Installing Flush Valves Properly

Understanding installation issues and the physical limitations of the space, as well as state and federal code

Proper flush valve installation calls for good, current information about how and where the unit will be used and how installing a flush valve differs from a tank installation.

In a flush valve installation, water flows under pressure from the supply piping directly to the fixture. The most common fixture with which flush valves are associated is the water closet. The required flow rate (gpm) is established by the hydraulics of the fixture—not the valve. If the supply pip

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