Weep hole


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weep hole

[′wēp ‚hōl]
(civil engineering)
A hole in a wood sill, retaining wall, or other structure to allow accumulated water to escape.

Weep hole

A small opening in a wall or window member, through which accumulated condensation or water may drain to the building exterior, such as from the base of a cavity wall flashing or a skylight.

weep hole

1. A small opening in a wall or window member, through which accumulated condensation or water may drain to the building exterior, as from the base of a cavity wall, a wall flashing, or a skylight.
2. A hole near the bottom of a retaining wall, backfilled with gravel or other free-draining material, to permit water to drain to the outside of the wall, so as to prevent the buildup of pressure behind the wall.
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Tenders are invited for earth work, rcc,pcc, rigid smooth,providing weep hole,rcc hume pipe,rough stone dry packing etc
If you don't see a steady stream of clean water exiting the weep hole, poke a wire hanger into the hole, or spray it out with compressed air, and wet it down again.
Notes: The weep hole is drilled above the foot valve, but a good distance below the frost line.
A central chip, topped with thermally conducting grease, is surrounded by capacitors and covered with an epoxy bound lid (take particular note of the "weep hole"--the top of the lid in Figure 3--built into the design).
At first it was assumed that residue from the tile wash had plugged the weep hole, so it couldn't provide the necessary pressure relief.
A "weep hole" at the cart's front corners and underside of the door panels, facilitate draining and drying.
Special design features include fully enclosed beryllium copper spring fingers, 0.000050" thick gold plated beryllium copper center contacts with plating weep hole, a nail head featu re with tapered lead-in for center wire, and positive tactile feedback upon engaging with the dielectric.
Inside the boot there is a weep hole that needs proper cleaning.
Brumfield recommends demanding full head joints and eliminating the fancy weep hole designs; instead, allow the bricklayer to leave out head joints entirely every 2 feet or so to act as the wall's drainage system [ILLUSTRATION FOR SKETCH 2B OMITTED].
Tenders are invited for Supply of weep hole monitoring system
The MGB highly recommends the landslide mass should be covered with barriers by excavating the overburden material, directing the surface water away from the landslide area by constructing drainage channel along the slope, and installing weep holes.
David Docherty, by email AYES, these are called "weep holes" and they are essential to prevent the build-up of water behind the wall.