Furnace Heating; A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise on Warming Buildings with Hot Air. with Appendices I. Furnace Fittings. II. Miscellaneous Notes on Furnace Heating

Furnace Heating; A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise on Warming Buildings with Hot Air. with Appendices I. Furnace Fittings. II. Miscellaneous Notes on Furnace Heating

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...discussion of this one. In the preparation and construction of fittings three general rules should be strictly adhered to. i. Adaptability. 2. Construction conforming to the laws of air currents. 3. Due regard to the economy of stock and labor. What we understand by adaptability is that the fittings should be so constructed that they will be adapted to the work and not that the work must be adapted to the fittings. Again, every fitting should'be so made as to adapt itself to as many different situations as possible in order to avoid the necessity of keeping a large variety on hand. In the earlier days of furnace work, when materials of every kind were expensive and labor cheap, it was the main thought in the making up of stock to save material. But at the present time, when materials are cheap and labor comparatively high, it is often found to be economy to sacrifice material to save labor. It will be our aim, therefore, in these articles to take up each fitting separately and in the order in which they are used as far as possible, and give by illustration and description the best methods of construction, together with hints on tools and sizes and quantity of stock to be used, followed by an explanation of how and where they are to be used when made. FURNACE CASING. The first fitting to be used after the castings have been set is the casing. We wish to say, however, before taking up the question of casing, that in these articles we shall have reference only to the style of furnace known as portable furnaces, or furnaces with sheet iron jackets or casings. The question of merit as between the portable and brick set does not enter here. We only know that a large percentage of the furnaces used are portable, and we are compelled to take things as we...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642686
  • 9781236642684