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American Plumbing Practice



From The Engineering Record. A selected reprint of articles describing notable plumbing installations in the united states, and questions and answers on problems arising in plumbing and house drainage.

TitleAmerican Plumbing Practice
AuthorThe Engineering Record
PublisherThe Engineering Record
Year1896
Copyright1896, The Engineering Record
AmazonPlumbing: A working manual of American plumbing practice

With Five Hundred And Thirty-Six Illustrations.

American Plumbing Practice.
-Preface
THE ENGINEERING RECORD, prior to 1887 The Sanitary Engineer, has for 17 years given much attention to domestic water supply, house drainage, ventilation, and plumbing. Beside the frequent illustrated ...
-Plumbing Of Residences. Drainage And Water Supply Of A Hartford House
(Published In 1892.) In the recently finished house of C. K. Forrest, Esq , Hartford, Conn., of which Andrews, Jacques & Rantoul, of Boston, were the architects, and Albert L. Webster, Assoc. M. Am. ...
-Plumbing In A New York Residence
(Published In 1892.) The plumbing in the residence of R. A. C. Smith, Esq., in West Seventy-second Street, New York City, of which Mr. Smith himself was the architect, was executed by John Renehan, o...
-Some Plumbing Details In A Wash-Ington Residence
(Published In 1891) We illustrate herewith some of the details of recent plumbing-work in a new house at Massachusetts Avenue and Twentieth Street, Washington. D. C, that, without being novel or rema...
-Marble Plunge Bath In A Private Residence
(Published In 1893.) The following description illustrates an arrangement of a sunken bath lately executed by Mr. Paul S. Bolger in a residence in Fifty-eighth Street, New York City. Figure 1 is a pe...
-A Special Bathroom
(Published In 1891.) In making recent improvements in a house at New York City the owner wished to utilize a very small, narrow room for a bath and water-closet, and therefore designed the arrangemen...
-Plumbing Details In R. P. Flower's Residence, New York
(Published In 1891.) In a recent remodeling of Mr. R. P. Flower's residence, at New York, all the piping and many of the old fixtures were replaced, and a new supply, waste and ventilation system wer...
-Some Plumbing In Boston
(Published In 1889.) Some interesting plumbing has recently been done by Henry Hussey & Co., of Boston, in a large building in that city, and we illustrate seme of its details from sketches recently ...
-Dangerous Blunders In Plumbing. Another Way To Make A By-Pass
(Published In 1889.) E. H. Kendall, architect, of New York City, has called our attention to the ingenious arrangement which he recently discovered, whereby the plumber of a country residence contriv...
-Kitchen Boilers In Residence Of George Vanderbilt, Esq
(Published In 1887 ) The accompanying illustrations are from the residence of Mr. George Vanderbilt, 9 West Fifty-third Street, New York. Figure 1 shows the boilers in the kitchen, one on either side...
-Kitchen Boilers In Residence Of George Vanderbilt, Esq. An Overhead Arrangement Of Bathroom Pipes
(Published In i889.) A member of our staff some time ago saw, in a Boston building, the work that is here illustrated from sketches he made. Each suite of apartments has laundry tubs, kitchen sink, b...
-Plumbing In A New York Bathroom
(Published In 1894 ) In the recent reconstruction of the plumbing in a residence on West Eighty-first Street, New York City, some special work was done by John Tucker in arrangement and floor constru...
-Plumbing In John D. Rockefeller's House At Tarrytown. N. Y
(Published In 1891.) The systems of hot and cold-water supply, drainage and trap ventilation in this house and its stables, etc., illustrate the design and execution of extensive work for a large and...
-An Attempt To Deceive A Plumbing Inspector
(Published In 1889.) Some time ago we had occasion to note the attempt of some plumber, we think in Cincinnati, to deceive the inspector in regard to the tightness of his drain pipes, by putting a pl...
-Plumbing In The Residence Of Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry
(Published In 1894 ) The new house of Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry at Fifth Avenue and Sixty-first Street, New York City, is a large and costly building designed by Richard M. Hunt, architect, of New York, ...
-Plumbing In Seventy-Second Street Houses, New York
(Published In 1891.) The plumbing of two new houses on West Seventy-second Street, New York, provides for an unusually complete control of the hot water, which may be supplied from either or both of ...
-Plumbing In A Country Residence At Seabright, N. J
(Published In 1889.) Rohallion, the residence of Edward D. Adams, Esq., at Rumson, near Seabright, N. J., comprises a large, isolated house, with conservatory, stables, etc., remote from public wat...
-Plumbing In A New York City Residence
(Published In 1892.) The residence of Kalmar Hass, Esq., on East Sixty-ninth Street, New York City, is a four-story brownstone-front house, which has just been completed according to plans and specif...
-Plumbing In Mr. C. P. Huntington's Residence
(Published In 1894.) The house just being completed for Collis P. Huntington, Esq., at Fifty-seventh Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City, by Architect George B. Post, is a large and costly edifice...
-Plumbing In Mr. C. P. Huntington's Residence. Part 2
All waste and soil pipe connections to the main lines are 2 inches diameter for washbasins and sinks, 3 inches for slopsinks, and 4 inches for water-closets. Vent pipes are 1% inches for 1-inch and 2...
-Plumbing In Mr. C. P. Huntington's Residence. Part 3
The fixtures in the house are in sets in approximately vertical lines in the different stories, each group being served by a line of vertical risers from the main horizontal distribution pipes in the ...
-Plumbing In Mr. C. P. Huntington's Residence. Part 4
Figure 13 is a diagram of the iron tank and shows the different pipe connections, comprising six 1-inch inlet holes I I, etc., for the water from the heater to enter 6 inches from the bottom,...
-Some Plumbing Details In The Residence Of John J. Astor
(Published In 1895.) Among the costly and magnificent residences which are being extended along the east side of Fifth Avenue opposite Central Park, New York City, to form practically a line of super...
-Some Plumbing Details In The Residence Of John J. Astor. Continued
Cellar. Basement. First Floor. Second Floor. Third Floor. Fourth Floor. Water-closets ......... . 4 2 6 6 1 Slop hopp...
-Water Supply In The House Of Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt, New York City. Part I. - Filters, Suction Tank, Pumps, And Cold-Water Distribution
(Published In 1895.) The new residence of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Esq., Fifty-seventh Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City, is one of the largest and most costly private city residences in the world,...
-Part II. - Hot-Water System, Boilers, Supply Lines, Return Circulation, Steam Connections, And Automatic Regulating Valve
To secure an estimated maximum consumption of 500 gallons of hot water an hour for all culinary. toilet, and domestic purposes two boilers of 5/16-inch galvanized steel with flanged heads were provid...
-Part III. - Refiltering System In Butler's Pantry, Typical Arrangements In Slopsink Closets And Bathrooms
The cold-water supply for the butler's pantry is received under street pressure from the cellar filter, and is refiltered through Pasteur filters conveniently placed in a cupboard under a dresser in t...
