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Pitchback Wheel

A WATERWHEEL where the water is delivered at the BUCKETS at the top of the wheel on the same side as the LAUNDER. Usually the bottom of the wheel rotates in the same direction as the water in the TAIL RACE; this reduces the impact of BACKWATERING compared to an OVERSHOT WHEEL. Also known as a backshot wheel. Explore other types of waterwheel in our Thematic Glossary.

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Alternative terms

Term Language Region
Backshot wheel English
Balancer Wheel English