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  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Try this place https://www.blacksmithbolt.com/ there are also other blacksmiths out there that can make parts.  Tricia Turner ------------------------------ Tricia Turner Lehi UT 801-368-3637 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    It's probably a Whitworth thread. ½" x 12 tpi. Gotta love them Brits.  Kawai used Whitworth until 1971 and then went to 12 mm x 1.75 tpi. You can get the new fasteners from Kawai or I have more than I'll ever use, Just need to know the length of the bolt; ...

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    I really like the Schwander action. Adjustments are easily made from the back of the action. Butterfly springs are a pain to adjust but these are not. The rep height adj. is easier too. I prefer these reps but they are no longer made. I purchased the ...

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    So... I'm getting solid info about the benefits of just keeping the action as-is -- which is a possibility that I am open to.  However... Are there any contrarian observations out there about actually installing new wippens -- or is keeping 'em the consensus? ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Check with a Fastenal store near you. The picture almost looks like a pipe flange fitting used on the end of a threaded pipe. You might consider using a hefty nut insert with long bolts . Maybe a metal shop can weld them or fabricate something close. ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Maybe one of those specialty screw places. Actually I'd call it a plate or a flange. Seems like it could be fabbed out of steel plate. Could you install a T-nut from the other side? Or plug, redrill for wood screws. ------------------------------ Steven ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I am repairing a leg on a not-real-old Wurlitzer fetal grand. The owners moved the piano by pushing it - and yup, broke the rear leg off. Two cast iron nuts that the two leg bolts screw into broke in half. Does anyone know what that nut is called (what ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Yes, I would not even think about putting those things on. I also relegated them to the trash bin decades ago.  Pwg ------------------------------ Peter Grey Stratham NH 603-686-2395 pianodoctor57@gmail.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I looked in my parts drawers to verify that I no Longer had them. I pitched them along with the tuning pin metal sleeves. ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page mailto:jonpage@comcast.net http://www.pianocapecod.com ---------------------- ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I had those parts but discarded them years ago. If the rear row of pins have split the cap, simply relocate them in a bit. Be sure to consider side bearing when the new holes are drilled. The strings do not have to be removed, use a spacer against the ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I have a quote out for an epoxy repair but the cost of the repair will be more then the value of the piano. I was hoping for a less expensive fix that would give them a few more years of playing.

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I'm not familiar with the repair parts you mention, but have you considered an epoxy repair? I've done a number of them and they work quite well. ------------------------------ Terry Farrell Farrell Piano Service, Inc. Brandon, Florida terry@farrellpiano.com ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    > You can also just attach an extension to the handle of a generic hardware store offset ratcheting screwdriver. Tried that. The Bechstein tool is faster. ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page mailto:jonpage@comcast.net http://www.pianocapecod.com ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I used to have some of the metal bridge repair parts that screwed onto the bridge and had metal tangs bent up to replace the bridge pins. I thing that I threw out the ones that I had, thinking that I was never going to do that type of repair again. I ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Nice fix but I think leather punchings would have been a better choice. ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page mailto:jonpage@comcast.net http://www.pianocapecod.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    The search function of the TT&T database is down. Sorry for the inconvenience --we're working on it! Thanks for your patience. If anyone is looking for a tip, feel free to email me directly and I'll search my list of all the tips. Scott Cole, RPT: ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Scott, Here is a solution I used.  Affects Pedal only without more work required from the player solinoid.  I installed a spring as pictured with some parts from the hardware store.  Great thing is that you can adjust for needed pressure. ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    You can also just attach an extension to the handle of a generic hardware store offset ratcheting screwdriver. Joe Wiencek NYC

  • Posted in: CAUT

    That's good advice from Memorie,   it's easy now also  with phone technology , if an incoming call number is not in my contact list of family and friends  then I NEVER answer the phone and haven't for 10 years or more if it's piano work related then that's ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Hello all.  Just a heads up, probably not a good idea to respond via email to any of these scams. The money they could scam for drayage would be small change in comparison to the more valuable data they could steal by establishing contact by replying ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Greetings all, One of my customers has a nice 90s Yamaha C7, which he purchased used. It has a similar vintage QRS player system, and recently he complained about a sluggish right pedal. I applied teflon to the lever/pedal rod interface, which made the ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Or, you could just go here https://my.ptg.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=f4a25fd8-5a52-46ac-abe0-a7a33321eaf0  I think you have to join if you want to post something but I also think that anyone can view. ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Hi, David, 1. Go the the opening screen of my.ptg.org 2. Find the login in button up in the top right hand corner and get logged in (If you've already done this, then ignore sets 1 and 2.) 3. Click on "communities" which is located in the ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    There is no separate page. Just advertise on this page. Sent from my iPhone

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    How does one access that page/site?

