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Cement World Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180
Cement World Volume 2 (Paperback): Books Group
Cement World Volume 2 (Paperback): Books Group

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Cement World Volume 2 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...so they may not contract a serious disease for years, but a severe cold may weaken their vitality and disease resisting power so they may become infected at any time. Strangers drinking the water are especially liable because their systems are not fortified against the peculiar dangers lurking in that vicinity. Every fall city papers contain accounts of typhoid that has been brought home from country places by people while away on their annual vacation trips. With cistern water it is different, as the principal contamination of rain water comes from dirt on the roof; the water itself is pure enough until it strikes the roof. Some farmers have two cisterns. They let the first water from a rain shower run into one cistern, then switch the leader to the other one which is used for house purposes. Good durable cisterns in clay or loamy ground may be made by plastering cement mortar directly on the earth surface of the excavation. In some sections of the country a great many cisterns are made this way and covered by putting timbers across and building a floor of double thick inch stuff, laid to break joints. The spaces over the wall and between the timbers are filled in with cement and a drain is cut in one side while the cement is soft. A cistern built in this way may last for ten or twelve years without any trouble, but there is no certainty about it. A great deal better way is to make a round form of beveled staves lightly hooped to hold them in place. Then dig the excavation four or six inches larger all around than the outside of the wooden form. Then mix concrete, made of one part best Portland cement, two parts clean sharp sand and four parts of broken stone. If the cistern is small have the form already to lower by erecting a tripod with pulley and tackl...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 376
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-76814-5
Barcode: 9781130768145
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-76814-7

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