float valve


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float valve

[′flōt ‚valv]
(engineering)
A valve whose on-off action is controlled directly by the fall or rise of a float concurrent with the fall or rise of liquid level in a liquid-containing vessel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

float valve, float-controlled valve

A valve which controls the flow of water; its opening or closing depends on the position of a float which rides on the surface of water in a tank, as in a water closet.
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Check float valve and float: Check the float valve first.
Costs are also typically lower than float valve makeup water when the system has more than two cells and in freezing climates.
The beauty of the system is that it requires no electricity, not even pressurized water, to keep these containers happy; just a few feet of drop from a water tank is enough to operate the float valve. It's so easy to maintain that it could be set up in a retirement home or school, and it is knee-high so bending over is almost eliminated.
He added: "Under the subcontract, Supershield had an obligation both to install the ball float valve and lever arm and to carry out any adjustments to it which were necessary to ensure that it was operating correctly." The court case shows that for subcontractors who are liable for damages, a wise course of action could be to settle with the employer as early as possible, before significant costs are incurred and claimed against the employer.
If you need to drain the cistern, tie up the float valve and flush the loo.