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|1. (WO2014201282) WATER TANK WITH FREE-FLOATING VALVE MEMBER|
|Inventors:||AHOLA, Billy Jack
SWART, Peter W.
BAUMGARTNER, Mark E.
|Title:||WATER TANK WITH FREE-FLOATING VALVE MEMBER|
The application relates to a water tank for a toilet. The water tank includes a first chamber (26) comprising an orifice (36) for connecting to a toilet bowl and a second chamber (18) with a check valve (48) that fluidly connects to the first chamber. The water tank further includes a free-floating member (44) within the first chamber that is not coupled to any other component and that is configured to selectively engage with and disengage from the orifice to selectively block or allow a flow of water through the orifice. The free-floating member can be selectively disengaged from the orifice by releasing the differential pressure within the second chamber of the water tank thus enabling to equalize the water levels (150, 152) within both chambers.