Van Nostrand's Science Series Volume 31

Van Nostrand's Science Series Volume 31

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...but to the disturbance of flow resulting from irregularity of form. " D." indicates a method for ventilating the cellar, which is quite independent of the main device. This may also serve for a smoke flue for the laundry. EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE m Jtf Jmmcan rclplecl and jmlding jjctus/ OK THH' DISPOSAL OF THE LIQUID WASTE COUNTRY HOUSES. CORRESPONDENCE/ December 16,1876. I HAVE followed with much interest the series of articles you have published on "The Sanitary Condition of Country Houses," the subject being one to which I have given considerable attention. It approaches, but does not quite reach, one of the points involved, which is of so much importance, that I venture to ask for its consideration in a subsequent paper. The question I refer to is that of the disposition of sewage from a country house, where there is no town drainage available, andwhere the (/rounds surrounding the house are level (which, by the way, is the usual condition in country towns). To simplify the consideration, let it be supposed that there is a street Obviously the character of the soil is an important element; and I would suppose, therefore, the two most ordinary cases, (1) where the soil is of gravel, porous; and (2) where it consists of clay, not porous. It should be remembered, also, that the soil-pipe necessarily leaves the house at a depth which precludes the subsoil irrigation system of Mr. Moule. The conditions I have supposed are such as will apply to the majority of residences in small towns and suburban villages, as well as to many country houses; and you can do no more useful service than by indicating the proper treatment of this problem, which perhaps on account of its difficulty, is one but very lightly touched upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745779
  • 9781236745774