Whether you are renovating a bathroom, building a new one from scratch, or simply installing a fresh toilet, it will always be helpful to understand all the different parts of a toilet. That is why at Five Star Plumbing, the #1 plumbers in Harford County, we have taken the time to list everything out from top to bottom here today.

A Complete Breakdown

    Trip Lever: Metal bar connected to the handle.

    Tank Cover: Lid of the tank.

    Chain: Connects the trip level to the flapper valve.

    Float Ball: Moves up and down along the toilet fill valve.

    Refill Tube: Squirts water into the bowl after the flush.

    Flapper Valve: This goes up when the toilet handle is pushed down and stops water from constantly flowing into the toilet bowl.

    Flush Valve Gasket: Allows water to flow into the bowl when flushed.

    Seat Cover: Placed on the seat as a protective barrier from germs resting on the seat.

    Seat: The hinged unit attached to the bowl where the user can sit.

    Base: Bottom of the toilet.

    Closet Bolt: Long screws that connect the flange to the toilet.

    Closet Flange: Also known as the toilet flange, a type of flange used to mount the toilet to the floor and connect the drain to the drainpipe.

    Shut-Off Valve: Also called a stop valve, it is used to shut off the water during emergency or repair.

    Flexible Hose: Pipe used to transport water.

    Fill Valve: Where the water flows from the supply line and refill the tank after flushing.

    Ball Cock: Also called ball tap or float valve, it is used to fill water tanks and avoid overflow.

    Toilet Handle: Tool used for flushing.

    P-Trap Pipe: The U-shaped part of the pipe that holds water and prevents smelly gases from rising up.

    Wax Ring: Ring of wax found between the flange and bottom of the toilet.

    Drain Pipe: Moves sewage and greywater to aid air flow and prevent clogging.

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