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Building Services News Volume 4 Issue 7 Article The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete issue) Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Civil Engineering Commons, Construction Engineering Commons, and the Construction Engineering and Management Commons Recommended Citation (1964) The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete issue), Building Services News: Vol. 4: Iss. 7, Article 1. Available at: This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Journals Published Through Arrow at It has been accepted for inclusion in Building Services News by an authorized administrator of For more information, please contact This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License IRISH PLUMBING & et al.: The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete i HEATING MRS 1970 knows what she wants And she knows just where to get it. Because the hard-hitting advertising, which first sells her on the idea of installing Shell and BP Housewarming, also tells her of the superb service offered by her local Appointed Installer. The special Shell and BP Appointed Installer's sign is prominently featured in each advertisement to help her remember it. There are hundreds of Mrs. 1970's. All looking for the Irish Shell and BP Limited Appointed Installer's sign the sign which they know means prompt, efficient service. Hundreds of Mrs. 1970's -hundreds of systems to install and service. It's obviously very good business to give Mrs what she wants! For Central Heating :o Irish Shell and BP Limited Shell-BP House, Fleet St.. Dublin 2. October 1964 Published by 1964 Vol. 4 No. 7 SPECIAL MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT : -Industrial Heating & Ventilating In Ireland 1 Building Services News, Vol. 4, Iss. 7 [1964], Art. 1 on the site, Plumbers fit... f~ -~ - ~ ~Y!l the tirst choice San bra Fyffe ~1 ~:~ t PLUMBERS' BRASSWARE, TAPS & FITTINGS for ALL requirements in Plumbing and Heating Services. THE SANBRA FYFFE RANGE INCLUDES:- CONEX-INST ANTOR Compression Joints and Fittings for Copper Tube. e Valves, Stopcocks and Drawn Copper Traps. e SANBRA FYFFE Brassware - including the renowned 'Easilyne' and 'Aqualyne' Luxury Taps and Fittings as well as Pillarcocks, Bibcocks, Wastes, Plugcocks, etc. 'Aqualyne' TEE-PIECE. Highnecked Pillarcock SANBRA FYFFE LTD., CONEX WORKS, SANTRY AVE., DUBLIN, 9. 'l'elej)hone: Dublin :rl.3131 (5 lines). Telegrams: Sanbra, Dublin. 'l't lex r.:t~;;. UNIVERSAL FABRICATORS LIMITED STORAGE TANKS UNliMITED for fuel oil kerosene petrol also PIPELINES WELDED PLATE STRUCTURES to A.P.I. & ASME specifications Carthorn (1949) ltd Commercial Buildin&s, Dame St., Dublin l Distributors for Northern Ireland: W. D. CRAIG & CO., Cro\m Chambers, 64 Royal Ave., Belfast, 1. 2 et al.: The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete i October, ONLY THE WARMTH IS CONSPICUOUS A radiator that will go to any length for a clean, unbroken line! Fit any number of Trimline sections together and they form a continuous sweep of radiator that merges unobtrusively with the wall. Slim, finely fluted panels give a wide angle of radiation, and give the Trimline its distinctive modern look. Available in three convenient heights (18 , 24 or 30 ), ingeniously constructed in cast-iron for durability, the Trimline has endless possibilities for schools, libraries, factories, public and private buildings. Full specifications and installation details sent on request. I DEAL TRIM Ll N E': nother cast-iron proof that IDEAL lead in radiators If you would like to know more about the IDEAL range of radiators, please write to: Ideal-Standard Limited, Ideal Works, Hull (Tel: Hull 68971), or Ideal House, Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (Tel: Gerrard 8686). IDEAL' AND TRIML INE ARE TRADE MARKS OF IDEAL-STANDARD LIMITED Orre Published by Building Services News, Vol. 4, Iss. 7 [1964], Art. 1 7 he Trish Plumbing and Heating Engineer. UnanimouS-Whichever way you look at it the LYNX is today' s most popular cistern GOOD LOOKING The Lynx's clean cut lines are an example of contemporary styling at its very best. PRACTICAL The Lynx is the easiest to install; the concealed fitting is neat and simple. EFFICIENT Discreetly quiet with the most dependable mechanism ever. Lynx high and low level cisterns are made of tough durable black Duranite that won't craze, is non-corrosive. The Kingfisher siphon mechanism, made of polythene, gives a powerful flush, is non-corrosive, unbreakable. It can be used in both hard and soft water areas. The Lynx conforms to BSS 1125 and Water Works specifications. Every genuine lynx has the name engraved on the cistern Other Shires products are the Uni-Lynx close-coupled suite, cistern fittings, plastic fiushpipes and the Polyfioat cistern float. Available from all recognised builders' providers in the Republic. SHIRES (IRELAND) LIMITED Stannaway Drive Crumlin Dublin Two 4 et al.: The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete