Definitions for "Foot valve"
Keywords:  suction, backflow, inlet, valve, pump
A suction valve or check valve at the lower end of a pipe; esp., such a valve in a steam-engine condenser opening to the air pump.
a check valve placed in the water source below a surface pump
a check valve which is located at the inlet end of the suction line of a pump, allowing the pump to remain full of liquid even when not in service
Part of the cylinder that holds the column of water in the rising main while the plunger is being pushed down after each up-stroke.