Toilets and Bidets
Choosing a toilet or bidet is an important part of planning your next bathroom project.
May Supply has several resources to help you narrow down your choices of toilets and bidets:
- New Toilet? Which Flushing System?
- Bidet Seat Benefits and Installation
- Using a Toto Washlet
- Aging in Place : Bathroom Remodel Ideas
What are up-flush toilets and how do they work?
The main difference between up-flush toilets and standard fixtures is the discharge system. The key components of up-flush toilets are a macerator/pump and a small-diameter pipe. The powerful macerator has a rotating blade that shreds and grinds solid material like human waste and toilet paper. When mixed with flushing water, solid material changes to a fine slurry which moves easily through a narrow pipe upward. A quiet, electric-powered pump moves the fine slurry upward under pressure. The small-diameter discharge pipe (as small as 3/4″ across), solves many structural problems as it can be run virtually anywhere without having to break holes through an existing concrete floor. The fine slurry moves easily through this pipe to the normal sewage system, septic tank or holding tank.
You can read more information and see a video of an up-flush toilet on May Supply’s blog.