Sewer Gases; Their Nature & Origin, And How To Protect Our Dwellings

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byAdolfo De Varona

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... moved, forms the foundation for a gradual increase that will eventually obstruct the whole sewer. Add to all this the consequences of neglect; that streets are not properly cleaned, that surface sweepings are washed by rain storms into the street basins, and thence, not being removed in time, find their way to the sewers; and we have, that these accumulations, which are left to putrefy and decay, the overflow which we have pointed out saturating the soil with the contents of the sewers; and the settlement caused by the back-action of the tides at the outlets, are conditions under which sewer gases are inevitably generated. HOUSE DRAINS. House drains are a small system of sewers within the dwellings, for the purpose of conveying to the street sewers all liquid refuse, waste water and excreta. Why these should be called drains, while the conduits that perform the same service for the city are called sewers, I know not. The inconsistency of the term, however, is obvious, for iii strictly technical terms drains are the channels that remove surface and subsoil water only. In common parlance, however, the pipe that collects the refuse water from a house and empties it into the street sewer is called a "drain-pipe," that which discharges the excreta from the closet into the drain-pipe is called the "soil-pipe," and the smaller tubes that carry the waste water from wash basins, tubs, etc., are called "waste-pipes." The indifference with which houseowners and the public at large look upon this question of house drainage is such, that it would be no exaggeration to say, that 96 per cent, of house dwellers have never given a thought to the manner in which their waste waters are disposed of. Marble-top washstands, silver-plated fittings, decorated china basins, planished co...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... moved, forms the foundation for a gradual increase that will eventually obstruct the whole sewer. Add to all this the consequences of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052908

ISBN - 13:9780217052900

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