Small Farm Buildings of Concrete; A Booklet of Practical Information for the Farmer and Rural Contractor

Small Farm Buildings of Concrete; A Booklet of Practical Information for the Farmer and Rural Contractor

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... height from the ground line to the top of the roof. It is provided with a water supply tank with a capacity of 23 barrels or 725 gallons, and a cooling tank of sufficient size to accommodate ten 14-inch milk cans. In case the owner has a more desirable location for the supply tank or for any reason he does not wish to place a supply tank on the structure, the roof may be built directly above the milk room, omitting the tank. The foundation may be placed without forms if the ground is firm enough to stand up around the excavation, which should be 3 feet or more in depth and 12 to 16 inches in width. If the ground is of such a character that forms must be used, the type of foundation shown in the illustration will be the most economical to put in. In this case, the footing (16 inches wide and 8 inches in depth) may be put down without forms. The wall forms may then be placed directly upon the footing, continuing the foundation up to the surface with the same width as that of the wall above ground, or allowing it to bulge to the width of the footing by tilting the forms. The work of building the walls and roof may be accomplished in accordance with the suggestions for such construction given in Part I. of this volume. The method of placing and the proper spacing of wall reinforcing around openings and at corners is shown in Figures 35, 36, 37 and 38. The door and window openings are made by placing temporary wooden frames within the forms at the proper positions. The sill and lintel projections around the opening may be formed by small box-like additions built or clamped into the wall forms as shown in the design of a Monolithic hog house, Figure 121, page 139. The vertical reinforcing should extend up about 20 inches above the bottom of the tank...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496655
  • 9781236496652