Bidet toilet seat is a French invention that is the replacement of toilet paper. Bidet is also a French word that means water sprayer. It is a nice way to clean yourself after finishing the toilet. You could save toilet paper by using this. This is also more hygienic than toilet paper.
The use of bidet toilet seats increased by 16% in the USA by COVID-19 including toilet paper shortages. It is much popular among the aged 18-44. In this article, we will show how to turn a regular toilet into a bidet. If you are new to installing a bidet toilet seat, a lot of questions may be running through your head.
Before we start, I want to remind you, that you don’t need a plumber to install a bidet toilet seat. It’s a very easy process. There are different bidet brands are available in the market. But the main process is almost the same.
- Things We Need:
- Installing Process from A Regular Toilet Into a Bidet
- Common Questions Answered (CQA)
Things We Need:
- A Bidet Toilet Seat
- Adjustable Wrench
- Dry Cloth
I found a few companies that provide the necessary tools in the box. So when you buy your bidet, don’t forget to ask if they provide it.
Installing Process from A Regular Toilet Into a Bidet
- Turn off the water blub and flush the toilet.
- Open the caps behind the toilet seat and unscrew the nut to remove it.
- Mount the bidet seat properly to the toilet and put the old seat back.
- Remove the hose connected to the water tank and connect the adapter.
- Reconnect the hose pipe and insert the tube.
Turn Off the Water Blub and Flush the Toilet
We have to ensure that the water bulb is turned off. A water bulb is available beside the toilet. Then, we have to flush the toilet to release all the water out. The flush button is available near the toilet.
Open the Caps Behind the Toilet Seat and Unscrew the Nut to Remove It
We have to remove the old toilet seat to install the new bidet. The toilet seat is attached to the rim with a plastic cover and screw. Use your screwdriver to unscrew the nut. Now, lift the seat up to remove it and keep it in a safe place. Some company provides toilet seat with the Biden, but few companies don’t. So check your product box for the details.
Mount the Bidet Seat Properly to The Toilet and Put the old Seat Back.
It is very easy to mount the bidet seat on the toilet. Position the bidet seat back of the rim and adjust it to fit the toilet. The water spray outlet should be close to the back of the toilet wall but not touching the bowl. Now, if your bidet doesn’t come with a toilet seat, then place your old toilet seat back on the bidet seat. Use the screwdriver to tighten the nut.
Remove the Hose Connected to The Water Tank and Connect the Adapter.
Remove the hose-connected water tank and install the adapter. Use the wrench to remove the hose pipe if needed. A small amount of water might leak out. Use a dry cloth to wipe the pipe.
Reconnect the Hose Pipe and Insert the Tube.
Now, reconnect the hose pipe to the bottom of the adapter. Insert the small tube into the adapter and another side to the water inlet. Now, You have successfully turned your regular toilet into a bidet.
Common Questions Answered (CQA)
How to install a bidet toilet seat
You have to buy a toilet bidet first, then follow our guidelines shared above.
How to Bidet without A Bidet
There is no good alternative to the bidet. But you can your hand shower.
Bidet Power Requirements
If you use an electric bidet, then it may require 14 kWh/month on average. Bidet doesn’t use a lot of electricity.
Can You Install a Bidet on Any Toilet?
Yes, it can be used on any high commode toilet.
Do You Need a Plumber to Install a Bidet Toilet Seat?
The installation process of the bidet seat is very easy. No special skills are required to install this. You can install this within 30 minutes.