A Manual of Civil Engineering Practice: Specially Arranged for the Use of Municipal and County Enginners

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C. Griffin, 1911 - 809 pages

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Page 742 - means any drain of and used for the drainage of one building only, or premises within the same curtilage, and made merely for the purpose of communicating therefrom with a cesspool or other like receptacle for drainage, or with a sewer into which the drainage of two or more buildings or premises occupied by different persons is conveyed : "Sewer" includes sewers and drains of every description, except drains to which the word
Page 741 - The test of the right is, I think, whether the obstruction complained of is a nuisance, and, as it appears to me, the value of the test makes the amount of right acquired depend upon the surroundings and circumstances of light coming from other sources, as well as the question of the proximity of the premises complained of. What may be called the uncertainty of the test may also be described as its elasticity.
Page 729 - ... until such sewage or filthy water is freed from all excrementitious or other foul or noxious matter such as would affect or deteriorate the purity and quality of the water in such stream or watercourse or in such canal pond or lake.
Page 741 - Drain" shall mean and include any Drain of, and used for the Drainage of One Building only, or Premises within the same Curtilage, and made merely for the Purpose of communicating with a Cesspool or other like Receptacle for Drainage, or with a Sewer into which the Drainage of Two or more Buildings or Premises occupied by different Persons is conveyed...
Page 747 - The amount and value of any work already done by the owners or occupiers of any such premises. They may also, if they think just, include any premises which do not front, adjoin, or abut on the street or part of a street, but access to which is obtained from the street through a court, passage, or otherwise, and which in their opinion will be benefited by the works, and may fix the sum or proportion to be charged against any such premises accordingly.
Page 55 - F. 1 Knot = 6080 feet per hour. Weight of 1 Ib. in London = 445,000 dynes. One pound avoirdupois = 7000 grains = 453'6 grammes. 1 Cubic foot of water weighs 62-3 Ibs. at 65° F. 1 Cubic foot of air at 0
Page 724 - Wires weighing 100 Ibs. or more per mile. Each guard wire should be well earthed at one point at least, and at intervals of not more than five spans. The resistance to earth should be sufficiently low to insure that a telegraph or telephone wire falling on and making contact with the guard wire and the trolley wire at any time will cause the circuit breaker protecting that section to open. The earth connection should be made by connecting the wire through the support to the rails by means of a copper...
Page 732 - Contractors are to complete the works within such time as the Architect shall consider to be reasonable, and shall from time to time in writing appoint, and, in case of default, the...
Page 741 - A dweller in towns cannot expect to have as pure air, as free from smoke, smell, and noise as if he lived in the country, and distant from other dwellings, and yet an excess of smoke, smell, and noise may give a cause of action, but in each of such cases it becomes a question of degree, and the question is in each case whether it amounts to a nuisance which will give a right of action.
Page 731 - ... which in his opinion are not in accordance with the specification, and, in case of default, the Employer is to be at liberty to employ other persons to remove the same without being answerable or accountable for any loss or damage that may arise or happen to such materials ; and the Architect is also to have full power to require other proper materials to be substituted; and, in case of default, the Employer...

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