articles

If your toilet is leaking or constantly running, it could be the result of a damaged flush valve or mechanism. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy part to replace, and you can have your fixture back in working order q... More »

www.reference.com Home & Garden Home Maintenance

A dual-flush toilet uses a larger trapway and a wash-down water-powered mechanism instead of the air-powered siphoning technique used by traditional toilets. Dual-flush toilets offer two options: a button for liquid wast... More »

www.reference.com Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

The modern flush toilet was invented in 1596 by the godson of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir John Harrington. The mechanism for his revolutionary design was published in a book entitled "Metamorphosis of Ajax." More »

www.reference.com History Inventions
similar articles

The American Standard Champion flush valve has a diameter of 4 inches, whereas the industry standard is 2 inches. A larger flush valve translates into more force and speed during each flush for potentially more efficient... More »

www.reference.com Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

The procedure for opening a Liberty safe depends on what type of locking mechanism the safe utilizes: mechanical, electronic, combination or key lock. Determine the type of safe and locking mechanism the safe employs and... More »

www.reference.com Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To fix a hydraulic chair, such as a lifting office chair, remove and rebuild the lift mechanism that is located underneath the seat. Replacing the gas cylinder can keep a chair lifting and lowering properly. More »

www.reference.com Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Although widely and erroneously credited to 19th-century British plumber Thomas Crapper, the modern flush toilet was actually invented in 1596 by Sir John Harrington. His treatise, titled "A New Discourse of a Stale Subj... More »

www.reference.com History Inventions