stopcock


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stopcock

A valve to shut off flow of water or gas in a branch of the building distribution network.
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If a property (such as an office or school) is going to be unoccupied for long periods, turn off the water at the stopcock and consider draining down the system so there is no water left in the pipes.
Turn the mains stopcock back on and inspect for leaks.
Miller and colleagues at Groote Schuur Hospital have recently modified this method by replacing the ramp with a single stopcock (Lopez Valve, Pediatric; ICU Medical, CA, USA--Ref.
First of all, make sure you know where the stopcocks are.
The few seconds that the stopcock is turned to drain is often not much longer than the zeroing of transducers that is routinely done with all invasive monitoring.
Gore) today announced availability of the new Q50[R] PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter, featuring enhanced radial expansion force to aid in endograft modeling and sealing, and a new stopcock design to improve operator control.
Tenders are invited for Supply of High Vacuum Screw Type Stopcock
He explained: "Water meters are being fitted at the stopcock and curtilage of the property.
To avoid damp: Check for leaks from the roof or gutters, window sills and damaged brickwork ; Remove rubbish or soil against outside walls; Make sure you know where your water stopcock is; Ventilate rooms, par-ticularly the kitchen and bathroom; Insulate your home, and Avoid drying clothes on radiators.