Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Cisterns at Abby Pumping Station

I forgot to put these in last post, but I thought I'd put the seperatley.

The Bell Siphon:







The bell siphon is an old fashoned way of flushing, it works by lifting the bell up letting water into the tube and down the pipe which creates a siphon in the cistern.


The modern siphon:

This is the inside of a modern siphon, it works in a similar way. When the handle is pushed down it forces water up and round the bend pulling water in from the cistern creating a siphon.
That cistern is a very cheap plasticy one. Very noisy when they refill aswell.
Here's one in a wood cistern, it's made of metal and would work in a similar way.
Sorry I couldn't get these up, I've been having problems.

5 comments:

Marco The Great said...

Wonderful cisterns,I really like them.It's a pity I don't have to chance to flush them.

To get a "feel" of the flushing and to find out how powerful is the pressure.

James said...

I wish I could flush another, they are very powerful and loud.

They feel slighty different to other cisterns, probably due to how heavy the bell is.

D said...

As a toilet connoisor perhaps you would like to see http://wcinternational.blogspot.com/

I just discovered your blog and will read it from now on. Very interesting posts, I'll link your page on my blog if you don't mind.

Toiletological regards
D

P.S. Perhaps we should create a worldwide toiletological network with Marco, Dany and other enthousiasts.

James said...

Thanks, I've just linked to yours. You have a lot of toilets on there. :)

A toilet website with all us working on it? That sounds good, we'll have to plan it out between us all.

Anonymous said...

What is a siphon james?