When the toilet is flushed, water from the tank rapidly drops into the toilet bowl, which forces the waste water down the drain. As the drop in the tank's water level is sensed by the float, the tank refills with water u... More »

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A flush valve releases water from the toilet tank and into the bowl. The flush valve has a flapper that creates a water tight seal. This helps the toilet retain water until it is flushed. More »

Flushing toilets use gravity and an increase in the height of water in the bowl when the user activates the flush valve to move water and waste through an "S-bend" into a drain pipe and out of the home. These simple devi... More »

The two most common problems that occur in RV toilets arise due to problems in the seals at the bottom of the toilet bowl and the seals of the water valves. In order to repair these problems, turn the water off, flush th... More »

Flushing toilets use gravity and an increase in the height of water in the bowl when the user activates the flush valve to move water and waste through an "S-bend" into a drain pipe and out of the home. These simple devi... More »

There are several quick alternatives to unclogging a toilet bowl drain without using a plunger, which include using a wire clothes hanger, pouring hot water solutions into the bowl and using a vacuum cleaner. A cheap plu... More »

To install toilet shims, use a carpenter's level to ensure that the toilet bowl is level, then push the shims in place to keep the toilet from rocking, preventing water and sewer gas from leaking underneath. Use a utilit... More »