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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2019 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by gerry gerry wrote:

Good Lord, man... you're right.. it's a tiny check valve... never thought of it that way.


Never thought much about zerk valves, either.  But it would have to have some kind of check valve to keep all that grease from squirting back out, wouldn't it. 

BTW, I don't recall ever talking about or being asked about zerk valves on any of the boats I served on.  But then, I also cannot recall precisely where the scram switch is on a S5W RPCP, either, even though I spent many hours sitting right in front of it.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oldsubs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2019 at 5:21pm
Left hand side of vertical section about 3/4 of the way up.  In a little box with a red cover.  It was placed there to keep it away from the electrical watchstander who was, being an EM, not considered above playing a prank or two. Not me though.

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Oldsubs, enjoying your valve trivia, as only an MM could. A question for you: Ever heard if the "Quick as a Wink" valve?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oldsubs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jan 2019 at 7:48pm
No, I had to look that one up.  Looks like a quick disconnect for an air line???  Could it be a valve that shuts if the hose ruptures or gets cut or comes off the fitting???


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Originally posted by oldsubs oldsubs wrote:

Left hand side of vertical section about 3/4 of the way up.  In a little box with a red cover.  It was placed there to keep it away from the electrical watchstander who was, being an EM, not considered above playing a prank or two. Not me though.



Thanks, Jim.  Don't know why, but I remember it as you describe, except on the right hand side and the box cover was spring loaded.  But, in my defense, it has been over 50 years since I saw an actual RPCP. Tongue

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It may have been a term specific to the crew on the Barbel in 1963, it was the valve that supplied air to the snorkel head valve. Due to it's constant cycling during snorkeling ops, it was given the name. As it was located in the control room, and discharged a puff of air during each cycle, you could just about judge the sea state by the frequency of the cycles.
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Evidently there are "quick as a wink" valves on torpedo tubes, also.Figure 131 The vent manifold valves, showing poppet valve controls.

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