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Driven Wells for Fire Protection.

Issue 16 and Volume 1878 1.

Driven Wells for Fire Protection. A deficient water supply is one of the greatest difficulties encountered by Firemen, especially in the smaller towns and villages, and in city suburbs there is frequently a large area entirely unprotected. In such cases, where the soil admits, for cheapness and efficiency nothing can equal the driven well. Having previously printed articles upon this subject, we are asked to give the method by which these wells can be put down. We therefore give a leaf from the practical experience of a town where it seemed almost impossible to procure a water supply, which difficulty was entirely overcome by the adoption of driven wells. At Cortland, N, Y., where a large number are in use, the following methods of con struction are employed: A temporary curb ing of wood, about eight feet square, is sunk into the ground until water is reached usually at a…

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