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Rebuilding a Player Piano Air Motor System
By David Dewey

Clinton,  Well, don't feel bad that you've found more problems than
you thought would be there.  I've been around quite a few years and
I recently picked up an upright player piano that, once I got it
unloaded and started cleaning it out, in it I found a broken flange
on the take-up spool and the carcass of a huge rat along with all the
roll paper it stuffed in one corner of the piano -- and I haven't
pulled the player action yet!

I do note that it seems that the key dip may not be right as almost
all the notes "bobble."  So far I have more money in the move than in
the piano, and like I need another project with two players already
that need complete rebuilding too, and a third that's starting to fail.

Oh, bother!  Maybe I should stop in at the Betty Ford Clinic...

David Dewey

P.S.: I got this piano because it was going to the land fill if I
didn't take it.  Come to think of it, one of the other pianos that's
in my home was rescued for the same reason, although that one does
match my home's architecture.  By the way, beware of the "free" piano.
That one cost me a U-Haul rental, about $85 in gas and four months
later, a hernia operation -- those reproducing players are heavy!


(Message sent Fri 30 Dec 2011, 08:00:16 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Air, Motor, Piano, Player, Rebuilding, System

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