Peter Spencer Ltd
Church Organ Builders
A Top Cleaning involves removing all pipework from 8 foot length for cleaning and removing all dirt and dust from soundboard level upwards.
This operation is designed to return the organ to good speech, tone and make tuning reliable by removing all dirt, dust and dead flies etc from inside the pipes. The actions will be adjusted and re-
The following work will be carried out during a Top Cleaning.
The organ will be dismantled in order to gain access to the pipework and the Key and Pedal actions. The pipework, up to 8-
The pipes will be individually cleaned, damaged metal pipes being rounded out in the body and repaired, wooden pipes being checked for splits and repaired. Stopped pipes will be greased and stoppers re-
The slider soundboards will have the rackboards, upperboards and slides removed and cleaned. The tables will be inspected for splits and repaired as necessary. Broken slides will be repaired. All slides and upperboards will be trued up and lubricated on re-
The sliderless soundboards will have rackboards removed and the tops cleaned off. The faceboards will be removed for internal cleaning. Pallets will be cleaned.
The Swell Box will be re-
Key and Stop Actions.
These will be adjusted and regulated for smooth working order.
The organ will be carefully reassembled and mechanisms adjusted to the best operation consistent with the original design. The pipework will be re-
On completion the work detailed will be guaranteed for 10 years.
This guarantee will be valid under a tuning contract with Peter Spencer Ltd. for regular tuning & maintenance.