@rcornick Yeah I have a couple of toilet bowl drinkers so I keep the lid down, 2 of whom also drink from facets (their preferred approach, secondarily a cat water fountain). Another one drinks water from anything I leave in the sink. I finally gave that up and put a cat water bowl in the sink, covering the other side, where dirty dishes congregate all day, with a cutting board.
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SURE YOU DID. And besides, he clearly didn’t buy a bidet (or anything else for that matter) from Meh.
I’ve had a BioBidet for several years, it’s pretty awesome. Got spoiled by the automated toilets in Japan, but in an apartment, it’s tough to hook up power and all that, so these are a good compromise. Maybe not so great if you live where the tap water gets really cold in the winter, I’d speculate.
I got a tankless one on that other shopping site that always puts their bidets in “Tools & Garden”. I’ve got 3 now, and have put in outlets near all my toilets so that I can eventually put them on all my toilets. They’re not cheap, so you can’t do it all at one time.
Why the hell not, I’ve been considering getting one for years, and at $22, it’s a pretty low commitment… though I get the feeling that if we like it, the wife will have me running power and upgrading to a Toto before next winter
Nice, I have had two bidets going on two years now and love em. It can be a little chilly on cold winter mornings but no Biggy. Funny thing is my girlfriend ( well my ex girlfriend/baby momma starting two days ago) is part French and I’m the only one that ever uses them… Its nice to be clean…
I think this is a good start to someone who wants to try it out without flushing down a few Franklins. Even in the middle of winter the cold water is just a split-second shock. Also pays for itself in the TP you save, or you can start splurging on the good stuff.
Ask and Meh shall deliver! I was shopping on Amazon for one last night for the downstairs toilet and forgot to checkout. Really looking forward to my ISP sharing all of my browsing history so this happens more often in the future.
Man…you just have to try this to know what you have been missing. These are truly one of the greatest invention ever. I have been using biobidet for few years and it is great. U don’t need warm water as u get room temp…water even in cold climate. Great value at Meh.
We’ve had a Bio Bidet Elite 3 which is pretty similar but has a second nozzle for cleaning lady parts for a couple years now (wife tried that part, she said it’s OK but doesn’t use it much but loves the normal function). Now when we travel I dread using regular toilets. After using a bidet for a long time and not needing to use TP as much the 1 ply most places have is like sand paper to my bum.
I will say the “self-cleaning” feature on these things is a joke. When you operate it normally to wash your bum the water pressure pushes the nozzle out so it sprays a stream of water at your bunghole with laser accuracy. When you use the self-cleaning feature all it does is keep the nozzle retracted so it sprays the inside of the tube the nozzle sits in which is pretty useless. Meanwhile the outside of the nozzle area will collect all sorts of fun stuff and is a pain in the ass (fnarr fnarr) to keep clean. Bottom line, if you go months between toilet cleanings like we do it’s gonna get gross.
I get that these would be better than toilet paper alone, but how do they compare to flushable wipes?
I mean, unless it’s like a high pressure spray, I don’t feel like it would blast all the poo off. A flushable wipe can really scoop it off/out of there. I think I would just be left with wet poo that I have to use toilet paper to remove.
(i mean aside from not having to buy more wipes & aside from the people that insist wipes clog up the works. i want to know about ease of use & cleanliness or other preference i hadn’t thought of re: wipes vs. bidet.)
@jerk_nugget@medz there is a reason why you can just wipe instead of washing it already. Poop is not a solid to begin with, it is already wet. You can wash it off easily if it hasn’t dried up and caked to your skin. -Source, am parent
@thevoiss Sure, but wiping wet stuff on a non-flat surface can be tricky. Applying the pressure necessary with toilet paper can cause the paper to break apart and get small pieces left behind in crevasses. Flushable wipes hold together better in such conditions, but that’s why they’re worse for your plumbing.
Think about it like trying to wipe Nutella off of this:
That’s gonna take a lot of wiping to get it clean.
