Maintenance report : Floyd Hall, University of Florida

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Maintenance report : Floyd Hall, University of Florida
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M IAINTENANC E


FLOYD HALL

UNIVERSITY


REPORT




OF FLORIDA


BY; JAY REEVES

ARC 6851

PROFESSOR;

HERSCHEL SHEPARD


APRIL 1985.








Maintenance Report

Floyd Hall

Plumbing- Electrical- Mechanical


The original plumbing systems of Floyd Hall, built in 1912,. have

been altered many times during its history. The water supply to Floyd

was,and is,provided by the city of Gainesville, but presently is shut

off. The original waste water systems are unknown, but are now part

of the University system and assumed operable. Also part of the

University system is a rainwater collection system which disposes of

of rainwater from gutter downspouts. (see detail A.). Original waste

water systems in Floyd consisted of cast iron waste lines servicing

the following; (as derived from original plans and field investigation.)


First Floor : Rooms 101& 102, originally a single room, the dairy

laboratory, contained floor drains as indicated, 4 outlets for cold &

hot water were also provided at locations unknown. Hot water was

provided by means of a boiler in room 103 which also provided water
to the heat radiators. Rooms 103A contained 6 wash tubs and a floor

drain at the center. Both hot and cold were sunnlied also. Roomsl05

and 109, (originally 2 rooms), all contained corner wash basins, drain

and supply piping. The South end of room 104, originally contained

the animal stand, and within a central floor drain and hose connections.

At the front entry located in the exterior wall behind the left

pillaster is a soil stack indication at the first level, the pipe

appears in the restroom at the second level.


Second Floor : Located to the South of the stair hall, rooms 205/207

(originally one room) is the location of the original mens room.

Located along the stair wall were; a single lav., two toilets, and a

urinal. Located in the North-East corner the before mentioned soil-

stack rises within the room. No other plumbing fixtures are believed

to have occurred at the second floor as shown on original plans.








Third Floor : Located above the second floor restroom is the original

women restroom, which is believed to have contained a single lav.,

and two toilets. In room 302 at the East wall is indicated a single

sink, in room 304 a single sink on the South wall,(originally the

end wall of the laboratory.), also in 312 the original opposite end.

In room 313 on the West wall a small single lav. was shown on the

drawings.


EXISTING PLUMBING

The existing water supply entrance and shutoff valves are located

in a hatch covered pit at the South-East corner of the buildin-.

University steam supply lines are present, but no chilled water

lines are apparent. The existing internal plumbing is greatly altered

in a haphazard fashion. Materials include cast iron waste lines,(both

original and recent), also P.V.C. lines for the most recent work.

Water lines are combination galv. steel and copper.


First Floor : In room 101, two photographic type traugh sinks exist,

with both hot and cold supply and waste. A similar type sink exists

in room 102A. In room 103A a ceramic sink on a stand exist,(possibly
one of the original wash basins),located beneath the exterior window.
All other original piping locations have been capped or removed.


Second Floor : At the second floor within rooms 205& 207 exist each;

two toilets, One lav. and a urinal in room 207. All other plumbing
at this level is dissconected.


Third Floor : At room 305, the original ladies room, occurs two toilets, a

lav., and a means urinal. In room 302 a single sink occurs at the

North wall and in room 314 a sink occurs also, at the South wall.

Within room 306 occurs a darkroom type sink.
At all three floors within the main corridor occures a drinking

fountain and fire hose connection outside the restrooms.










ORIGINAL ELECTRICAL

Original electrical lighting fixtures and wiring have long been

removed, due to ceiling replacements,are no longer obvious as to

original locations. Derived from the original drawings the lighting

fixtures were of the incandescent type, typically located; one in the

center of smaller rooms, 2 semmetrically located in the offices, 4

in the larger rooms, and 6 in the larger labs, machinery rooms, and

auditorium. Only 3 fixtures are indicated in the hallways and 1 per

stair hall and in the front vestibule., One spot type light is indicated

in the 1st floor stock judging room and a ceiling plug for a snot in

the auditorium is indicated. All lighting is switched at the wall

beside entry points to the individual rooms, one switch per room.

