clack valve


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Synonyms for clack valve

a simple valve with a hinge on one side

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We temporarily fixed the problem by fiddling with the clack valve, which would get the water moving again, but only for a day or two.
When the ram's clack valve (B) is open, and check valve (C) is closed, water flows through the drive pipe (A) and out the clack valve chamber to the environment.
Simultaneous to the clack valve closing, the water's momentum forces the check valve (C) to open and pushes water into the pressure chamber, which contains a trapped volume of air (D).
As soon as the water loses its momentum, the check valve (C) closes and the clack valve (B) drops open to begin the cycle once again.