-A Special Roof Tank
(Published In 1889.) In a recent search for plumbing details, a member of our staff sketched the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of a roof tank in a new residence on West End Avenue, New York. F...
-Kitchen Boiler Arrangement In A New York Residence
(Published In l891) The accompanying illustration shows a kitchen water heater as fitted up in the residence of W. C. Andrews, 854 Fifth Avenue, New York. The upper part of the illustration represen...
-Plumbing In A New England Residence
(Published In 1896.) In designing and executing the plumbing of the new house of Mrs. Edward Perkins, of Hartford, Conn., it was intended to make the work as complete, simple, efficient, and durable ...
-Plumbing Of Hotels. Plumbing In The Waldorf Hotel. Part I.- Arrangement Of Main Drains In The Basement
(Published In 1893.) Prominent among the hotels which have lately been erected in that region of New York City extending from Twenty-third Street to the Central Park is the Waldorf Hotel, now approac...
-Part II.- Tests Of Soil And Vent Pipes
There are in the hotel 29 sets of soil and ventilation riser pipes extending above the roof, and each serving clusters of fixtures in vertical tiers in most or all of the 15 stories. These pipes, all ...
-Part III. - Pipe System And Tanks For Domestic And Fire Service, Special Back-Pressure Valve, And Pneumatic Mercury Gauge And Hot-Water Boiler, And Circulation Loops
All the cold water used above the first floor is pumped to the tanks A and B, Fig. 6, in the attic by the two 8-inch and 12 x 8 x 10 compound duplex Worthington steam pumps C C in the basement. ...
-Part IV.- Drip Boxes And Running Traps On House Drains
All of the floor drains shown in the ground plan, Fig. 1, and those in the cellar have square cast-iron drip boxes, as shown in Fig. 8, which are also used as cleanout boxes. Some of them are large en...
-Part V. - Water Filters And Connections
All the water used in the hotel is filtered. The plant for this purpose comprises two Cummings filters made by the Cummings Filter Company, of Philadelphia. Through one is passed the water for the ice...
-Plumbing In The Lakewood, N. J., Hotel. Part I - Engine-Room, Pumps, Suction Tanks, And Laundry Boiler
(Published In 1891.) The Lakewood, at Lakewood, N. J., is a four-story brick and iron building, with a frontage of 465 feet and a total depth of 408 feet. Figure 1 is a general view of the engine-ro...
-Part II. - Roof Tanks, Pump Governor, Urinal And Soil Pipe
Figure 3 shows the construction and arrangement of the house storage tanks in the attic. They are built of -inch wrought iron, and have a united capacity of about 15,000 gallons. They are filled thro...
-Part III. - Kitchen And Scullery Systems
Figure 8 is a view of the kitchen arrangement. K K, etc. are boilers, and L L, etc. are steamers, to all of which live steam is supplied through pipe S, and returns through pipe E. F F are wooden vege...
-Plumbing In The New Coates House, Kansas City, Mo. Part I - General Description, Basement And Main Pipe Plan
(Published In 1891.) The following illustrations and description of the plumbing-work in the new Coates House, at Kansas City, Mo., of which Messrs. Van Brunt & Howe were the architects, have been pr...
-Part II. - Gentlemen's Toilet-Room, Plan, Elevation, Section And Diagram Of Urinals And Closets, Section And Description Of Public Toilet-Rooms
All the public toilet-rooms are in the same vertical line in the center of the house. The back-air pipe is 3 inches from basement, where it is connected to the traps of six bathtubs and one lavatory, ...
-Part III. - Connection Details And Plan Of Marble-Work, Private Bathrooms
Figures 2 to 6 inclusive show the diagrams by which the marble-work was ordered and set. Figure 3 is a plan of the main public toilet-room water-closets. Figure 4 is a section at Z Z, Figs. 3 and 5. F...
-Part IV. - Turkish Bath, Main Washstand, Drinking-Fountain, Barber Shop, Etc
Figure 19 is a view taken of the work underneath the main washstand from position M in the gentlemen's toilet-room, Fig. 9. The supports for carrying the main slab are 1 inches polished brass, the bo...
-Hot And Cold-Water System In A Milwaukee Hotel
(Published In 1893.) The Pabst Hotel, now called the St. Charles, Milwaukee, Wis., was built in 1860, and was refitted and the plumbing extended and modified in 1891 by Halsey Brothers, Milwaukee, wh...
-Plumbing In The Holland House, New York. Part I - Suction Tank, Filters, Tumps, And Pump Governors
(Published In 1891 ) The Holland House is an 11-story marble hotel at Fifth Avenue and Thirtieth Street, New York City. The architects are G. E. Harding & Gooch, and the plumbers, James Muir, Sons &...
-Part II. - Roof Tank Connections, Support And Protection
Figure 3 is an isometric general view of the twin 60,000-gallon roof tanks T T, with the tank-house and all pipe connections removed for clearness. Figure 4 is a plan of the tanks and tank girders, an...
-Part III - Hot-Water Boilers, Flushing And Ventilation Of Urinals And Arrangement Of Soil And Vent Lines
Figure 7 is a view of the basement battery of three hot-water boilers AAA, each of which is about 4 feet diameter by 10 feet long. B is a live and C an exhaust pipe, from either of which each boiler c...
-Plumbing Details In The Plaza Hotel, New York. Part I. - Steam Pump Connections, Automatic Pump Regulator And Suction Tank
(Published In 1891.) In designing and executing the plumbing in the Plaza Hotel it was necessary to conform to the plans and conditions of the building, and to meet the requirements of the successive...
-Part II. - Roof Tank And Hot-Water Tanks
Figure 4 is a view of one of the four roof tanks which, with a united capacity of about 60,000 gallons, store the house water supply. The tanks are built of angle and plate iron, and are supported abo...
-Part III. - Hot And Cold Water Distribution Drums
Figure 6 shows a distribution drum A for the cold-water house supply. It is made of galvanized steel and is about 30 inches diameter and 10 feet long. It is suspended by the flat iron hangers B B, etc...
-Part IV. - Ventilation And Flushing Of Urinals
Figure 13 is a general view of the principal gentlemen's toilet-room, which is fitted up throughout with Italian veined marble and nickel plated metal-work. Figure 14 shows the arrangements for flush...
-Part V. - Servants' Water-Closets And Cellar, Drainage Tank
Figure 17 is a diagram of basement toilet-room with six water-closets and one slopsink A. This is adjacent to the laundry, and is intended for the exclusive use of the female employees of that departm...
-Part VI. - Arrangement And Piping Of Public And Private Toilet-Rooms
Figure 22 is a diagram of the gentlemen's toilet and bath rooms on the fourth floor, and is one of a series of six similar ones, directly above one another. A is the main corridor; B, an entrance to h...
