Installing a bidet is very easy. A bidet is a plumbing device pioneered by Europeans and Asians for cleaning the genitals and the buttocks. Basically, a person sits on top of the bidet while the water washes off his bottom. Installing a bidet is very popular among individuals who prefer cleaning up using water rather than toilet paper. In this article, we'll teach you how.
1. Purchase a bidet from your local hardware store.
There are many bidets available in hardware stores. Choose one with the right size and feature that will fit your bathroom. You can choose between a stand-alone bidet and a bidet attachment. If you have enough room in your bathroom, then a stand-alone bidet is a better option.
2. Rough in the pipes.
The first thing you should do is to rough in the pipes. This is done especially when you don’t have the piping installed for a bidet yet. A rough in manual is available in your local hardware store as well. Usually, you’ll need a soil pipe, a closet flange, and a closet bend, which are the similar things a toilet installation uses.
3. Install the bidet.
Place the wax seal underneath the bidet. It should be aligned with the bottom hole. Then, set the bidet on top of the closet flange. Move the bidet from left to right to break the wax seal. Secure the bidet to the floor using bolts and screws. Afterwards, install the fixtures of the bidet, such as the knobs.
4. Connect to the water supply.
Use additional pipes and tubing to connect the toilet’s water supply to the bidet. If your water supply cannot be shared, it might be necessary to install a new one for the bidet. After connecting, test the bidet. Test the temperature knobs and the central knob for the vertical flow function. Check for leaks, as well. If there is none, then you’re ready to use your bidet.
If this sounds too complicated, it is best to contact a local plumber who can do this job safely and easily.