The world of plumbing is rapidly developing, as well as any other direction of human activity. The usual toilet has long become a field of invention in favor of the convenience of man and marketing proposals. A toilet bowl with microlift appeared on the market. Sounds for the uninitiated person weirdly and very joking. But, it should be noted, the novelty has already found its admirers. All note the genius of a simple idea.
Its meaning is expressed in the soft lift and descent of the cover and the seat of the toilet due to the special mechanism. It looks like a door closer – it is smooth and without a knock closes the door. So here – if necessary, the toilet seat blends smoothly up and slightly dropped down. No stuffs about toilet bowls, cracks on enamel plumbing. Microlift is a device that makes life comfortable.
Description and features
With the advent of Microlift, a toilet appeared, which is presented as a modern modification of plumbing. Indeed, the cover of the toilet and the seat rises and fall smoothly and silently immediately after touch. This is the advantage over old types of toilet bowls on which the cover has a property sharply and falling with noise. With microlift there are no such problems. Sights for toilet and cover slowly and lid. Thanks to this, the attachments are preserved in perfect order, which you will not say about plastic fasteners of the conventional plastic seat.
Microlift consists of rod. It reliably fixes the whole design. Spring slows down the rod and slowly and gently lowers the cover.
Seat-device easy to mount. When cleaning, the cover is removed for processing, after which everything can be returned without any problems.
There are automatic microlifts. Such a miracle of technology can be found only on expensive modeling models or expensive seats covers. When a person appears in the room, the sensors are triggered that lift the lid. After it came out of the toilet, the lid smoothly descends.
For impatient owners there is one minus – it is impossible to close the cover by force. You can break the microlift system.
In some cases, repair work is useless, it is necessary to completely replace the kit.
Install the microlift lid on any model of toilet bowl. But the main condition – he must be modern.
Among the toilet bowls there are many varieties. The product with the antiflesties is used not the first year. The rear wall of the toilet bowl has a certain slope, which, when water, helps to avoid water splash. If compared with early models, the plumber had the so-called shelf. Cleaning such a toilet was problematic. Subsequently, the shelf began to lower the slope. Here at what angle it should be, the creators of the toilet worked on it and worked. Needed a golden middle between a sharp inclination and a small.
The water level in such toilets is significantly lower than the usual, which creates the effect of anti-flex.
Another type of toilet bowls – Monoblocks. This is a single design in which the bottom and the top are combined into one. There are no seams, no joints. Thanks to this there are no water leaks. It costs more than ordinary “fellow” due to the peculiarities of production. At the same time, the costs are justified, since the monoblock serves to 20 years. But there are also disadvantages. In case of breakdowns inside, it is difficult to replace any detail. Therefore, you will have to buy the entire set of internal system, which is not at a price of pocket.
Experienced plumbers recommend when buying a monoobol to buy two sets at once, since modifications of models occur constantly and after 10 years it will be difficult to find a similar internal system.
Such a toilet with microlift looks in toilet rooms modern.
Manufacturers improve model, offered heated seats and cleaning function. The microlift system can be purchased to the monoblocks separately. Thanks to the closer, the surface of the expensive toilet will be safe.
For small toilet rooms and combined bathroom baths Users acquire angular toilets. In addition to saving space, such plumbing products look original. Toilet compact and, based on the name, takes only an angle. There is a place for the necessary thing for the premises. Such a toilet is very economically spending water and is well kept unpleasant smell. Special design Bowl, similar to a plate, avoids splashing water when washed. The only minus – the water remains constantly on the shelf, as a result of which raid. This problem is easily solved using the herox.
Compact size of the plumbing product does not indicate a light weight. His standards – from 35 to 50 kilograms.
Models can be divided into two groups – with a seat without it. The best solution when choosing such a toilet will be the presence of a seat with microlift. Connection it depends on the eyeliner – lateral or lower.
Outdoor toilets remain the most popular. The most expensive of them – the toilet, which was mentioned above – the monoblock. The selection of the toilet is most often depends on the drain hole in the toilet. Therefore, outdoor toilets of three species are available. Horizontal is designed for the sewer opening overlooking the wall. Pottal – the drain tank is mounted in the wall, and the toilet itself is tightly put next to the wall. With the installation of such a toilet, there will be no problems if there is a special niche in the wall. If it is not, you will have to close the tank with plasterboard, and this will take it from the total area of the room approximately 14 cm. Such toileties are installed where the sewage leaves in the floor.
Another type of floor toilet – oblique. Such toilets can be found in most apartments. They can be determined on the nozzle, which goes into the wall at an angle of 45 degrees.
For all of the above types of toilet bowls, you can choose a seat and a cover with microlift.
They are made from duraplast. It is safe and very durable to damage material that does not lose its initial type at a large service life. Duraplast is easy to clean, so most often such seats can be seen in public toilets. Wooden seats and lids typose for the house. Some of them have a built-in air aromatization function.
For this, special design compartments are filled with flavored silicone.
Some modifications of microlift are not attached hard to the toilet, which allows you to carry out frequent hygienic cleaning.
