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About Toilet Parts

One of the simplest mechanical devices in your home is a flushing toilet. They operate using automatic mechanisms that don’t require motors, sensors, or electricity. It is an army of large and small toilet parts that make this happen.

The actual function of a flush toilet remains a mystery to many individuals. This is despite the inherent simplicity of toilets. This is because almost all of the working of a toilet happens inside the porcelain tank, under a lid that seldom comes off. Knowing the components and how they work will allow you to understand and fix issues as they occur. Most of the problems can be solved quite quickly without the need for a plumber. Read this article to find out more about various toilet parts. This will help you buy the right replacement parts when you need them.

Most important toilet parts

The first thing you need to know in order to get the right replacement parts for a toilet is to have at least a basic idea about various parts of the toilet. However, if we are to talk about every single part, it would take hundreds of pages. Luckily, knowing about the basic parts will help you carry out much of the repair works yourselves. Here is a list of four major parts of a toilet. The reason why this list does not include cisterns is that they don’t usually require many repairs. On this page, we are going to explore more information about common parts of toilets. You will also find some tips in the end that will help you pick the best ones.

Toilet bowl

This is where all the major events happen. But what most people do not see is that there is an internal curved trap mechanism inside the bowl. This will be close to the toilet floor and function much like a sink drain trap but at a much larger scale. The internal trap holds the water and prevents the rise of sewer gases back into the bathroom. The water you see in the bowl is in the top part of the drain trap of the toilet. This is also the part where clogs happen. If you do not deal with another toilet repair, at some point, you can almost definitely deal with a clog.

Flush

The components of the flushing system include the flush handle, the rod and the flush valve. All of these will be connected to each other in series. The horizontal rod links to a chain or wire that moves the rod with the handle. In some cases, this will be more complex or simple, depending on where the tank is. Placing the flush handle directly on top of the flush valve helps simplify the system. One thing to keep in mind while you are replacing the flush system is that, unlike normal nuts, all the nuts in the flush system loosen if you turn them clockwise.

Ballcock

Ballcocks are in fact, a part of the flush system. However, they are also not directly connected to the other parts of the flush system. Generally, the ballcock sits on the left side of the tank. But this position is not universal. It is the ballcock that controls the water flow into the toilet cistern. When the water level drops inside the tank, the ballcock moves down and pulls open the valve. This lets the water into the tank. When the water fills inside the tank, the ballcock rises and shuts off the valve. If the ballcock is not functioning right, this process will not work correctly.

Shut-off valve

The shut-off valve will be near the floor outside the toilet. While it doesn’t have to do anything directly with the working of the toilet, it is the part that controls the water supply to the toilet. You will find it normally on the left side of the toilet, underneath the tank. This shut-off valve helps you to shut off the toilet water when you need to carry out any repairs. However, not all toilets have shut-off valves. Sometimes the toilet cistern might be connected to the water supply without a shut off valve. But adding a shut off valve is a smart idea.

Tips on how to buy Toilet Parts Online

At some point, some of the toilet parts will start to wear off and will need replacement to continue working properly. If you are a homeowner, it is more economical to buy the replacement parts yourself. However, you need to make sure that you are getting the right ones. But it is also easier said than done. But it gets easier if you know what factors to consider while in them. Here are a few tips that you can follow while shopping for them.

  • Choose the parts – First of all, you need to decide what parts you need for the toilet. If you are setting up the toilet for the first time, then you probably will be better off buying a toilet set as a whole. However, if you are looking for replacement parts, then you need to figure out what are the parts that need replacement.
  • Style – This is only applicable if the part you are buying is visible outside or not. For example, if you are replacing the toilet seat, make sure that it is the same as the original one or at least similar in design. Moreover, look for replacement parts that are of the same shade as that of the rest of the toilet.
  • Size – The replacement parts you are buying should be of the right size. This applies both to the parts that are visible outside and to those smaller parts inside the toilet. Even if you are replacing the toilet seat, it should be of the right size and shape. Otherwise, not only it will look off, but it will also be uncomfortable to use.
  • Material – The longevity of toilet parts depends greatly on the material. Some types of plastic are less durable than others. Cheap plastics tend to turn into micro pieces and break off within a couple of years. So, always look for materials made from high-quality materials. Most of the part inside a toilet is going to be either plastic or metal. In the case of metal parts, they should be corrosion resistant.

There are many essential items you would need for your home besides toilet parts. These include various kinds of faucets, sinks, saunas, baths, shower stalls, drains, faucet accessories, and more. The good news is that you can find all of them easily using our shopping search engine . That way, you can also compare the prices and features of different products and pick the best one among them. So, don’t forget to check out all the amazing products from the bathroom fixtures category.

Question & Answer

How to replace the toilet ballcock valve?

It is fairly easy to replace a toilet flush valve. Before you begin, get everything ready, including a screwdriver. Firstly, shut off the water supply. Then open the toilet tank and carefully remove the ballcock valve. It will be either screwed on or bolted on, depending on the model. After that, replace the old one with the new one. While you are fixing the new ballcock valve, make sure that the water level adjustment is in the right position. Otherwise, it can cause the tank to overflow. Finally, you can turn the water supply back on.

Are toilet parts universal?

No, toilet parts are not universal. Almost all parts of a toilet vary between models. These include toilet bowls, seats, cisterns, valves, ballcock mechanism, and the drain. If you are replacing the toilet seat, it should be of the right shape and the right size. Toilet seats come in at least half a dozen different shapes. Toilet cisterns are also different when it comes to their capacity, shape, and actual working mechanism. In short, toilet parts are quite different. Therefore, you have to be really careful about the size, material, and other factors when you are getting replacement parts.

Where to buy toilet parts online in the UAE?

In the past, most people used to buy toilets and toilet parts from brick and mortar stores. Luckily, these days there are plenty of online shops that offer great quality toilet parts, especially in the UAE. Among them, Shops.ae is one of the best places where you can find all kinds of replacement parts for your toilet. It is simple and easy to find them using our retail search engine, as you can sort and compare prices. Moreover, the amazing deals and offers here will let you buy them for really great prices. As for the brands, some of the leading names you can count on include American Standard, Kohler, Toto, Geberit, Ideal Standard, Roca, and Grohe. You can find all kinds of bathroom supplies here, including toilet drains , toilet rails , toilet cisterns , toilet washers , WC glasses and more.

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