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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 306 (284)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 306
Page 306

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 306

Sometimes, in order to lower the cost of the construction, roof parapets are dispensed with and sheet metal gutters and downspouts are substituted. Such construction will be a constant source of maintenance and trouble, and is not recommended except in cases of absolute necessity. Trouble is sure to develop, not only with the sheet metal gutters and downspouts, but also with the top portion of the masonry wall through leaks caused by stoppages, and freezing. Provision should be made for downspouts to drain the marquee, and these should be concealed in the construction. '

Toilet Fixtures

Although wall-hung lavatories are less expensive, the leg type is recommended, as this type is less likely to

FIGURE le'l'ypical toilet room layout. showing ventilation and arrangement at fixtures. Every toilet should, it possible. be provided with mechanical exhaust. entirely separated tram the general ventilation system. Doors to

be loosened from the wall. Where more than one lavatory is installed there should be not less than 2 inches between the fixtures, and more if the space is available to allow for proper cleaning. A soap well attached to the bottom of the lavatory with only a plunger above the lavatory has been found very successful. Special punchings are required in the fixture for this equipment and should be made at the time of manufacture.

Some theatre operators prefer walltype urinals over the iioor type, but the latter are more sanitary, and eliminate the necessity of a iioor drain which is required if the wall type is used. As suggested in the case of lavatories, urinals should be finished on the sides and should be set with at least a 2-inch space between each two.

Toilet Ventilation

Every toilet should, if possible, be provided with mechanical exhaust, entirely separated from the general ventilation system. (See Figure 1.)

Doors to toilets should be either undercut or be provided with louvers, to provide for air supply from adjoining spaces. If the theatre is air conditioned, this will provide for sufficient cooling for the toilets, and in any case will keep them fresh and odorless at all times. Exhaust registers should be located in the walls directly above each water closet, and each battery of urinals, and the exhaust system should provide for at least a 3-minute air change. Should the toilet rooms be located back to back with double wall between for pipes and ventilation ducts, a separate system of duct work should be installed for each toilet room to prevent the transfer of noises and conversation.

toilets should eitherbe undercut or provided with louvers to provide for air supply iron: adjoining spaces. It the theatre is air-conditioned, this will promde for sufficient cooling of the actual areas of the toilet rooms.
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 306