Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on May 16, 1952 · Page 18
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 18

Estherville, Iowa
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Friday, May 16, 1952
Page 18
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Water Pipe Noises Can Cause Leaks Water hammer—the banping noise you hear when water is turned off suddenly, as^ with a spring-activated faucot—can be dangerous as well as annoying. It is caused by the sudden stoppage of the flow, creating a terrific impact in the pipes, sending energy waves rebounding thnJugh the water at high velocity. This makes the pipes vi I irate, loosens pipe supports, strains the pipes and causes leaks at joints or other weak point.?. Water hammer in small pipes increases the pressure by as much as 55 pounds per square inch. This means that water flowing only at five feet per .•second can build up a pressure of 275 pounds per square inch when stopped suddenly. A projecting pipe. tightly capped and filled with air above a household plumbing system, oi- commercial shock absorbers fitted with springs and cushions, will take up water hammer and its destructive force. Uow To Get Satin Finish Dull or satin finishes for varnish or enamel are obtained by removing the natural gloss with pumice stone and water or oil after the last coat has dried. Three to eight days are allowed for hardening. Thick felt, dipped in water or oil and then in finely ground pumice, is used for the rubbing. Light grade motor oil, raw linseed oil and benzine, or paraffin oil may bo used. The surface is rubbed lightly with special care being used on edges and corners to avoid rubbing through the finish. Moldings and carvings are rubbed with a short stiff brush instead of felt. Pumice is washed off with clear water and wiped dry with a clean cloth. Corners and angles are cleaned out with an orange stick or other sharp instrument. High Windows Can Be Cold Over a Bed High windows in bedrooms can havo drawbacks as well ;is advantages. They are designed to increase wall space—to make it possibit to place the heads of beds again^ any wall except those broken by doors and closets. Being shoulder high, they insure privacv. requiring no blinds at all. On the other hand, they may let in too much moonlight fo-- your taste, and provide an exces.s of ventilation over your bead. Painting Drawer Fronts When finishing unpainted furniture, remove the drawers and stand them with drawer-fronts up. This prevents the possibility of enamel runs or sags. Protect Koof Gutters Cooper roof gutters corrode under chemical action of smoke, soot and cinders. If your house is subjected to railroad or factor}smoke it is wise to paint the inside of gutters with asphaltum I preparations, using spar varnish on the outside for appearances. Painting prevents copper from staining white woodwork. Esther\ille, la., Dnily News Fri., May 16, 1952 11—A You, too, can Home like I'jclurc*! aliovc one of ihr st'vrral fiiu- hoiiK-s \M- l!a\«- luiilt in K— tlicrvillo (liirinji th<- last year. I'roof of I'm- diiraltiliiy atxi |)iaiiiiin<; that fi(>«'s into «»iir lionu-s is ail <)v<r l<>>*ii. .'^tr iis to­ day about your l>uii(iin<>; plans. Construction Company Kstherville, Iowa Start a SAVINGS ACCOUNT Regular saving now — every pay day — can provide the down payment on a home of your own within a few years. And while you are ''sahing away" your money for this worth - while purpo.>>e, vour savings will be earning 2 % Interest Payable Semi-annually New room, garage, wiring, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, and other improvements can be made under an F.H.A. ( p to 36 Monlhs Jo Pay Title I (Hiin>«- IniproveniPiitl Loan \Vf iinit«' your incniirifs Iowa Trust & Savings Bank ^II'HIIMT of tlie Kctlenil Kcserve Sjsteni

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