-Plumbing In The New Netherland Hotel. Part I. - General Description, Plans And Elevation Of Drainage System, Pressure Test And Details Of Hangers And Fresh Air Inlets
(Published In 1893.) A notable addition to the hotel accommodations of New York City was made in the construction of the New Netherland on the northeast corner of Fifty-ninth Street and Fifth Avenue,...
-Part II - General Systems Of Water Distribution, Diagram Of Vertical Lines
On account of the great height of this hotel, and in order to secure a more equable delivery to the several floors, it was decided to have three separate systems of water supply and distribution, the ...
-Part III. - Water-Heating Tanks And Pump Connections
The water-heating tanks for the three systems are nested as shown in Fig. 7. They are each heated by exhaust steam through the 7-inch pipe A, which connects to each tank by the two 3-inch pipes B B wi...
-Part V. - Distribution Of Cold Water In The Upper System. General Location Of Bath And Toilet Rooms
Figure 13 is a plan from above, looking downward, of the pipes on the attic ceiling which govern the distribution of cold water for the upper system. The valves have their handles down, but they are h...
-Part VI - Plan Of Basement And Description Of Plumbing In Upper Stories
Figure 19 is a basement plan showing the arrangement of the plumbing fixtures and indicating by arrows the direction of foul air exhausted into the ventilating shafts A A, etc. There are in the cellar...
-Remodeling An Elaborate Water System In A Hotel
(Published In 1895.) After the completion of the new Hotel Pfister in Milwaukee, Wis. it was found that the hot and cold water distribution and circulation systems were complicated, confused, and uns...
-Plumbing Details In An Omaha Hotel
(Published In 1894.) In the Millard Hotel, Omaha, Neb., a prominent feature of the plumbing is the arrangement, in the main public toilet-room, of a central cluster of eight urinals which are grouped...
-Plumbing Of Hospitals. Plumbing In A New York Infirmary. Part I.- General Description, Water-Supply Distribution, Hot-Water System, Pipe Fitting, Trenches, Basement Plan, Valve Board, And Riser Lines
(Published In 1894.) The New York Infirmary for Women and Children is located on Livingston Place, New York City. Its plumbing was intended to be of the simplest character consistent with excellence,...
-Part II. - Pipe And Joint Specifications. Description Of Fixtures, Special Covered Sinks And Steam Jets, Eight Floor Plans And Details Of Alcove Sink, Combination Cock Tubs, Etc
The cast-iron pipes must have the following average weights per lineal foot: Two inches 5 pounds, 3 inches 9 pounds, 4 inches 13 pounds, 5 inches 17 pounds, 6 inches 20 pounds, 7 inches 27 pounds, ...
-Plumbing In The Isabella Home, New York
(Published In 188) ) The Isabella Home is an institution founded by Oswald Ottendorfer, Esq., and completed in 1889, in the northern part of Manhattan Island (at Tenth Avenue and One Hundred and Nine...
-Plumbing In Office Buildings. Plumbing In The Metropolitan Building. Part I. - General Description, Plans, And Pipe Lines
(Published In 1894.) The Metropolitan Building, at Madison Square and Twenty-third Street, New York City, occupies an area of about 120x140 feet and rises 10 stories above the sidewalk. Several entir...
-Part II. - Pumps, Filters, Distribution System, And House Tanks
City water is received through two 3-inch Thomson meters, one on a pipe from the Twenty-third Street main and one on a pipe from the Madison Avenue main. These supplies unite inside their meters to de...
-Plumbing In The Wainwright Building, St. Louis, Mo. Part I. - General Description And Plans Of Pumps, Tanks, Boiler, And Pipe Details
(Published In 1894.) The Wainwright Building is a 10-story fireproof office structure situated at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut Streets, St. Louis, Mo. In general dimensions it is about 117x127 ...
-Part II. - Details In The Barber Shop And Toilet-Rooms
The principal closet and toilet-rooms are located in the front part of the building on the tenth floor as shown in the plan, Fig. 5. Figure 6 is a perspective sketch from P, Fig. 5. The principal feat...
-Pipe Systems And Pressure Tests In The Havemeyer Building. Part I. - General Plan And Elevations
(Published In 1892.) The Havemeyer Building, situated at Cortlandt, Dey, and Church Streets, New York City, for business purposes, is an iron-frame building occupying an area over 200x80 feet, and it...
-Part II - Distribution Drums And Details Of Pressure Tests
Figure 4 is a diagram of the distribution tanks at C, Fig. 1. D and E are for cold water under street and tank pressure respectively, and F is for hot water under tank pressure. T is the roof tank. F...
-Part III. - Arrangement Of Meters, Suction-Tank Pumps, And Distribution Tank
The water supply for the building is received through two 4-inch pipes A A, Fig. 10, one of which is supplied from the regular city distribution main, and the other from a special Street fire line. Al...
-Plumbing Details In The Mechanics Bank Building
(Published In 1890.) This building, at 33 Wall Street, New York City, is designed for an office building and to accommodate the Mechanics' Bank, which occupies all of the first floor. The building is...
-Plumbing In The Union Trust Company's Building. Part 1. - Roof, Suction. And Drip Tanks And Pump Connections
(Published In 1890.) The Union Trust Company's new building on Broadway, New York City, is about 100 feet front. 120 feet deep, and has 13 stories above the basement. It is designed to accommodate a ...
-Part II - Distribution Drums, Sewer Ventilation, And Pipe Supports
The supply of hot and cold water to all parts of the building is controlled entirely from the distribution drums in the cellar, shown in Fig. 5- They are of galvanized steel, about 5 feet long; v is f...
-Plumbing In The Prudential Building, Newark. N. J
(Published In 1894-) The Prudential Building at Newark, N. J., is located upon one of the principal streets of that city, is perhaps the most prominent business structure in the place, and is a large...
-Control Of Hot And Cold-Water. Distribution In A Milwaukee Office Building
(Published In 1893 ) The Mathews Building, at Third and Grand Avenues, Milwaukee, Wis., has been erected for general business and office purposes at a cost of about $200,-000. It is a modern six-stor...
-Plumbing In Manhattan Life Insur Ance Building. Part I. - General Conditions, Requirements, And Features Of The System, Arrangement And Operation. Description Of Water, Drainage, And Trap Ventilation Plant, Enumeration Of Principal Apparatus And Outline Of Its Operation, Method Of Distribution, Plans Of Pipe Cellar, Main Sewer Lines, Characteristic Office-Floor Installation And Detail Of Pipe Shaft
(Published In 1894.) No person who has been in New York City during the winter of 1893-94 needs a labored explanation to aid in identifying the Manhattan Life Insurance Building as the lofty structur...
-Part II. - Sizes And Weights Of Pipes, Connections, Fittings, Arrangement Of Supplies, Etc., Roof Drainage, Back Air, Drawing And Description Of Roof Tanks
All lines of cold water supply pipes, except the branches under the fixtures, are lap-welded extra-heavy (not the standard) galvanized-iron pipes, warranted to be tested by hydraulic pressure of 500 p...
-Sizes And Weights Of Pipes, Connections, Fittings, Arrangement Of Supplies, Etc., Roof Drainage, Back Air, Drawing And Description Of Roof Tanks. Continued
Back-air pipes run along each upright line of soil or waste pipe, and for office washstands are 4 inches in diameter (except 5 inches where there are water-closets on the line). Vent pipes for urinals...
-Part III. - Cellar Drainage And Sewage Pump, Testing Of Pipe Lines, Hot-Water Heater, Detail Drawings And Description Of Intermediate Pressure Tanks And Basement Distribution Drums
The drips, tanks, wastes, etc., in pipe cellar, being below the level of the street sewer, are drained into a mason's cesspool. The contents of this tank are emptied periodically by means of a pump, a...
-Plumbing In The Bank Of America Building. New York. Part I. - Tanks, Boilers, Etc
(Published In 1889 ) In the Bank of America's new 10-story building in Wall Street, New York, the first floor is occupied by the bank and its offices and the other stories are arranged as single offi...
-Part II. - Roof Tank, Pipe Lines, And Details
Figure 5 is a sketch of the roof tank A that is about 6x12 feet and 7 feet deep, built of 5/16 inch iron, with 2 x 2 - inch corner angles and stiffening bars of 4x4 T iron and 2x3 angles. It rests o...
-Part III. - Water-Closets And Details
Figure io shows the automatic tank T and flush pipes B B B that serve three urinals in the basement. The tank has a capacity of 10 gallons, and is usually set to flush every 15 minutes; it is a wooden...
-Plumbing In The Constable Building. Part I. - Waste And Vent And Hot And Cold Water Pipe Lines, Fittings. Valves. And Connections, Arrangement Of Pipes In Basement, Connections Of Risers To Distribution Mains, And Sections Showing Hot And Cold Water Riser Systems And Soil-Pipe Lines
(Published In 1895.) An office and store building has just been erected by Marc Eidlitz & Son. builders on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Eighteenth Street, New York City, for the estate of...
-Part II. - Pumps, Section Tank And Roof Tank
Figure 5 shows the arrangement of suction tank, pumps and main pipe connections. Water from both the Fifth Avenue and Eighteenth Street mains is taken in through 4-inch branches each of which has a 4-...
-Part III. - Toilet-Rooms And Details Op Brasswork
Figure 7 is a plan of the main toilet-room in the twelfth story, and shows the arrangement of fixtures and location of vent and drain pipes, the latter being run between the floor and the ceiling of t...
-Part IV. - Hot-Water And Filtered-Water Systems, Requirements For Fixtures And Connections, Local Vents, Slopsinks, Urinals, And Washbasins
Figures io and 11 are conventional diagrams which are not drawn to scale nor position, but are simplified to show principles and operation. Figure 10 illustrates the hot-water supply and circulation s...
-Automatic Subsewer Drainage In Large Buildings
(Published In 1895.) The cellar and basement floors of large city buildings are often at or below the level of the adjacent city sewer, and when this is the case it prevents a gravity drainage of wat...
-Plumbing In The American Surety Building. Part I. - Water-Supply Meters, Filter Suction Tank, Pump, Upper And Intermediate Tanks
(Published In 1896.) The special conditions and requirements of the plumbing in a modern tall office building involve so many points of difficulty and require such a degree of skill and experience an...
-Part II. - Hot-Water And Cold-Water Distribution
As before stated, all the water used in the building, except for some purposes in the basement and cellar, is ordinarily first pumped up to the twenty-first story, and is either distributed from there...
-Part III - Main' Lines Of Pipes. Drainage, Cesspool Tank And Tests
Besides the mains to and from the tanks, there are eight sets of vertical water pipes supplying groups of fixtures, and these lines are run in all cases adjacent to the columns of the main framework o...
-Part IV. - Floor Plans And Details At Fixtures
The American Surety Company uses the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh stories for its own purposes, the first, second, and third stories are devoted to banks and special commercial purposes, and all ...
-Plumbing In The Presbyterian Building. Part I - General Description, Classification Of Work, Character Of Water, Sewer, And Vent Pipes And Connections, Basement Cesspools And Diagram Of Water-Pressure Systems
(Published In 1895.) The Presbyterian Building, at Twentieth Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City, is a large 12-story edifice planned, constructed, and equipped essentially upon the lines of moder...
-Part II. - Enumeration And Description Of Fixtures, Local Vent System, Drawings And Description Of Storage Tanks And Connections, And Of Pumps, Distribution Drum. Hot-Water Boiler, Suction Tank, Riser Lines, And Operating Valves In Basement
A list of the principal fixtures includes 79 water-closets, 24 urinals, seven earthenware hopper slopsinks, five cast-iron slopsinks, one cast-iron sink in engineer's basement toilet-room, and three c...
-Plumbing In Amusement Halls And Public Buildings. Plumbing In The Madison Square Garden, New York
(Published In 1891.) The water supply ot the Madison Square Garden is divided into two separate systems. The one for the auditorium building receives water through the 2-inch pump pipe A, Fig. 1. wh...
-Plumbing In The Union Depot At St. Louis
(Published In 1895.) The mechanical and sanitary equipment of the large new Union passenger station used by the numerous railways having their termini in St. Louis, Mo., has been designed to be of co...
-Plumbing In The Railroad Men's Reading-Room, New York
(Published In 1895.) The Railroad Men's Reading-room is a handsome four-story structure about 80 feet square on the ground, located on Madison Avenue, New York City, near the Grand Central Station, a...
-Plumbing In Theaters. Plumbing In The Fifth Avenue Theater. New York. Part I. - General Plan, Diagrams Of Basement, Pipe Systems, And Description Of Plumbing
(Published In 1892.) Current plumbing practice, in its application to a modern metropolitan theater building, may be held to be illustrated in the work in the new Fifth Avenue Theater, in New York Ci...
-Part II. - Pumping Connections, Hot-Water Tank And Gas Distributer
Figure 3 is a plan of the pump connections. The reference letters indicate pipes as follows: A A, cold supply from house tank; B B, supply mains to fire tank; D D, etc., fire lines; H, C, and I are re...
-Part III. - Fire Service
The fire pump I, Fig. 1, has a capacity of 1,348 gallons of water per minute when running at the rate of 125 feet per minute piston travel, and delivers by separate horizontal lines of 2 - inch pipe ...
-A Theater Fire-Pressure System
(Published In 1890.) The automatic steam and tank pressure arrangement for general and fire purposes in the Broadway Theater, New York City, is shown in the accompanying diagram, where T is a 6,000-g...
