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flushometer

[flə′shäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A valve that discharges a fixed quantity of water when a handle is operated; used to flush toilets and urinals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flushometer, flushometer valve

flushometer
A valve designed to supply a fixed quantity of water for flushing purposes; is actuated by direct water pressure, without the use of a cistern or flush tank.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We were passing 125 psi to our entire building plumbing system and having trouble keeping up with flushometer valve replacements.