PipeChat Digest #3639 - Tuesday, April 29, 2003
 
Re: Old Issues
  by "Philip Thibault" <pthibaul@maine.rr.com>
Re: summer workshops
  by "Philip Thibault" <pthibaul@maine.rr.com>
Re: children in church
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
GIANT MAY 10TH WICKS WAREHOUSE SALE
  by "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com>
Earthquake in Georgia
  by "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Thumb/wrist pain
  by "Lisette Ehrat" <lisette@papadocs.com>
Question relocating console
  by "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org>
RE: children in church
  by "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu>
Re: Sore lower back
  by "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca>
RE: Interesting website
  by "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu>
Re: communing organists and offertory voluntaries
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Re: children in church
  by "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca>
Lance Luce Plays RTOS Wurlitzer on May 10 (cross-posted)
  by "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com>
Re: Regulator
  by "James R McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com>
Re: Regulator
  by "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Old Issues From: "Philip Thibault" <pthibaul@maine.rr.com> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 07:00:10 -0400   > 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.   --MS_Mac_OE_3134444410_45385_MIME_Part Content-type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit   of TAO, I have a set going back perhaps to 1970 (perhaps even earlier) which is beginning to weigh me down! --MS_Mac_OE_3134444410_45385_MIME_Part Content-type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: Old Issues</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY BGCOLOR=3D3D"#FFFFFF"> <BLOCKQUOTE><BLOCKQUOTE>of TAO, I have a set going back perhaps to 1970 = (pe=3D rhaps even earlier)<BR> which is beginning to weigh me down!</BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE> </BODY> </HTML>   --MS_Mac_OE_3134444410_45385_MIME_Part--    
(back) Subject: Re: summer workshops From: "Philip Thibault" <pthibaul@maine.rr.com> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 07:08:21 -0400     > > There is always the Colby Institute of Church Music at Colby College, > Waterville, ME, which features a Clambake as part of the August > week's activities. > > Happy hunting! Please let us know which one you select! > > Pat Maimone > Post Chapel > West Point, NY > Oct 1975 - June 2003   I haven't missed Colby for the last 22 years and am something of an addict--It has been in existance for 47 years and is also known as the = (Tom) Richner-Strong Institute. Now, however, for its 48th year, we will = convene in Michigan at Hope College--perhaps back to Maine for 2004?   It has the BEST clinicians in handbells, piano, organ and choral = conducting and really brings 100 or so people together as a very close family!   Phil Thibault  
(back) Subject: Re: children in church From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 12:14:39 +0100 (BST)   Hello,   With a free standing organ at the front of the nave and beneath the tower crossing, I am among the "turba" so to speak.   Children can be something of a challenge if they suddenly take an interest in the organ. One small child risked life and limb by crawling along the pedalboard as I played a hymn. I deflty avoided kicking him to death, but I confess that the temptation was there.   Then there was the small child who stood gazing at me, perplexed by console and fascinated by what I was doing. Clearly satisfied that he had learned enough, he then proceeded to bite the rosewood treble-end keys with his little milk teeth. The keys are still dented, but I shook him off.......literally! As I thumped the keyboard, he ended up with an aural version of what coal-miners suffer.......in this case, "vibration white tooth".   However, children can be extremely perceptive.   I recall with delight the 7 year old boy who, having listened to a contrapuntal mass setting, turned to his mother and said, "Huh! ANOTHER Missa Incomprehensibilis".   Regards,   Colin Mitchell UK     __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience http://www.yahoo.co.uk/btoffer  
(back) Subject: GIANT MAY 10TH WICKS WAREHOUSE SALE From: "Mattcinnj" <mattcinnj@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 04:43:07 -0700 (PDT)   --0-12377560-1051616587=3D:67440 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii   Hi All, For anyone who is interested, Wicks is cleaning out entirely their = warehouse. Sounds like there is "something for everyone" from organ = builders to organ "nuts". Their website gives directions etc. Matt   --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. --0-12377560-1051616587=3D:67440 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <DIV>Hi All,</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>For anyone who is interested, Wicks is cleaning out entirely their = warehouse. Sounds like there is "something for everyone" from organ = builders to organ "nuts". Their website gives directions etc.</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>Matt</DIV><p><hr SIZE=3D1> Do you Yahoo!?<br> <a = href=3D"http://us.rd.yahoo.com/search/mailsig/*http://search.yahoo.com">The= New Yahoo! Search</a> - Faster. Easier. Bingo. --0-12377560-1051616587=3D:67440--  
(back) Subject: Earthquake in Georgia From: "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 11:22:54 -0300   Any Damage to any Pipe Organs in the Georgia Earthquake?  
