A NOVELTY IN PLUMBING.
MORE, than a year ago a paper was read before the Master Plumbers’ Association by E. Murphy, in which the question was discussed of supplying a house with water from street pressure in such a manner that the occupant of the lop floor would be enabled to draw, say, a gallon of water, while the occupant of the lower floor would be capable of doing the same thing; the pressure to the upper floor not being in any perceptible manner diminished. The main feature of the plan suggested was an enlargement of the pipes on the upper floors, but, as it had never been reduced to practice, it was not urged that it would be successful. A master plumber in Brooklyn has, however, to his own satisfaction, at least, demonstrated that the supply difficulty can be surmounted in another and apparently more practical manner. In some flat houses in Montague street he has brought the main supply-pipe straight through to the top floor, then, having first supplied that floor, the pipe is turned and brought down, supplying the lower floors in its descent In the same manner as from a tank on the roof.—Metal U’orker.