Plumbing Tips: How The Vacuity Toilet Works

Guide to the functions of Vacuity Toilets, information regarding cleaning, value and durability.

In the days of old, toilets were made so that the water tanks were separate from the bowl. The tanks were positioned high up on the wall - three feet or so - above the bowl. Because of that tall height, when the chain was pulled, and the toilet was flushed, the water came down in a torrential flow into the bowl. The rush of water forced the contents of the bowl down into the drain underneath.

Since that time, the designs of toilets have changed a lot over the years, and there is now a style of toilet to fit every home's need. One type of toilet flushes every time the lid is closed, while others offer a water bath and a warm blast of air to follow. There is even a toilet that needs no septic system drain to operate it.

If you're in the market for a standard type of toilet, but one that uses some ingenuity, you should check out one of the innovative Vacuity Toilets. Its technology was developed by the Fluidmaster Company, but Briggs Industries is the official manufacturer of the toilet.



Its name says it all, because, according to a standard dictionary, the word "vacuity" is a noun that means "emptiness; total absence of matter; a vacuum." The Vacuity Toilet is a model that flushes by gravity, as do many of the toilets on the market today. However, the difference is, a Vacuity toilet does use a vacuum to aid in its flushing action.

Just looking as this new type of toilet, you can't tell any difference in its china - made outside from a traditionally - made one. But, if you look on the inside, you will see that the Vacuity Toilet has two water tanks, instead of one. The two tanks together hold a little over a gallon and a half of water, just like most other toilets on the market today. One of the advantages of these plastic tanks is that they don't make the toilet tank sweat in hot summer weather.

More important than that, and to understand how a Vacuity Toilet works, though, is the design of the two plastic tanks. When the toilet is flushed, the two tanks generate a powerful vacuum. This vacuum is the driving force that pushes the water into the bowl. As with most other types of toilets, the water and refuse is then forced into the drain underneath the toilet.

Another advantage of the Vacuity Toilet is that this new type of toilet can give you a cleaner toilet bowl too. The reason for this is because the water only comes out of the holes in the rim underneath the bowl. Currently, Briggs Industries is the sole manufacturer of the Vacuity Toilet in the United States. However, the company is going to let four other United States companies manufacture the product also. A Vacuity Toilet sells for about three hundred dollars each. If you are interested in purchasing one for your bathroom, you can perform a search on the Internet in order to contact Briggs Industries or to find a supplier.

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