(back) Subject: Thumb/wrist pain From: "Lisette Ehrat" <lisette@papadocs.com> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 09:29:20 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_009F_01C30E31.D030C7B0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   For those with pain in base of thumb, through wrist, extending up over =3D forearm. Pain experienced during everyday grip-and-twist motions. Playing =3D octaves, passing thumb under or twisting motions is causing pain, =3D sometimes a popping sound...with an accompanying spike of pain....   Check out information on DeQuervain's Disease.   And see a specialist! Quickly!     ------=3D_NextPart_000_009F_01C30E31.D030C7B0 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 6.00.2800.1106" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>For those with pain in base of thumb, = =3D through=3D20 wrist, extending up over forearm.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Pain experienced during everyday =3D grip-and-twist=3D20 motions.&nbsp; Playing octaves, passing thumb under or twisting = motions=3D20 is&nbsp;causing pain,&nbsp;sometimes a popping sound...with an =3D accompanying=3D20 spike of pain....</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT><FONT face=3D3DArial =3D size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Check out information =3D on&nbsp;DeQuervain's=3D20 Disease.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>And see a specialist!&nbsp; =3D Quickly!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_009F_01C30E31.D030C7B0--    
(back) Subject: Question relocating console From: "Nance, Daryel" <DNance@svdp-edu.org> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:04:57 -0500   Hi All, I have a local pastor who is interested in moving a console away from the location of the organ pipes. Who vends/installs any kind of = analog/digital or MIDI transceiver for this application? Either hardwired or RF? Tnaks much, Daryel         Daryel Nance St.Vincent de Paul Church, Houston mailto:dnance@svdp-edu.org www.svmusic.info ; www.dompaulbenoit.com ; www.church-organist.com ; www.daryeln.com   "...the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who sought and found how to serve." Albert Schwietzer      
(back) Subject: RE: children in church From: "Emmons, Paul" <pemmons@wcupa.edu> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 11:27:49 -0400   Babies and toddlers are a problem. If in the pews, they cry or fidget. = If they are in "children's oratories" they might be even noisier and parents make no attempt to restrain them. It seems to me that cry rooms are a = good idea, but I'm not a mother and some mothers consider them unsanitary.   My mother and I attended a Lutheran church until I was in second grade. = The church had a Sunday school beginning with the year before kindergarten. Every week a Bible story was presented and discussed, and pupils were = given an illustrated leaflet to take home and put in a ring-binder notebook. I learned more Bible in that Lutheran Sunday school before I could hardly read, than I learned in Episcopal Sunday schools over the next ten years. Children that age have a greater capacity to learn than perhaps they ever have again. If they spend every Sunday morning in church rather than in Sunday school, think of the opportunity loss! Of course, the ideal is = both, but given a choice I'd opt for the Sunday school if it is well run.   Once they are eight or nine years old, children belong in choir and acolytes! 'Nuf said, end of discussion. A good program will teach them = as much in the course of training etc. as they will probably pick up around a table. They don't want to sit passively for an hour; they want to help = and here they really can. Anecdotal evidence, if not actual studies and = polls, show a strong correlation betwen choristership and remaining active and knowledgeable churchmen lifelong.    
