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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »