overflow pipe


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overflow pipe

[′ō·vər‚flō ‚pīp]
(engineering)
Open pipe protruding above the surface of a liquid in a container, such as a distillation or absorption column or a toilet tank, to control the height of the liquid; excess liquid enters the pipe's open end and drains away.

overflow, overflow pipe

overflow, 2
overflow, 1
1. A pipe used to remove excess water and/or to prevent flooding in certain sanitary fixtures, storage tanks, and plumbing fittings.
2. An outlet for a storage tank; used to prevent flooding or to set the water level in the tank.
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A leaky flapper is the culprit when the toilet continues to run, but no water is leaving the tank via the overflow pipe. The flapper is made of rubber and will eventually wear out, since it's constantly submerged in water.
'What I cannot understand is, if they are paying pounds 5m for the scheme, why not pay the extra pounds 100,000 needed to deal with the overflow pipe properly?'
The ruling relates to the Burry Inlet, near Llanelli, where 14 overflow pipes are used to help stop flooding.
such as vacuum design, agitators and controls, heating/cooling jacket or coils, vents, overflow pipes, sheathing, insulation.
But the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) warned the kind of heavy rains, which have hit in the past week, are bad news for the country's beaches, washing raw sewage from overflow pipes and pollution from towns and rural areas to bathing areas.
Commonly supplied features include: vacuum and/or high internal pressure design, agitators and controls, heating/cooling jacket or coils, heat tracing, sheathing and insulation, vents and overflow pipes, polished sanitary design and special coatings and tank liners.
The sewers have been specifically designed with escape overflow pipes so that the mixture of sewage and stormwater doesn't back up into buildings, including homes.