The Builder's Complete Guide: Comprehending the Theory and Practice of the Various Branches of Architecture, Bricklaying, Masonry, Carpentry, Joinery, Painting, Plumbing, Etc. Etc

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Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1825 - Building - 304 pages
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Page 299 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 395 - Act for the further and better regulation of buildings and party walls, and for the more effectually preventing mischief by fire, within the Cities of London and Westminster...
Page 289 - And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Page 468 - The concave was turned upon a center; as being judged necessary to keep the work even and true; though a cupola might be built without a center ; but this is observable, that the center was laid without any standards from below to support it ; and, as it was both centering and scaffolding, it remained for the use of the painter. Every story of this scaffolding being circular, and the ends of all the ledgers meeting as so many rings, and truly wrought, it supported itself. This machine was an original...
Page 576 - Indeed, the greatest part of the art of painting stucco, so as to stand or wear well, consists in attending to these observations, for whoever has observed the expansive power of water, not only in congelation, but also in evaporation, must be well aware that when it meets with any foreign body, obstructing its escape, as oil painting, for instance, it immediately resists it, forming a number of vesicles or particles, containing an acrid lime-water, which forces off the layers of plaster, and frequently...
Page 591 - The force required to work a pump will be as the height to which the water is raised and as the square of the diameter of the pump-bore in that part where the piston works ; so that if two pumps be of equal...
Page 585 - ... cannot be employed. It is a general rule with respect to solder, that it should always be easier of fusion than the metal intended to be soldered by it. Next to this, care must...
Page 379 - ... quantity which had been spread over its surface; for it was the quantity which had been imbibed by the slate, the surface of which was equal to that of the tile ; the tile was left to dry in a room heated to 60 degrees, and it did not lose all the water it had imbibed in less than six days.
Page 399 - Justices in which such Warrant shall have been issued, it shall be lawful for any One or more of the Justices of the Peace for any other County, Shire, Division, City, Town, or Place, within the United Kingdom, and such Justice or Justices is and are hereby respectively...
Page 387 - Another cause of smoking is, when the tops of chimneys are commanded by higher buildings, or by a hill, so that the wind, blowing over such eminences, falls like water over a dam, sometimes almost perpendicularly on the tops of the chimneys that lie in its way, and beats down the smoke contained in them.

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