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    We’ve been having Free Market Fridays when members can advertise tools, services, etc. Wim. Sent from my iPhone

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    How or where can I access that site/page where techs have been advertising used tools and parts? I'm looking to sell a used Accu-Tuner. --David Nereson, RPT, Denver

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    In New Mexico you owe the tax on the full amount charged regardless of expenses or credit card fees They just changed the Gross Receipt Tax to being based on the location of the service. There are 21 different tax rates for my county alone. So you have ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Thanks to all who have responded and confirmed suspicions regarding this scam. I also emailed the "seller" asking for more detailed info. No answer. What a world we live in....... Greg

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Thanks Rick, on all counts... Teri Other than warning our individual communities of these scams, I suggest the best way to deal with these is to report them to the FTC. reportfraud.. ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Other than warning our individual communities of these scams, I suggest the best way to deal with these is to report them to the FTC.  https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ If enough people report it, perhaps the feds will actually look into it and shut down ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    423 is a Tennisee number. That's where the "movers" are supposedly. Total crap. So you call whoever this is and they just play the roll of the lady wanting to get rid of the piano. Run away. I don't know why they keep trying to get us CAUT's! We ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    I got this too. I replied one word..."scam"

  • Posted in: CAUT

    I got a new one this morning from "Tony Nasvik" of Mark Anthony Homes: markanthonyhomes.com in WI. Their website looks quite legit. Here's the phone number: 715-760-0188. Here's the text of the message: "Good Day, Mrs. Laurie Keller is downsizing ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    yeah...Jurgen's tool is a life saver ------------------------------ Jim Ialeggio grandpianosolutions.com Shirley, MA 978 425-9026 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Hi Greg, All that people need to know is that there is a wave of "deceased uncles out of state", and that as soon as you ask to have a local tech examine the piano, the lead goes dead. Bill Ballard R.P.T., New Hampshire Chpt. Piano ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Jurgen Goering. ------------------------------ Patrick Draine Billerica MA 978-663-9690 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Harpsichord

    Hello Rex.  One thing would help enormously - the speaking length of those strings!  With that information together with the scaling posted from 2013, it would be helpful to you to compare stringing schedules from similar instruments such as a whole load ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    And where might one obtain this magic offset screwdriver? I'm feeling the need to buy a new tool... ------------------------------ Keith Akins Akins Pianocraft Menominee MI 715-775-0022 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: CAUT

    I just recently recently restrung and installed a jack conversion kit on a Zuckermann harpsichord that was originally built from a kit in the 70s. I got excellent support - both phone and email - from Zuckermann as well as timely delivery of parts ...

  • Posted in: Harpsichord

    I was researching Russell harpsichords and came across your post from 2013.  We have a Russell harpsichord at the University of Nevada, Reno, and it came with this stringing scale.  I expect it's a little late now, but I thought you still might like to ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Every time I get one of these now I send them back a scathing reply that includes "fraud" and a suggestion where to put it Teri Thanks Paul!This is kind of what I suspected it was all about.Confirmation much appreciated. I'll ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Thanks Paul! This is kind of what I suspected it was all about. Confirmation much appreciated. I'll make sure everyone around here knows. Greg

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Hi Greg. This has been going on now for a few months. Somebody mass-emails telling you about a free Yamaha or Steinway grand in excellent shape to give away because somebody died and wants it gone. They tell you they will deliver ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Hello List, Can anyone provide the details of the scam that was talked about some time back that featured a private individual trying to get rid of a piano that had belonged to a deceased relative, was in great shape, and needed to go to a good home? ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    State laws vary about whether or not you can charge a "Convenience Fee" for taking payment by credit card.  However, every credit card agreement you entered into has a clause about not charging extra. If the catch you, they could cancel your ability ...

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    RE: Rib Stock

    Posted in: Pianotech

    300f volatizes organic compounds other than water. The definition of oven dry is 215-217 deg f ------------------------------ Jim Ialeggio grandpianosolutions.com Shirley, MA 978 425-9026 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Does the plastic holder have a slot for replacement? You might need to get the whole cable to keep it OEM. ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page mailto:jonpage@comcast.net http://www.pianocapecod.com ------------------------------

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    RE: Rib Stock

    Posted in: Pianotech

    The point I was making was that it wasn't a very good test from which to draw any meaningful conclusion. ------------------------------ David Love RPT www.davidlovepianos.com davidlovepianos@comcast.net 415 407 8320 ------------------------------

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    RE: Rib Stock

    Posted in: Pianotech

    The point i was making is NO sample method is an indicator of what the panel is doing. I use to love making widgets and had about twenty of them, all would react differently with the change of seasons. The Nossaman gauge is just another(even less accurate) ...