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SEWERAGE


testing and also allows the water gradually to escape after a test by water. Existing drains which have become defective and require to be made good must be exposed, taken up and relaid with new pipes, unless advantage be taken of a method which, it is claimed, renders it possible to make them permanently watertight so as to withstand the water test under pressure, and at the same time to disinfect them and the surrounding subsoil. This end is accomplished with the aid of patent machines which on being passed through the drain-pipe first remove all obstructions and accumulations o foul matter and then thoroughly cleanse and disinfect it, saturating the outside concrete and contaminated soil adjacent to any leak with strong disinfectants. Subsequently, loaded with the best Portland cement, another machine is passed through the drain, and, by powerful evenly-distributed circular compression, forces the cement into every hole, crack or crevice in the pipes and joints. This work leaves the inner surface of the pipes perfectl clean and smooth. After the usual time has been allowed for the cement to set the air test is applied, and the drain is claimed to be equal to, if not better than, a ” new drain, because the foundation is not disturbed by the process, and the risk of settlement, which is often the cause of leaky drains, is remote. Every sanitary fitting should be trapped by a bend on the waste-pipe; this is generall made separately and fixed up. near to the sink,

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The traps of small wastes such as those of sinks and lavatories should be fitted with a brass screw 1 i cap to facilitate clearing when a stoppage occurs. Their object is to hold a quantity of water sufficient to prevent the access of foul air through the waste-pipe into the house. The depth of the I. water “ seal ” should not be less than 2 in., or it 5 may become easily unsealed in hot weather throu h the evaporation of the water. Unsealing may be caused, too, by “ siphon age, " when a - number of fittin s are attached to the same main waste without tie branches being properly ven" tilated just below each trap. The discharge from one fitting in this case would create a partial vacuum in the other branches and probably suck the sealing water from one or more of the traps. To obviate such an occurrence an “ anti-siphon age ” pipe is fixed having its upper end open to the air and provided with branches tapping such waste-pipe just below the trap. Then, with this contrivance, a discharge from any fitting, instead of causing air to be sucked in through the trap of another fitting, thereby breakin the seal and allowin foul drain air to enter theiiouse, merely draws the necessary air through the anti-siphon age pipe, leaving the other traps with their seals intact (fig. I2). There are many forms of traps for use in different positions although the principle and purposes of all are identical. Two forms commonly used are known as the S and the P trap. The bell trap and the D trap are obsolete. To collect the rain and waste water from areas, yards, laundr and other floors and similar positions an open trapped gulley is usedi It is usually of stoneware and fitted with an open iron a""°-75° grating which admits the water (fig. xi). Many of these gulleys are made too shallow and speedily Flget c oked if the water they receive is charged with mud or sand. o obviate this difficulty nmnwuku f ¢, - .. £2 3 Y 4 u f W nw ¢$@ W Tc I Fig. 12.-Soil Pipe with Antisiphonage Pipe. @ W0.5l“U, ppg Wbsmm.

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FIG. 15.—Stoneware Grease Trap. commonly used. They are many patterns, but some of the latest designs have been greatly im roved in this respect, and when fitted) with a silent fiushing cistern are not open to this objection. Siphonic closets (fig. 17) are a type of washdown in which the contents of the pan are removed by siphonic action, an after Hush arrangement providing for the resealing of the trap. They are practically silent inaction and with a flush of three gallons work very satisfactorily. Where the restrictions of the water company require the usual two gallon fiush the ordinar washdown pan should be used. Valve closets (fig. 18) are considered, by many authorities on sanitation to be' preferable to all other types. For domestic buildings, "' 515m I yr* 2 "M 2 ll §§§ ? j { i" 1 0 - " n y; ' g, / i | in Booz % %, . 5; , f

| 2 A . . -%%. égm FIG. r7.-Siphonic; Washdown. Fic. x8.-Valve. hotels, and where not subjected to the hardest wear, they are undoubtedly of great value. They should have a three gallon flush, and on this account they cannot be used in many districts owing to the water companies' regulations stipulating that a fiush of not more than two gallons may be used. The washout closet (fig. IQ) is a type that never attained much popularity as it has been found by practical experience to be unsanitary and 'objectionable. The standing water is too shallow, ' ' ~and the receiving basin checks the force of the fiush and the trap is therefore frequently imperfectly cleared. Hopper closets are of two kinds-the long hopper and the short hopper. These are the forerunners of the washdown closet which theshort hopper pan resembles, but instead of pan and trap being made in one piece the fitting consists of a fireclay or stoneware hopper, with strai ht sloping sides and central outlet jointed; to a trap of lead or other material. The joint should be placed so as to be always kept under water by

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