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AS 1172.

21999
(Incorporating Amendment Nos. 1 and 2)

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AS 1172.21999

Australian Standard
Water closet (WC) pans of 6/3 L capacity
or proven equivalent
Part 2: Cistern

This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee WS-003, Sanitary Plumbing


Fixtures. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 11
September 1998.
This Standard was published on 5 January 1999.

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The following are represented on Committee WS-003:


Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Australian Industry Group
Brisbane Water
Certification Interest (Australia)
Department of Land and Water Conservation NSW
Housing Industry Association
Local Government New Zealand
The Institute of Plumbing Australia
Water Corporation Western Australia

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This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as 98112.

AS 1172.21999

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(Incorporating Amendment Nos. 1 and 2)

Australian Standard
Water closet (WC) pans of 6/3 L capacity
or proven equivalent
Part 2: Cistern

Originated as AS B341934.
Previous edition AS 1172.21993.
Second edition 1999.
Reissued incorporating Amendments Nos 1 and 2 (August 2005).

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Published by Standards Australia GPO Box 476, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
ISBN 0 7337 2238 5

PREFACE
This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand
Committee WS/3, Sanitary Plumbing Fixtures.
This Standard incorporates Amendments No.1 (August 2002) and No.2 (August 2005). The
changes required by the Amendment are indicated in the text by a marginal bar and
amendment number against the clause, note, table, figure or part thereof affected.
The objective of this Standard is to issue it as an Australian Standard only to include
marking, materials, performance testing and common design for flushing cisterns.

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The term normative has been used in this Standard to define the application of the
appendix to which it applies. A normative appendix is an integral part of a Standard.

AS 1172.21999

CONTENTS
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SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL


1.1 SCOPE ........................................................................................................................ 4
1.2 APPLICATION ........................................................................................................... 4
1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS .................................................................................. 4
1.4 DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................ 5
1.5 MARKING .................................................................................................................. 6
SECTION 2 MATERIALS
2.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................. 7
2.2 DEZINCIFICATION-RESISTANT COPPER ALLOY ............................................... 7
2.3 VITREOUS CHINA .................................................................................................... 7
2.4 STAINLESS STEEL ................................................................................................... 7
2.5 OTHER MATERIALS ................................................................................................ 7
2.6 CONTAMINATION OF WATER............................................................................... 7
SECTION 3 DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE
3.1 GENERAL .................................................................................................................. 8
3.2 ACCESS...................................................................................................................... 8
3.3 BACKFLOW PREVENTION ..................................................................................... 8
3.4 OVERFLOW ............................................................................................................... 8
3.5 WATER INLET VALVE ............................................................................................ 8
3.6 INLET CONNECTION ............................................................................................... 8
3.7 OUTLET VALVE ....................................................................................................... 8
3.8 OUTLET CONNECTION ........................................................................................... 8
3.9 AIR SEPARATION DISTANCE................................................................................. 8
3.10 INTEGRAL COMPONENTS...................................................................................... 9
SECTION 4 PERFORMANCE TESTS
4.1 GENERAL ................................................................................................................ 10
4.2 FRONT THRUST TEST ........................................................................................... 10
4.3 DISTORTION AND LEAKAGE TESTS .................................................................. 10
4.4 BACK-SIPHONAGE TEST ...................................................................................... 10
4.5 ENDURANCE TEST (OUTLET VALVE)................................................................ 10
4.6 ENDURANCE TEST (INLET VALVE) ................................................................... 10
4.7 DISCHARGE TEST .................................................................................................. 10
4.8 FLUSH PIPE RESTRICTOR SETTING ................................................................... 10
APPENDICES
A
FRONT-THRUST TEST ........................................................................................... 12
B
BACK-SIPHONAGE TEST ...................................................................................... 14
C
ENDURANCE TESTOUTLET VALVE ............................................................... 16
D
ENDURANCE TESTWATER INLET VALVE .................................................... 18
E
DISCHARGE VOLUME AND FLOW RATE TEST
NON-MATCHING SINGLE-FLUSH AND DUAL-FLUSH CISTERNS.................. 20
F
DISCHARGE VOLUME TESTMATCHING SETS.............................................. 22
G
PROCEDURE FOR SETTING FLUSH PIPE RESTRICTOR................................... 23

AS 1172.21999

STANDARDS AUSTRALIA
Australian Standard
Water closet (WC) pans of 6/3 L capacity or proven equivalent
Part 2: Cistern
SECT ION

SCOPE

AND

GENERA L

1.1 SCOPE
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This Standard specifies requirements for flushing cisterns which are intended for use with
pans of all types. Flushing cisterns may be either single-flush or dual-flush with flushing
volumes as marked.
1.2 APPLICATION
Flushing cisterns shall comply with this Section and Sections 2 to 4 as follows:
(a)

Section 2Materials.

(b)

Section 3Design and manufacture.

(c)

Section 4Performance tests.

1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS


The following documents are referred to in this Standard.

A2

AS
1172
1172.1

Water closets of 6/3 L capacity


Part 1: Pans

1976

Vitreous china used in sanitary appliances

2345

Dezincification resistance of copper alloys

3500
3500.1

National Plumbing and Drainage Code


Part 1: Water supply

3855

Suitability of plumbing and water distribution systems products for contact


with potable water

AS/NZS
2845
2845.1

Water supplyBackflow prevention devices


Part 1: Materials, design and performance requirements

3500
3500.0
3500.1.2

National Plumbing and Drainage


Part 0: Glossary of terms
Part 1: Water supplyAcceptable solutions

6400

Water efficient productsRating and labelling

ASTM
A240/A240M

Standards Australia

Heat-resisting chromium and chromium-nickel stainless steel plate, sheet


and strip for pressure vessels

www.standards.com.au

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