-Plumbing Details In Abbey's Theater, New York City
(Published In 1893.) The plumbing in the new Abbey Theater, Broadway and Thirty-eighth Street, New York City, was executed by Messrs. Rossman & Bracken, in conformity to the requirements of J. B. McE...
-Plumbing Of Swimming And Rain Baths. Baths Of The New York Athletic Club
(Published In ]886.) The accompanying illustrations show the baths of the New York Athletic Club. Figure 1 is a ground plan of the main floor of the building, which is devoted to office and bathing p...
-Plumbing Of A Swimming Bath. Part I. - General View And Cross-Section Of The Bath, Details Of Circulation Connections And Cascade, Arrangement Of Heater And Pumps
(Published In 1892.) Figure i is a general view of the large swimming bath in the house of the Manhattan Athletic Club, New York City. The dimensions of the pool are about 100'x21'x8' deep. Fresh wat...
-Part II.- Bath Pump, Filter Pump And Filter
When fresh water is admitted to the swimming bath, the dirty water, overflowing from the opposite end through pipe U, Fig. 5, may be discharged through sewer pipe V, but is generally taken through the...
-European Rain Baths
(Published In 1891.) The recent agitation in New York City for public baths lends renewed interest to a number of descriptions of similar European establishments, published in The Engineering RECORD ...
-Public Baths In New York City. Part I. - Development Of Foreign And American Public Baths, General Description Of The Baron De Hirsch Rain Baths, And Floor Plans
(Published In 1892 ) The subject of public bathhouses, which has been so often represented in the columns of The Engineering RECORD, has received recent increased attention and has developed into pra...
-Part II - Details Of Bath Compartment, Heating, Storing, And Mixing Arrangements In The Baron De Hirsch Rain Baths
Figure 3 shows the arrangements for heating, storing, and mixing water in the basement. Water under direct street pressure is taken through a 1-inch trap and 2-inch service pipe to a 2-inch meter M, F...
-Part III - Rain Baths At The Demilt Dispensary, General Plan, Description, Section Of Bath Compartment, Detail Of Mixing Valves And Arrangement Of Heater And Boiler
The Demilt Dispensary is at Second Avenue and Twenty-third Street, New York, and in its basement six rain baths and one tub have lately been placed, with provision for increasing the number. The rooms...
-Part IV. - Rain Baths In The Hebrew Institute, General Description, Plan, Elevation And Section Of A Bath Compartment, Elevation Of Heater
The Hebrew Institute is a newly completed building designed by Architects Brunner & Tryon, assisted by William P. Gerhard, as consulting engineer for the sanitary work, and Mr. Alfred R. Wolff, as con...
-Special Baths In St. Vincent's Hospital
(Published In 1892 ) In St. Vincent's Hospital, Seventh Avenue and Tweltth Street. New York City, a suite of rooms has been arranged and fitted for ordinary and special baths, as shown in plan in Fig...
-Miscellaneous. Gas Piping For Buildings
(Reprint of an editorial from The Engineering RECORD of September 22,1894.) There are few features of modern building construction which do not now receive thorough treatment when the design is fortu...
-Essential Requirements For The Gas-Piping Of Buildings
As the result of a special investigation, the accompanying table and recommendations are submitted as the basis for proper specifications for the gas-piping of buildings to meet the demands of modern ...
-Drainage Blunders. Chapter I
[BY ALBERT M. WEBSTER, A. M. AM. SOC. C. E. (Published In 1892 AND 1893 ) The foundation stone on which the structure of Sanitary Science and Preventive Medicine rests is the germ theory of disease. ...
-Chapter 11
The examples of air contamination shown in this chapter relate in general to defects in the house plumbing proper. The first example shown in Fig. Fig. 5. Fig. 7. DRAINAGE BLUNDERS. Fig. 6...
-Chapter III
The foregoing chapters have been confined to defects contaminating the air supply to the building or the air in the building. The present chapter will deal with the contamination of the supply of hous...
-Principles To Be Observed In Planning And Specifying Plumbing For A Country House. Drain, Soil, And Vent Pipes
[BY ALBERT L. WEBSTER CIVIL AND SANITARY ENGINEER, NEW YORK] (Published In 1894 ) For drains, waste, soil, and vent pipes use extra heavy factory-tested cast-iron pipe.* Standard cast-iron pipe, w...
-Trapping
All fixtures should be trapped with bend traps, and. all traps should be back aired from the crown of the trap. If brass traps are used, they should have ground brass couplings only. Traps with rubber...
-Rain Leaders
If the rain leader from the roof is carried inside of the house it should be of the same material as the soil pipe and should have an iron trap and brass cleanout on the house side close to the drain....
-Earthenware Drains
Earthenware drains outside of the house should be laid with a fall of not less than 1 foot in 60 feet. If the line is a long one sealed T's or cleanouts should be left, to permit the removal of obstru...
-Ground-Water Drain Trap
If the cellar is wet and foundation or subsoil drains are needed, the discharge from them must not be direct to the house drains, but must be into a tight masonry or iron box below the cellar floor, w...
-Grease Traps
Where much dishwashing is done, or where the discharge from the sink has some distance to go to reach the sewer or cesspool, one of the approved forms of grease trap should be used to intercept the gr...
-Filters
Filters may be placed on the supply main in the cellar if desired. They will remove sediment and screen the water. They do not remove salts in solution or bacteria. If employed, filters must be arrang...
-Direct Or Main Tank Supply
The direct or main tank supply should have branches to all fixtures and to hot-water boiler. The boiler may be of galvanized wrought iron or tinned copper. The boiler should have a valved sediment pip...
-Paris Bathcarts
(Published In 1891.) An American familiar with the fact that every house or apartment, renting as low as $300 per year in the United States, has its own bathtub with hot and cold water supply and was...
-Bathtubs And Bathcarts In Paris
(Published In 1891.) H. D. Wood, C. E , of Boston, who resided at Paris a number of years, in referring to the foregoing article on Paris bathcarts, sends further information as follows: There were...
-Adjustable Control Of Church G S Lights
(Published In 1892.) In many churches, especially cathedrals and city churches, it is desirable to quickly and definitely vary the intensity of the gaslight in different sections of the building at d...
-An Automatic Duplex-Connected House Pump
(Published In 1894.) In the residence of J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq., at Fifth Avenue and Thirty-ninth Street, New York City, the extensive plumbing system has been installed for years and includes pump...
-Plumbing Of A Barber's Shop In Boston
(Published In 1887.) The accompanying illustration shows the plumbing fixtures of the barber shop in the Quincy House. Boston. This room is very elaborate in its appointments. The floor is of black ...
-An Automatic Gas Engine Cut-Off
In a system of ventilation recently established in New York City, the fresh-air blast is produced by a Root blower, which is driven by an Otto gas engine. As there is a possibility of the flame at the...
