The Library of Home Economics; A Complete Home-Study Course on the New Profession of Homemaking and Art of Right Living the Practical Application of the Most Recent Advances in the Arts and Sciences to Home and Health Volume 1

The Library of Home Economics; A Complete Home-Study Course on the New Profession of Homemaking and Art of Right Living the Practical Application of the Most Recent Advances in the Arts and Sciences to Home and Health Volume 1

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...it is scratched or roughened in order to hold the next coat, should be allowed to dry thoroughly before the second coat is laid over. Much of the falling, cracking and annoyance with plastering comes from the lack of this precaution. The studs of the outside wall should stand on a heavy timber called a sill, which rests on top of the cellar wall. At the top of the walls the horizontal piece, called the plate, is placed, on which rest the lower ends of the rafters forming the roof pieces. The rafters are covered with boards and these with shingles. The girders are the heavy timbers set level with the beams of the first floor, on which stand the studs of main interior partitions. Shingle houses are much in favor in some localities and make very attractive and inexpensive homes. Cedar shingles "weather" to a grey tint that is pleasing, but many prefer the brown or green stain. Shingle houses are a little more expensive than plain wooden ones. The Sill Girders Shingled Houses Floors Floors should be of well-dried, carefully selected material. The beams are usually two inches thick and ten inches wide; but if one or two inches be added to each of these dimensions the extra cost will add to the strength of the floor and tend to prevent cracks in ceilings and walls due to vibrations. It is better to have the floor double and to put asbestos paper or salamander between the two layers. The paper serves as fire resisting material as well as to deafen the sounds. The under floor should be nailed diagonally. The baseboards should be set upon the under floor if the floors are double, or tongued into the floor plank if the floors are single, to prevent the unsightly cracks that sometimes appear between the floor and baseboard. The sweeping molding...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549422
  • 9781236549426