Steam-heating Problems Or, Questions, Answers and Descriptions Relating to Steam-heating and Steam-fitting (Google eBook)

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Sanitary Engineer, 1889 - 233 pages
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Page 252 - ... merican Machinist. ,* A valuable work, which really affects every urban resident. * * * There is not a city in the world in which the rate-payers are not taxed unnecessarily to pay for pumping water which runs to waste, and any work throwing light upon this problem, without subjecting the community as a whole to inconvenience, must be a valuable treatise." Ottawa Daily Press. " A little work whose worth cannot be justly estimated. * * * It presents an interesting subject for examination and...
Page 252 - It is a vade mecum for water commissioners, and will be a valuable little text-book for every water board in America. Briefly, Mr. Meyer's object is to show by a comparison between the systems and results in different cities in America and England how much money is annually wasted in the shape of water in our larger cities for the want of proper precautions and how those precautions had best be taken. * * * Mr. Meyer's book is well got up, his arguments concisely stated, and his facts and figures...
Page 252 - The work treats generally of the condition of the water-supply of New York, and the methods tested or adopted for the prevention of waste in Glasgow, Manchester, and Liverpool, and in our own cities of Providence, Cincinnati, Boston, and New York. The data are derived from the most authoritative sources, and presented in a shapc that must carry conviction with it.
Page 252 - ... and results in different cities in America and England how much money is annually wasted in the shape of water in our larger cities for the want of proper precautions and how those precautions had best be taken. * * * Mr. Meyer's book is well got up, his arguments concisely stated, and his facts and figures well tabulated and arranged, the result being the production of a work which carries conviction with it, and which ought to be of no small value to the larger cities of the countiy in the...
Page 49 - Divide the difference in temperature, between that at which the room is to be kept and the coldest outside atmosphere, by the difference, between the temperature of the steam pipes, and that at which you wish to keep the room, and the product will be the square feet, or fraction thereof, of plate or pipe surface to each square foot of glass, or its equivalent in icaU surface.
Page 252 - No patented appliances are recommended, but such simple means as are free to all. We recommend the careful reading of this little book to every resident of a city who is interested in its water-supply, and particularly to those who, by virtue of vested authority, have to some extent the matter of water-waste prevention in their hands.
Page 239 - STEAM HEATING FOR BUILDINGS. Or, Hints to Steam Fitters. Being a description of Steam Heating Apparatus for Warming and Ventilating Private Houses and Large Buildings, with Remarks on Steam, Water, and Air in their Relations to Heating.
Page 252 - But few have given the subject so much attention,, and no one could treat it moie impartially. He is not only intimately acquainted with the water-supply of American cities, but has personally investigated the plans adopted for curtailing water-waste in various cities in Great Britain, the results of these investigations appearing in this work. " As our cities increase in population, and new cities spring up, the demand for more water correspondingly increases. At the same time the water-supply is...
Page 133 - ... closed, or it may be a long split in the pipe. If the former, and very close to the pump, the mercury will not respond; but should it be far away with considerable length of pipe to cause resistance, the mercury will jump and return as suddenly. But should there be a split pipe or an aggregation of small leaks, the mercury will run back steadily, though slower than it rises, between the strokes of the pump. Should it rise well in the glass and sink at the rate of about one inch in five seconds,...
Page 252 - Engineering News. -* Once get a property-owner convinced of the evils of water-waste, and this book will tell him all he wants to know about preventing it." Philadelphia Bulletin. " One of the best and most useful publications now before the public. * * * A copy of this timely publication ought to be in the hands of all water company and city officials and plumbers, and even water consumers might read it with profit." Memphis Appeal. "It is worthy of close attention. Mr.

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