Not everyone knows what lies under the original name “Genoa Cup”. Although the explanation is quite prosaic. It is a special type of toilet bowl that we can see in public places. An important component of such plumbing is a siphon. It is about him, his features, the intricacies of choice and installation, we will talk in this article.
What is it?
The bowl of Genoa is, as mentioned above, a floor toilet. It is installed in public places, and most often - public institutions and places of public services. Such a toilet has its name only in the territory of the countries of the former USSR, in the rest of the world it is called floor or Turkish. It is not known exactly where the name came from, but there is only an assumption that the “Grail” in the city of Genoa has some similar features with this toilet model.
It should be noted that this is only an assumption that does not have solid evidence. Now Genoa's bowls are made of various materials, including: ceramics, porcelain, stainless steel and cast iron.
The most common is the ceramic model. It is easy to wash and there is an opportunity to do without a divider. Other models are less common and more expensive.
How does it work?
The siphon is used to drain the drain and is a kind of "gate" for unpleasant odors from the sewer. The latter becomes possible due to the special shape of the pipe - it is S-shaped, which allows it to accumulate part of the drained water and keep it as a “lock” for unpleasant odors. This water castle is also called a water lock. If the siphon has a defect, then the water in the water seal will evaporate, and the smell will penetrate into the room.
Due to the important function that the water trap and the drain itself perform, the siphon can be considered the main part of the floor toilet. Also, as a sealant, a gasket is supplied with the siphon.
All produced siphons are divided according to the material of manufacture.
- Cast iron models. The advantage of such models is the durability and ease of installation. In addition, such models differ in budget price. They perfectly tolerate the action of aggressive fluids. Installed with a bell on the front of the siphon. The average weight of the cast-iron siphon is 4.5 kg.
- Steel models are also durable. Models are produced even more budget than cast iron. Light, come in different sizes. Rubber couplings help to install such siphons. The average weight of the steel siphon is 2.5 kg.
- Plastic models. Such siphons are made of high strength plastic. Their main advantage is a simple mount with a sleeve. Unfortunately, they are not durable and can deteriorate both from an acidic environment and from exposure to aggressive chemicals. The average weight of the plastic siphon is 0.3 kg.
Despite the drawbacks present, most often during installation, preference is given to plastic siphons. Due to their plasticity, they are least able to damage the ceramic and porcelain bowls of Genoa.
In general, such siphons are universal and suitable for toilets from any material. Siphons made of steel and cast iron are best used for steel and cast iron floor toilets, respectively. This is only a general recommendation, in any case, when purchasing a siphon, other factors must be taken into account.
Siphons are also divided according to their performance.
- Horizontal models. Set to bowls, under which there is little space.
- Vertical models. Such models are installed by default when space is available.
- Inclined (at an angle of 45 degrees) or angular models. This model is installed if the floor bowl is located close to the wall.
Subtleties of installation and operation
The installation process includes the following steps.
- We carry a sewage pipe to the restroom.
- We install a siphon on the pipe.
- We install a siphon on top of the entire structure.
The fixture for the bowl of Genoa is the corrugation. Also during installation, the use of sealant is mandatory. The main problem during operation can be a blockage. Now almost every model is equipped with a hole in the front part, designed to prevent blockage, which helps to remove it. The main thing is that during installation it should be in an accessible space. You can also purchase a model equipped with a grinder pump, which will facilitate the solution of the clogging problem.
You can also purchase a model equipped with a grinder pump, which will facilitate the solution of the clogging problem.
The second common problem is the replacement of the old model with a new or initial installation. For the rest, it is necessary to use the siphon for its intended purpose and not to merge large and solid objects there.
In conclusion, I want to note the fact that most of the modern siphons are durable, but this industry is constantly evolving. This also applies to the evolution of floor bowls. With each installation of the Genoa bowl, you need to take into account the individual characteristics of the toilet itself and try to acquire not only high-quality "spare parts" for it, but also meet modern requirements.
Next you will find an overview of the plastic siphon for the bowl of Genoa.