3 Common Types of Toilets
Home is where you can let go of all the pain you’ve been experiencing as a result of eating too much cheese or whatever it was that upset your stomach. As a result, it’s only natural that you buy a toilet bowl where comfort is a luxury you can surely afford. When buying a toilet bowl, think about whether you’ll be able to DIY-plumb it once the time comes, and, most significantly, if it’ll fit your tastes. Here are three main types of toilets that you should be aware of.
This toilet is commonly used in commercial settings like restaurants and public restrooms. A pressure tank, the size of a large water balloon, is housed within this toilet. The tank is filled with water, which is held under pressure in the tank. When you flush the toilet, the pressurized water in the tank is coupled with gravity to produce a powerful flush. A flush cartridge, a sealed plastic drum, and a water-intake device make up the inside of the tank. However, because most plumbing supply businesses do not sell components to non-plumbers, this toilet type has parts that are difficult to come by. They also produce a loud flush. Its one positive feature is that its forceful flush thoroughly flushes solid waste.
Gravity Flow Toilet
Because it has a simple design and only a few parts that can be easily purchased at hardware stores, this toilet type is commonly found in residential dwellings. The gravity flow toilet, unlike the pressure-assisted toilet, flushes the toilet using the weight of the water in the tank. Because water is held in a tank above the toilet bowl, the tank uses gravity to release the water into the bowl and pushes the contents to the trap, leaving a clean toilet bowl.
Vacuum Assist Toilet
The most recent flush innovation in the toilet industry is this toilet type. When it comes to flushing solids, the vacuum-assisted toilet performs better than gravity flow toilets, but not quite as well as pressure-assisted toilets. They are similar to gravity flow kinds in that they are both simple to maintain and use the same fill and flush valves in their tanks. When the toilet is flushed, the water from the tank creates a suction in the vacuum tank and the trapway, flushing the solid waste in the bowl. This is one of those toilets with a tank inside a tank. However, when compared to gravity flow toilets, this is more expensive.