- Where there is any exposed pipework, this should be removed to storage for protection, preferably to the premises of an organ builder rather than on site.
- Where the instrument has electric or electro-pneumatic action, contractors should be made aware of any DC electric cabling under the floor which connects the console to the organ switch system.
- Where there is a humidifier unit, it should have a constant 13 amp AC supply.
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- Any work required within organ or blowing chambers should be carried out with the organ builders in attendance and a small contingency fund of, say £1,000 should be set aside to cover any expenses which may be incurred by organ builders while attending or overseeing work being carried out under these circumstances.
- Aim to maintain a relative humidity level of between 55% and 75% during the winter months.
- Ensure that your heating system heats and cools the building gradually.
- During weekdays, when the church is not being used, the temperature should not exceed 10 degrees Centigrade (50 degrees Fahrenheit). Cold conditions will not cause any damage to an organ unless damp is present.
- When the organ is being tuned, the building should be at the usual temperature for services. This is not merely for the comfort of the organ tuners, but will enable the church to get the best out of their tuning and maintenance contract because an organ tuned at a temperature other than that in which it will be used (i.e.
- If a building is heated quickly, the fabric of the building will not have absorbed any heat in a short time and it makes a sudden transition to a different climate.