A Treatise on Practical Mensuration in Eight Parts

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General Books, Mar 3, 2012 - 98 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 Excerpt: ...and the cubic foot. Carved mouldings, &c. are generally measured by the lineal foot; and ornamental work, such as arches, architraves, friezes, cornices, chimney-pieces, &c. by the square foot. Also all footed or cleansed, work is measured by the square foot; viz. door-posts, windowjambs, flags, step3, &c.; but rough flagging is generally measured by the square yard. Walls are sometimes measured by the square yard, and sometimes by the rood of 63 square feet. Columns, pillars, blocks of marble or stone, &c. are measured by the solid foot; and sometimes the contents of walls are found in the same measure. Solid measure is chiefly used for materials, and superficial for workmanship; in some places, however, Masons are paid so much per rood, for workmanship and materials; and the price is regulated by the thickness of the wall. Note i. Tin: dimensions of stone buildings are taken in the same manner as in Bricklayers' Work; and deductions must be made for doors, windows, &c, except the agreement prohibits it. These deductions, however, ought only to be made fur materials; as the workmen are fulty entitled to receive pay for the whole, as walling, in consequence of the trouble of fixing the windowjambs, &c. In measuring tooled or cleansed fronts, the doors and windows must be deducted; as the price of the workmanship, in these cases, is too considerable for them to be included. 2. The walls of the upper stories of buildings are, in general, not so thick as those of the lower storks; but the price for the workmanship is commonly the same, in consideration of the trouble of scaffolding, and the labour of carrying up the materials. 3. In some places it is customary to measure door-potts, window-jambs, steps, &c. by the cubic foot for the...

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