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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