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Synonyms for ballcock

floating ball that controls level in a water tank


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Some local inspectors check to make sure ballcocks have anti-siphon backflow prevention.
In addition to ballcocks, several other devices have been developed that perform the same functions.
This arm opens the inlet valve inside the ballcock and permits water from the supply line to pour into the tank through the ballcock.
5 Very sensitive area, should evaluate spray pattern and actual size of shower head Commode tanks, per flush 5 3-4 Replace supply lines, ballcocks, and flappers, enabling you to adjust the flow of water so that the tank and the bowl both fill up simultaneously
The height of the ballcock can also be adjusted to maximize the amount of water in the tank, giving you maximum flushing action with the added water weight.
High capacity ballcocks are also available that will allow the desired flow rate.
To check your supply, mark the level of water in one of the tanks, tie up the ballcock and empty 50 litres from the tank.
Then release the ballcock and hold it down until the water returns to the mark.
They can be rational - such as a fear of flying - or utterly oddball terrors of buttons, bagpipes and toilet ballcocks.
And the "old timers" who, faced with over-the-top Health and Safety requirements and increased regulation - especially in the gas fitting industry where exams have to be passed and ID cards obtained at your personal cost - are deciding enough is enough and are prematurely hanging up their trowels and ballcocks.
Soon, both women are ecoenthusiasts, tying bricks to ballcocks, running cars on chip fat and even emailing Al Gore to update him on the state of the local bottle bank.
There is the story of Nicola Gillison, an Oxford graduate and aspiring dealer on the London Stock Exchange who packed in her job, donned a pair of dungarees, and went back to school to learn the secrets of ballcocks.