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TOPIC: What kind of flood control system is this?

What kind of flood control system is this? 12 years 3 months ago #20132

Here is a home that is over 100 years old, in HARVEY Illinois. The wheel appears to be for a manual backwater valve of some sort,

Can anyone identify this?
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Re: What kind of flood control system is this? 12 years 3 months ago #20149

Looks like an old time knocker valve we had in our submarines!!!  lol

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Re: What kind of flood control system is this? 12 years 2 months ago #20465

I think John's right. They obviously used submarine parts for the house plumbing :D

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Re: What kind of flood control system is this? 12 years 2 months ago #20474

I think John's right. They obviously used submarine parts for the house plumbing :D


Yeah, yeah,,,wasnt there a place called  ---
Crazy Ivans Discount Plumbing Supply and Submarine Parts Emporium. 

oh the old commercials were great too-  What was that old slogan again??

so yeah remember how lots of the stuff was'nt stocked or labeled right? cause Ivan was really crazy

Lots of people came there looking for a plumbing vent stack  but ended up with a periscope coming out of their roof tops ( unfortunately- submarine periscopes do not vent sewer gas well)

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Last Edit: by Joe Tribuzio.

Re: What kind of flood control system is this? 12 years 2 months ago #20476

I think John's right. They obviously used submarine parts for the house plumbing :D


Yeah, yeah,,,wasnt there a place called  ---
Crazy Ivans Discount Plumbing Supply and Submarine Parts Emporium. 

oh the old commercials were great too-  What was that old slogan again??

so yeah remember how lots of the stuff was'nt stocked or labeled right? cause Ivan was really crazy

Lots of people came there looking for a plumbing vent stack  but ended up with a periscope coming out of their roof tops ( unfortunately- submarine periscopes do not vent sewer gas well)


You could always use the diesel snorkel to vent sewer gases!  And they would automatically shut when your area floods!!!  ;)

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Re: What kind of flood control system is this? 12 years 2 months ago #20547

You guys are hilarious :D :D

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