-Notes And Queries. Plumbing Of Swimming Baths. Fuel Required In Heating A Swimming Bath
A. T. Rogers, of New York, writes: This problem has been put to me: 'How much coal is required to heat the water in a swimming bath containing, say 85,000 gallons of water, by hot-water circulation?...
-Heating A Swimming Bath Problem
X. L., from San Francisco, says: My swimming tank will be 80 feet long by 30 feet wide, and of an average depth of 5 feet. It will have an 8 inch inlet and the same size outlet. The temperature of ...
-Size Of Pipe For Heating Of A Swimming Pool By Steam
N. K. Howard, Lincoln, Neb., writes: I wish to heat a swimming pool 125x38 feet in size and 6 feet deep. I want to use live steam at high pressure, run through a deadener. How large a pipe will I nee...
-Notes And Queries On Hot-Water Supply Air-Bound Piping
F. A. C, Chicago, writes: The inclosed sketch represents a defective hot-water supply in a private residence in Chicago. B B indicates the hot-water pipe and C the cold. It will be noticed that the...
-More Air-Bound Piping
A Philadelphia apprentice asks: Will you tell me what is the trouble with the job shown in this sketch? A horizontal 1 - inch iron pipe A A runs from the pump to the lower tank, with a branch B lea...
-Coil Heating Of A Bath Supply
N. K. Howard, Lincoln, Neb , writes: I send a sketch of a bathroom plunge bath and a tank to heat its water supply. The plunge bath is 31 feet long, 12 feet wide by 6 feet deep at one end, and 4 fee...
-Size For House Service Pipe Wanted
Subscriber, Y psilanti, Mich , writes: In the city of Y psilanti, Mich., in which they are putting in water-works, the Superintendent of the Water Board claims that a -inch connection of common bla...
-To Keep Cold-Water Pipes From Sweating
Architect writes: We are called upon to remedy a trouble that seems to be very general, and we would like to have your advice through your paper as to the best means of remedying it. The hot and col...
-Materials For Doors Of Turkish Baths
B & C , Rochester, N. Y., write: Will you please let us know .what they line the doors in bathrooms with when the heat is to be 180 degrees, and oblige. [The proprietor of the Lafayette Place Turki...
-The Flow Of Water In Pipes
N. K. Ludlow, Mobile, Ala., writes: Will you kindly answer this question and give me the rule to work out the same, to wit: A 1-inch iron pipe is attached to an 8-inch cast-iron water main in the st...
-Water Supply For A Country House
A. S., West Point, N. Y., writes: I wish to supply my house with water from a spring 1,800 feet distant and discharging 600 gallons of soft and pure water every 24 hours. This spring is 172 feet abo...
-Equalizing The Flow In A Domestic Water Service
B. S. M., Montreal, writes: A half-inch water service is all that the water company will allow here. Introduced into a dwelling of three stories and basement, with fixtures distributed as shown on t...
-To Make A Cellar Wall Water-Tight
Subscriber, Boston, Mass., writes: Is there any way of constructing a cellar which shall be reasonably water-tight? After repeated sad experiences, I have given up any hope for one which shall be ab...
-Notes And Queries On House-Drainage Problems. Badly Designed Plumbing In A New York House
The results which may follow carelessness or incompetency of design in plumbing systems are illustrated by the condition of affairs lately discovered in a New York house where the pipes were being ove...
-House Connections On Pipe Sewers
G., of Boston, writes: Will you tell me what is generally used for house connections on what is known as a separate system of pipe sewers; I mean whether Y or T connections are generally used, and w...
-An Experience With Sewer Gas Due To The Closing Of The Top Of The Soil Pipe By Frost
H. B. in the Toronto Globe writes: I think my experience lately in regard to sewer gas, if it is generally known, will put all persons on their guard, and be the means of diminishing, if not totally...
-Disposal Of House Waste In Tight Clay Soil
E. W. L , Troy, N. Y., writes: Please refer me to articles in The Engineering RECORD, which I have from the beginning of its publication, covering the subject of sewage disposal like the instance 1...
-The Use Of Grease Traps
A Mem. Am. Soc. C. E., New York, writes: In your opinion, is a grease trap an absolute necessity in a well-planned drainage system for a country house, and if so, why not equally necessary in a city ...
-The Proper Size For A House Sewer
A. J. C, Binghamton, N. Y., writes: In planning a house which I am building, the architect has designed to use a house sewer only 6 inches in diameter. I claim that nothing smaller than an 8-inch se...
-Venting Traps Into Fresh-Air Inlet
Charles O'Grady, Marlboro, Mass., writes: I send sketch of a plumbing job of two water-closets in a basement, and one sink on the first floor. 1 have back- vented the water-closets into the foot vent...
-Size Of Pipe Required To Drain A Field
Rodman Sands, New York, writes: Will a 12 inch earthen pipe be large enough to carry off the water from a stone drain, 2 feet square and 700 feet long ? The drain is simply a ditch 2 feet deep and 2...
-Traps At Foot Of Lines Of Soil Pipe
Plumber, of Pottsville, Pa , writes: Inclosed please find rough sketch of county grounds and buildings to show drainage system. The dotted lines show new connections, ink circles show perpendicular ...
-Frozen Roof Conductor Pipes
M. G., Cleveland, O., writes: Each winter we have great trouble with our pipes for conducting the storm water from the roof to sewer. They seemed to begin to freeze at the foot of the pipe, after so...
-To Prevent Tar-Coating From Showing Through Paint On Soil Pipes
Hartford, Conn., April 10, 1886. Sir: One way to prevent discoloration of paint over tarred pipe is to paste firm, non-absorptive paper over the pipe and then apply the color. M. P. Hapgood, Architec...
-Arranging Fresh-Air Inlets To Prevent Freezing Of Traps
R. Haddow, Winnipeg, Man., writes: With reference to the correspondence on fresh-air inlets in The Engineering RECORD, the experience of another plumber in Winnipeg might not be out of place. Bearing...
-Back Pressure In A Seaside Cottage Drain
Cottager, New York City, writes: I have hired a cottage for the summer close to the shore, where the tide rises or falls 7 or 8 feet. The waste from the kitchen sink and water-closet is carried in a...
-Ventilation Of A Soil Pipe
D. G. Adelsberger, Baltimore, Md., writes: I have a contract for plumbing, etc , etc., of the university now building at Washington City. Mr. E. F. Baldwin (who is the architect and one of your subs...
-Obstruction Of A Vent Pipe
Y. N. S., West Newton, Mass., writes: A peculiar case of obstruction of a 4-inch vent pipe was brought to my notice to day. It was novel to me and may be of interest to others of your readers. Accor...
-Traps On House Drains
Walter H. Richards, Engineer Sewer Department, New London, Conn., writes: After reading the discussion recently published in The Engineering RECORD regarding the propriety of dispensing with a trap ...
