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Automatic Flow Cut Off Device

A valve fitted in the pipe line to automatically shut down the flow of water. Such a device could be either an electrically operated motorised valve, being controlled from a time clock, or the valve could work only when the pressure builds up in the pipeline.      

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Zinc Chloride

An active flux in liquid form which is used when soft soldering materials, such as zinc, copper, brass or iron. The flux is simply made by the plumber by dissolving small pieces of zinc in hydrochloric acid until all reaction between the two ceases.      

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Tube Cutter

The cutters are suitable for brass, aluminium, copper and thin wall conduit. Using a pipe cutter assures a square and even cut, its always good practice to use a reamer tool after cutting.

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Automatic Air Release Valve

A valve designed to discharge air from and admit air into water pipe, sometimes fitted to a high point on a low pressure plumbing system to overcome the problem of an air lock. The type shown works on the principle that should water be evident in the pipe the float would raise due to its […]

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Atomising Burner

A burner jet used on oil fired boilers. Basically the burner works on the principle of breaking up the oil into a very fine misty spray which can be ignited by an electrode. The more common type of atomising burner is the pressure jet type.      

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