About Toilet Tank Flappers
The flapper valve controls the flow of water from the toilet tank to the toilet bowl. To put it simply, without the flapper, your toilet will not work. Fortunately, you can save on discount toilet parts (like flappers) here at PlumbersStock.
It is important to make sure that your flapper is always in good repair to keep your toilet working properly. If you need a replacement flapper (Fluidmaster, TOTO, Korky), we have plenty of discount options.
What Is a Toilet Flapper?
The flapper is a round rubber gasket like the part that sits over a hole in the bottom of the tank. It works along with the water to provide a seal for the tank keeping the water in the tank. There is a chain that is connected to the flapper and goes upward where it connects to the arm of the toilet tank lever. Each time the tank lever is pulled down it pulls the chain up along with the flapper. The toilet flapper is then removed from the hole and the water is then released into the tank. Once all the water has been released into the tank the flapper then closes and the tank is filled until the next time the toilet is flushed.
The invention of the toilet tank flapper came about because there was no way to get enough water pressure into the toilet at once to wash away the waste in the toilet. The flapper allows acts like a plug in the tank allowing the water to collect in the tank. The water in the tank can then be released all at once which creates the pressure needed to wash away the waste. Without the flapper, the toilet would not have the required pressure it needs to work properly.
Types of Flappers
Available in a number of different shapes from a number of different manufacturers (Korky and Cherne), PlumbersStock has got you covered. You will want to make sure you get the right size flapper as the wrong size flapper with not properly hold the water in your tank. Many companies offer adjustable flappers that allow you to customize the flapper to the size you need.
How to Install Toilet Tank Flapper
Installing a toilet flapper replacement is a fairly simple process but does require emptying the toilet tank. Simply place the stopper over the hole and hook the chain to the lever. Be sure there is the right amount of slack for proper functionality.
Before replacing your flapper you should check to see if the chain connected to the flapper is broken or tangled around the flapper. If this is the case, you may not need a new toilet tank flapper. You may just need to fix the chain. Some indications that a flapper needs replacement are insufficient flushing or constant running of water into the tank.
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When it comes to making sure your toilet is working properly, PlumbersStock has all the right parts for you. We offer a wide selection of toilet flapper valves available to you cheap so you don’t have to break the bank to get your bathroom working again.