I bet you have the regular type of faucet at home. You know, the one with a tank that’s packed with several parts inside? Yes, that’s the regular toilet. Have you heard about the flapperless toilet though? It’s a new type of ceramic throne that has been making the buzz in the market nowadays. If you still don’t have any idea how it works, read this informative article I got from one the best know-how websites I love.
Standard toilets often leak when a component becomes worn out, including toilet “flappers.” New toilet designs use the “tipping bucket” concept instead of flappers.
A “flapperless” toilet is one without a rubber flapper and seal in the toilet tank to control the flow of water from the tank into the bowl. A gravity flush toilet uses a “tipping bucket” to control water flow. Water fills a bucket at the top of the tank. The flush lever tips the bucket and the water flows from the tank into the bowl.
So according to the article, it’s still a gravity-type toilet after all. The only difference is that instead of having a flapper to monitor the flow of water into the bowl, this type of ceramic throne simply flushes down waste materials with the help of a tipping bucket that’s installed inside its tank. Advantages were also noted in the write-up. For instance, leaking becomes less likely to occur. The author also pointed out that using this type of toilet entails lesser repair expenses. Well the big question is, “Is it really worth it to have one?” Here’s an interesting forum you might want to join.
Discovered this toilet with a internal trough that flips to dump water and was intrigued…. NO sweating and NO flapper. Then a search brought me to a very detailed toilet test done by a government agency. I recall the first three best as Toto ultramaxes, and then this Niagara flapperless – rated higher than the other Toto’s, and I found it delivered for about 180$ online.
It looks a bit ugly, but I see it as a great landlord toilet and other than master bath unit. This test also had really surprising results from flapper replacements that took many 1.6 flushes to 5.5 gallons. This tipping trough cannot vary in its flush gallonage… and based on test results gives a agressive flush from the quick water drop. Am I looking at the next gold standard in toilets?
Hoping that this article about flapperless toilet installation in Miami FL has helped you make a decision as to whether or not you should go for flapperless. Also check out this toilet buying guide to help you choose the right ceramic throne for your needs. And should you need professional assistance for its installation, just call Douglas Orr Plumbing at 305-887-1687 or 954-522-8282!
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