Leadership

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Issue 13 and Volume 75.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS “He that questioneth much shall learn much”-BACON NOTE—Readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified. The Practicability of a Large Steel Standpipe To the Editor: I am about to design an extra large steel standpipe for additional storage on our high service system. There are three hill tops located near the center of the district that are about 55 feet below the water surface elevation of the high service system. The only site for a reservoir is located a mile away and will need guards and care of grounds and be subject to seepage and evaporation, while an encased standpipe needs almost no attention. I would like to get two to three million gallons storage if practicable without making the plates too thick to he riveted without…

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