(back) Subject: Re: Sore lower back From: "Nelson Denton" <ndenton@cogeco.ca> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:13:36 -0400   > Now that were discussing afflictions does anyone have suggestions for severe > lower back pain induced from lifting 5,000 pound pipe chests into = trucks? > Someone suggested removing the pipes before moving the chests but I = don't > want to mess around with an unwarranted tuning if I don't have to. > AjM   Andrew Andrew Andrew!!! Didn't you learn anything from your former boss? = You use display pipes as rollers when moving chests, much as the Egyptians = did.   Somethings lacking in your education my dear boy!   Nelson    
(back) Subject: RE: Interesting website From: "Storandt, Peter" <pstorandt@okcu.edu> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 13:44:09 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C30E7F.51CDC582 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   =3D20   =3D20   -----Original Message----- From: Kzimmer0817@aol.com [mailto:Kzimmer0817@aol.com]=3D20 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 4:07 PM To: pipechat@pipechat.org; diyapason-l@pipechat.org Cc: john.roesgen@verizon.net Subject: Interesting website   =3D20   I would like to recommend the following website for your perusal. This gentleman had a small tracker pipe organ built for his home. On his website he has described many of the variables he faced (the same by which all of us who want home organs unwittingly are affected) in the design of his organ. He has included some pictures of his organ as well.   http://galileo.spaceports.com/~ppow/   =3D20       Enjoy, Keith Zimmerman     ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C30E7F.51CDC582 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <html>   <head> <meta http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Dus-ascii"> <meta name=3D3DGenerator content=3D3D"Microsoft Word 10 (filtered)">   <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Tahoma; panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline;} span.EmailStyle17 {font-family:Arial; color:navy;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style>   </head>   <body lang=3D3DEN-US link=3D3Dblue vlink=3D3Dpurple>   <div class=3D3DSection1>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial =3D FAMILY=3D3DSANSSERIF><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></fo= =3D nt></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy = face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DTahoma><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original =3D Message-----<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b> Kzimmer0817@aol.com [mailto:Kzimmer0817@aol.com] <br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> </span></font><font = =3D size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Monday, April 28, 2003</span></font><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Tahoma'> </span></font><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>4:07 =3D PM</span></font><font size=3D3D2 face=3D3DTahoma><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'><br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> =3D pipechat@pipechat.org; diyapason-l@pipechat.org<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Cc:</span></b> =3D john.roesgen@verizon.net<br> <b><span style=3D3D'font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Interesting =3D website</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D3 =3D face=3D3D"Times New Roman"><span style=3D3D'font-size:12.0pt'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I would like to recommend = =3D the following website for your perusal.&nbsp; This gentleman had a small =3D tracker pipe organ built for his home.&nbsp; On his website he has described =3D many of the variables he faced (the same by which all of us who want home organs unwittingly are affected) in the design of his organ.&nbsp; He has =3D included some pictures of his organ as well.<br> <br> <a =3D href=3D3D"http://galileo.spaceports.com/~ppow/">http://galileo.spaceports.c= =3D om/~ppow/</a></span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3D2 color=3D3Dnavy face=3D3DArial><span =3D style=3D3D'font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>   <p class=3D3DMsoNormal style=3D3D'margin-left:.5in'><font size=3D3D2 =3D face=3D3DArial><span style=3D3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><br> <br> Enjoy,<br> Keith Zimmerman</span></font></p>   </div>   </body>   </html> =3D00 ------_=3D_NextPart_001_01C30E7F.51CDC582--  
(back) Subject: Re: communing organists and offertory voluntaries From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 15:05:50 -0500   We're really splitting hairs here. Liturgically speaking, the celebrant "does" the chancel folk - layreader administrants, servers, etc., then invites the congregation to come up.   Practically speaking, at that point the choir (located in the chancel) go to the rail while two servers proceed to the centre aisle beside the first pew in the nave. There they stand, indicating to the congregation that they shall not proceed until the choir is finished.   Once the choir has communed, the servers move toward the back of the church one pew at a time, allowing the congregation to head for the chancel while monitoring the length of the line. Obviously they don't give liturgical permission for the congregation to commune but in practical terms, the servers do have everything to do with when the congregation is allowed up.   TTFN, Russ     On Monday, April 28, 2003, at 08:48 PM, Emmons, Paul wrote:   >> 2. Sandra doesn't like to enter the chancel before the congregation is > allowed up by the servers. > > My analysis: liturgically speaking, the servers or ushers have nothing > to do > with when the congregation is allowed up. >    
(back) Subject: Re: children in church From: "Russ Greene" <rggreene2@shaw.ca> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 15:17:10 -0500   Hear, hear.   With my own kids (6), the ones who had a "job" at church are still involved as adults, the others are not.   Russ     On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 10:27 AM, Emmons, Paul wrote:   > Once they are eight or nine years old, children belong in choir and > acolytes! 'Nuf said, end of discussion. A good program will teach > them as > much in the course of training etc. as they will probably pick up > around a > table. They don't want to sit passively for an hour; they want to > help and > here they really can. Anecdotal evidence, if not actual studies and > polls, > show a strong correlation betwen choristership and remaining active and > knowledgeable churchmen lifelong.    
