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CHICAGO TESTS PUMPERS ON 32-STORY SKYSCRAPER

Issue 24 and Volume 75.

CHICAGO TESTS PUMPERS ON 32-STORY SKYSCRAPER Fire Department Conducts Test on Standpipe of Strauss Building—Description of Building’s System—The Official Figures of the Test AN interesting test, using motor pumpers in connection with the standpipe system of a 32-story building standing 475 feet in the air was made in Chicago, I11., on Sunday, May 4, by the fire department of that city. This test was in the Strauss Building, Michigan and Jackson Boulevards, and was under the direction of Deputy Fire Marshal John C. McDonnell, the then chief of the fire prevention bureau. The official figures are given herewith. According to the official report the standpipe system in this building consists of an 8-inch header circling the basement. This is connected to three Siamese fire department connections. 4 inches in diameter. The 8-dnch header in the basement is connected to four vertical standpipe risers 6 inches in diameter, extending from the…

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