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plumbing04.htm Essentials of Plumbing

Unit I: Legends,

INSTALLING FLUSHOMETER

A flushometer is a valve that discharges a preset amount of water to flush a water closet. The flushometer can be either a diaphragm or a piston type of valve. The upper part of the flushometer connected to a water supply line fitting at the wall, and the lower part is connected to the top rear of the water closet bowl (see Figure 29).

FIGURE 29.  FLUSHOMETERS
FIGURE 29. FLUSHOMETERS

 

NOTE: The following plumbing hardware should come with a flushometer for installation:

  • Spud coupling for closet bowl connection
  • Spud coupling for water pipe connection
  • Chrome flanges for wall and bowl

Installing a flushometer. Use the manufacturer's rough-in dimensions and instructions to install a flushometer. Once installed, turn on water supply and adjust flushometer valve's water flow. The following illustrations are examples of manufacturer's rough-in dimensions and instructions (see Figure 30):

FIGURE 30.  INSTALLING A FLUSHOMETER
FIGURE 30. INSTALLING A FLUSHOMETER

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