How Does A Toilet Work?

How Does A Toilet Work?

By: Julian Scott

English: toilet wc
English: toilet wc (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


When you press the handle on a toilet, a lever inside the tank pulls the piston up, forcing water through the siphon. This provides suction in the siphon, and the rest of the water within the siphon ‘U’ tube follows. The water that left the tank goes through a short pipe, into the toilet bowl. It sloshes around the rim, down the sides of the bowl, and out through the drainpipe, cleaning the bowl and carrying the waste with it.

Toilets are a part of our everyday lives. When you go to the restroom to excrete, how does the toilet get rid of that?

Toilets relate to engineering because it uses physics and mechanical engineering