Green Plumbing Design meets Toilet Fill Valve Repair
Today I want to talk about green plumbing design and a new innovative product for the toilet valve repair filler called HydroClean. I recently met the inventor of the HydroClean, a plumber fourth generation named Michael Schuster. Michael came with one of the most well thought out new products I've seen in a long time. This new toilet fill valve saves water, and I mean lots of water, which is a wonderful thing in the context of drought current awareness. But it does not get water, it also alerts you when it is time to replace a leaky toilet flapper, she cleans the inside your toilet tank flush and installs all, even without tools.
Mechanics Toilet 101 – Toilet flushing
To understand exactly how HydroClean saves water, it is first necessary to understand exactly how a toilet. Most residential toilets are the standard variety reservoir. A type of toilet that works by using water that is stored in the tank to empty the bowl into the drainage pipe system. The basic chain of events that occur when you flush the toilet are: Water is stored in the tank when you push the flush lever it raises the flapper in the bottom of the toilet tank, water tank the toilet drains into the bowl through the opening under the valve, the waste in the bowl is washed out in the pipes drain the extra water is added.
Mechanics Toilet 102 – The Fill
While all this happens drops fill float valve, the opening the filling valve when the valve closes the reservoir to begin filling. At the same time the fill tube on the fill valve now sends water into the bowl through the overflow tube in the tank. When the tank is full, the float rises and closes the valve filling. This is all pretty simple if you know the rest.
The problem, the fill tube
Problem arises because the bowl is filled at the same time as the tank and the bowl is often completely filled before the tank. Once the bowl is full, the rest of the water flowing through the fill tube works just down the drain and THR is wasted.Unfortunately more, fill valves have no way to adjust the rate filling the tank to prevent this happening.
The solution to the Mini Valve
The inventor has come up with HydroClean a solution to this problem. The HydroClean has an adjustable valve on the fill tube to allow you to calibrate the amount of water that is used to fill bowl. This allows each toilet to be adjusted accurately to the right amount of water to fill the bowl. The latter describes the simple refinement HydroClean as a green plumbing design has the potential to save millions of gallons per year with widespread use.
See for yourself
Now you may be wondering whether or not you lose water enough to need a HydroClean. It is quite easy to find by yourself if you follow the steps below.
First step, before rinsing mark the water level in the bowl with a pencil. The second step, remove tube filler overflow tube in the tank and directing the flow of the fill tube into a separate container. A fourth freezer bag works well. Third step, the flush. Step four, tap the filling tube into the container. After flushing is complete check water level in the bowl. Fifth step, slowly add the water reservoir to bring the water level in the bowl at your pencil mark. Step six, measure the water in the container. This is the amount of water is wasted with each flush of water.
If you want to take a step further, you can calculate how much water is wasted on an annual basis. First of all how many times a day you flush. In addition, the National average of eight times per day. Now, multiply the amount of water (in ounces) is left in your container by the number of times per day you flush, then multiply that number by 365 (the number of days in one year) and divide that total by 128 (the number of ounces in a gallon). This will tell you how many gallons of water your toilet is wasting ineffective on an annual basis. If Curious to know what cost in dollars and cents, call the water department or check your water bill to see how paying for a gallon of water. Do not forget the sewer charges are if you are on public sewer .. You might be surprised at the answer.
Listening to a leak
Another great feature of the HydroClean is its ability to warn you of a leaking valve in your toilet tank. The HydroClean is a little noisier than the filling valves and other valve opens with a very clear, positive opening. If your drum If leaking water level slowly in the tank drops, the valve open. The noise when this happens is an indication that you have a problem in your tank. Do not misunderstand me Well, this is not so strong as to be a nuisance. You probably will not hear the children during the day but at night, will be a dead giveaway.
It Cleans The Tank
I also mentioned that the HydroClean cleans the toilet with each flush water. This is accomplished by filling a tube booster which is routed along the bottom of your tank on the opposite side of the filling valve. This means that every time you flush the water is introduced into the toilet tank openings of several different points along the tube, creating a flow of water through the bottom of the tank and wash all the debris.
Look Ma, no tools
Another feature of the aircraft it is installed without tools, even if you need a pair of channel locks to remove your old valve, the new tightened by hand only with a truly unique design nuts that snap when it is tightened. It is a great advantage for the installer, because it eliminates the guesswork and prevents over tightening, which could damage the tank.
I tip my hat to Michael Schuster and HydroClean his toilet fill valve repair kit. It is refreshing to find a new product that lives up to the marketing claims and I can say from experience Personal HydroClean that does just that. I did the test on one of my toilet and I'm now using less water, 525 gallons per year. And what is really is that I'm saving all that water without sacrificing performance. You can bet I'm planning to check the rest of the week. In my case, HydroClean is not rocket science!
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