Now that's a huge circlip

@JudyEv (88200)
Bunbury, Australia
August 13, 2017 8:50am CST
Many of the small French villages that we’ve been driving through have in their square a fountain or water feature of some sort. I’m told that water exerts an immense pressure even in a relatively small space such as the catchment area of a fountain. This one I photographed had iron bars from side to side and an iron band right round. It is the biggest circlip I’ve ever seen. We have a circlip on the hose we use to fill our water-tank but it’s a very piddling (little) thing compared to this giant. You loosen the circlip till you get it in position then tighten it up as much as you can.
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@LadyDuck (103836)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
It is true that it is shaped like a circlip. It is incredible the quantity of water that a tank like this can countain.
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
And it exerts a lot of pressure too.
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@LadyDuck (103836)
• Switzerland
13 Aug
@JudyEv So true, I have seen a children pool breaking, it was incredible the amount of water that came out.
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@Hate2Iron (7165)
• Canada
13 Aug
I had never heard of it, but your photo seems familiar?? I wonder what I saw in the past??
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
You'd see them round hoses in car engines too.
@dollaboy (6400)
13 Aug
This is one huge circlip. Thanks for the share, Judy
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
And thank you for reading!
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@Susan2015 (16918)
• United States
13 Aug
From the picture, it looks so huge.
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
You'd need a decent crescent (shifting spanner) to tighten it too I think.
@LoriAMoore (12200)
• United States
13 Aug
I learned a new word - circlip!
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
Sometimes when you learn a new word it suddenly pops up a couple more times. I wonder if that is what will happen?
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@sharon6345 (93351)
• United States
13 Aug
That would be the biggest I ever saw too.
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
It's huge isn't it?
@teamfreak16 (30258)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
14 Aug
I don't think I've seen one before. If I have, I didn't pay it any attention.
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
They are usually small and might be on garden hoses or on radiator hoses in cars. Usually aluminium (I think) and tightened with a screwdriver.
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@teamfreak16 (30258)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
14 Aug
@JudyEv - Oh, yes, those I've seen. Nothing that big, though.
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Aug
@teamfreak16 It's the same sort of principle - which I found interesting.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Aug
I looked that circlip word up and see that it is also known as a "C-clip, Seeger ring, snap ring or Jesus clip (never heard of an of those either).
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Aug
But you do know what I'm talking about?
@JohnRoberts (32919)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Aug
In the old days, those fountains were the water source for the entire village.
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@JudyEv (88200)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Aug
That's true and you can still see a lot of the old pumps throughout the villages.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Aug
I have never heard that word before, but it is an impressive one.
@Tracy04 (8451)
• Malaysia
14 Aug
I had a good read. That's interesting! Oh so that's called circlip then Hope you have a great day ahead!