If you just purchased a new handheld bidet sprayer and you're about to attach it to your existing toilet, this step-by-step guide might help you through. Let's get to work!
1.Remove All the Contents of the Box
Check the instructions and make sure all the parts are there. You don't want to get halfway through the project and realize a piece has gone missing. Many sprayers come with a complete kit with everything you need included and usually that will comprise of the sprayer hose, handheld sprayer component, holder for sprayer, T-valve, screws, anchors, gaskets, and possibly some Teflon tape.
2. Turn Water Supply Off and Empty Toilet Tank
Most toilets have a shut-off valve and they're usually located on the bottom left of the toilet. Turn it all the way to the OFF position.
Next, you're going to need to empty the toilet tank so you can access the water line. All you have to do is flush the toilet! Since the water supply is shut off, it is not going to refill. You should NOT hear any water running because it's off, but if you do, you must recheck and make sure the shut-off valve is turned all the way.
3. Detach Water Line At Base of Toilet
Before you do this step, have a small bucket and some rags handy to catch any remaining water in the line.
Locate the water line and unscrew it from the base of your toilet. You turn clockwise to unscrew and use pliers if it is too tight to do by hand. Remove the nut and use your rags to clean up any water spillage.
4. T-Valve Time!
Get out your T-valve that came with your sprayer. The top part of the valve will have a gasket washer inside--this is the part that is going to screw into the base of your toilet tank. Try to make sure that the lever that turns the valve on and off is facing outward for easy access.
(NOTE: you are going to want to keep this in the OFF position when your sprayer is not in use. It's a small thing to do, but very important to prevent any water leakage.) Make sure it is in the OFF position before continuing the installment.
Do not screw it in super tight yet in case you need to make any adjustments--just tighten by hand.
5. Connect the Water Line
Now, connect the water line to the bottom threads on T-valve you just installed to the toilet tank. Again, just tighten it by hand at this point. There will still be an opening on the valve and that is where you will connect the hose for your sprayer.
6. Attach the Sprayer Hose and the Sprayer Nozzle
You are getting close to finishing! Get the hose and sprayer out and attach the correct end of the hose to the T-valve. Screw the sprayer into the other end of the hose. Easy!
7. Sprayer Holder?
If your sprayer model comes with a holder, you should attach that now. It might just be a clip that fastens to your toilet tank and you can just slide the sprayer into it. If you want to mount something on your wall, you will have to follow the instructions that came with your device.
8. Test Your Sprayer For Leaks
Now you want to make sure everything is working properly and not leaking. Slowly turn the water supply back on. You should hear it flowing and the toilet tank should start filling up again. Keep turning until the water knob is back into its regular ON position.
Remember that you have the t-valve lever in the OFF position so you can switch that to ON now and give your sprayer a test. Aim into the toilet bowl and start squeezing the trigger slowly so you can used to the feel and then press all the way.
If you notice anything leaking, shut the water off again and re-screw that connection. If you are free of leaks, you can go back and screw everything in a little tighter now. Just remember to keep the t-valve in the OFF position when you're not using your sprayer. That's it--your sprayer is ready to use!
Q1. How do you install a simple bidet?
Clean the rim with a bristled scrubbing brush and toilet bowl cleaner. Attach the bidet seat mounting plate (also called the catch plate) by aligning it over the bolt holes and attaching the brackets. Insert and tighten the mounting bolts. Slide the bidet seat onto the mounting plate, adjusting the placement as needed.
Q2. Can I install a bidet myself?
On the other hand, you can easily install a bidet toilet seat yourself. Bidet toilet seats are designed to be installed by anyone, no special skills needed. This type of bidet attaches directly to your existing toilet, so you don't even need to worry about new plumbing.
Q3. Are hand held bidets sanitary?
Hand held bidet reduces chances of such infection and provides increased hygiene as bidet does not need use of your hands. Some could also touch the anus and genitalia with bare hands after use of toilet and bidet yet; this proves to be more hygienic than toilet paper.
Q4. How do you use a bidet attachment?
Bidet toilet seats and bidet attachments are the most common types of bidets you will encounter in American homes, and they essentially function the same. Installation is simple, you just remove your current toilet seat, mount the bidet, connect it to your toilet's water supply, and let it work its magic.
Q5. How difficult is it to install a bidet?
Bidet toilet seats are an affordable alternative to standalone models and are designed to fit onto your existing toilet. Installing a bidet toilet seat is easier than you might think, and with a few simple tools, installation can be completed in about 30 minutes.