How To Install a Bidet in Your Toilet

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How To Install a Bidet in Your Toilet

Staff Writer · Oct 14, 2010

Learning how to install a bidet in your toilet allows you to convert any traditional toilet to one with bidet features. Because you live in an apartment, you can’t make structural changes to the fixtures, so purchasing a bidet-style toilet is not an option. Instead, follow these steps to convert the existing toilet without making any permanent structural changes:

Unscrew the Seat

The first step to being able to properly install a bidet is to unscrew your toilet seat. Toilet seats are usually attached at the upper end with two plastic bolts hidden under hinge covers. Just pull at the top of the hinge covers to expose the bolts, hold the first bolt in place from the top of the toilet and unscrew the bolt from beneath. Repeat with the second bolt.

Shut Off the Water

Next, you’ll want to shut off the water supply to your toilet. Find the cold water valve (usually to the bottom left of the toilet) and turn it as far right as you can. The valve should become tighter. Place a towel underneath the valve to catch leakage in future steps.

Empty the Tank

Once you’ve shut off the water supply, flush the toilet to empty the tank. (The tank should not fill up again after it has been flushed.) Make sure the tank is as empty as possible.

Align the Bidet

When you install a bidet on a toilet originally not designed for the feature, you should be able to attach the bidet at the same location where you attach the toilet seat. Align the main body of the bidet around the holes where the toilet seat cover bolts were placed.

Reattach the Toilet Seat

You can now reattach the toilet seat, being careful to align the holes under the hinge covers with the holes in the bidet main body. Send the plastic bolts through both sets of holes and screw them on one at a time with your hands and cover with the hinge covers. Make sure everything is tightly in place.

Remove the Water Hose

Now turn your attention back to the area of the water valve. Remove the water hose carefully (there may be some minor leakage) by unscrewing the bolt connecting the hose to the valve with a wrench. Repeat at the bolt at the top connecting the hose to the tank. Set aside this hose for future tenants should you move.

Install T-Valve Bidet Adapter

To properly install a bidet, you must divert the water supply through the bidet and into the tank simultaneously. Install the t-valve bidet adapter that came with the bidet by screwing it in at the place where the hose had connected to the tank.

Connect Flexible Hose

Next, screw a flexible water hose into the t-valve adapter with your hands on one end and then into the place where the original hose connected to the water valve. You can use a wrench to make sure this connection is tight.

Connect Polyurethane Tube

Connect the polyurethane tube to the other opening on the t-valve bidet adapter by pushing and then screwing it on with your hands. Then connect the other end of the tube to the opening on the main body of the bidet on the back left side.

Turn on the Water Valve and Finish

You can now turn on the water valve by turning it partway to the left. Try flushing the toilet and turning on the bidet and watch to see if any areas leak.

Installing a bidet in your existing toilet is cheaper than purchasing a bidet toilet and is usually the only option for apartment dwellers. Once you’ve learned how to install a bidet in your toilet, you’ll also be cutting back on toilet paper costs, so taking the time to adapt your current toilet is a financially sound decision.

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