Faucets, And Water Valves

It Freezes
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A faucet that was used where it freezes (the actual valve was below ground).


Faucets And Water Valves   •  A public park somewhere in Nebraska, U.S.A.   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 1991)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19910000_01
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Tiger's Mouth
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In a park at the edge of town was a hand pumped faucet that caused water to flow out through a tiger's mouth.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Cocquerel internal link France   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2006)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_01
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Elaborate Pipes
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Tucked in an alcove just off the sidewalk was this elaborately piped fire access point mounted on zinced metal.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2006)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_02
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Below Ground
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A metal lid protected an underground faucet, both from mower blades and from the snow and cold of winter.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Spokane internal link Washington, U.S.A.   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2006)   •  © 2007 Terry Welte Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_03
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Complex Arrangement
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A complex arrangement of valves were part of fire suppression. This display was found just outside a brick building on Spear Street.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Spear St. San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2006)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20060000_12
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Hidden In Bushes
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Two brightly colored valves were found hidden in the bushes on the University grounds. They were chained and locked to prevent the unwary student from wrongfully turning one.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  U.C. Berkeley internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_01
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Red Knob
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A big red knob was found on the side of a building. It was mounted on a steel plate embedded in the wall.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_02
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Resembled A Steam Train
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Alongside a path through the lower part of the campus, we found this valve which, from the side, looked like an old-time steam locomotive.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  U.C. Berkeley internal link Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_04
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Jutted From A Black Post
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In a bathing area just off of the Serpentine in Hyde Park was this black post with a faucet jutting out of it.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Hyde Park internal link London, England   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_05
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Place To Water Dog
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A brand new faucet was in an old post above a bowl. The new faucet was put there so that dog walking folks could dispense drinking water for their dogs.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Hyde Park internal link London, England   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_06
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Outdoor Tank
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In part of the gardens at the edge of Trebes, France was this outdoor tank. A specially installed faucet was installed just to keep this tank filled.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Trebes internal link France, E.U.   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_07
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Faucet To Water Plants
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Old pipes were mated to new pipes to form this complex arrangement. The faucet fed a yellow hose that was laid out to water the garden just off frame.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Trebes internal link France, E.U.   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_08
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Tangle Of White Hose
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Here, a faucet fed a white hose. That hose was coiled up and laid lazily over the edge of a basin. The end of the hose can be seen just under the water.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Trebes internal link France, E.U.   •  (Photo posted Sunday 27 May 2007)   •  (Photo taken in 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #20070000_09
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Water For Wild Animals
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To provide water for wild animals required more than the ordinary garden hose. Here a faucet and hose more like those used to fight fires was employed.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Safari West internal link Santa Rosa, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 19 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:34:26 Friday 20 February 2009)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SafariWest_9720BCX
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Hidden Faucet
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A water faucet was placed near the edge of the campsite. It was wrapped in foam and painted green. The foam was to protect it from low temperatures and the paint caused it to vanish into the bush as less of an eyesore.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Casswell Memorial State Park internal link   •  South Austin Road, Ripon, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 19 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 19:54:40 Friday 29 May 2009)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CasswellCamground_4842BCX
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Bronze Basin
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Below Coit Tower embedded into one of its retaining walls, was a basin full of plants. It was unclear why this faucet was here.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  Coit Tower internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 19 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 20:20:12 Friday 10 July 2009)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CoitTowerStairsSF_6774BCX
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Clean Fish
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The Wharf in Santa Cruz was a good place to fish. Near each approved fishing area was a washing and cleaning basin with a water faucet. The faucet had a single handle so it could be opened with an elbow if necessary when hands were filthy.


Faucets And Water Valves   •  The Wharf internal link Santa Cruz, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 19 June 2010)   •  (Photo taken 17:41:52 Wednesday 10 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #SantaCruzWharf_2360BCX
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