Handbook of house sanitation

9781130069181: Handbook of house sanitation

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. 1882 Excerpt: ...that of Jennings, automatically discharging its contents into the urinal at stated intervals; or they are provided with the necessary flush from a tap or valve over the basin, which has to be brought into action each time the urinal is used. The former plans are preferable as, owing to carelessness, the latter means of flushing is often overlooked, and the power of regulating an automatic flush by syphon or tip-over basin being well understood (Chapter IV, Section XXX VI I), there exists no reason why urinals should not always be automatically cleansed by periodical flushes without waste of water. The name of Jennings is more associated with this description of sanitary appliance than that of any other individual, and some excellent specimens are known as his inventions. There are several other patentees, however, whose products are well known, and Fig. 64 shows Stidder's patent urinal which appears to be very suitable for private dwellings. In this invention there is always water to a depth of! inches in the basin which dilutes the urine and thus prevents corrosion in the.waste pipe and trap. The trap, as will be seen, is an effective one, and is fitted with an inspection cap which is also useful for inspecting the waste pipe. With each flush of water not only is the basin flushed out and the water in it changed, but the water in the trap underneath is also renewed. This double protection, if aided by the ventilation of the pipe C, must prevent annoyance. It may sometimes be necessary in offices and chambers to provide a urinal so contrived in shape as to be let into the wall of the room and thus to be hid from sight when not in actual use. Fig. 65 illustrates a urinal of this description, ready for use. The flushing pan is at the back. It is made in...

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