@medz “Flushable” wipes are a misnomer-- Just because they are flushable and won’t clog doesn’t mean they breakdown and disintegrate the way paper does. They end up in waste treatment centers and screw things up. Plus, the chemicals in the the wipes are bad for you and lead to a irritation/can only use wipes dependency.
I bought one of these about a year ago and loved it. But the typically lazy american I am I wanted more. So I upgraded to the USPA 6800 from the same company ( heated seat, Heated water, Massage and so much more) I cant even stand going to the bathroom some where else.
Life is like a bowl of cherries. But in this case, more like a bowl of S**t.
This bidet debate is intriguing. Strangely, I have been flush with bidet thoughts for the last few months. Ever since my brother, who is 6’ 7" biker type but with a PhD, told me he installed a bidet in his master bath. I was flabbergasted. He went on to tell me how much better his ass feels. I really didn’t want to know about that and I haven’t really recovered from the thoughts of wondering if my ass should be treated better. I really hadn’t thought much about my ass before and wish I didn’t have to now.
I had almost put the thought of my ass care behind me. I’m not sure if Sigmund Freud would agree, butt, I think your ass should be left behind much like many of the products meh offers every day. Last night I cancelled my vmp after several months of paying and not buying anything. You’re welcome, Meh. I hesitated and hovered over the cancel button for several minutes thinking “as soon as I cancel my vmp, something awesome is going to show up on meh tomorrow.” Well, here it is tomorrow, and of all things, a bidet shows up on meh. Now all I can think about is my ass care and the thought that I no longer am a vmp member and can never get it back. I’m going to go home tonight, run a garden hose through my bathroom window and get my bidet on. FU meh!
@accelerator Or buy a two way connector with a switching lever (these are descriptive and not technical words, I am not a plumber) for your bathroom sink, some flexible hosing with appropriate connectors at both ends, a piece of pipe, maybe J shaped for ease of use, that fits the connectors and bingo - you have one and it has warm water too.
Been shitting on the fence for years, ever since I saw the add-on Toto Washlet and knew I had to try a bidet. Butt I never got around to pulling the trigger. Until today. I can’t wait to feel that cold-ass stream washing away the tiny remains of yesterday’s meatloaf from twixt my nethers. yawny-windy-basket
For a cheap cold-water bidet, these are pretty decent. I bought a similar one with hot and cold and self cleaning.
A few things:
It’s not a $200-$900 Toto that massages your ass, heats the seat, drys your bum, plays music,etc. But for $22 it’s not a bad experiment and might save you that on toilet paper in a year. Consider it a gateway ass blaster… If you really like it, but a nicer one. (Just be warned that the nice ones require electricity nearby your toilet - and probably a GFCI by code)
This one has a metal braided line and T-connector. Super easy to connect, and not a big worry that it’ll flood your house. Many of the sub-$100 ones have plastic lines that start leaking over time. The T-connector and quick release also make it very easily reversible
Since you only really need this for ~15 seconds at a time, the water will realistically be room temperature (more specifically, wall temperature) in the time you use it. Non-electric models with hot &cold water lines have the same problem (it might take a few minutes for enough hot water to make it upstairs), so in short-- the cold water only ones are just fine, and easier to plumb
The self cleaning is a bit of a joke-- consider it a ‘self rinsing’ mode. However, when you clean your toilet and want to clean the nozzle by hand (pulling it down, manually), the self clean makes rinsing much easier (you can pull the nozzle down and clean by hand).
I put one in my guest bathroom, typical scenario for a weekend visitor–
Friday) What’s that contraption in the bathroom ?
Saturday) I tried that contraption. It’s ‘interesting’.
Sunday) How much do those cost?
Well I’ve wanted a bidet for a long time, but between the price and the tendency of my guy friends to make a mess in the bathroom I have held off. The positive posts pushed me to finally get my err…ahem…feet wet. I just hope the installation doesn’t require more skills than I can muster. gaping-damned-manager (sounds like a boss I once had)
$16-22 is cheap. I bought a $50 one, it has two different nozzles so depending on your preferences, you might like one over the other. They spray at different angles and have a different number of holes in the nozzle.