Two wall mount fixtures are indicated in the two administration offices

at the first floor. ITo electrical outlets are indicated by the

original drawings, and it is unknown if any were in place in 1912.

Original wiring, through investigation appears to have been 2 bare

copper wires suspended through porcelan insulaters traveling through

floor and ceiling joists, originally canceled. This wiring is still

apparent above failing ceilings and ir the attic spaces.

The building is currently not serviced and wiring is in various

stages of dissconnect, not in servicable condition.


EXISTING ELECTRICAL

The service entry point is within a fenced electrical yard con-

taining 3 large transformers, located at the rear door on the West

yard. Service is supplied by the University by means of a buried
electrical cable systems that emerges at the electrical yard. From

this service yard cables climb the West walls of the building and enter

at each floor level with several electrical breaker panels per floor.

Within the building earlier wires are concealed while later wiring

travels the surface of walls and ceilings.









Lighting fixtures are mostly suspended 4' florescent units dating

from the 1930's to present. Auxilary emergency lighting and exit

signage have been placed at stair halls and fire exits. Many electrical

and telephone outlets have been added in a random fashion throughout
the building, most are 110 volt service. Located beside exterior

windows within the building are 240 volt outlets which served former

window airconditioning units.


Located within the attic are incandescent bulbs strung around

the perimeter also within this attic space exists a simple fire
sprinkler system streching the length of the building.


ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS


From the original drawings, in room 103 at the first floor

originally existed a boiler room and chimney flu that rises through
the building and terminates in a brick chimney. The boiler

supplied heating systems (hot water or steam), and provided the
building with hot water. This hot water was piped throughout the

building to individual cast iron radiators located beneath windows

at exterior walls. Radiator piping is exposed at the third level
and runs below the ceiling around the perimeter. The radiators are

of varying sizes and while many at the lower levels appear to have
been removed many still exist and appear to be original.


The following is an excerpt from the original blueprints that

mentions the heating system as follows;

"General Note"
"Cut into present risers and make supply connection to radiators
through type W Webster modulation valves, using 3/4" valves on

radiators up to SO and a 1,1/4" valve on the 200 radiator."










Continued;

All supply laterals must be one size larger than valves; extend

present return risers 3/4" up from floor beneath and make return

connection to each radiator through Webster Syphon Trap, using the

#512 trap."

All return branches will be uniformly 3/4",bronze all radiators

and exposed piping in finished rooms."


In the third floor laboratory exists 4'x4' openings in the ceiling

up to housings in the attic which contain 3 large electric fans that

vent through the roof.(Now closed off). Though installed early, it is

not known if these are original. These fans served as a central

exhaust and cooling system.


HVAC PRESENT
As mentioned radiators still exist though converted to the

University's steam supply. In the first floor corridor at the South

end,on the ceiling is mounted a fan type radiator, unique to this

location. Until recently the building had electric window mount

air conditioning heat/cool units appearing to date back to the 1950's.

The former farm machinery room,contains a central heat/air system with

dropped ceiling and canceled duct work. Several flues existed throughout
the building to vent machinery, all are long since abandoned.


FORWARD

In the adaptive use renovation of Floyd Hall, it is recommended

that all existing wiring and electrical components should be removed.
All plumbing fixtures and water supply piping should be removed as well.

It is recommended that complete new water, waste, electrical, HVAC,

and fire protection systems be installed suited to the particular

new intended use.

























DETAIL "A"


The following inscription appears on all cast iron rain gutter

leaders aprox. 3'-0" above grade.


DECATUR CORNICE & ROOFING CO. INC.

NEW DECATUR ALA.




ADDITIONAL

Located within roonl02 along the West wall occurs natural gas

outlets. The service meter is located on the outside wall of the

South- West end of Floyd Hall. The meter is supplied by the Gainesville

Gas Co. and is currently shut off.







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