In the last article how to repair the toilet? I promised to talk about various mechanisms for the toilet tank. So, let’s begin.
A filling valve or it is also called a float tap. This is a mechanism that fills the tank with water to the desired level. The optimal water level, as a rule, is marked in the form of an oblong influx of ceramics on the inner rear wall of the tank.
GEBERIT valve valve
Fill valves are divided into two types:
one. mechanisms for tanks with a side water supply (water supply hose approaches the side of the side);
2. mechanisms for tanks with lower water supply (in this case, the water supply hose is suitable for the tank from the bottom).
Further, each type of flood mechanism can be with a plastic or brass fitting for connecting water. Metal fitting, of course, is preferable. Although the plastic fitting in qualitative mechanisms is also quite reliable, since they are made of high -strength plastic. Only with a tightening of the nut when connecting water you need to be more accurate so as not to disrupt the thread.
And the last difference, fittings can be 3/8 or 1/2 inch with a diameter. This must be taken into account when buying a new valve for your toilet, unless, of course, you plan to replace a flexible water hose to replace the hose (I remind you that even the highest quality hoses have a guaranteed service life of 5 years. You can read about them in this article “Let’s talk about trifles or why I flooded my neighbors?”).
For example, in the photo you see the flood mechanism of the Swiss company GEBERIT for a tank with a lateral water supply. Quality is out of competition. The tank filling time is approximately 30 seconds (at water pressure 3 atmosphere). The service life of such a mechanism is up to 10 years, the price is approximately 15 euros. Analogs of cheaper, for example, Turkish manufacturers have a service life of 1.5-2 years and cost about 3-4 dollars. They differ mainly by the quality of the material, water locking technology and noise level. For example, the GEBERIT flood mechanism has a noise level of less than 17 decibella. This is one of the most “quiet” mechanisms. Cheap mechanisms make noise very much and some people are very annoying.
Pour valves, as a rule, are not subject to repair. The only exception if the flood mechanism is clogged with a ward or dirt from the water supply, it can be carefully disassembled, rinsed and assembled in the reverse order.
Hence the conclusion: in order for the bay valve (no matter, expensive or cheaper) of your toilet to work as long as possible, be sure to install the filter of rough water purification at the entrance to your home. Since, the fewer outsider mechanical impurities in the water, the longer you will serve not only the flood valve of the toilet, but also faucets, boilers, washing and dishwashers, etc. D.
Next time let’s see what drain mechanisms exist and how different.