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. 1767 Excerpt: ...do not place your binding or strong "Joists above three, four, orfive Feet apart; and that your Bridgings or Common Joists are not "above ten or twelve Inches apart; that is, between one Joist and the other. "And here also observe, Never to make double Tenants, or Tenons for bearing Uses, such as "Binding-Joists, Common Joists, or Purloins; for, in the first Place, it weakens very much "whatever you frame it into; and, in the second Place, it is a Rarity to have a Draught in "both Tenons; that is, to-draw your Joint close by the Pin; for the said Pin, by pasting "through both Tenons (if there is a Draught to each) must bend so much, that without "the Pin be as tough as Wire, must needs break in driving, and consequently do more Hurt "than Good. Several Several dreadful Fires having happened in and about London, fin the late Queen Anne'/ Time) the Rage and Violence whereof, it 'was apprehended, might, in a great Meajure, have been prevented, if Party-Falls of Brick had been built between House and House, from the Foundation to the Top os the Roof, and less Timber in the Fronts of Houses; For the Preventing the like Mi/chiefs for the Future, the Legislature then enjoined, THAT from and after the First Day of May, in the Year 1708, every House that should be built within the Bills of Mortality, (except on London Bridge) should have Party-Walls between House and House, wholly of Brick or Stone; and of two Bricks thick in the Cellar and Ground-Stories, and thirteen Inches thick upwards, from the Foundation quite through each House, and eighteen Inches above the Roof; and that no Modillion or Cornish of Timber under the Eaves should be suffered in any new House; but that all Front and Rear Walls should be built of Bric...
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