Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 26, 1909, NEWS SECTION, Page 8, Image 8

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Getting Best Results in Home Building
Arthur O. Olanaca, ' ArehlUot.
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HE entire planning of a -home
T might be dwelled upon under
the title of "od1 and ends,"
mm for a house la compound of
ECV, many parts and materials
mmZhzzJ which should all be assembled
together as a harmonious whole, after
having been considered separately as to
their appropriateness and their financial
and artistic value. While every house
should be planned to suit Its location, and
the requirements, of locations vary to a
large extent, there are a few principles
which can be applied in most cases. It
matters not whether ; a lot is fifty feet
wide or one hundred feet wide, a better
plan can be obtained and more value, "and
enjoyment realized out of ' its situation
through placing the broad side of- the
house to the front than placing the narrow
side of the house at the front and extend
ing It back a considerable distance to ob;
tain the required amount of room. Most
lots are between fifty and' sixty-five feet
wide. In a lot under sixty-five feet .wide
It matters not whether the house is thirty
feet on the front or forty-five feet wide.
In either case the space left on each side
of the house can be used for little more
than a passageway from the front to the
rear. To plan the broad side of the house
to the front makes the house shallow from
front to rear and by setting well back on
the lot you will thereby obtain a good
lied front ,yard and a good sized back
yard and other advantages which I will
enumerate. '
Placing the broad side of the house to
the front permits locating the stairway
through the center of the house. This
means that the entrance also will be In
the center, both to the porch and the
house, which is desirable for outside ap
pearance as well as Inside convenience. It
also permits of placing two of the prin
cipal, rooms in the front corners of the
house where they can get a splendid view
of .the street and even from the "side win
dows obtain a better view than if one of
the ' rooms ' were located farther back in
the house, which would be necessary were
the house planned so narrow that the
Stair hall would have to be placed In one
of. the corners. Placing the stair hall in
the center of the house and so planning
the. stairway that it will .bring" the stair
hall on the second floor in the center of
the house makes it ' possible to place the
bed rooms In the four corners. If the house
Is square, .thereby obtaining' light and air
and a good view from two sides of each
room. The principal bearing partition on
the first floor can also be carried up
through the second floor In the center of
the house, giving It a good back bone.
When this occurs, tthe partitions should
also be carried down through to the base
ment. So much In favor of the wide house.
There are probably more patented sys
tems and attachments for heating" plants
than any other mechanical part of n house
r building. Each heating contractor lias
his own pet theory, which he claims .Is
right, and that all other heating contrac
tu, a who do not agree with him ore wrong.
The man selling a furnace naturally, for
business reasons, does not think much of
a hot water heating plant, and with a hot
water heating man the reverse opinion is
also naturally held. Laying aside all pet
theories, pro or con, there is no doubt but
what the most practical heating plant for
a modern home is the hot water heating
system. The reason that hot water heat
ing plants are not always a success Is
because of the manner in which they au
Installed, and the owner Is sometimes to
blame for this, since he is too often tempted
to let his contract at the lowest possible
bid that he can obtain regardless of the
contractor's reputation.
. We will take for example a certain house,
requiring 1,000 feet of radiation. Contractor
Brown states that he will Install the plant
complete in every respect for $800. Con
tractoi1 Jones cives the home builder a
little lecture, stating that he hasn't figured
on sufficient radiation and recommends
that he put In 1,200 feet, stating that he will
furnish such a plant complete for $700, with
really no intention of doing so, his real
intention being to give the home builder
but 900 feet of radiation, knowing that the
home builder will never know the differ
ence, unless he has the architect superin-
Through an arrangement with Ar
thur C LMrtiisen, architect, the read
ers of The omiuui uee cun obtain a
'copy of ins Ueautitul OooK,
JJICi." for On Dollar.
This book contains loriy-nlx chap-
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liuuty . unit. t.u !4(j.iw, . ,.a tuttr
s.&.i.tnU in goiu. n mills v.Uh the
plACkiltal iuu holllt UUItlilllg, Hiv
ing Luiiipieie nil uriiutiiuii uu uiv
p.ainiu.K una Uin,fc4..iin ui every kind
ut Home, x Here is burning inuie
piacicui than i.ialniig uu homo ur
umic, uulluing u on &cienluiu lines
and to liifcuie s.iuitaiy conditions
and wnrnun. The author uf me uuoK
anus to give the inieiiuing nume
bunder acu ice on snujceis nucn ha
buying the lot, planning the Home,
letting the contract., chuoHinj the
mattiiais, etc. Piobiunm aouut iron,
douis, windows, stairways,
piaces, exteriors, interior iinixh, etc.,
lire taken up In detail una tieateU
with good common sense. Nearly all
questions that could be anticipated
are answered and the book haould
povo a great heip to who are
about to plan a home. It Is pro
fusely illustrated. Send all ontern to
Arthur C. Clausen, 113G-a7-3S Lumber
Exchange, Minneapolis.
tend the const ruction of the house, until
the following winter, nnd then It Is teo
late, for the contractor has obtained the
owner's satlsfnetory acceptance of tin
heating plant, alno his money. This is a
very common trick among some unscrupu
lous heating contractors A hentir.g plant
which would ordinarily require 1.000 feet of
radiation can be operated end keep the
house warm on BOO feet, hut you must
crowd the boiler by frequent attention to
the fire and keep it burning up to a high
pitch at all times during very cold weather.
