The Rural Cyclopedia, or a General Dictionary of Agriculture, and of the Arts, Sciences, Instruments, and Practice, Necessary to the Farmer, Stockfarmer, Gardener, Forester, Landsteward, Farrier, & C Volume 4

The Rural Cyclopedia, or a General Dictionary of Agriculture, and of the Arts, Sciences, Instruments, and Practice, Necessary to the Farmer, Stockfarmer, Gardener, Forester, Landsteward, Farrier, & C Volume 4

By (author) 

List price: US$84.52

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...the class. of tanks it should be kept steadily in view, that where puddling is required it becomes the essential means of rendering the work perfect; and, therefore, the greatest care should be bestowed upon it. The kind of puddling required for the purpose is what may be named dry puddle. It is well tempered pure clay brought to such a firm consistence as will just allow of any two pieces, on being pressed together, to unite into a solid mass. It is made up into irregular balls or lumps and thrown with force into its place. A succession of such balls are laid all over the bottom of the excavation to the depth of at least one foot, they are thrown down, pressed, and beaten firmly together till the whole forms one solid mass. When the stratum of bottom puddle has been sufliciently consolidated, the side walls are founded upon the puddle with broad flat stones. The bottom puddle must extend to at least one foot in breadth beyond the 1 foundation of the walls, and upon this extension The floor of a tank, puddled as here described, must be paved with rough flagstones regularly jointed, or with brick laid on edge, to prevent the waste of the puddle. It is necessary also that the floor have a small declivity towards the point where the pump is to stand. There remains to be noticed that, in choosing a site for a tank, it should be so placed that the surface of the liquid in the tank, when full, shall be suficiently below the level of all the sources of supply, as to give a free current from them through the drains or conduits to the tank. It is advisable also that the conduits should be water-tight, for which purpose burnt-clay pipes, of three to four inches bore, properly jointed, are the most eligible; and, to prevent choking of the conduits, ..show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 706 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,238g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236797426
  • 9781236797421