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Toilet Video

The tank is the business end of the toilet. It all starts in there. The water is stored in the tank until the handle is tripped. The handle opens the flapper valve, allowing the water to flow into the bowl. As it leaves the bowl, the water splits and goes to the water siphon jet hole and to the holes under the rim.

The waste water exits the bowl through the colon and through a passageway before leaving the toilet. That concludes Toilet 101. Tim's flushed with excitement!

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5 Responses to Toilet Video

  1. IF YOU LIVE IN AN AREA WITH EXTREMELY HARD WATER AND THE TOILET FLUSHES POORLY, THE PROBLEM MAY BE THE HOLES UNDER THE RIM. FOR A GOOD FLUSH, THE SWIRL HELPS THE MATTER GO DOWN. IF THESE HOLES ARE PARTIALLY PLUGGED WITH CALCIUM YOU NEED TO CLEAN THEM MANUALLY. TRY USING A SMALL SCREWDRIVER TO SCRAP OFF THE CALCIUM AND SEE HOW THAT HELPS.

  2. Thanks for the info. One other hard water suggestion, although I'm no plumber. The intake valve and float assembly on models similar to that shown is easily pulled out after sliding its slip ring up. I let the assembly soak in some vinegar for a few hours then brush the limestone scale off every few years to keep the inlet valve working properly.
    Bryan

  3. Low flow toilets suck. We had one, never worked right. Put back a 5 gallon flusher, no more problems. Besides, low flow toilets will clog your sewer line. Not enough water to get the waste to the main sewer line in the street. Then the waste backs up against the other waste, soon....clogged line.

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