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cistern

A container for the collection of rainwater. Many historic homes had gutters and downspouts that routed all water into a cistern beneath the house to be used as a water source for cooking,cleaning,and in the event of fire.

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The reason the cistern is so cold is because it is supplied by cold water direct from the mains and this only happens in winter when the outside water temperature in the mains supply is very cold.
We recently launched the Geberit Sigma Concealed Cistern with new shape Sigma50 Flush Plate.
The cistern was discovered by workers who were conducting excavations at Kadykalesi Castle in KuE-adasy.
She added: "The cistern the accused had in his hand was missing from the toilet.
Courtney, of Towerhill Road in Glasgow, pled guilty to wilfully or recklessly destroying or damaging property belonging to another by vomiting, defecating and removing a toilet cistern and plasterboard.
Intramuros' Casa Manila Museum has a working cistern. Rain water is channeled from the roof through a filter of twigs to screen out leaves, feathers, dead bats, etc.
QI NOTE that you recently suggested cutting up a yoga mat and applying it to the inside of a toilet cistern to cut condensation.
A Yes, you need to empty and remove the cistern, remove the siphon etc.
The 1.6-million-gallon cistern will capture pollutant-laden runoff prior to treatment, followed by discharge to the Pacific Ocean.
The world's first cistern to use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet has been launched and would save 2.4 billion litres of water a year for the 302 Middle East and North Africa (Mena) hotels currently being built.
The teat was desensitized by ring block at the base of teat and with the help of an applicator, a rubber ring was applied at base of the teat to prevent the entry of milk into teat cistern. In few cases intra-cisternal analgesia was attempted, depending on the severity of intra cisternal lesions, 5-10 ml of 2% Lignocaine solution was infused into the teat cistern.
The goal of this study was to investigate the udder cistern size using ultrasound technique in purebred Improved Valachian (IV), Tsigai (T), Lacaune (LC) ewes, and their crosses with specialized dairy breeds Lacaune (LC) and East Friesian (EF).