3 Common Types of Toilets
Home is where you can release all the anguish you felt from eating too much cheese or whatever that was that upset your stomach. So it is only fitting that you purchase a toilet bowl where comfort is a luxury you can definitely afford. When purchasing a toilet bowl, you have to consider if you can DIY plumb it if it comes to that point and most importantly, if it suits your taste. Here are 3 common types of toilets you probably have to know about.
This type of toilet is usually found in commercial settings such as restaurants and public loos. Inside this toilet is a pressure tank which works like a big water balloon. The tank is filled with water and the water is held there under pressure. So every time the toilet is flushed, the pressurised water in the tank is combined with gravity to create a strong flush. The inside of the tank consists of a flush cartridge, a sealed plastic drum and a water-intake apparatus. However, this toilet type has parts that are hard to procure since most of the plumbing supply houses don’t sell parts to non-plumbers. They create a noisy flush as well. Its only redeeming quality is that it flushes solid waste thoroughly due to its powerful flush.
Gravity Flow Toilet
This toilet type is usually found in residential homes since it has a simple design and only consists of a few parts that can easily be bought at hardware stores. Contrary to the pressure-assisted toilet, the gravity flow uses the weight of the water in the tank to flush the toilet. The tank uses less water since water is stored in the tank that is above the bowl and uses gravity to release the water into the bowl and pushes the contents to the trap, leaving a clean toilet bowl.
Vacuum Assist Toilet
This toilet type is the latest flush innovation in the toilet industry. When it comes to flushing solid contents, the vacuum-assisted toilet works better than the gravity flow types but does not come close to the performance of the pressure-assisted ones. They are a bit similar to the gravity flow types since they are both easy to repair and both uses the same fill and flush valves in their tanks. The tank contains a vacuum inside and when the toilet is flushed, the water from the tank creates a suction in the vacuum tank and the trapway to flush the solid waste in the bowl. This is one of those tank-inside-a-tank kinds of toilets. However, this is more costly compared to gravity flow toilets and are currently limited in number.