Toilet Syphon Problems & Cures
Here we talk about toilet syphon problems and there cures. Some people like to call an emergency plumber well other’s try to fix the toilet syphon themselves. Just below are the most common questions that people asked when looking for information about there toilet syphon problems.
- Who invented the toilet syphon?
- My toilet syphon isn’t working, what can I do?
- How do I replace my toilet syphon?
- What is the best toilet syphon I can buy to fix my toilet flush?
- What sizes do toilet syphons come in?
- How much should it cost to fix a toilet syphon?
- When replacing a toilet syphon, how long does this take?
- I can’t take my toilet syphon out, any hints?
- Can I buy a toilet syphon that I can repair without taking the toilet cistern off?
- How much does it cost to buy a toilet syphon?
- Where can I buy a toilet syphon?
- What is the recommended flush for a toilet syphon?
- There is no overflow on my toilet cistern, is this allowed?
- How does the toilet syphon work in the toilet?
- What is the difference between a flushing mechanism and a toilet syphon?
Who invented the toilet syphon
There were a few inventors that brought along the toilet syphon starting from J. F. Brondel who invented the valve type flush toilet in 1738. The first flushing toilets were invented in 1858. As the toilet flush we know of today, was invented by Thomas Crapper in the 1880’s. In 1980’s the 2 push button toilet valve was invented by Bruce Thompson and has only recently within the last 10 to 20 years really taken off, fading out the toilet syphon, however the toilet syphon is still widely used today.
My toilet syphon isn’t working, what can I do
If your toilet syphon isn’t working and you don’t want to call an emergency plumber, then it is also best to make sure that the toilet hook is attached firstly. It is most likely that the toilet flap that fills the water up and over through the toilet syphoning route has failed, which is possibly due the flap being torn away give you toilet syphon problems. You can either replace the flap or the toilet syphon completely. Our advice would be is to replace the complete toilet syphon. Unless you have a toilet syphon that comes apart well work from the above of the toilet cistern, then you will need to take out the toilet cistern.
How do I replace my toilet syphon
To take the toilet syphon off, you will need to firstly unscrew the toilet cistern and undo the bolts underneath, not forgetting to turn the mains water stopcock off and disconnecting water supply and overflow. If you have a donut washer and back plate, it is also advisable to replace them and also to make sure there is no immediate leaks or to near the future.
What is the best toilet syphon I can buy to fix my toilet flush
The best toilet syphon you can buy is a toilet syphon that adjusts like in the picture above but for any future maintenance, it is advised that the best toilet syphon to buy would be a toilet syphon that comes apart within the toilet but, also adjusts as well.
What sizes do toilet syphons come in
Toilet syphons generally come in 7 to 11 inch however in the picture above you can also buy an adjustable toilet syphon that caters for 7 to 9 inch solving any future toilet syphon problems and making them easier.
How much should it cost to fix a toilet syphon
Taking out and replacing a toilet syphon, including the cost of materials, will cost you on average about £100.00, however depending on your circumstance on time, how quickly you need the syphon to be replace and how awkward it is to replace the toilet syphon then expect to pay anything between £50 to £250.
When replacing a toilet syphon, how long does this take
To fix your toilet syphon problems, as long as the screw or bolts are not rusted and the water isn’t blue, then it should take no longer than 1-hour. If the water is blue then there may need some extra care, which may take an extra half an hour. If the screw and bolts are rusted then depending on how easy it is to grind away in most cases it will add on an extra hour by using a Dremol tool.
I can’t take my toilet syphon out, any hints
Another of your toilet syphon problems is about taking your syphon out but unable to. If your unable to take your toilet syphon out, then the only other option, rather than causing further damage, is to call an emergency plumber to come out and replace the toilet syphon as this may require some special tools such as, the Dremol. The only other hint here is to buy a Dremol and take off the nuts and bolts, but you must be aware that, you will need to follow all safety procedure in order that you will need to protect your eyes.
Can I buy a toilet syphon that I can repair without taking the toilet cistern off
Not all toilet syphon problems can be resolved by simply taking the toilet syphon out from the cistern. You can buy a toilet syphon that you can take apart from within the toilet from any good plumbers merchant, however, this does not mean your able to take the old syphon out as easily.
How much does it cost to buy a toilet syphon
The cost of a toilet syphon will cost you anything between £5 to £20.
Where can I buy a toilet syphon
You can buy a toilet syphon by visiting the BES website. To find the BES website you will need to visit the search engine and type in BES.
What is the recommended flush for a toilet syphon
Today the recommended flush is between 6 to 7-litres, where many years ago the recommended flush for a toilet cistern was 9-litres. An easy way to sort out your toilet syphon problems by confirming from 9/11 inch of water is to place objects into the cistern taking up more water space.
There is no overflow on my toilet cistern, is this allowed
Due to the syphons getting smaller, it was found that if there was any overflowing water, then the water would go through the toilet syphon and therefor due to the water not overflowing when there was a float operating valve problem and passing water, the water overflow was no longer required.
How does the toilet syphon work in the toilet
The way the toilet syphon works within the toilet is, when the handle to the toilet is pushed down, the toilet hook then fills up the flap from the toilet syphon. As there is already water in the syphon, the water is then pulled up and over the syphon internals causing the syphon to suck the water through the flap. As the water is passing through the syphon, there is a continues suction until there is no water left to vacuum.
What is the difference between a flushing mechanism and a toilet syphon
A flushing mechanism is a valve that opens and lets the water through but does not syphon any water through, where the toilet as explained in the paragraph above, sucks the water causing the water to syphon. Push buttons have more parts and therefor have more problems than any other of the toilet syphon problems as above.