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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

[King system of ventilation],   pp. 51-54 PDF (828.2 KB)

Page 51

Wisconsin Dairmen s Associatiorm         51 
could talk to you all through the convention, but I won't; but I 
do want to urge upon the Grant county farmer the better con- 
struction of his stables, more attention to the ventilation, their 
cleanliness, the saving of the elements of fertility, and all these 
things that will give you finally a better reward for your labor. 
Mr. Everett: How are those stables ventilated I 
Ex-Gov. Hoard: The King system of ventilation was con- 
structed on this principle. All previous systems of ventilation 
have proved inefficient when they introduce the fresh air. They 
open the windows and open the doors and the heat simply de- 
parted from the stable. Now, the King system takes the cold 
air in from the outside down near the sill and up between the 
studding and it enters the barn even with the ceiling. The 
barn must be constructed-sealed very tight, and sealed on the 
sides. Mine is constructed with three or four dead air cham- 
bers. The cold air enters at the outside with an open register 
raised up even with the studding and comes into the barn. The 
warm air is up against the ceiling, being light it rises. Now, 
then, the foul air is taken out by a great central shaft. My 
barn is in the form of an "L" and this shaft sets about in the
center at the joining of the two "La" and on the outside. 
Even with the floor is a twenty-one by twenty-four-inch regis- 
ter on that side, and that is kept open; and up, even with the 
ceiling, are two more large registers for the purpose of taking 
off the warm air if it is too warm, but those are kept shut most 
of the time. This shaft rises clear above the ridge of the barn, 
is lined with galvanized iron and kept perfectly tight It is 
three feet square for fifty head of cattle. The cold air is con- 
stantly running out. 
A Member: Why would not the fresh cold air that you 
bring in go out through those foul air registers, being heavier ? 
Ex-Gov. Hoard: Because it comes up close to the ceiling 

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