A bidet toilet seat attachment is a better option than installing a bidet, as it helps you save space. The following article tells you how to install a bidet attachment.
You cannot install a bidet if you have zero plumbing experience, as you will have to worry about the supply and drainage mechanism, but installing a bidet attachment is very easy. A bidet toilet seat attachment shares the supply of your toilet tank, and no additional drainage system is required, as the water from the spray falls into the toilet bowl. You can use a toilet with a bidet attachment in the same way as you use a bidet.
How to Install a Bidet Attachment?
To make the installation successful, you should get the right bidet attachment. So, take appropriate measurements (distance between the toilet tank and the toilet seat bolts, and the gap between the seat bolts), and order the bidet attachment with respect to these measurements. Once you have a suitable attachment, here are the steps that you should follow:
Stop the Supply
In order to avoid the leakage of water during the process of installation, it is very important that you turn off the water supply to the toilet tank. After you are done with this, flush the tank to remove the existing water in the tank. This will ensure that there will be no major leakages, when you try to install the bidet attachment.
Detach the Seat
The bidet attachment will be mounted on the same location where the toilet seat is fixed. So, you will have to detach the toilet seat, by removing the screws that fix the seat to the rim of the toilet bowl. You can use a flat head screw driver to remove the toilet seat. Carefully remove the seat and keep it aside.
Mount the Attachment
Once you have removed the seat, it is time to mount the seat attachment. Take the attachment and position it in such a way that the holes in the bidet attachment are aligned with the holes, which are used to hold the toilet seat screws. You should also see that the spray is towards the inner rim of the toilet. If you are sure about the alignment of the bidet attachment, you can go to the next step.
Reattach the Seat
Take the toilet seat kept aside, and position it on the bidet attachment, in such a way that the screw holes in the seat are in alignment with the holes on the attachment, and the screw holes on the toilet rim. Now, fasten the seat to the toilet rims with the screws, and make sure that the toilet seat is fixed firmly to the rim.
Connect the Supply
Now that your bidet attachment is mounted on the toilet rim, your next task is to provide the seat attachment with a water supply. You need to use a T adapter (provided in bidet attachment kit). Locate the source of the water supply to the toilet tank. Now, remove the hose connected to the toilet tank, from the source, and attach the T adapter to this source (minor leakage is expected). Now, connect the hose to the toilet tank, to the T adapter. After you are done with this, connect another hose to the T adapter, the other end of this hose should reach the bidet attachment supply. Ensure that all the connections are secure.
Now, switch on the water supply and check working of the attachment. If you notice any leakages, then check the connections once again. Once you ensure the absence of leakage, you have successfully installed a bidet toilet seat attachment.
I recommend you to clean the toilet properly before you start with the installation. You will take around 30 minutes to install the bidet attachment. Do not forget to read the manufacturer’s guidelines on the bidet attachment kit, prior to the installation.