Issue 16 and Volume 58.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions which will be answered in the order in which they are received. Capacities of Various Sized Steamers. To the Editor:—We have had a discussion as to the capacities of the so-called first, second and third sized steamers. Will you kindly settle this discussion by publishing in your columns the accepted discharge of these different sized engines. Yours truly, D. D. K. San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 4, 1915. (Answer.—The rated capacities of steam fire engines, which are perhaps one-third greater than their ordinary rate of work under the heavier pressures at fires, are substantially as follows: 3d size, 550 gals, per min., or 792,000 gals, per 24 hours. 2d size, 700 gals, per min., or 1,008,000 gals, per 24 hours. 1st size, 900 gals, per min., or 1,296,000 gals, per 24 hours. Extra 1st size, 1,100…

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