i October, \ Central heating is now going into many houses for which even the Opiomatic Junior Is unnecessari! y large. For such installations B.S.A. Harford have designed the Opixy Pump. The 9llb Opixy is not just a half-size version of the Junior. It is a completely new design, Inside and out (no housewife could object to it in her kitchen). Published by 1964 FLYWEIGHT For smaller installationsthe neat 9* lb OPIXY Features include: variability by easily accessible controls; push-button to free shaft; vent screw on top for quick release of trapped air; specially designed waterlubricated bearings; guaranteed for two years. And like all B.S.A. Harford equipment, every pump is certified individually tested. ISA HARFORD ONAGAIN ~ NORTHSIDE HOUSE, MOUNT PLEASANT, COCKFOSTERS, HERTS. PUMPS. BOILERS RADIATORS. VALVES.BURNERS. PUMPS. BOILERS 5 Building Services News, Vol. 4, Iss. 7 [1964], Art. 1 ] lze Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer WESTWOOD Vitreous Enamelled SANITARY F I RECLA YW ARE for Houses, Hospitals, Schools, Public Buildings, Canteens and Factories INSTALLATION AT HYDE PARK CORNER, LONDON JOHNSON & (Vitreous China Division) ALFRED JOHNSON & SON LTD. QUEENBOROUGH KENT In addition to White can also be supplied in ~ he following pastel shades: PRIMROSE TURQUOISE SKY BLUE LIGHT GREEN BLACK GREY CORAL PINK IVORY SLATER LIMITED (Sanitary Fireclay Division) JOHN SLATER (STOKE) LTD., BERRY HILL, STOKE-ON-TRENT. Agent: C. BRINSLE Y SHERIDAN 10, HFRBERT PLACE, DUBLIN, 2. TELEPHONE: Directory of Manufacturers, Agents, Representatives and Distributors e Readers are requested to notify this office of any additions, alterations or amendments for entries in the 1965 Directory. e A limited number of copies of this year's edition are available on re(!uest for checking. e Address correspondence to: Irish P.lumbing 1& Heating Engineer , 13/15 Dame Street, Dublin, 2. GAS OR ELECTRIC? WELDING OF COURSE! But we also have a wide range of cutting and heating equipment, accessories and safety equipment. Delivery services everywhere. CONTACT INDUSTRIAL GASES (I.F.S.} LTD., DUBLIN Four 6 et al.: The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete i October, WHO'S IN CHAR&E HERE? Proportional or Thermostatic, BSA Harford valves stay in command of heat output Every B.S.A. Harford radiator valve is savagely tested before it leaves the factory. They stay on the job w1thout maintenance. The B.S.A. Harford Thermostatic Radiator Regulator (right) allows control of room temperature from w1thin the room (from 41 to 77 F). Brings room temperature to the selected level, and keeps it thereswitching off and saving fuel until it's needed again. Can be fitted direct to the radiator valve, or up to 6 ft. away from the radiator. Simple, robust design for long, reliable life. The B.S.A. Harford Twin Action Proportional Radiator Valve (left) regulates heat output according to position of the handwheel. Can also be pre-set to limit flow through the radiator. Which means no additional lockshield valve is needed. So valve costs are halved. No sticking. No dripping. Simple, efficient, precise. For use with iron or copper pipework. B.S.A. HARFORD Northside House, Mount Pleasant, Cockfosters, Herts. IIA HARFORD Published by 1964 Five 7 '1 he Irish Plumbing and Healing Engineer. Will new method cut domestic heat costs by one third? A new way of supplying the heat produced in electricity generating stations to domestic consumers is being investigated by a committee of expert engineers set up by Mr. Geoffrey, Rippon, British Minister of Public Building and Works. The experts consider that there is a distinct possibility of providing heat for domestic consumers in a large urban area at two... thirds of the cost of heating their premises by convientional 011eans. They alro suggest that a supply of hot water at this low cost might make it feasible to heat roads, pavements and shopping arcades, sports pitches and spectators' stands, and to operate plants which would provide refrigeration and air-conditioning more cheaply. The new idea is based on using crosscompounded turbines in an electricity generating station located within a mile or so of the centre of the new urban area. Each of these units would consist of a highpressure turbine exhaustin~: into a low-pressure condensing turbine, botb provided for generating electricity. Heat would be supplied outside the hours of peak electricity demand by operating the high-pressure section as a back-pressure set. Water would thus be heated to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and hot water storage accumulators would be brought into operation when necessary. During hours of peak demand both sections of the unit would be operated to generate electricity. Six Building Services News, Vol. 4, Iss. 7 [1964], Art. 1 THERE was a good turn ov.t of installers, heat- PERKINS ing engineers, DISPLAY consulting engineers ON TOUR and other t r a d e members at the reception held in Irish Shell House this month before a tour of the Republic by the Perkins Boilers Demonstration Trailer. The trailer made its Southern tour following a suc:essful similar tour in Northern Ireland. The demonstration unit contained workin3 models from the Perkins ran!