To Cool Water in Mains.

Issue 9 and Volume 1891 10.

To Cool Water in Mains. We illustrate herewith a device patented by Arthur B. Wood of Port Byron, N. Y., for cooling the water in the mains of public water-works on its way from the source of supply to a city or town, so that in warm weather it may be furnished to consumers at a temperature agreeable for drinking purposes, thus rendering unnecessary the addition of ice. As shown in Fig. 1 the water main is supported upon a suitable foundation, and lying close to its top are cooling coils connected by a coupling to suitable nipples extending out from a heading, which is divided into a series of valve chambers having channels communicating with each other, and light angle channels leading into the coils. Fig. 2 is a detail view of one of the valves, a three-way valve having a bottom fitting on the base of the heading,…

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