Observations on Smoky Chimneys, Their Causes and Cure; with Considerations on Fuel and Stoves: Illustrated with Proper Figures

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I. and J. Taylor, 1793 - Chimneys - 80 pages
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Page 22 - Fig. 4), which is common, as being there, when open, more out of the way, it follows that, when the door is only opened in part, a current of air...
Page 72 - A still easier experiment may be made with the candle itself. Hold your hand near the side of its flame, and observe the heat it gives ; then blow it out, the hand remaining in the same place, and observe what heat may be given by the smoke...
Page 24 - ... the funnels as the cool of the evening comes on, and this current will continue till perhaps nine or ten o'clock the next morning, when it begins to...
Page 33 - I had the wainscot taken down, and discovered that the funnel, which went up behind it, had a crack many feet in length, and wide enough to admit my arm, a breach very dangerous with regard to fire, and occasioned probably by an apparent irregular settling of one side of the house. The air entering this breach freely, destroyed the drawing force of the funnel. The remedy would have been, filling up the breach, or rather rebuilding the funnel; but the landlord rather chose to stop up the chimney.
Page 33 - I met with at a friend's country-house near London. His best room had a chimney in which, he told me, he never could have a fire, for all the smoke came out into the room. I flattered myself I could easily find the cause, and prescribe the cure.
Page 37 - Much more of the prosperity of a winter country depends on the plenty and cheapness of fuel, than is generally imagined. In travelling I have observed, that in those parts where the inhabitants can have neither wood, nor coal, nor turf, but at excessive prices, the working people live in miserable hovels, are ragged, and have nothing comfortable about them. But, when fuel is cheap (or where they have the art of managing it to advantage), they are well furnished with necessaries, and have decent habitations.
Page 51 - I had the honour of converting with you at your own houfe laft evening, is of fo much importance to every individual, as well as to every private family, that too much light cannot be thrown upon it. A fmoky houfe, and a fcolding wife, Are (faid to be) two of the greateji ills in life.
Page 91 - The CARPENTER'S NEW GUIDE, being a complete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery, treating fully on Practical Geometry, Soffits, Brick and Plaster Groins, Niches of every Description, Skylights, Lines for Roofs and Domes, with a great Variety of Designs for Roofs, Trussed Girders, Floors, Domes, Bridges, &c.
Page 34 - ... filled with twigs and straw cemented by earth, and lined with feathers. It seems the house, after being built, had stood empty some years before he occupied it ; and he concluded, that some large birds had taken the advantage of its retired situation to make their nest there. The rubbish, considerable in quantity, being removed, and the funnel cleared, the chimney drew well, and gave satisfaction.
Page 29 - Experience has convinced me of my error. I now look upon fresh air as a friend ; I even sleep with an open window. I am persuaded, that no common air from without is so unwholesome, as the air within a close room, that has been often breathed and not changed.

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