foot valve


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foot valve

[′fu̇t ‚valv]
(mechanical engineering)
A valve in the bottom of the suction pipe of a pump which prevents backward flow of water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Notes: The weep hole is drilled above the foot valve, but a good distance below the frost line.
It consisted of an off-the-shelf foot valve and some PVC pipe and fittings.