Handbook of Housekeeping; A Complete "House" Course, Comprising the House Its Plan, Decoration and Care Volume 1-3

Handbook of Housekeeping; A Complete "House" Course, Comprising the House Its Plan, Decoration and Care Volume 1-3

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... the more direct and saves much extent of pipe. It might, however, run directly to the house drain. The soil pipe originally received only the contents of the closets and from this it obtained its name. Now, however, it may receive waste from any fixture. The closet receives the solid and the most dangerous waste. It then should be most carefully placed and trapped. It should empty its contents promptly and completely and be thoroughly scoured and washed at every discharge. To insure this, it should empty directly into the main vertical soil pipe. Any closet which must be removed from this main pipe should have its connecting pipe of equal size and it should incline to the main pipe. The soil pipe with all the branch pipes emptying into it make the stack. Fig. 51. Healthful conditions and economy both require as concentrated a system as possible to avoid cutting the house for numerous pipes, which increases the possible dangers and the cost of repairs. The whole system of pipes is called the sewerage of a house, the contents of the sewerage is sewage and the main receptacle which receives the sewage from any one or many sections is known as the sewer. It is evident that the efficiency of such a system depends upon a generous water supply. It is also evident that there must be adequate and safe final disposal of the sewage. These are usually questions of public sanitation, but it often becomes the problem of the single country house, as has been shown, pp. 124-127. As it is not safe and ought to be made a criminal Disposal offence to pour sewage into fresh water streams, the ofSew--l sea is the only water disposal left. This is available, of course, in certain sections and perhaps allowable if the discharge be in deep water with swift...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654000X
  • 9781236540003