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U-bend

A pipe expansion bend in the shape of the letter U.
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Gree's bigger and powerful Twin Rotary compressor has more power and its U-Bends are designed to ensure quicker and efficient cooling.
We also recommend that users are warned to do more formal analysis than the ASHRAE chart on any U-bends with diameters larger than 12 inches.
For the U-bends, [F.sub.vol] = [K[rho]u.sup.2]/2[DELTA]z with K = 1.5 (Munson et al.
"A doctor told me the NHS have ordered special basins with no U-bends in, but there is a shortage," said mum-of-three Graziella, who lives in North London with a retired doctor.
I hope I do all my jobs well because otherwise there might be a few leaky pipes and cracked U-bends!
PLUMBER Mark Pearson swapped U-bends for U2 and ball cocks for The Buzzcocks as he smashed his own world solo karaoke marathon record.
All thoughts of u-bends, though, will be firmly pushed to the back of the mind today.
(I'd have plenty if this went on.) Somewhere within hidden nooks, crannies, U-bends, and extendible hose (that won't), obviously something was stuck.
Frantic spring-cleaning of the house ensued, cupboards have been stripped, u-bends dismantled, drains bleached.
They disconnected U-bends in the toilets and sinks, jammed them with paper towels, then reconnected the system and let it all overflow.
We,of course,left cricket stumps in the swamps,deserts and plains of empire,advisedholy men in high places on the mysteries of boiling an egg until the yolk was ready for a toast soldier,installed U-bends wherever we settled and taught mission children to sing hymns around weary pianos.
Available in diameters from two inches, they can negotiate short radius elbows, U-bends and plugged headers.