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The Owner will furnish, deliver, and set up in the cellar, but without any smoke- or steam-pipe connections, a cast-iron, sectional, low-pressure steam boiler; and the Contractor is to furnish and place all other necessary material and labor to install the system completely. All radiators are to be of cast iron. The piping is to be so installed that all steam and condensed water in the same pipe shall travel in the same direction, except that one short connection to radiators may let in steam and take out water, so that only one valve will be required.
All radiator valves are to have unions, so that the radiator can be completely disconnected thereby, and are to be nickel-plated, with wood handles.
The air-valves to radiators will be the ordinary type of hand valves.
All valves other than radiator valves in pipes will be gate valves allowing a full opening.
After the system of steam pipes and radiators is complete, it is to be tested with air-pressure to 50 pounds; and the pressure is to stand one hour without showing any drop at the gauge.
A brick wall is to be placed around the boiler, extending to the floor-lining between the joists, leaving a space of at least 2 feet between boiler and wall at all points except in front. Overhead, nail to the joists No. 24 galvanized-iron sheets, above which, between the joists, put 2 inches of mineral wool.
From the chamber thus formed, take IX tin pipes (that is, pipe of tin on iron or steel plates which weigh approximately 9 ounces to a square foot before coating with tin) to the registers indicated on the First-floor drawing. Each pipe is to have a damper completely closing the entire area. The registers are to have tight-fitting valves and cast-iron borders.
No. 5. - See Note No. 1 on page 33, relative to examination of actual masonry work. At this point the student is to follow the directions in No. 1, but applying them to heating apparatus, etc., and to prepare a 400-word specification of a part of the apparatus.
Cleaning up. After the practical completion of the work, all surplus material and debris is to be removed from the premises; the building swept clean; windows washed; and the finish wiped off, so as to allow a final inspection of all visible points. Any items which are then passed as satisfactory shall be considered as fully complying with the contract requirements unless there later appear hidden defects which at that time could not be seen.
LIVING ROOM IN HOUSE OF MR. MAX FERNEKES, AT BROOKDALE. WIS.
Fernekes & Cramer. Architects, Milwaukee, Wis.
View Looking toward Fireplace and Sideboard in Dining Room. The Wood Finish throughout First Floor is Cypress, except Ceiling in Living Room, which is an Oak-Beam Ceiling Showing Oak Joists Used for Construction. The Doors are Not Paneled, but Have a Smooth Surface on One Side and Strips on Back; Front is Covered with Two Strap Brass-Plated Hinges Running over Entire Door. Thumb-Latches are Used Throughout.
First-Story Plan. Second-Story Plan. Attic Plan.
BLOCK OF TWELVE WORKINGMEN'S HOUSES FOR INDIANA STEEL CO., AT GARY, IND.