Saving Both Water And Money
With A Flapperless Toilet
By: Ezra Plank
It is common knowledge that within the tank of a traditional toilet there is a flapper and seal mechanism that controls the flow of water from the tank to the toilet bowl. This is not true with the flapperless toilet.
The flapperless type toilet has no rubber flapper or seal for water flow control. It uses the tipping bucket method instead. The water fills the bucket located at the top of the tank and when flushed, the water flows from the tank to the bowl using gravity.
Flapperless toilets are considered a gravity toilet and usually require no double flushing. They offer a powerful one time flushing, which can save a lot of water, as compared to the traditional low flush toilet.
Here are a few of the benefits of the flapperless toilet.
- No seal
- No valve
- No flapper
This means it is less likely to develop leaks and the parts are likely to last longer since they are not constantly submerged in water, as they are in traditional toilets. A flapperless toilet is a low flush toilet that uses between 1.28 and 1.6 gallons per flush, depending on the model. Another difference from the traditional toilet is that the flushing lever can be found on either the left or the right side of the tank.
It is much better to have a toilet that is less likely to waste valuable water, money, and time. You will save money, since there will be fewer replacement parts, lower repair costs, and a lower water bill. Replacing parts is time consuming, and paying a plumber to replace parts is expensive. Both can be reduced with the flapperless toilet.
One thing you need to be wary of is that there are some manufacturers using unconventional flappers, and marketing their toilets as flapperless - when in fact they are not. Any toilet with a flexible seal that is used to control water flow will eventually deteriorate and result in leaks. This causes water waste, even though the flexible seal can be replaced. So be aware of the true nature of flapperless toilets, with their patented tipping bucket technology, to be sure that the toilet you buy is truly flapperless.