Carpentry and Building Volume 4

Carpentry and Building Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...partial vacuum is formed, drawing the water out of the basin completely and establishing a syphoning action. When the service box is about three-fourths emptied, the level of the water falls so as to uncover the mouth of a small pipe leading up above to the valve in the pipe E This protects the seals, and the air is allowed to flow into the service box through the valve E, just above the top of the tank. The stem of the service box works through a leather packing and is consequently tight. F represents the valve pipe and the seal necessary at bottom of it. The pipe C is the ordinary connection, with the ball cock fitted with the usual hush pipe, to preveut any noise while the tank is filling. A large body of water is retained in the bowl, and the trap at this point lias an unusual dip. There is plso another trap below, the dip of which is also considerably deeper than usual. The operation of the closet is very simple and effective, and there is no rise of water beyond the proper level, either at the beginning or end of the flush, which is very large and effective. Both the bowl and the trap below drawn out and the knob can be tipped to one side. Another feature to which the manufacturers direct attention is that the number of parts required to operate this lock, as compared with the old style, is reduced one-half. In the construction of the lock the latch bolts are made reversible without taking off the cap. The inside works are made strong and accurate, the tumblers being stamped out of wrought iron and the bolts made of hard brass or bronze. The lock has been sufficiently introduced to be thoroughly tested. It has been subjected on public buildings, railway car doors and like places during the last three years to the most severe and trying...show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547349
  • 9781236547347