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IDENTIFYING URINALS

A urinal is a fixture flushed with water whose liquid waste drains into the building's waste system. Urinals come in many shapes and sizes that are wall or floor-mounted. They are made of vitreous china or enameled cast iron. The flushing mechanism for most urinals is a flushometer-type valve. Four types of urinals are illustrated below (see Figure 35).

FIGURE 36.  URINALS
FIGURE 36. URINALS

 

Types of flushometers for urinals. The diaphragm type flushometer valve is mainly used to flush urinals. A piston type flushometer can also be used (see Figure 36).

FIGURE 36.  FLUSHOMETERS
FIGURE 36. FLUSHOMETERS


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