Electric Lighting Specifications for the Use of Engineers and Architects

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W. J. Johnston Company, 1896 - Electric lighting - 213 pages

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Page 209 - Should the Contractor be obstructed or delayed in the prosecution or completion of his work by the act, neglect, delay or default of the Owner, or the Architects, or of any other contractor...
Page 168 - Underground Conductors. a. Must be protected against moisture and mechanical injury where brought into a building, and all combustible material must be kept from the immediate vicinity. b. Must not be so arranged as to shunt the current through a building around any catch-box.
Page 171 - Must be so spliced or joined as to be both mechanically and electrically secure without solder. The joints must then be soldered, to insure preservation, and covered with an insulation equal to that on the conductors.
Page 181 - No combination fixture in which the conductors are concealed in a space less than one-fourth inch between the inside pipe and the outside casing will be approved. e. Must be tested for "contacts" between conductors and fixtures, for "short circuits" and for ground connections before it is connected to its supply conductors.
Page 209 - ... of the Contractor, then the time herein fixed for the completion of the work shall be extended for a period equivalent to the time lost by reason of any or all of the causes aforesaid ; but no such allowance shall be made unless a claim therefor is presented in writing to the Architects within twenty-four hours of the occurrence of such delay.
Page 205 - No alterations shall be made in the work shown or described by the drawings and specifications, except upon a written order of the Architect...
Page 192 - Special attention is called to the fact that switchboards should not be built down to the floor, nor up to the ceiling, but a space of at least ten or twelve inches should be left between the floor and the board, and from eighteen to twenty-four inches between the ceiling and the board, in order to prevent fire from communicating from the switchboard to the floor or ceiling and also to prevent the forming of a partially concealed space very...
Page 211 - If at any time there shall be evidence of any lien or claim for which, if established, the Owner of the said premises might become liable, and which is chargeable to the Contractor , the Owner shall have the right to retain out of any payment then due or thereafter to become due an amount sufficient to completely indemnify against such lien or claim.
Page 210 - ART. ix. It is hereby mutually agreed between the parties hereto that the sum to be paid by the Owner to the Contractor for said work and materials shall be $ , subject to additions and deductions as hereinbefore provided, and that such sum shall be paid in current funds by the Owner to the Contractor in installments, as follows: The final payment shall be made within days after this contract is fulfilled.
Page 197 - The insulating covering of the wire to be approved under this section must be solid, at least 3 -64th of an inch in thickness, and covered with a substantial braid. It must not readily carry fire, must show an insulating resistance of one megohm per mile after two weeks...

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