Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge

Occasionally Practised upon Public Works

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,647 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: TA
Downloads: 783
Added to site: 2011.06.19
mnybks.net#: 30187
Genre: Instructional
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el, for the blades must then be strained very much and the pile and screw may be injured. It is not using them rightly, or for the purpose for which they were designed, and another system of foundations should be used except under special circumstances.

"Don't attempt to screw piles into ground having boulders in it. It is always difficult to penetrate, as also is spongy mud and stiff tenacious clay. In any ground harder than loose sand, silty and alluvial soil screwing is not easy, and you cannot say what it will cost to obtain the necessary power to screw. As regards that kind of screwing I always feel so benevolent that I like some one else to do it. Do you understand?"

"Yes; when you know a loss looks more likely than profit."

"If you like to put it that way it is not in me to object. I'm too polite. Saying 'yes' and agreeing with every one, gets you a nice character as an agreeable man, whereas you are a big fraud and a high old liar."

"Parliamentary language, please; no matte

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