Plumbing Practice

Plumbing Practice

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...between the sinks. These are covered with corrugated tinnedcopper, so that the water off cups, basins, &c, will run away from them back into the sinks. Figure 219 is a fractional section across this drainage-board, showing also a tinned-copper half-round capping-piece screwed along the front of the drainage-boards and continued on the front edge of the copper sinks, to prevent that being bruised by tubs or pails, &c. Waste pipes from scullery-sinks should always be fixed separately, so that, should one become stopped or choked up, the others will not be affected or thrown out of use. CHAPTER XXIII. TRAPS AND WASTE PIPES. In Nearly al, town houses the servants' offices are in what is called the basement or lower story. This is situated below the level of the street--in some cases only 3 or 4 feet, and in others as much as 14 or 16. Between the house and the street is generally an open space, called the area, and this is usually a few inches lower than the basement floor. In thoroughfares or streets with shops on each side these areas are mostly covered over, sometimes with gratings, in other cases with thick plate-glass, or iron frames into which are let glass prisms of such a shape that light is reflected by them into what would otherwise be dark corners. In private houses these areas are open, and anyone walking along the street can look down into them. To get rid of rain-water from these places, the most common convenience used is a bell-trap--Figure 220. The most common size is what is called a 6-inch--that is, measures that distance across the top. The water-way or size of the pipe of a trap of this description is about ij-inch, and it does not matter how heavy a storm may be, this is supposed to be large enough to take away the...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538919
  • 9781236538918