(back) Subject: Lance Luce Plays RTOS Wurlitzer on May 10 (cross-posted) From: "Kenneth Evans" <kevans1@rochester.rr.com> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 16:52:28 -0400   The Rochester Theater Organ Society once again welcomes Lance Luce to the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Lance will entertain us with a wide range of popular theater organ music on our 4/23 Wurlitzer. The console will rise into the spotlight, with Lance in = command, at 8 PM on Saturday, May 10.   Tickets are only $10 each at the door. Much information about the artist, the 4/23, the driving directions to the concert and much more at may be found at http://theatreorgans.com/rochestr/ .   Rochester is holding the famous Lilac Festival from May 9 - 18. Plan to attend both events for a very wonderful experience. Festival information = is available at: http://www.lilacfestival.com/ .   Ken Evans, RTOS Director    
(back) Subject: Re: Regulator From: "James R McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 17:46:38 -0400     On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 21:37:57 -0300 "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> writes: > Just wondering why when I added a secondary resevoir why the motor > kept going to its strart up mode and reg going flat after inflating and > so on, > I quickly unhooked it and went back to the reg allready hooked up that has > no problems with startup     There still seems to be a lack of sufficient data here. Your basic assumptions are correct. The picture, as painted, seems to show no problem.   The thought that the blower might not be capable of lifting two reservoirs, is a misconception. As long as the reservoirs are sprung and weighted to a pressure less than blower static, the leakage is minimal, and no pipes are played, you could lift twenty reservoirs. However, if they are sequential, you would have to step the pressure down with each successive unit. If they were all fed from a single plenum, there would be no theoretical limit to the number of reservoirs you could lift, as long as leakage and consumption was zero. If the pressure of the second reservoir is set too high, there would be problems, but nothing to explain the blower failure.   Describe, in detail, the route of the wind as it leaves the blower. Mention every valve it passes through on the journey. Can you estimate the weight of the reservoir lids, weights, and spring tensions? The output pressure of the reservoir can be calculated.   Are you sure the motor gets up to speed, and then kicks back to the starting windings? Describe the symptoms. A faulty centrifugal switch might explain this, but would have no relevance to the stated cause of the slowdown.   Have you checked the voltage supply to the motor? Is the motor spinning in the proper direction? A backward spinning blower will make wind, but very inefficiently, and no where near as much as a forward spinning one. You would be surprised at how often this is the source of trouble.   I still am baffled by the sequence of events, as you describe them. Tell me more.   Jim             > > What is the voicing style? (cutups, nicking etc.) > the Organ is a typical Organ for 1881, It has > 8' Open > 8'stopped 12 pipes > 8' melodia tc > 8' Dulciana tc > 4' Octave > 2' Fifteenth > 16' Bourdon in pedal > Pedal is tubular pneu > THe rest above is Tracker(Slider & Pallet ) > the add ons are 8'Vox Humana > and soon to be 8' Stopped Flute 73 pipes > these are on Electric action > > the nicking on the Tracker action would be I would say average for > that era, and the Blower is a Casavant blower with a century motor, 50   > years old > Just wondering why when I added a secondary resevoir why the motor > kept going to its strart up mode and reg going flat after inflating and > so on, > I quickly unhooked it and went back to the reg allready hooked up > that has no problems with startup > > > > I would think that a blower this size would be capable of blowing > up another resevoir with no problem as it had in a previous organ > > > Danielwh > 2000 EP biggs Fellow > > > "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 > > >           The choir always tittered and whispered all through the service. There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was. - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  
