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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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Connect the overflow pipe between the sink's overflow outlet and the inlet below the bowl.
Fork-lift truck instructor Adrian Christie, aged 30, of Donegal Close, Canley, Coventry, said his two-bedroom upstairs maisonette was left saturated after a section of an overflow pipe from the water tank in his loft was removed and not replaced.
QA LARGE area of green mould has developed under our overflow pipe which is dripping.
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My wife Maria, who refuses to kill any living creature, thought it was more humane to give it a quick swill down the plughole, in the expectation that it would climb up the overflow pipe and be safe.
Once the bath has been removed, extract the old overflow pipe from the wall and repair the hole with mortar and plaster.