This is a system of wires and junction boxes installed by Robert Gratton when the building was being built in the 1960's. There are several junction boxes in Henry House and as of 1996 no circuits are being used. However the J box in the S room downstairs has a pair of wires connected to it that may go to a loudspeaker in the ceiling. All have coax cable. They were installed for the purpose of future telecommunication uses.
LOCATIONS of J boxes: One is located outside the building in the SW corner. Another is on the W wall of the stage of the main building fed thru underground conduit connection the main building to Henry House. The others are all on the W interior walls: 3@ downstairs (one in the S room) and 2@ upstairs in the large room and the NW room.
They seems to be connected such that say terminal 5 of one box is connected to terminal 5 of every box. This is thus a bus type wiring. Each box has 11 terminal pairs of small wires and 6 pairs of larger shielded wire pairs, and one coaxial cable for video (or ethernet). Except for the final (leaf) boxes, the boxes serve as feed-thrus or Y's by three methods. 1. Putting 2 or more terminal lugs on each terminal screw. 2. Crimping 2 or more wires to each terminal lug. 3. Connecting only one lug per screw but using both screws on the same terminal (none left for taps). The coax cables are not terminated (for example a Y box will have 3 loose ends of coax cable). Thus the coax "ethernet" will not exist until these cables are connected together.
The 25-pair cable from the main church building (telephone room next to the fireside room) formerly went to a J box on the S wall of the S upstairs' room where the conduit enters the building. Apparently this J box has been removed and the cable cut off and plastered over.
See the file: electric_pwr for the feeds to Henry House from the Electric Basement of the church main building and proposal to rewire Henry House for private metering (mostly done). Also see the circuit breaker file cb_henry. Rhw meter has Kh=3.6 watt-hrs/rev. On 27 June 2004 (Sun) at 1PM it was using 900w (.9 kwh) Later on in the summer of 2004 it was using 7.4kw at 12 noon on Sun. This is about 5300 kwh/mo.
On the roof is the gas heating and air conditioning for the 2nd floor (except for the small S. Room and the Restrooms). The unit is a Carrier (Indianapolis 46206) model 584ANW060100AAEG. The words "Day & Night" are also found on the unit. Serial 2790C93386. Is the only the gas heater portion "Day & Night?
There is only one gas meter for Henry House. Throop Church pays the bill as there is no easy way to split the costs among the tenants.
The original paint specified in 1962 for the trim was Moorwhite Primer and Morre's House Paint. Both were made by the Benjamin-Moore Paint Co. The stucco was mixed with a dye before applying so that the building never needs painting.
Drinking Fountains (exterior): American Standard R6009 hardware on F8302 China. Almost never needs adjustment since it contains a pressure regulator as part of the valve. Have parts list and diagram. Most frequent failures are washer 1398-27 and diaphragm 152-27. Buy from Red Supply. 1. First Floor lavatories:
Faucet washers, 1st floor. a. N sink is Delta (tapered seal springs = new model). Assembly pulls up and out but if stuck, twist slightly w/pliers & pull up but don't break off plastic tabs. Remove seal with hooked paper clip or needle nose pliers.
b. S sink uses washers size 0 or 1/4?
Urinal in Men's room upstairs: Sloan Royal. Made about 1963. In 2004 ordered dual filtered diaphragm. If diaphragm orifice gets clogged with sediment, will take too long to flush. Filter upgrade should help. For pre 1964 models, must replace bottom filter ring with A-108 filter ring by ordering part no. 5301283 (in addition to kit with diaphragm, etc.). Used CLR to dissolve calcium in trap. Trap has a drain plug which can be removed by loosening a screw. Removed lumps of calcium thru this opening.
(See "telephone" file for lines routed thru Henry House to the main building)
The interface (demarcation point) with the telephone Co. is upstairs in a box low on the S wall a little to the E of center. Two 6-pair cables from outside enter here thru the wall (12 pairs total). The lines in use as of Apr. 1996 were: Fuse block A on left: 1,2,4. Fuse block B on right: 2,5. Numbering starts from the top. Some are connected to circuits in a 25-pair cable which runs at the edge of the wall slightly under the carpet. It feeds a punch-down connector block on the S wall of the large room. From said block another many-paired cable goes to a punch-down connector block (runs along the bottom of baseboard) in the water heater closed (off the large upstairs room).
Another 25-pair cable enters the S side of the main downstairs room from a hole in the ceiling. It runs to a terminal block on the E wall which is not in use. This cable could not be found in the wall behind the interface.
As measured with a water level, the inside floor is about 4 inches below the outside grade (as measured to the top of the walkway pavement). Measured 3 3/4" and 4 1/4". In the fall of 1993 David Lawyer filed the cracks in the walkway with Henry asphalt driveway crack filler. It seems to have stopped the leaking of water into Henry House but this has been a fairly dry winter. Tests with hose showed these cracks leaked. Then in the Spring of 1995 after sever water damage, Jim Stiver installed a drain for the parking lot to the N. This should divert much of the runoff of the parking lot and keep Henry House dry.
These support the E side of the roof. In 2003 some were rotten but since they are mainly decorative, there is no urgency in repairing them. The blueprints don't show them connected to the beams in the roof overhangs and they appear to not be so connected. Each overhang is currently supported by 2@ cantilever beams of height 9 1/2" and width 7". So based on bending stress of 1000 psi, each overhang can safely support about 2000 lb. at the edge. Since the weight of the roof overhang structure is roughly 1000 lb. a few persons may safely walk out on it. Needs further investigation.