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School architecture; a handy manual for the use of architects and school authorities (1910) (14778620271)

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School architecture; a handy manual for the use of architects and school authorities (1910) (14778620271)

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Identifier: schoolarchitectu00bruc (find matches)
Title: School architecture; a handy manual for the use of architects and school authorities
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Bruce, William George, 1856-1949 Bruce, William Conrad, 1882- Bruce, Frank Milton, 1885- (from old catalog)
Subjects: School buildings
Publisher: Milwaukee, Johnson service company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress



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hould be open, that is, not enclosed in the wall,be that supply, waste or vent pipe. This is mere-ly a precaution for easy attention in time of neces-sity. Wherever practicable drains and wastepipes should be supported above the basementfloor by masonry, concrete piering or proper sus-pensions from the ceiling. Lead and other pipes,which, if it is possible, should never be runthrough classrooms, may be bronzed or enameledwithout the necessity of expensive nickle-plate orbrass piping. Just previous to handing over the building tothe local school authorities, architects ought toprepare a final and correct sketch of the entiresewer and drain pipe system. In clue time thisought to become the property of the school—infact it ought to be one of its most important rec-ords. The stranger who attempts to study thelayout for repair purposes will, without doubtat some future day, treasure this sketch. Drinking Fountains.—It is a great mistaketo use wash sinks, or rather combine wash sinks 51
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52 School Architecture with drinking fountains in school corridors. Washsinks should be confined to washroom or speciallyenclosed recesses in walls. Drinking fountainsspecially provided with or without a constantstream of water are good. They prevent everypossibility of the transmission of contagious dis-ease. Drinking fountains are made in a varietyof designs, artistically finished and pleasing. Deafening1.— Floors and walls may be effect-ively made sound-proof by so-called deafeningquilt. Thus the disturbing noises of one class-room will not penetrate and annoy the adjoiningroom, while classes may move through corridorsalmost unheard. To accomplish this, walls andpartitions must be carefully lined with the deaf-ener, lapped at the joints. This deafener mustnever be punctured by nails or piping exceptwhere absolutely necessary. This is to preventthe telephonic conduction of sounds through oraround the deafener and make the isolation ascomplete as possible. Deafeners should be unin-

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