_ e of domestic and industrial b~'ilers. During the tour of main city and provincial centres, the unit has aroused keen interest (see!jicture below). * * * CIRMAX Pumps Ltd., of Eiland Lane, Eiland, Yorkshire, have added to their range of glandless circulators ANOTHER SMALL BORE the C irma x CIRCULATOR type UP25 for small bore heating systems. Bearings are designed for water lu,brication and are hard wearing and silent. The pump, which features an illuminated rotating indicator, is infinitely variable between maximum and minimum output. The pump can be fitted in either the horizontal or vertical position. The stator has been improved by being encapsulated and it is therefore moistureproof and silent. e At the Il'ish Shell House reception (see story above) were: Mr. E. W. Pigct, Irish Shell & B.P. Ltd.; IV..r. T. F. Barrett, Oil Fired Homes (1.) Ltd.; Mr. W, Maginnis, Perkin9 technical repre&entative, and Mr. P. King of Navan, IRISH PLUMBING & HEATING ENGINEER Vol. 4. No.7. OCTOBER, 1964 THE I R ISH PLUMBING AND HEATING ENGINEER is the only publication produced in Ireland catering exclusively for the heating, plumbing and ventilation industries with a guaranteed circulation covering the Repub.lic of Ireland and Northern Ireland every month. This month an IPHE reporter, who recently visited Manchester, cov. ers the two recent exhibitions held there. His first report on the Domestic Heating and In.sulation-in-the-H om e Exhibition appears in the Domestic section, whjl2 his report on the Heating, Ventilating and Fud Efficiency Exhibition is included in the Industrial section. A big develcpment this month was the openina of the Irish Heating Centre in Dame Street, Dublin. To mark the occasion we carry a special Heating Centre feature in the tinted centre ooction. Due to these heavy demands on ~pace, W. J. R. Couchman's Seven Deadly Sin of Domestic Heating Installation ha9 been held over until next month. Allen McDowell contributes his regular column, Northern Notes while Trade Topics re~ view the month's new3. Editorial and advertising offices: Callaghan Chambers, 13/15 Dame Street. Dublin 2. Tel London: J. T. Robson & Son Ltd., 30 Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. Tel.: Fleet Street Belfast: Allen McDowell, 43 Horn Drive, Belfast 11. Phone 6141lMi. 8 et al.: The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer, October 1964 (complete i October, In this picture Mr. D. Luke, manager of Unid;u-e'-s heat~ division, discusses a cutaway model storage heater with Mr. i 1\.kKenna, merchandise sales manager, E.S.B.; Mr. R. A. H. J ackson, E.S.B. district manager, and Mr. R. Ayers, manager, Satchwell Controls Ltd. SUCCESSFUL.DUBLIN SPACE M R. R. A. H. JACKSON, district manager of the Electricity Supply Board, Dublin, speaking at the ope ning of the space heating exhibition held at the E.S.B. Showrooms, Dublin, this month, said that the high standard achieved by the Irish manufacturers in heating appliances could be measured by the cons[derable t xport market of these products which had been built up in a very competitive field. The expansion of the electrical industries in Ireland had given a great deal of employment to our people and the increasing demand for electrical space heating appliances meant a continuing upward trend in the consumption of electricity. This development could only result in greater prosperity for the nation. New types of floor-warming cables and storage heaters were among the exhibits on display in the Board's Fleet Street showrooms. The exhibition showed the most up-to-date methods of electric space heating. A big turnout of eng:neers, architects and contractors were at the opening. NEW TO the Sterling Axiatherm c~n tr al heating range is th2 I kilowatt Cadet electric ADDITION heater. It has TO ELECTRIC been introduced C.H. RANCE specifically to provide economical central-heating in the smaller rooms of houses, flats a nd offices. Jt can be mounted either on the surface of the wall or recessed into it. The Cadet can also be used in conjunction with larger heaters in the Axiatherm range. As in these other units, air is drawn throl,gh the expanded metal gri lle, passed over black heat elements and re-directed into the room. The main swi tch provides for either heat or, in hot weather, for recirculation of cool air. A speciall y designed filter is incorporated to remove any dust from air which is drawn in. Soecifications include: weight, lliibs.; voltages, 200/220, 250/230; A.C. only; rating, I,000 watts; width, l2f'; height, II 9-16 ins. The manufacturers are Sterling Domestic Appliances Ltd. * * * WHITE-RODGERS Ltd., South Western Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, are t h e manufacturers of the CONTROL FOR ELECTRIC I A65 Electric HEATING Heat Thermostat. It is especially designed for the control of electric heating. The control knob is an extra sensitive element, exposed fully to room air temperature and radiant heat. The l A65 Electric Heat Thermostat is easy to install. It is supplied wtth Published by 1964 its own flush mounting conduit box HEATING EXHIBITION which has t knockouts at the top, bottom and back. The wiring is from the front for qu.ick positive connections. The thermostat is fitted with a new dial-locking device which can be set to limit hi ~h adj ust ment or for fixed, non-adjustable setting. A positive OFF position is built into the switch so that no separate line break swi tch is required. The height is 4f' x 2f' width, x 1 depth. The differential is 1 degree F. The temperature range is 50 degrees to 80 degrees F and the rating-22 amps. 240v. A.C. (5,000 W.). * * * JACKSON is a household word among caterers a nd hoteliers and many kitchens boilers, either JACKSON have installed BOILER IS their instantan- MODIFIED eous type of gas, steam or cl::ctrically heated. Throughout Ireland, the EP. boiler is very popular indeed. Modifications have recently been made on this boiler to incorporate the famous Tomlinson U.S.A. No-Drip tap which has replaced the old barrel type tap that needed careful grinding in on occasions. The No-Drip tap is spring loaded and the operation is now a simplified up and down movement. Jackson boilers have recently introduced the gas equivalent of the popular EP. electric, described as the GP. It is fitted with a utomatic gas control by a system of relay and thermostat. It is an ideal boiler for the smaller caterer. In contrast with the Jackson boiler there is a Jackson water heater that delivers hot water in place of boiling water and is ideal for washing l'? sinks and dishwashing rinse water. This also is gas heated. in brief... F RY'S Metal Foundries Ltd. have produced a leaflet on Flowsilver brazing alloys and fluxes. The two inside pages have been all ocated to form a tabulated stock grade list, whilst the third page has been given to comments. * * * AN ATfRACflVE four page, full colour catalogue has been produced by Lee, Howl & Co. Ltd., Tipton, Staffs., dealing comprehensively with their Swim(l()ol self-priming cen(rifugal pumps. These pumps are designed for use with swimming pool filters varying in size from 10 to 74 square feet of filter area. * * * THE KAWNEER Company (U.K.) Limited, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, manujacturers of aluminium architectural metal products, have appointed J. & C. McGiouchlin Limited, of Pearse Street, Dublin, as their authorised dealer in the Republic. Northern Ireland is served by Cambell Brothers Ltd., of Belfast. Seven 9 Building Services News, Vol. 4, Iss. 7 [1964], Art. 1 The Irish Plumbing and Heating Engineer. Reporting 4TH NATIONAL DOMESTIC HEATING AND INSULATION IN THE HOME EXHIBITION-BY AN I.P.H.E. REPORTER FOUR-DAY SHOW DREW A BIG CROWD THIS Manchester exhibition, held _at the same time as the Industnal one (reported in the industrial section), was directed mainly at the North of England market and sponsored by the Manchester Evening News. The interest of the general public, for whom the exhibition was designed, was particularly noted and a large crowd attended on each of the four days. In addition to the general exhibits, the orjlanisers laid on a most interesting programme of films and discussions and, indeed, the overall impression taken from this exhibition was that promotion on somewhat similar lines would undoubtedly be of tremendous benefit to the trade in Ireland. I am giving below a description of those items which I thought to be of most interest to the lrish market. THREE types of back boiler, two central heating systems, a packaged radiator kit and their underfloor draught open fire with three methods of ash disposal, were shown by Baxi, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lanes. The company's newest back boiler -the ROB 2-is a radiator output boiler of wrapround design with waterways extending to the front of the side cheeks as well as at the back efficient radiator shelf are: Uniqu,e design assists heat convection; double metal skin keeps shelf top cool; stove enamel finish in white or c1 eam; fixing in a jiffy- only two screws reof the fire, to give maximum hot water output; this is shown with the Rotary Ashbox model fire, which has its ashbox in two sections-the full section being rotated to the front and lifted out while the fire continues to burn. Drayton Controls Ltd. have just introduced the Theta-a new form of domestic central heating control which offers some real advantages. Instead of turning the heat ON and OFF, Theta modulates the water temperature through a mixing valve. All corrections are made smoothly and imperceptibly, so that Eight an even level of radiant heating is maintained at a ll times. This ensures real comfort at the lowest possible room temperature, and produces worthwhile fuel savings. The brains of a Theta is the proportional c
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