ballcock


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Noun1.ballcock - floating ball that controls level in a water tankballcock - floating ball that controls level in a water tank
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
Translations
kohoutek s kulovým plovákem
kugleventil
golyósszelep
vatnsventill meî flotholti
kohútik s guľovým plavákom
bilyeli valf

ballcock

[ˈbɔːlkɒk] Nllave f de bola or de flotador

ball1

(boːl) noun
1. anything roughly round in shape. a ball of wool.
2. a round object used in games. a tennis ball.
3. balls (plural) (slang) testicles.
ˌball-ˈbearings noun plural
in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another.
ˈballcock noun
a valve in a cistern.
ˈballpoint noun
a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.
adjective
a ballpoint pen.
on the ball
quick, alert and up-to-date. The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set, keep the ball rolling
to start or keep something going, especially a conversation. He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.
References in periodicals archive ?
He maintains he is simply "keeping an eye" on his interests: a veiled reference to a time, many years ago, when I flooded both our properties while fixing a wonky ballcock.
In that harrowing incident, I paid the price for cutting corners: not first curtailing the water supply and then using a condom for a replacement ballcock.
Tina says she was told a split in the ballcock pipe in the property above was causing flooding.
"Before the face emerged, the ballcock had been playing up.
But Crapper did give us the ballcock, for which we must be eternally grateful - until it goes wrong, as it habitually does.
Crapper didn't invent the flush toilet, as people often wrongly say, but the floating ballcock. What his company did do, however, was popularise the idea of a loo, bath and sink, and his 'throne room' gained him royal warrants and ended up in several palaces.
That stupid piece that got cross-threaded when I changed the ballcock in a toilet at the weekend.
A circular finial is made from a toilet ballcock, but you'd never know as it sits on top of a home-made obelisk.
I'm looking for a ballcock. I search for assistance but, inexplicably, there is no assistance to be found.
Tools/Supplies Needed * Toilet Flush/Fill Valve * Adjustable Wrench * Pipe Wrench * Tongue and Groove Pliers * Ballcock * Flapper * Riser Tube * Penetrating Oil * Masking Tape * Wiping Cloths * Pliers * Wrench * Screwdriver * Flush Ball * Float * Sponge * Hacksaw * Hand Cleaner Project Margin Starter Cost Retail Gross Margin Toilet Flush/Fill Valve $4.75 $10 $5.25 Potential Project Total $96.95 $181.20 $84.25 Valuable Margin Opportunities Project Starter Gross Margin Percent Toilet Flush/Fill Valve 53% Product Add-ons Gross Margin Percent Adjustable Wrench 53% Flush Ball 53% Float 57% Sponge 67% Flapper 47%
The gents' loos, winner of the David Ashforth Golden Ballcock in his marathon round the courses of Britain and Ireland, during which a lot of water was passed under the bridge, are also notable.