Sanitary House Drainage; Its Principles and Practice a Handbook for the Use of Architects, Engineers, and Builders - By T.E. Coleman

Sanitary House Drainage; Its Principles and Practice a Handbook for the Use of Architects, Engineers, and Builders - By T.E. Coleman

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...seldom that a thoroughly air-tight joint can be formed in this manner. On the least disturbance of the closet fitment the joint may be broken, and the damage remain unseen and undiscovered until serious consequences to health have been caused by the free entrance of vitiated air from the soil pipe into the apartment through the defective connection. The outlets of all closet traps should preferably be of the P form, as shown in Figs. 58, 61, 63, &c. Where it is necessary to use the S form of outlet, the joints between the soil pipe and the outlet should be above the floor-level, as shown in Fig. 62, so that the whole of the joint may be visible and accessible at all times. CHAPTER XVI. BATHS. Baths: --Their hygienic importance--Descriptions of baths--Essentials of a sanitary form of bath--Slate baths--Porcelain baths--Marble baths--Zinc baths--Enamelled-iron baths--Copper baths--Average size and weight of plunge baths--Objections to concealed standing overflow and waste--Good arrangement for bath overflow and waste--Alternative arrangement for bath overflow--Water supply to discharge above the overflow level of bath--Baths to be unenclosed--Cradling for baths. Frequent bathing of the body is often looked upon as a luxury, instead of constituting a material factor in the maintenance of personal health; but of late years its hygienic importance has been more fully realised, with the result that public baths and bathing-places are now established in all our crowded cities. A simple and sanitary form of bath is, or should be, a necessity in every house. In this connection it may be mentioned that some years ago the governing body of the city of Baltimore passed a law making it compulsory to provide a bath-room in all domestic dwellings which...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637917
  • 9781236637918