Niagara Flapperless Toilets are manufactured by Niagara Conservation which was started in 1977 by William Cutler, like many American businesses it had humble beginnings in the garage at his home. In the thirty years since its start in that garage it has grown providing many innovative products that conserve water and energy. Today the Niagara Conservation is headquartered in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey and has many satellite offices across the US an affiliate company in Toronto, Canada. Their products have gone global and they are sold throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.
The Niagara Flapperless Toilet is a unique design unlike any other toilet made today. At first glance it looks like any other toilet, there is a bowl and a tank, with a handle on the side of the tank to activate the flush. But when you lift the tank lid and see what it’s got under the hood you will see a radical design that changes everything. This “Flapperless” toilet is exactly what the name says it is. There is a unique fill valve that comes up high in the tank over a “Tipping Bucket” the fill valve fills the “Tipping Bucket” to the prescribed level either 1.6 gallons or, 1.28 gallons depending on the model. When you use the Niagara Flapperless Toilet you simply press the handle on the side of the toilet and the “Tipping Bucket” overturns spilling the prescribed amount of water into the tank where it flows through where a flapper would have been in a regular toilet, down into the bowl causing the toilet to flush. The “Tipping Bucket” then rights itself and refills for the next flush.
This unique Flapperless design effectively cures a toilet maintenance problem that wastes vast amounts of water every year. Flappers on toilets are under attack by chemicals in the water from the first moment they are put into service. Water suppliers use Chlorine and Chloramines to sanitize the water keeping it safe to drink. These chemicals attack rubber components in the toilet tank and typically give them a service life in the area of five years. When a flapper degrades it usually starts to leak and the leaking often goes unnoticed because the water flows through the toilet and into the drain quietly. Only people that change out a worn flapper ahead of time, notice the fill valve refilling the tank without being flushed, or dye test their toilets to detect flapper leaks manage not to waste water.
Niagara Flapperless Toilets are offered in 1.6 and 1.28 gallon per flush models. The 1.28 gallon per flush models meet EPA WaterSense Certification Requirements and are eligible for government and water company rebate programs in many areas of the US and Canada. Check in your area for rebate availability and the program requirements. The Niagara Flapperless Toilets come in round and elongated bowl models, and also many models meet ADA height requirements. In addition the “Tipping Bucket” can be reversed to allow the handle to be on either the right or, left side. The tank to the bowl connection is adjustable so each model’s rough in dimension (distance from wall to the center of the bowl outlet) is fully adjustable from 10 to 12 inches. All models have a large 2” diameter trapway that is fully glazed to help prevent sticking and clogging and they have a large 10” wide X 20” long foot print to provide a stable base and cover the footprint of your old toilet without having to redo the floor because of stains under the base of the old toilet. The large tank should also cover the wall that hid behind your old toilets tank as well avoiding the need for wall repairs. One of the neat things about the Flapperless design is that the tank sweating in periods of high humidity is eliminated because the cold incoming water never touches the tank long enough to make it sweat. All Niagara Flapperless Toilet Models come with a Lifetime Warrantee on the vitreous china parts and a 10 Year Warrantee on component parts. The simplicity of this design should make this toilet a reliable performer with the only parts that wear being the fill valve which is made for Niagara Conservation by Fluidmaster and the pivot points of the tipping bucket. Other than those 2 items there is nothing that moves and can wear.
The Niagara Flapperless Toilet performance has generally been good with MaP Report Testing coming in between 400 and 1,000 grams of solids per flush depending on the model. Niagara makes quite a few different models of Flapperless Toilets under their own name and Home Depot’s names where they are sold as Glacier Bay, and Pegasus Flapperless Toilets. When selecting a toilet, checking the MaP Testing on the specific model is a good idea to ensure that you get a flush performance level you can be happy with.
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