Plumbing Experiences.—No. 2.

Issue 9 and Volume 1892 11.

Plumbing Experiences.—No. 2. The plumber thus being confronted by the problem of no water in the upper stories of the building, resorts to storage on a small scale and recommends that a tank be placed in the upper part of the building, sufficient in size to meet the daily demand. The experience thus far proves that during the day the bath tub, water closets and wash basins get no water, but after the day’s draught throughout the city is somewhat diminished, water will flow until the morning hour returns and cessation of flow is again inaugurated. This feature of water distribution is common to all large cities after a number of years experience. To plumbers of thought they can very readily determine by observation how much loss of head is due to the daily flow of water for distribution in the city in which they practice their profession. The tank…

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