We are currently considering three options and hope to make a decision in the very near future. We have received professional advice from three potential top-quality contractors, each of whom has suggested a different solution. All these companies have given us first-rate attention and are worthy of consideration by anyone finding themselves in the same situation! The companies concerned are Watkins & Watson, Ltd., of Poole, British Organ Blowers, Ltd., of Derby and DBS Engineering, Ltd., of Deeside. The first two have long track records of first-rate specialist knowledge and the third has done very successful remedial work on a number of major installations, including Liverpool and Chester Cathedrals.
Our options are as follows:
- Install a single, reconditioned blower, being one which was previously in use for a short period at the church of St Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol, including a new motor and starter. This is the Watkins & Watson suggestion.
- Install two new BOB blowers to replace the existing pair, but running independently, along with new starter arrangements.
- Re-engineer the faulty parts and fit a new motor and switchgear; the suggestion of DRB Engineering.
We are just waiting for the final estimate to come in, after which we hope to be able to proceed.
It just remains to thank all these firms for their kind attention overt this period.