Questions and Answers

Issue 10 and Volume 90.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Dents in Play Pipe To the Editor: On our company we have a play pipe (we call it a branch pipe) which has several dents in the barrel. I claim this has a tendency to break the stream. An officer says this has no effect on the stream. This pipe is 32 inches long. F. H. H. Answer: A dent in the barrel of a play pipe may have a very marked effect upon the stream. If the dents are large, there is a likelihood of the stream being badly broken up. The nearer the dents are to the nozzle, the more pronounced the effect. Some Problems in Hydrostatics To the Editor: Will you kindly answer the following questions? A water tight box weighing…

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