-As To Main House Traps And Separate Sewer Connections
Mr. O. P. Dennis, office of Proctor & Dennis, architects and superintendents, Tacoma, Wash., writes: I wish to ask you a question or two, trusting you will give me the desired information. First, ...
-Traps On House Drain At Newton, Mass
T. M Clark. Boston. Mass., writes: I should like to know how long it is since the health authorities of Newton, Mass., began to discourage the use of house traps, as your Pittsburg correspondent sta...
-Traps On House Drains At Newton, Mass
Albert F. Noyes, West Newton, Mass., writes: In answer to the questions asked by Mr. T. M. Clark in a communication headed Traps on House Drains at Newton, Mass., as published in The Engineering ...
-Does Discharge Of Steam Into Earthen Drains Injuriously Affect Them ?
W. M. Dexter, East Providence, R. I., writes: Can you give me any information upon the effects of steam from the waste of steam heating (coming direct from a steam boiler, pressure, say 60 to 80 pou...
-Arrangement Of Trap Vents
G. F. J , Denver, Colo., writes: Will you kindly settle a question in dispute. I send two sketches of a kitchen sink with connections, Fig. 1. as placed by the plumber, Fig. 2, as contended by me to...
-Running A Vent Pipe Into A Smoke Flue
J. Reynolds & Son, Philadelphia, Pa., write: The Engineering RECORD contains an article headed ' Objections to Running a Vent Pipe into a Smoke Flue.' We ventilate apartments, etc. into the smoke f...
-The Back-Venting Of Closet Traps
Canadian, Berlin, Ont. writes: In a small house the plumbing fixtures usually consist of a bath and closet upstairs and a kitchen sink down stairs. The traps of the bath and sink are usually require...
-Which Is The Best Method Of Connecting House Drain To Sewer
Jay, of Riverside, Cal., writes: This city is provided with a system of pipe sewers tanging in size from 6-inch to 12-inch. Flush tanks on laterals Main sewer flushed from canal every week in additi...
-Artificial Heat In Vent Pipes
H. G., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, writes: Referring to your answer to a correspondent yon say that you prefer artificial heat for local ventilation. Where should a gas jet be inserted to give th...
-Method Of Testing Plumbing In Minneapolis
We are indebted to Mr. J. M. Hazen, Assistant Plumbing Inspector at Minneapolis, Minn., for a blueprint of an apparatus he has designed for testing soil and waste pipes, from which the following illus...
-Apparatus For Testing Soil Pipes
Thus we have the whole system of plumbing under test at the same time. Whereas, if only the soil pipe were tested, there are yet three joints to make for every fixture, which will never be under prope...
-Joining An Iron And Earthenware Drain
Department of Public Works, 1 City Engineer's Office, Duluth, Minn., November 25, 1892. ) To the Editor of The Engineering RECORD. Sir: Will you please discuss in your department of Notes and Queri...
-Subsoil Drainage Of House Foundations
Thomas Lloyd Betton, of Kansas City, Kan., writes: In preparing plans of foundation for a building we have arranged drain tile running around foundation. Tile is hubless, such as is used on farms fo...
-Cause Of Stoppage On A House Drain
Allan M. Barrows, architect, Chicago, 111., writes: Will you kindly furnish me through your valuable journal with a comment upon the scheme of drainage as shown by the sketch inclosed and described h...
-Deposit Of Rust In The Bend Of A Soil Pipe
New York, April 30, 1887. Sir: The following unusual experience which came under my notice recently is worthy of record. The drainage and plumbing of a five-story dwelling in the city was submitted f...
-Method Of Pouring Lead In Making Iron Water-Pipe Joints
Big Rapids, Mich., April 29, 1886. Sir: Will you please be kind enough to inform me what will be the best material to use for running lead joints in 12 and 4-inch iron pipes, such as water mains ? I g...
-Expansion Of Soil Pipe Line
W. Rogers, Philadelphia, writes: I would like to ask a few question regarding the plumbing of tall buildings in a cold climate like that of Chicago. Is the expansion and contraction in the soil pipe...
-Arrangement Of A Group Of Closets
J. W. Barnett, City Engineer, Athens, Ga., writes: I send herewith a sketch (Fig. 1) of a plumbing job proposed to be done for the University of Georgia in this city and would like to know your idea...
-Trouble With Back-Water
H. R. Richardson, of Hackensack, N. J., writes: Will you inform me of some way to prevent back water from sewer beside using a back-water trap or valve? The accompanying sketch is the plan of some wo...
-Domestic Hot-Water Supply Problems. Hot-Water Boiler With Hot-Water Heating Coil
A Staunton, Va., correspondent sends a sketch of a bath boiler, here reproduced, explaining that in that section of the country they have a very strong limestone water. What he wants to know is whethe...
-Indirect Heating For A Large Kitchen Boiler
In the kitchen of the National Home for Volunteer Soldiers at Hampton, Va., hundreds of gallons of hot water are required about meal time for cooking, dishwashing, etc , and usually only a small quant...
-An Interchangeable Hot And Cold Water System For Kitchen And Laundry
George B. Hayes, Buffalo, N. Y., writes: Noticing your sketch in issue of August 8, 1891, called 'A Kitchen and Laundry Boiler System,' I am induced to ask if you have ever published a description of...
-A Question Of Hot-Water Circulation
G. C. Woods, Lawrence, Kan., writes: How can I secure a circulation to the sink and washbasin from the boiler shown in the accompanying sketch (Fig. 1)? Doors interfere with running the circulation...
-Connection Of Kitchen Boilers To Prevent Syphonage
Branion & Friday, Schenectady, write: We inclose a rough sketch of a dwelling having hot and cold water supply for two families, each floor having independent stops in the cold-water pipe in the cell...
-Too Much Coil For Heating The Boiler
C. S , Freeport, writes: Enclosed you will find a sketch of a hot and cold job which gives me trouble, and as I am a subscriber to your paper, I would like you to inform me what the trouble is. Th...
-Temperature Observations Of Hot-Water Pipes
M. C. F., St. Louis, writes: Do you know of any way in which I can find out the temperature of the water in the pipes of a hotwater job without breaking the pipe line to put in a thermometer cup ?...
-Can A Boiler Be Successfully Connected With A Stove At A Distance By Running The Pipes On The Ceiling And Below The Floor?
H. C. H., Corning Water-Works, Corning, N. Y., writes: I have never noticed in your valuable journal any information touching a problem in hot-water circulation which came up to-day in our practice,...
-The Joints Of Pipes To A Kitchen Boiler
F., Denver, Colo., writes: I have had considerable trouble with the joint of a lead pipe connecting the water-back of a range and a kitchen boiler at the point where the lead pipe runs into the boil...
-Fitting Up A Kitchen Boiler To Prevent Syphonage
Young Plumber, Charleston, W. Va., writes; I am a reader of your valuable paper, and note your request for more reading matter from the craft. I have just put in an old-style range boiler ina new w...
