Learn how to install a bidet onto your existing toilet seat. A bidet is a device used to help you wash your most sacred areas after you use the bathroom. This device sprays a stream of water up your fanny while you’re sitting on the toilet. Installing a bidet is simple and only takes about an hour. Read on to learn how to do it yourself!
How to install a bidet toilet seat
If you’ve been impacted by the toilet paper shortage of 2020 then you’ve probably considered getting a bidet.
Bidets are great because they allow you to use less toilet paper and they help you feel fresh and clean after you “do your business”.
They are also great for seniors and people with mobility issues as it allows you to clean yourself better than just using toilet paper.
There are a lot of different types of bidets including free standing toilets, sprayer guns that attach to your toilet and the type I am showing you today- a bidet that attaches to your toilet seat.
The bidet has been around forever. It appears to have been an invention of French furniture makers back in the 1700’s.
Fun fact: Bidet” is a French loanword meaning “little horse” due to the straddling position adopted in its usage.
The bidet has made a comeback in recent years. They tend to be pretty common in Europe and Asia but now North Americans are catching on to this handy bathroom device.
Can you add a bidet to a regular toilet?
Yes you can add a bidet to a regular toilet! It’s not very difficult to install. I spent about an hour installing a bidet attachment onto our toilet. There are just a few hoses that you need to hook up to your existing toilet plumbing.
Do you need a plumber to install a bidet?
No, as long as you know how to shut the water supply to your toilet off and you have a wrench and a screw driver you can do it yourself. Of course if you don’t feel comfortable installing it you can hire someone, but this is not a difficult project at all. Watch the video below to see how I installed it completely by myself and follow the steps in the tutorial after.
How much does it cost to install a bidet?
If you do it yourself the installation is obviously free, you just have to purchase the bidet which costs about $50 with tax. If you were to hire a plumber it would probably be a minimum of $150 for less than an hour’s work.
Watch the video and see for yourself how to attach a bidet to your toilet seat
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Supplies needed to install a bidet
Instructions for bidet installation
- Find the water shut off valve and turn the water supply to your toilet off.
- Flush the toilet to empty the tank.
- Use a screwdriver to remove the toilet seat.
- Place the bidet toilet seat onto the rim of the bowl, align the holes with the bolt holes on the toilet.
- Place the toilet seat back on top of the bidet seat and screw it back in place via the bolt holes.
- Detach the toilet’s flexible water supply hose from the base of the toilet tank.
- Attach the bidet t-valve to the base of the tank.
- Attach the water supply hose to the lower connection of the t-valve.
- Attach one end of the bidet’s supply hose to the upper connection of the t-valve.
- Attach the free end of the bidet hose to the bidet seat. Make sure all connections are secure.
- Use the shutoff valve to turn on the water. Check for leaks and test the bidet.
I like my bidet quite a bit. It leave you feeling fresh and clean every time you go to the bathroom and you end up using a lot less toilet paper.
There are some models that have warm water options and a “blow dry” feature. I haven’t tried these so I don’t know how well they work, but the cold water doesn’t bother me.
Do you have a bidet? Let me know what you think of it in the comments!