A bathroom is an integral part of every modern home. To install the flushing cistern should be taken seriously. In this article we will discuss the types of cistern and how to install the cistern on the toilet.
In order to install the tank correctly, special attention must be paid to the choice of drain equipment and the tank itself. Although there may be no special problems. In most cases, toilet bowls are sold complete with cisterns, so you just need to choose in size and shape. But in some cases, the tank has to be bought separately. In this situation, it is necessary to pay attention to several factors. As you know, there are three types of cisterns. They differ from each other by the drain method: the upper non-float valve, the side valve with the float valve, and the lower one similar to the second one.
Methods for supplying water
For the system to work properly, you must also install valves that will adjust the flow water and its descent. This system is driven mechanically.
Drain tank vintage
If you decide to install modern drain fittings on the old tank model , then this will not work. Modern tanks differ in their configuration.
On the plumbing the market can find three types of cistern. Between themselves, they differ in appearance and method of installation:
Elements of the structure
Consider the standard device of the drain tank:
Drain Valve Scheme
There will be just such a set of mechanisms in each purchased tank. Now analyze the stages of installation of the tank.
The work process is as follows:
There is nothing complicated in this process, it is important to perform all the actions in the correct sequence.
Installing the drain tank on the shelf
This type of tank installed directly on the toilet, which has a special shelf. For this purpose, a special rubber seal (cuff) is placed between the tank and the shelf. It must be of high quality, as the tightness of the structure will depend on it. As a rule, for such purposes a soft elastic material is used, which to the touch resembles rubber. It is important to make sure that the cuff has the appropriate shape. In some models, the tank cuffs may be oval, in others - round.
Pay special attention to the surface of the toilet bowl. It should be free of chips, cracks, potholes. After mounting the sealing cuff, the tank should fit snugly to the shelf. All this needs to be checked before the final installation of the tank.
To increase the quality of the connection of the cuff, it is recommended to use silicone sealant. Apply it in a thin layer on the shelf of the toilet and place the cuff on top.
The design of the tank on the shelf
Then look at the inner holes of the tank. They must exactly match the holes on the toilet bowl. Through them fastening bolts are put on. The bolt on both sides must be equipped with rubber seals. Using a wrench, carefully tighten the nut.
Do not forget to put the rubber gasket. Otherwise, it will lead to splitting of the tank or leakage. A rubber gasket should also be equipped with a hose with water supply to the tank.
button At the very end, it remains to mount the cover. After completing the work, check the tank by drawing water into it. Do not drain the water for several minutes, so you can be sure of the tightness of the structure. When draining, pay attention to the shelf, often in these places a leak is formed. If a leak is detected, then it must be eliminated.In most cases, you have to remove the tank and reinstall the cuff.
If everything is working properly, it means that you have done an excellent job with the task of installing the cistern on the shelf of the toilet.
Installation system: frame with flushing tank
Built-in tanks due to its compactness, it has become the most popular in recent years. Such a tank is completely different in its design from ordinary tanks. It is made of polymeric materials. The tank itself is fixed on a metal frame and mounted on a draft wall.
Its installation is not so simple, unlike the two methods described above . For this reason, carefully study the installation instructions, which are listed below:
The flush button provides different water consumption
Some built-in tank models have additional function - dosing. There are always two keys on the drain button. For example, one flushes six liters of water, the other nine liters. As a result, in addition to saving space in the bathroom, a built-in tank allows you to save water consumption.
Useful video will help you to better understand all the features of editing technology.
Connecting the toilet bowl to the sewer pipe
Replacing the toilet bowl with your own hands
A very useful video that will help you customize drain fitting and set the tank correctly: