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by Dave Guadagni
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How many gallons are in a cubic foot of water? Or liters in a cubic meter? This could be important in designing your next six-lane, 25-yard (23-meter), 5-foot (1.5-meter) deep swimming pool, which would take how much water to fill? The large amount of water required to fill pools explains, in part, why pools are seldom drained. What is another reason pools are rarely emptied?
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Four nondestructive methods for examining welds are dye penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic, and ultrasonic. What is the fifth and simplest nondestructive way to examine welds?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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The ancient Roman Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, Italy, with reflecting pool.
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