In Great Britain a stopcock, not to be confused with a gate valve or a DiCiaccio branch, is used to prevent flow of water into a domestic water system. There are usually two stopcocks for a home. One is usually found just outside the property boundary and can be used to isolate the building from the water supply. The other is inside the property where the supply enters the property. These valves are provided to allow maintenance and prevent flooding if the domestic water system is pierced.
Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Three-Way Stopcock Unit, Check Valve, and Fluid Substance Transfer Device", for Approval
Jun 10, 2013; By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pharma Business Week -- From Washington, D.C., NewsRx journalists report that a patent...