Principle of operation
Another name for Microlift – “Soft-Close”, or “Smooth lowering”. It allows you to prevent falling the lid. The device lowers the lid due to braking with lowering on the seat. The seat itself works exactly by the same principle. As already mentioned above, the mechanism is arranged by the type of door closer.
Microlift consists of several elements: rod, spring, pistons, cylinders. When breakdown one of the elements, the replacement is not easy. Masters say it is easier to buy a new design. It refers to the number of unintended. However, the disassembly mechanism is still subject to, but it is already difficult to collect it, it will be necessary to make changes. Only highly qualified specialists will cope with this.
The most frequent breakdown in the seats and covers is the mount. Therefore, when buying, you need to immediately pay attention, from which material is the fastener.
It is necessary to avoid plastic and give preference to metallic parts.
Overview of leading marks
The most popular models of covers and seats for toilet bowls produce European companies. Among them highlights the Spanish company Roca Dama Senso. She launches microlifes with pneumatics. Stainless steel is used as raw materials, which makes goods durable. In addition, buyers are invited to functionality with various styles. Roca Dama Senso Cover and Seats can be mounted on floor and pendant toilet bowls. As for the style, it can be attributed to the classical. This is what the traditional white color of all products of this brand says.
From Russian manufacturers you can allocate SANTEK. Goods are in great demand due to quality and low price.
Products with microlift are represented by the company Orsa from Italy, but they use Japanese mechanisms. All covers and seats have a guarantee of a manufacturing side. Mounting on the toilet are regulated by eccentrics that allow you to install with great accuracy.
German producers are also in demand due to unchanged quality. You can highlight brand Haro. The manufacturer uses only high quality raw materials. The surface of the seats and covers is processed using robots, which ensures the perfect surface.
In the middle pricing policy, the goods of such manufacturers like Swedish Gustavsberg. But you can find in its assortment and premium products.
Colored products offers to purchase a Chinese company Portu. She offers new styles and solutions.
How to choose?
In order to choose the right seat, you need to know the size of the toilet, more precisely, the part to which it will go. Dimensions are indicated in the warranty card. You can independently carry out the length of length and width. The distance between the fasteners on all seats is the same and complies with one standard.
During the purchase, it is necessary to take into account that this product is considered hygienic, so the refund is not possible.
The presence of microlift immediately makes such goods more expensive compared with simple plastic seats and seats. Therefore, it is worth navigating the average price.
Choosing a seat, you need to pay attention to some nuances. Be sure to have a warranty coupon in which the duration of the warranty period should be specified. It is worth paying attention to the quality of the material from which the fasteners are made. Manufacturers try to use only high quality raw materials, it determines the practicality of the product.
If you need comfort, you can see the covers with additional functions: auto clean, heated seats, flavoring, automatic lifting and descent.
In any case, before buying, you need to read the reviews and decide not only for the price, but also by expectations.
It is worth remembering that the covers and the seats with the microlift cannot be installed on very old toilet.
Subtleties of mounting
There is nothing complicated in the installation. Before starting work, you must compare the lid with the size of the stool. Previously, before going to the store it is recommended to remove the dimensions of the toilet.
At the bottom of the lid there are recesses. They need to insert rubber liners. Next are installed fasteners and twisted bolts. The result of all actions – the cover is screwed to the toilet.
Next, adjust the height of the seat. This is done using a special adjustment bowl. We put the rubber seal and fix all the work with bolts.
A loose fit can form a skew and breakage of the roof. It must be remembered if the rod or spring broke, then any master will recommend buy a new microlift.
If you compare with conventional toileties, the microlift is flawed faster. Especially prone to breakdowns in cases of manual pressure. Microlift moves, but when climbing and lowering can creak. The lid can break and slam the toilet.
Therefore, you need to know the cause of the fault. It happens that the basis with the mechanism is disconnected from the toilet and turns. The microlift itself is connected to the lid with two plastic bolts. They are attached tight nuts. They must be unscrewed, and replace bolts. The cover is tightly fixed and does not break.
Is it possible to repair yourself?
Manufacturers that produce covers with a device are trying to adhere to high quality production. And still comes the period of natural wear of the structure or the effects of improper use of the system. As previously mentioned, the problem arises due to manual impact on the lid when it is trying to force it forcibly. Spring in the mechanism is compressed with the calculated speed. When physically influence it breaks.
The problem can be solved by the easiest way – to replace the cover to the new.
You can not always find individual details of the mechanism that can be very expensive. But still carry out the repair with your own hands you can try. To do this, you will have to disassemble the device and replace broken parts. But it is better to contact the specialists who will figure out in the breakdown and fix it.
It often happens that the lid breaks. “Liquid nails” will cope with the problem. Cracks on the seat can be removed using dichloroethane or acetone. It is necessary to pour into place the cracks liquid and docile the edges. The cover will be fixed in a few minutes.
It may so be that the failure in the work of the cover occurred due to the accumulation of lubrication. To correct the situation, it will be enough to clean it.
If the rod broke, it is unlikely to be able to repair.
Only if there is a second, exactly the same, from the failed mechanism with a working stock.
Microlift will definitely bring additional comfort to the house and improve the quality of life. And the timely adjustment of the device will save from problems with its operation.
On the repair of the microlift toilet bowl, see the video below.