-Trouble With A Water-Back
M. W. Nelligan, of South Boston, writes: I have rather a peculiar question and come to you for advice. One of my customers is a baker and in his oven he has used a water-back such as is used in set ...
-Circulation From Kitchen Boilers. A Suspended Kitchen Boiler
Edward W. Loth, Architect, Troy, N. Y., writes: I wish to suspend a hot-water boiler from the ceiling by means of iron clamps and rods passing through the beams above. The boiler to be used is a comp...
-Placing An Ordinary Kitchen Boiler In A Horizontal Position
Plumber, Trenton, N. J., writes: A party in Trenton is going to have hot and cold water in his house, but he has not much room in his kitchen, and the only place he can put the boiler is over the to...
-Drawing Cold Water From Hot-Water Pipe
A Plumber, Liverpool, O., writes: I should feel obliged if you can explain the following occurrence. The accompanying sketch is a diagram of the water supply (hot) in a house. There are two lines of...
-Trouble With A Kitchen And Laundry Boiler System
David S. Cowan, Bath-on-the-Hudson, N. Y., writes: About a year ago I fitted up a house in Albany with water throughout the house. There was a 40-gallon boiler placed in the kitchen connected to ran...
-Trouble With A Kitchen And Laundry Boiler System. Continued
J. A. Rossman, of the firm of Rossman & Bracken, of New York, writes: After reading Mr. David S. Cowan's letter, and seeing his diagram for the kitchen and laundry boiler system, in the RECORD, I co...
-Hot-Water Circulation In A Greenhouse
A Correspondent at Washington, D. C, writes: I am Figuring on a greenhouse job and want to run my pipes in accordance with the annexed sketch. Will the arrangement work? C is a 100-foot coil under a ...
-Tank-Water Supply For A Kitchen Boiler
Reader, St. Louis, Mo., writes: Please give me your valuable opinion on the following arrangement of hot-water pipes. Is it safe and advisable in a small house in the country to have a tank in the a...
-A Loop Above And A Circuit Below A Hot-Water Boiler
William McNair, Westbrook, Me., writes: I send a drawing of a hot-water job which appears to be unlike anything described in Plumbing and House-Drainage Problems. In Fig. 1 the return after comin...
-Hot Water From The Return Pipes
Selim, Piscataquis, N. H., writes: My opinion was asked as to a proposed plan for bringing hot water to washbowls and sinks. The engineer considered it a 'happy thought.' His plan was this: He has a...
-Heating A Boiler From Two Water-Backs
In a summer cottage at Far Rockaway, L. I., it was desired to have one boiler supply both kitchen and laundry and be heated at will from either range. K is the kitchen and L is the laundry range set b...
-What Cracked The Water-Back And Caused The Rumbling Noise?
J. R. S. writes: I am a reader of your valuable paper and you will confer a favor by giving the whys and wherefores of the following difficulties a brother plumber experienced not long since with a ...
-Trouble With A Hot-Water Supply Boiler
A. C, of Maiden, Mass., writes: I inclose you a diagram of boiler connected to range as at present. The boiler continually snaps and breaks the pipes. The boiler holds about 120 gallons and is raise...
-Steam And Range Water-Back On Kitchen Boiler At Hampton, Va
In the governor's house of the Home for Volunteer Soldiers, at Hampton, Va., it was desired to provide heating capacity for the large kitchen boiler B, in addition to that furnished by the ordinary wa...
-Defective Hot-Water Circulation
H., Architect, Hartford, Conn., writes: A plumber has set a horizontal 40-gallon boiler over a kitchen range, as per sketch. It takes three hours, with the ample water-back and a hot fire, to provide...
-An Error In Connecting A Double Boiler
Plumber writes: As a recent experience of mine in fitting up a double-boiler system may serve to give a useful hint to others or save them a like mistake, I send you an account of it. After renew...
-Rumbling In A Kitchen Boiler
E. E. M., South Orange, N. J., writes: A friend of mine has been much troubled lately with a rumbling noise in the hot-water boiler connected with the plumbing in his house. In speaking of the matter...
-Hot-Water Circulation Question
The following has been referred to us for reply: St. John, N. B., April 15, 1887. Sir: A range boiler, with cistern, bath, etc., fitted in same flat, is fitted with circulation pipe as per sketch. Ho...
-Why Water Is Milky When First Drawn
Boston, May 20, 1886. Sir: As a subscriber of your valuable paper, I would like to inquire through the columns of the same the cause of the water at my house (in Sharon, Mass.) coming from the faucet...
-Water Wasted Through Improper Arrangement Of Boiler Vent And Tank Overflow
In looking over the plumbing of a New York building in 1891 a condition of affairs was observed which may, in more than one case, account for a large water bill, and may in others account for want of ...
-Ventilation And Heating
By JOHN S. BILLINGS, A. M., M. D. LL.D. Edinb. and Harvard. D. C. L. Oxon. Member of the National Academy ot Sciences. Surgeon, U. S. Army, etc. From The Preface IN preparing this volume my object ...
-Plumbing Problems; Or, Questions, Zanswers And Descriptions
FROM THE ENGINEERING RECORD, ESTABLISHED 1877. (Prior to 1887, The Sanitary Engineer.) With 142 Illustrations. A feature of The Engineering Record (prior to 1887, The Sanitary Engineer), is its ...
-American Steam And Hot-Water Heating Practice
From THE ENGINEERING RECORD. (Prior to 1887 The Sanitary Engineer.) A SELECTED REPRINT OF DESCRIPTIVE ARTICLES, QUESTIONS, AND ANSWERS. WITH FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS. Preface TH...
-American Steam And Hot-Water Heating Practice. Continued
Heating of Hotels. Steam Heating in the Holland House. (Twelve Illustrations.) - Steam Plant in the New Nether. land Hotel. (Fourteen Illustrations.) -Steam Heating in the Plaza Hotel, New York. (Thir...
-Steam-Heating Problems; Or, Questions, Answers And 'Descriptions Relating To Steam-Heating And Steam-Fitting
FROM THE ENGINEERING RECORD, ESTABLISHED 1877. (Prior to 1887, The Sanitary Engineer.) With io9 Illustrations. Preface The Engineering Record, while devoted to Engineering, Architecture, Constru...
-Hot-Water Heating And Fitting; Or, Warming Buildings By Hot-Water
A DESCRIPTION OF Modem Hot-Water Heating Apparatus - The Methods of their Construction and the Principles Involved. With Over Two Hundred Illustrations, Diagrams, and Tables. By WILLIAM J. BALDWIN, ...
-Some Details Of Water Works Construction
By W. R. BILLINGS, Superintendent of Water-Works at Taunton, Mass. With Illustrations from sketches by the Author. Large 8vo. Cloth. Price, $2.00. Road Construction And Maintenance Prize Essays. Rep...









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