wet tap

wet tap

accidental puncture of the dura mater during injection of epidural anesthesia, so-called from the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid from the needle hub.
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One end requires a wet tap to make the connection whereas the other end can be connected at a valve.
The major quantities involved are: Quantity Measurement Item 572 LF 12 Ductile Iron Pipe, Class 52 1,773 LF 8 Ductile Iron Pipe, Class 52 1 EACH 20 x 12 Wet Tap Unit w/12 MJxFlg GV 18 EACH 1 Water Service w/New WM Box