@kittykat9180@mike808 I’m interested in trying a bidet. But(t) I currently also use wipes and tp. TP goes in the toilet, all wipes go in the trash (I don’t care if they say “safe to flush” or “only one per flush”).
@kittykat9180@mike808 Wow, that got polarized fast. In the interests of wading into the mud slinging (is… is that mud?) and playing devil’s advocate, I’m surprised nobody’s pointed out that you also don’t step into the shower, wipe yourself with a dry cloth, and step back out. Personally, I’ve used bidets in other countries and loved the fact that I’ve never been so clean, but also been too lazy/stingy to ever install one.
They’re easy enough to install yourself.
Not sure if these come with a small roll of teflon tape (a white stretchy thin non-sticky tape you wrap the threaded end beforehand to seal the connection). If not, get a roll. $2-3 at hardware /Ace /HD /Lowe’s /Walmart /Target.
Took maybe 30 minutes. Definitely under an hour. Having a crescent wrench helps, but no idea what the size you need are. However, slip joint pliers will do. Just don’t crush the plastic bits or scratch up the metal bits too badly. You can use a washcloth in the jaws of the pliers to help with that. You just need it tight enough to not leak is all.
/image slip joint pliers
@Ambiverbal@RiotDemon I draw my water from a deep well in northern Oregon. The small amount of water that the bidet uses per-use comes from the water already in the pipes inside my home (IOW, room temperature). Refreshing, and certainly not anything that would discourage use for any but the most sensitive individuals.
I can’t believe it’s 50/50. Do you these dirty butt people just really love their dirty TP? And yes, wipes or silk towels or whatever, if you don’t use a bidet every time, you’re a filthy ape with a filthy butt. Savages.
@Kidsandliz@mehvid1@RiotDemon probably because the way a traditional bidet was made, were it made to be cross functional with the same bowl as a toilet, you’d just be cleaning your behind with dirty toilet water.
@jitc@Kidsandliz the original bidet was just a separate wash basin from the chamber pot. The first pictures you linked are a bidet that you fill and then use your hands to wash versus the one the kid is drinking from is meant to spray your butt/genitals. In countries that adopted the bidet from the get go, they usually use separate ones still. I sold plumbing stuff for a long time and I only sold one separate bidet. (Granted, I didn’t deal with high end homes most of the time). The ones that attach to the toilet are sometimes referred to as washlets instead of bidets. In the us since people are finally coming around to bidets, they usually don’t have room for a separate one so the attachment ones have blown up in popularity.
I ordered these last time. I lived in Japan for years and experienced the high-end Japanese toilet seats. These are basic compared to those. They don’t heat the water or the seat. They don’t massage. They don’t blow dry. But they are a step in the right direction.
I would complain a bit that the adjustability of the water flow is not that great. They are kind of off or on. “On” is pretty intense. “Off” is off. The dial is more of just an on-off valve. If you are very patient and you very, very slowly turn the dial, you can get an in-between, but it is not easy.
They do leave a bit of overspray on the seat and between the seat and toilet, which is annoying.
But for this price, it is not bad and a step up from smearing feces on your rear.
Ive never used one personally so I don’t know the difference but it just seems kinda gross (to me) to spray yourself with toilet water. I wouldn’t wash my hands in the toilet so why would I want to was my ass.