When both radiation and the boiler are
of proper capacity a small even flro can
be kept up which requires but little atten
tion. The circulation throughout the plant
is plow and ensy and the water never
boils over the expansion tank on the
second floor.
While all facts point to the advisability
of Installing a hot water heating plant in
an average sized home, there is no
but what a small home can be heated In
a very satisfactory manner with a hot air
furnace, provided that It la properly In
stalled. Here again the home builder has
to lie careful with whom he deals and be
sure that his furnace la of the proper size.
Most people put In a hot air heating plant
because It Is the cheapest, which I of
course a good reason, when a man Is
limited to a certain amount In the con
struction of hit home. Some contractors
renlise this fact and select the cheapest
apparatus that they can possibly get the
owner to buy and pass It oft as a heating
plant with the usual results.
It makes no particular difference where
the hot water boiler It located, but a fur
nace should Invariably be loeated as near
the center of the house as possible, even
if it Is necessary to carry the smoke pipe
a long distance to the flue, for furnace
hot air pipes, If 'carried any great dlstaneo
on A level, will not give heat. Here Is an
other point to take Into consideration. It
Is practical to put hot water radiators
around the outside walls of a house,
prefcrobly near the windows, to heat the
cold air as it enters. In a hot air plant,
however, It Is more practical to place the
registers In every room where they will
take "the least amount of pipe to connect
with the furnace. Every furnace pipe
should have a damper In the basement,
for it very often occurs, where two pipes
leave the furnace near each dther, that
the one having the shortest run to the
register takes the heat from the other.
Under these circumstances It would be best
to partially close the damper In the pipe
conducting more than Its ahare of heat
Into the other so as to throw the heat Into
the other pipe. All hot air heating plants
chould be regulated In this manner and
when the dampers are once regulated in
a manner that Insures an even distribu
tion of heat they should then be wired in
lace so ;'iat their positions cannot be
altered. ,
After reading the above a prospective
hon e builder will naturally ask how ho Is
going to know whether or not he is get
ting the right amount of radiation with
out going to the expense of hiring an ex
pert to examine the plant or engage the
architect to superintend the construction
of his house. The most practical way to
handle this situation Is to have the con
tractor guarantee a sufficient amount of
radiation. In other words, do not ask a
heating contractor to figure on a certain
amount of radiation, but lay your plans
before him, telling him that you want the
best figure on a heating plant, complete
In every detail, which will heat your house
to 70 degrees In coldest weather. State
that you will make him guarantee the
amount of radiation he agrees to furnish
to do the work properly, and that In your
protection you are going to reserve 10 per
cent of the amount of his bid until the
first cold spell, enabling you to give the
plant a thorough test, or, to be more
specific, until the 1st of January of the
year In which you build.
We IVfae Them in Omaha
and can duplicate any
manufactured in the world also
Save You Money
Hydraulic-Press Brick Co.
330 Be Building.
Let us show you samples.
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Pre-Inventory Clothing Clearance
Men's Suiis
and Overcoats
Youths1 Suits
and Overcoats
Boys' Suits
and Overcoats
Broken lines and
odd lots from our
own regular stock
will be sacrificed this
week to effect a com
plete clearance before
inventory, Jan. 1st.
Monday $075
At Ozz:
Men's Suits that
sold regularly at
$12.50 up to $20.00.
Fine worsteds, cas
simeres, cheviots
splendid assort
ment of styles and
ts3 '
Men's Suits, worth
from $20.00 up to
$25.00 fine import
ed Scotch suitings,
imported English
worsteds, $flf775
wonderful Ej M
values, at. . La
Remember we personally guarantee every Suit or Over
coat sold here, no matter whether at regular or special sale
prices. Come early Monday.
Men's Overcoats, worth $14.50 up
to $22.50 Choice fabrics, color
ings and style? ; values seldom if
ever equaled at fllfjj 75
our isaie
All Men's and Boys'
Winter Caps at Half, and
Less Regular Prices, v
S Try HATBEH'S First P!ys
Tie Bee The Best for Snorts
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Forty Carloads of IHIeath aed.
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Shipped from Chicago, November 29, 1909, to
( Marshall-Wells Hardware Co., Duluth, Portland and Spokane
The largest shipment of paint ever made the total weight of paint in this train load is 1,600,000
pounds; the cars contained 15,727 Boxes, 160 Barrels, 4,262 Kegs and Casks in which were packed
194,414 packages of Heath and Milligan Paints, Enamels and SUNSHINE. This is sufficient paint to
paint a strip 1 foot wide around the world, or in other words an area of 131,000,000 square feet.
Merit Wins The trade necessitating the placing of this enormous order was built up in 9 years.
This would be impossible except on paints of Merit. "Quality goes in every package of Heath and
Milligan Paints before the name goes on.''
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EATM . MILLIGAN MFC, CO., Paint and Color Makers
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