I always find it funny that people are so grossed out about bidets. It’s just a little water. I actually had a friend tell me that he won’t let anything but toilet paper touch his ass because he’s not gay. Mkay, whatever. That’s not what makes you gay, but suit yourself.
I’m tempted to buy this as a gift for someone that visits my house and uses way too much toilet paper.
My dog will love this, but (pun intended)[ass! Mo pun from a demented meh fake ghost member] I, actually, got this for my Mother. Every damned time she takes a takes a crap it hurts to wipe her 92 year ass clean so…, I’m not wiping it 4 her!!
@brymell2 You gather a cup full of water in your mouth, then blow it into the end of the tube. This air pressure forces the water from your mouth through the tube and out the spray nozzle onto your bum. You can also use mouthwash for an extra clean sensation.
@LankHairdoo Right around the time you realize you’re drying vice wiping… and everyone around you has a poo smeared rear. And oh god, how do those animals live that way? Worse than animals, animals at least lick themselves. Oh god, that’s worse. HOW IS THIS NOT A THING, AM I THE ONLY SANE PERSON HERE!?
@moondrake I chose to share this video not only because it’s the shortest and most to the point, but because the company’s logo cracked me up at the end.
It does neglect to point out that you should flush the toilet until all the water is out of the tank (you may need to hold the handle down) and position a bowl or small bucket to catch the drops as you disconnect the supply hose. Other than that, it’s pretty much that simple.
@djslack Thanks! I posted this while my friend was struggling with it. He managed to finagle the wire back into place and after several tries got it set up. It’s working now but he warned me to keep an eye for leaks. I’m very pleased with the performance.
Mine arrived, installed about 20 minutes ago. Installation took maybe 30 minutes of fiddling.
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Got it today and installed it. Installation was easy once I figured out how to completely shut off the water to the toilet. Turns out the in line shut off doesn’t completely shut it off… Gotta love apartment life…
But I powered through it and shut it off at the source and got it installed real quick. I love that this model has all metal connections, it just feels sturdier than plastic would.
After verifying it works by shooting my fiance in the crotch with water, I was satisfied with the install. I used it and I gotta tell you, this thing must have a laser sight or something because it’s aim was spot on! The self cleaning function worked well too and I’m glad it’s included with this model.
It was my first time using a bidet and it really… woke me up! I only used it on the lightest setting and it was like a jet stream! I hope I never have a situation down there where I need to use the strongest setting…
@MrMikenIkes Installed ours last night. Never used one before and got to say - why did I wait so long? It works perfectly and man, do you feel clean afterwards. Hope they offer it again so I can buy one for my parents.
Be careful on the install/post. The connector hose completely separated from its 7/8th connector at the unit when I turned the water on. Looks to be a cheap connector that’s fallen completely apart. If this happens while you aren’t home, you’re coming back to an indoor pool. Have to go to the hardware store to replace this part before I can get it working.
Installed mine yesterday, and had to wait a few hours before I needed to use it. Re-friggin-freshing! I almost wanted to eat a bunch of fiber at breakfast just to move things along for another round. I agree with the previous comments - the factory-calibrated aim was spot-on. Klingons, you’re on notice!
I installed mine a few days ago and we’ve been enjoying it thoroughly. Everything’s been great! My wife even called it the ‘gateway bidet’ and wanted to look into getting one with a dryer.
I was sitting in our bedroom working on my computer - I normally am at an office 35 minutes away - when I heard our water pipes start humming like someone had started the hose outside… but this was coming from inside the house.
I ran into our bathroom and turned off the valve to the toilet. The connection at the bidet just completely failed. If I hadn’t been at home, the property damage would have been TERRIBLE.
Please beware, guys - you may want to throttle that valve down low to reduce pressure, or get something that can alert you in case of failure… either way, this thing’s going in the trash today. It was such a brief, shining moment that we were bidet’d…
So we went to install this yesterday and realized there was the slightest leak around the base of the toilet and ended up also changing out the wax ring. Yay but now I have a bidet, which can shoot water across the bathroom!!!