM should be provided.   These industrial couplings are quite substantial and should serve you = quite well. I'd try yellow pages first and look under "Motors, Industrial." Others = have mentioned Grainger as a possible source and this is a good one. Other industrial supply houses will know what you are needing. If all else = fails, tell them you want a "flexible leather universal joint," which is what they really are and are normally rated by the horsepower/load of the application.   Jim Pitts