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What is the English translation for the word Schnüffelstück? The word comes from the film Werner.

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Well i don't even know this word in german, although i'm a native german speaker. – mru Oct 8 '11 at 19:56
@mru – Pekka 웃 Oct 8 '11 at 20:51
Oh boy, there's more Werner on Youtube! 1 2 3 4 this simply is a classic that needs watching at least once. – Pekka 웃 Oct 8 '11 at 20:56
"Ein waaaaaaas??" :-) – Jan Oct 9 '11 at 12:00
"Automatischer Heizkörperentlüfter" - pictures:… – splattne Oct 10 '11 at 10:02
up vote 8 down vote accepted

It's a self venting valve for a radiator, look at this one for example:

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My dictionary says snifter valve (an alternative name for this is snifting valve).

Also check this page, where someone asks "Was ist ein Schnüffelstück?".

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