from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device for flushing toilets and urinals that utilizes pressure from the water supply system rather than the force of gravity to discharge water into the bowl, designed to use less water than conventional flush toilets.
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- n. A device that flushes urinals automatically at regular intervals
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A flushometer is a plumbing device that uses pressure from the water system itself, rather than a gravity-powered tank, to force water into the toilet bowl.
All domestic toilets work by siphonage, all of them, including commercial toilets equipped with a flushometer valve.
The flushometer works by emitting a beam of light.
Each water closet must be flushed from a separate cistern, the water from which is used for no other purpose, or may be flushed through flushometer valves.
Water closets and urinals must not be connected directly or flushed from the water-supply pipes except when flushometer valves are used.
The officials believe that one person or group is responsible for three dozen or so flushometer thefts over the past few months.
Also, what I hadn't seen to many of, was that the Highcrest had a Zurn manual flushometer connected to it.