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Back Flush Toilet – Finding The Best Uses

Whether you are building a brand new home or completing a remodel, the plumbing fixtures and piping play a big role in how the bathroom design will look. On most occasions, the average toilet will meet all of you and your family’s needs, but there are times that require the use of a specialized back flush toilet. This following is an explanation of this specific type of toilet and how it can help you in your construction project and home.

To begin with it is important to understand what a toilet that back flushes is able to do. The average toilet has a built in p trap in the base of the fixture that uses gravity to flush the contents down below the floor, into a drain, and out the sewer line. A toilet with a back flush is just like it is described, where the contents are flushed backwards into a drain in the wall instead of through the floor.

Chances are that you have probably already used a toilet of this type at some point in your life. Many commercial facilities such as movie theaters, sports stadiums, as well as office buildings have these types of fixtures. This is because these toilets work very well and allow for more options in the design and layout of the bathroom.

The reason that a rear flushing toilets are getting used in more residential construction and remodeling is because they allow for the installation of a toilet in an area that would otherwise be impossible or require expensive changes to the plumbing lines. This is especially the case in a remodel of an older home because you will have to work with the limited plumbing lines that where originally installed. One example of this is when a floor based drain line for a typical toilet does not have the fall required to meet code and ensure proper drainage. This can happen when the toilets placement is too far from the plumbing stack as the horizontal drainage pipe must angle downwards at the appropriate degree until it connects with a final drain line; otherwise the pipes will back up and become blocked easily.

The toilet that flushes backwards can be tied directly into a wet stack configuration or branch drains behind the wall. This avoids the slope problem and takes away the need for reworking of the entire drainage layout or building a raised platform for the toilet so as to all more room for the fall or the drain line. Both of these alternatives can be expensive and difficult depending on the bathrooms layout and existing infrastructure.

In addition, finishing out a basement is another time that rear flush toilets come in handy. Often basements are created without a good plan for the future bathroom placement, which means that you will have the expensive requirement of breaking up the concrete and having a plumber install large drains. The use of a backward flushing toilet will allow you to place the plumbing in the walls, which will in turn give you better access to the lines if there are any issues in the future. Unlike drainage lines in a concrete slab, which would require the floor be jack hammered again.

Overall, a back flush toilet can be the perfect solution for someone that has a unique plumbing situation that cannot be remedied by a traditional gravity flushed toilet. In addition, the combination of a rear flushing toilet with power assisted flush can just about guarantee that toilet backups will never be a problem.