Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > June 2002 > 2002.06.12 > 03Prev  Next


Automotive Rubber Tubing
By Craig Brougher

Ray Finch was writing about substitutes for Player piano tubing. I
don't know about others, but I hate to run into that thick, stiff
1/8" ID rubber tubing in a player. Why not buy it from the proper
sources and get the stuff designed for player pianos? Besides, it's
cheaper.

Another thing I hate to see is radiator hose, and masking tape wound
around elbows and nipples to fill up the space. I understand when this
is just to be a spot fix, and when there may be one of these in a
player piano, then, no big deal. But Ray and others who worry about
supplies really should ask questions first, rather than proposing
changes, because everyone who restores their player piano must, first
and foremost, understand that using the correct supplies and materials
will go far to assure them of a good job the first time. That's easily
one-half of the purpose of the MMD, and I frankly am surprised that
the editor didn't note it.

Many rebuilders subscribe to the MMD and already know what to use
and where to buy it. So please, if you have a question ask it,
rather than propose a solution which is wrong. Switcheroos are
almost never right, and mislead others who likewise don't know. Ask
questions first -- please.

Craig Brougher


(Message sent Wed 12 Jun 2002, 23:38:38 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Automotive, Rubber, Tubing

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                     
Translate This Page

. .