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INSTALLING FLUSHING MECHANISMS

A flush tank comes with an assortment of parts for its flushing mechanism. When these parts are connected, they form a mechanical flushing mechanism. Since there are several types of flushing mechanisms, always follow the manufacturer's instructions to install them (see Figure 26).

FIGURE 26.  COMMON FLUSHING MECHANISMS
FIGURE 26. COMMON FLUSHING MECHANISMS

 

Installing a ball cock flushing mechanism. Use the following steps to install a ball cock flushing mechanism (see Figure 27):

FIGURE 27.  INSTALLING BALL COCK FLUSHING MECHANISM
FIGURE 27. INSTALLING BALL COCK FLUSHING MECHANISM

 

  1. Connect Douglas valve to tank's drain outlet.
  2. Screw overflow pipe onto Douglas valve, if not attached.
  3. Slide guide holder onto overflow pipe about halfway down, and tighten holder screw.
  4. Install ball cock assembly into hole at left bottom of tank; then tighten locknut under tank.
  5. Screw float rod into ball cock, and then screw ball float to other end of rod.
  6. Attach overflow tube to ball cock and to overflow pipe.
  7. Install operating handle with trip arm, and tighten handle's locknut.
  8. Slide lift wire through loop of connecting wire.
  9. Slide lift wire through guide holder, and screw flush ball onto threaded end of lift wire.
  10. Attach connecting wire to trip arm.

NOTE:  All adjustments are made on the flushing mechanism after water supply is connected.

Installing a plastic cup flushing mechanism. Use the following steps to install a plastic float cup flushing mechanism (see Figure 28):

FIGURE 28.  INSTALLING PLASTIC CUP FLUSHING MECHANISM
FIGURE 28. INSTALLING PLASTIC CUP FLUSHING MECHANISM

 

  1. Connect Douglas valve to tank’s drain outlet.
  2. Screw overflow pipe onto Douglas valve, if not attached.
  3. Install float cup assembly into hole at left bottom of tank, and then tighten locknut under tank.
  4. Slide guide holder with flapper ball onto the overflow pipe, and push it to the bottom of the overflow pipe.
  5. Connect overflow tube to the float cup assembly and to the overflow pipe.
  6. Install operating handle with trip arm, and tighten handle’s locknut.
  7. Connect chain to trip arm and flapper ball.

NOTE:  All adjustments are made to the flushing mechanism after water supply is connected.


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015