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teapot strainer holes

updated thu 31 oct 96


Linda Arbuckle on tue 1 oct 96

Teapot strainer holes can be large or small IF they allow sufficient volume
of liquid into the spout to build up water pressure for a tight stream. The
spout needs to restrict the volume of liquid to make a nice, tight stream.
If you have a large bore spout, and the volume of liquid coming thru the
hole or holes from the body isn't enough to fill the spout channel with
liquid and provide some water pressure, the stream is loose and can dribble
out of the spout. This is one of the practical reasons pottery often throw a
bulb or collection chamber at the base of the spout.

Linda Arbuckle E-mail:
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Univeristy of Florida
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