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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...of the flushing cistern into the basin. The water for flushing this form of closet should be obtained from a special cistern properly disconnected from that which supplies the water service of the house. 11ls. 112 and 113 show the Optimus valve closet, which consists of three parts: the pan (A), the valve Hellyer's Optimus Valve Closet. box (B), and the lead anti-D-trap (C). The advantages claimed for this type are the large amount of water for catching the excreta, the double water-seal giving additional security if the closet remains unused for some time, and the noiseless action in comparison with the "wash-down" closet. The various parts are lettered on Ills. 112 and 113 as follows: --A. Earthenware pan with flushing rim. B. Valve-box of enamelled white iron. C. Anti-D-trap. D. Overflow from basin. E. Connection of overflow pipe (D) with ventilating arm (J) of valve-box. F. Copper bellows for regulating the quantity of water-flush after the handle is dropped. G. Flap-valve to keep water in the basin. H. Brass supply valve admitting water to flushing rim. J. 2-in. vent pipe to the valve-box, carried to the outer air, and preventing siphonage. K. The lever for opening and closing the basin valve. L. Weight for shutting the supply valve. A good valve closet will, with very little attention, work satisfactorily, but in most cases it is perhaps advisable to install a wash-down closet. The Siphonic closet has found favour in recent years, and lll. 114 shows Messrs. Shank's Siphonic closet, in which the emptying of the basin is produced by the direct action of the water from the flush pipe, the contents being completely discharged by the powerful suction, the basin being again filled up Ill. 114. with clean water. The pan has Shanks...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580141
  • 9781236580146