Locating Other Elements Along the House Wall

Other important elements found on or along the house walls, such as gas meters, elec­tric meters, air conditioners, water spigots, downspouts, window wells (area ways), and fireplace cleanouts, should also be located.

The preceding elements can be sketched on the plan rather easily in relation to the doors and windows. When locating these elements on the sketch plan of the house, draw arrows pointing to their location on the house wall as shown for the

Duncan residence (Figure 6—30). This will help to separate their individual locations from other points or edges on the house wall. Each one of these elements should re­ceive its own notation. The following list suggests abbreviations that can be used:

Gas meter

GM

Electric meter

EM

Water faucet

WF

Downspout

DS

Telephone box

TE

Electrical outlet

EO

Cable hookup

CA

Dryer vent

DV

Floodlight

FL

When measurements of these elements are taken, they can be recorded in a manner similar to the door and window jambs. For instance, the electric meter is lo­cated on the AB wall and is 11′-9" from A. It is also positioned 4′-0" above the ground. The heights above ground of other elements can also be recorded.