Contractors and Engineers Monthly Volume 5

Contractors and Engineers Monthly Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...and with less energy. When taking down concrete forms. the toggle is held stationary against A HANDY TOOL FOR REMOVING the form, and. the lug catches in back of the piece being removed. Tongue-and-groove lumber can be pried off without breaking the match. This 'bar can be also used where boards can be taken down from the inside, and with it there is no need of scaffolding. It has a 3-foot handle and weighs about 8 pounds. A still heavier wrecking-bar with a 4-foot handle, the total weight of which is I4 pounds, is also made by this company, and is known as its N0. 3 bar. This is used for pulling off heavy braces and for the harder work of wrecking buildings and taking down concrete forms. The projecting lug furnishes a solid pry for the 10 to I leverage of this bar. The leverage is so great that a board held by many nails is readily pulled off. F oremen Hired on Straight Time LOYD B. SMITH, President, Topeka Bridge & Construction Company, Topeka, Kans., reports in a recent issue of The Constructor that his company tries to keep foremen on straight time the year round. The other men they are unable to keep in this way. Most of them aremcommon labor, however, which is picked up near the location of the bridges. They try to have one or more jobs further south for the winter work. The foremen who are shut out in northern latitudes in cold weather are sent down on these jobs during the winter time and brought back in the spring as the work requires. Beyond this, they have been unable to do much to guard against seasonal unemploy_ment. They keep their tools and equipment re paired as they come to the shop from different jobs, and do not find it practicable to hold these over for repair during the winter time. They do not carry much...
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846494
  • 9781236846495