water swivel

water swivel

[′wȯd·ər ‚swiv·əl]
(design engineering)
A device connecting the water hose to the drill-rod string and designed to permit the drill string to be rotated in the borehole while water is pumped into it to create the circulation needed to cool the bit and remove the cuttings produced. Also known as gooseneck; swivel neck.
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Water runs from the garden hose or pump to the Wet Drilling Kit, starting with the water swivel and the water pipe, and then out the end of the drill bit.
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