Safety Maintenance & Production Volume 10

Safety Maintenance & Production Volume 10

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...contrihute to the easy penetration of frost around the hydrant. (iVote.--Hydrants in cities are sometimes piped to drain to a sewer. The other means herein recommended are more applicahle and simpler. (2) Branch pipes to hydrants are more susceptihle to freezing than the main line. Hydrants must therefore he of such length as to afford safe cover. (Note.--There is a temptation for men who lay pipe to raise the hranch lines when they will not raise the main lines, hecause they huy hydrants of a specified length for the joh, and many times it is comparatively easy and always advisahle to put the main pipe low. hut rock or some other ohstruction makes it equally convenient to put the hydrant high, the result heing that the hranch pipe at the hydrant, where, naturally, there will not he any circulation, and where, therefore, freezing is more apt to occur, is the least protected of any point in the system.) (3) Tn the fall, just hefore the ground hegins to freeze, try every hydrant hy running water through it. After it is (Continued on page "07.) EXAMPLES OF FIRES IN VARIOUS CITIES IN WINTER, IN FIGHTING WHICH THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE DELAYED BY FROZEN HYDRANTS. Adams, Mask.--Fire in husiness hlock. "Fire which hurned for 7 hours eariy today practically destroyed a 2-story hrick hlock, owned hy A. W. Jones. When the flames were first wen by a policeman it is helieved they could have heen extinguished with slight loss, had not some of the hydrants heen frozen." Loss, ahout $20.000, Date of fire, Fehruary 11, 1905. Broorlyn, N. Y.--Fire in apartment houses. "Hydrants from which the firemen expected to get water were found to he frozen, and hefore they could he thau'Cil out all of the huildings, which were of wood, were wholly more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562305
  • 9781236562302