Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 18 and Volume 63.

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. Height to Which Water Rises. To the Editor: I have always heard it said that “water seeks its level,” and understand that in a system of closed pipes it does so. Why then should it not rise in the form of a stream to the same level as it would were it confined in a pipe? Your opinion on this and any enlightenment you may give will do the undersigned a great favor. J. U. G. N. Y. F. D„ March 18, 1918. Answer: When water is discharged from a nozzle it should, theoritically, attain a height exactly equivalent to that head in the pipes which threw it upward. The difference found in practice arises from friction and resistance of the atmosphere. Were…

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