Toilets flush clockwise because of the design of the bowl and the drain. Contrary to popular belief, the direction in which the water swirls in a toilet is not influenced by the rotation of the Earth.Continue Reading
The direction of water flow in a toilet is determined by the shape of the toilet. It is widely believed that toilets in the northern hemisphere flush clockwise, while those in the southern hemisphere flush counter-clockwise. This is, however, a very common and widespread misconception. Toilets flush in both directions in both hemispheres, purely due to the design and shape of the toilet itself. The phenomenon that has been suggested to cause water in a toilet bowl to flow in either direction is known as the Coriolis force, which results from the rotation of the Earth.
In reality, the Coriolis force is far too weak to influence the motion of small bodies of water, such as those within toilet bowls. This force only affects the spin of larger objects, such as the jet stream, gulf stream and hurricanes. The abilities of this force are commonly exaggerated, but science has revealed that it is not powerful enough to affect small air masses or bodies of water.Learn more about Plumbing
Adjust a water pressure-reducing valve by loosening the lock nut and turning the adjustment nut counterclockwise to reduce the pressure or clockwise to increase it. Install a pressure valve on an outside or laundry faucet to ensure the pressure is set to an appropriate range.Full Answer >
To adjust a toilet float, uncover the toilet tank and locate the toilet float, then rotate the screw on the toilet valve clockwise or counterclockwise to appropriately position the ball. Replace the toilet cover, and flush the toilet to test the float. You need a screwdriver to complete this task.Full Answer >
Use an adjustable wrench to remove the shower head counterclockwise, place tape the threads of the shower arm and screw the new shower head into place clockwise. A pair of slip-joint pliers also used to grip the shower arm can keep it in place while turning the shower head.Full Answer >
Repair manuals for Kohler toilets are available on the official Kohler website. Consumers can find installation and repair manuals for all the Kohler toilet models.Full Answer >