(back) Subject: Re: Regulator From: "Ryan C. Lander" <landerr@infoblvd.net> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 17:55:33 -0400   .....When I fired up the blower from my Buhl organ, out in the yard just = to test it, It came right on, and I was happy. Then I kinda folded the little baffles shut a bit, and it ran up faster, and the motor clicked = (the high speed windings or RUN windings) Could it be possible for the regulator to be too heavy to lift, and thus doesnt shut off the input air from the blower, and is exhausting it all out the OUTPUT of the regulator = ? Im a novice as far as pipe organ lingo goes... this is just a whim from = the experiencec of my blower not speeding up until there was some resistance = or back-pressure.   Ryan   ----- Original Message ----- From: "James R McFarland" <mcfarland6@juno.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Cc: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:46 PM Subject: Re: Regulator     > > On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 21:37:57 -0300 "danielwh" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> > writes: > > Just wondering why when I added a secondary resevoir why the motor > > kept going to its strart up mode and reg going flat after inflating > and > > so on, > > I quickly unhooked it and went back to the reg allready hooked up = that > has > > no problems with startup > > > There still seems to be a lack of sufficient data here. Your basic > assumptions are correct. The picture, as painted, seems to show no > problem. > > The thought that the blower might not be capable of lifting two > reservoirs, is a misconception. > As long as the reservoirs are sprung and weighted to a pressure less = than > blower static, the leakage is minimal, and no pipes are played, you = could > lift twenty reservoirs. However, if they are sequential, you would have > to step the pressure down with each successive unit. If they were all = fed > from a single plenum, there would be no theoretical limit to the number > of reservoirs you could lift, as long as leakage and consumption was > zero. If the pressure of the second reservoir is set too high, there > would be problems, but nothing to explain the blower failure. > > Describe, in detail, the route of the wind as it leaves the blower. > Mention every valve it passes through on the journey. Can you estimate > the weight of the reservoir lids, weights, and spring tensions? The > output pressure of the reservoir can be calculated. > > Are you sure the motor gets up to speed, and then kicks back to the > starting windings? Describe the symptoms. A faulty centrifugal switch > might explain this, but would have no relevance to the stated cause of > the slowdown. > > Have you checked the voltage supply to the motor? Is the motor spinning > in the proper direction? A backward spinning blower will make wind, but > very inefficiently, and no where near as much as a forward spinning one. > You would be surprised at how often this is the source of trouble. > > I still am baffled by the sequence of events, as you describe them. = Tell > me more. > > Jim > > > > > > > > > What is the voicing style? (cutups, nicking etc.) > > the Organ is a typical Organ for 1881, It has > > 8' Open > > 8'stopped 12 pipes > > 8' melodia tc > > 8' Dulciana tc > > 4' Octave > > 2' Fifteenth > > 16' Bourdon in pedal > > Pedal is tubular pneu > > THe rest above is Tracker(Slider & Pallet ) > > the add ons are 8'Vox Humana > > and soon to be 8' Stopped Flute 73 pipes > > these are on Electric action > > > > the nicking on the Tracker action would be I would say average for > > that era, and the Blower is a Casavant blower with a century motor, = 50 > > > years old > > Just wondering why when I added a secondary resevoir why the motor > > kept going to its strart up mode and reg going flat after inflating > and > > so on, > > I quickly unhooked it and went back to the reg allready hooked up > > that has no problems with startup > > > > > > > I would think that a blower this size would be capable of blowing > > up another resevoir with no problem as it had in a previous organ > > > > > > Danielwh > > 2000 EP biggs Fellow > > > > > > "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 > > > > > > > > > > > > The choir always tittered and whispered all through the service. There > was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten = where > it was. > - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer > > "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 > >