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plumbing04.htm Essentials of Plumbing

Unit I: Legends,

ATTACHING FLUSHING DEVICES

The flushing device for a water closet may be a flush tank or a flushometer. The flush tank is attached to the closet bowl or is wall-hung. The flushometer is attached to the closet bowl with a short vertical pipe. A flush tank has an assorted group of parts. These parts are connected in the tank, following the manufacturer's instructions, to form a flushing mechanism.

Attaching a close-coupled flush tank onto a closet bowl. Use the following steps to attach a flush tank to closet bowl (see Figure 24):

FIGURE 24.  ATTACHING A CLOSE-COUPLED FLUSH TANK
FIGURE 24. ATTACHING A CLOSE-COUPLED FLUSH TANK

 

  1. Push cone-shaped gasket onto tank outlet.
  2. With bolt holes lined up, place tank on bowl.
  3. Slip a rubber washer on each bolt and, from inside the tank, place the bolts with washers through the holes.
  4. At the bowl, slide washer onto bolt, and fasten the nut to the bolt on each side.
  5. Tighten nuts with a wrench to seat cone-shaped gasket and tank on bowl.

NOTE:  A close-coupled flush tank is attached to a wall-hung closet bowl in the same manner.

Connecting a wall-hung tank to the closet bowl. Use the following steps to install a wall-hung flush tank to rear of closet bowl (see Figure 25):

FIGURE 25.  CONNECTING A WALL-HUNG TANK TO CLOSET BOWL
FIGURE 25. CONNECTING A WALL-HUNG TANK TO CLOSET BOWL

 

  1. Install mounting board, using recommended height from manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Install tank outlet connection and spud connection, following manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Slide spud flange and rubber washer onto threaded spud.
  4. Slide slip-joint nut and then metal friction ring onto closet elbow for hookup to spud.
  5. Place end of elbow against spud, and fasten slip-joint nut hand-tight onto spud.
  6. Slide rubber washer onto tank outlet connection.
  7. Slide slip-joint nut and metal friction ring onto closet elbow for hookup to tank outlet.
  8. Fasten slip-joint nut hand-tight to tank's outlet connection.
  9. Attach tank to wall with screw bolts. Make sure tank is level and lined up with bowl.
  10. Tighten slip-joint nuts with wrench.

NOTE:  Always make map to bowl connection using the manufacturer's instructions.

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