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So that the mortar within the joints won't be afflicted by frosts, drench it with oil-dregs each year earlier than iciness starts off. therefore taken care of, it's going to no longer permit the hoarfrost input it. 7. If, in spite of the fact that, it kind of feels requisite to exploit nonetheless better care, lay two-foot tiles, jointed jointly in a mattress of mortar, over the damaged stone, with little channels of 1 finger’s breadth lower within the faces of the entire joints. attach those channels and fill them with a mix of lime and oil; then, rub the joints tough and lead them to compact. hence, the lime sticking within the channels will harden and solidify right into a mass, and so hinder water or anything from penetrating throughout the joints. After this sediment is done, unfold the nucleus upon it, and paintings it down by means of beating it with rods. Upon this lay the ground, on the inclination above defined, both of huge cubes or burnt brick in herring-bone trend, and flooring hence developed won't quickly be spoiled. bankruptcy II THE SLAKING OF LIME FOR STUCCO 1. LEAVING the topic of flooring, we needs to subsequent deal with of stucco paintings. this can be very well if the easiest lime, taken in lumps, is slaked an outstanding whereas prior to it's for use, in order that if any lump has no longer been burned lengthy sufficient within the kiln, will probably be pressured to throw off its warmth in the course of the lengthy process slaking within the water, and may therefore be completely burned to a similar consistency. while it truly is taken no longer completely slaked yet clean, it has little crude bits hid in it, and so, while utilized, it blisters. while such bits whole their slaking once they are at the construction, they get a divorce and destroy the graceful polish of the stucco. 2. but if the right kind consciousness has been paid to the slaking, and larger pains have therefore been hired within the guidance for the paintings, take a hoe, and use it on the slaked lime within the mortar mattress simply as you hew wooden. If it sticks to the hoe in bits, the lime isn't but tempered; and while the iron is drawn out dry and fresh, it is going to convey that the lime is susceptible and thirsty; but if the lime is wealthy and correctly slaked, it is going to follow the device like glue, proving that it's thoroughly tempered. Then get the scaffolding prepared, and continue to build the vaultings within the rooms, until they're to be adorned with flat coffered ceilings. bankruptcy III VAULTINGS AND STUCCO paintings 1. while vaulting is needed, the approach might be as follows. organize horizontal furring strips at periods of no more than ft aside, utilizing ideally cypress, as fir is quickly spoiled by means of decay and by means of age. set up those strips for you to shape a curve, and cause them to quick to the joists of the ground above or to the roof, whether it is there, via nailing them with many iron nails to ties mounted at periods. those ties will be made up of one of those wooden that neither decay nor time nor dampness can smash, equivalent to field, juniper, olive, oak, cypress, or the other related wooden other than universal oak; for this warps, and reasons cracks in paintings during which it's used. 2. Having prepared the furring strips, take wire made up of Spanish broom, and tie Greek reeds, formerly pounded flat, to them within the required contour.