Horticultural Buildings: Their Construction, Heating, Interior Fittings, &c., with Remarks on Some of the Principles Involved and Their Application. (123 Illustrations.)

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B.T. Batsford, 1881 - 255 páginas
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Página 251 - Every building shall be enclosed with walls constructed of brick, stone, or other hard and incombustible substances, and the foundations shall rest on the solid ground, or upon concrete, or upon other solid substructure.
Página 252 - No pipe for conveying hot water shall be placed nearer than three inches to any combustible materials: 5. No pipe for conveying smoke or other products of combustion shall be fixed nearer than nine inches to any combustible material : And if any person fails in complying with the rules of this section he shall for each offence incur a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds, to be recovered before a justice of the peace.
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Página 251 - ... least thirty feet from the nearest buildings and from the ground of any adjoining owner. All buildings not exceeding in extent two hundred and sixteen thousand cubic feet, and not being public buildings, and distant at least thirty feet from the nearest street or alley, whether public or...
Página 251 - ... 1 . The floor under every oven or stove used for the purpose of trade or manufacture, and the floor around the same for a space of eighteen inches, shall be formed of materials of an incombustible and non-conducting nature : 2. No pipe for conveying smoke, heated air, steam, or hot water shall be fixed against any building on the face next to any street, alley, mews, or public way: 3.
Página 96 - This process consists in impregnating the wood with the oil of tar, called creosote, from which the ammonia has been expelled, the effect being to coagulate the albumen and thereby prevent its decomposition, also to fill the pores of the wood with a bituminous substance which excludes both air and moisture, and which is noxious to the lower forms of animal and vegetable life. In adopting this process, all moisture should be dried out of the pores of the timber.
Página 252 - But no fee shall exceed ten pounds. And for every building not exceeding four hundred square feet in area, and of one story only in height, the fee shall be . . . . . .150 Fees for Additions or Alterations.
Página 251 - Nov. 3, 1859. Metropolitan Building Act. — What is a building within that Act ? By 18 & 19 Viet. c. 122, Schedule 1, " Every building shall be enclosed with walls constructed of brick, stone, or other hard and incombustible substance." Held — That the wordsof the above schedule amount to a prohibition against building the walls of wood or other combustible substance. A wooden structure intended to be used as a shop, of a considerable size, and likely to last a considerable time, resting on joists,...
Página 98 - Bodies which transmit heat ot any kind very readily are not heated. Thus a window pane is not much heated by the strongest sun's heat; but a glass screen held before a common fire stops most of the heat, and is itself hrated thereby. The reason of this is that by far the greater part of the heat from a fire is obscure, and to this kind of heat glass is opaque.

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