Bidet

I can't believe I'm contributing post #77 to a thread that is about as off topic as it can get for an electric bike forum!

In our case, the toilet is close to the shower so I made this simple "wand" attachment from a few parts I got at Home Depot:

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It is a chrome plated copper toilet supply line bent in a "U", connected to a shower head shut off valve and a long flexible shower head hose. A quick connect attachment makes it easy to switch between the wand and the shower head. It stores on the shower rod when not in use.

I don't mind cold water but my wife uses it before or after a shower when the water is already warm. The wand is self cleaning but it gets disinfected daily when the shower is sprayed with an alcohol / peroxide based shower cleaner.

Cheap & simple and it's been working well for almost 10 years now. Who knows how many rolls of TP we've saved. It sure came in handy when you couldn't find TP on store shelves during the early stages of the pandemic.
Good work!.
I always look for the simplest way, especially regarding "no electronics needed", "no electricity needed" even "no water pressure needed" if possible. And especially no hundreds of $ needed - the higher the price generally means the more complex and subject to "not working", "not fixable through DIY," "not fixable without special parts" etc.
I'm very pleased that I chose to have my ebike pretty basic, with exception of the hydraulic brakes.
No phone app, no stuff I can't stock up with and fix with mail order parts.
I expect problems with infrastructure to become widespread within The Corpse's term. Simple and DIY ready, is good.
 
Yes, it's the same principle. I find those kitchen sink type sprayers are too short to get the water in the right place without making a mess though.
I'm a bit unsure about that myself so might wind up making an end piece similar to yours so thanks for posting. My rig is suppose to arrive on Wed. so I'll let you know Thursday morning.
 
They should have showed it with a hand holding it in position, giving a short blast, then a photo of what's on the hand.

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They should have showed it with a hand holding it in position, giving a short blast, then a photo of what's on the hand.

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Very true. I looked around a bit more and found a different style head so ordered it. Since I'm hooking it all the up to my whirlpool tub faucet I thought maybe I could use the kitchen style one if I wanted to wash my hair in the tub which I could not do before and the other style for my butt. We'll see.
 
this argument is so funny like the hub verses mid drive but the argument is bidet from people who have used them and it's horrible from people who have not. America is really behind literally with bidets.
 
Us Americans like waste.... and I personally am not keen on spraying water on myself unless I'm in the shower or in an amusement/water park.

But, many of my friends have bidets and swear by them... so I started looking at the ones on Amazon that you just hook to the water line, install under the current toilet seat, and don't need electricity to make them work.

Maybe one day I can join the cleaner posterior ranks that dominate every country except the US. :)
 
Us Americans like waste.... and I personally am not keen on spraying water on myself unless I'm in the shower or in an amusement/water park.

But, many of my friends have bidets and swear by them... so I started looking at the ones on Amazon that you just hook to the water line, install under the current toilet seat, and don't need electricity to make them work.

Maybe one day I can join the cleaner posterior ranks that dominate every country except the US. :)
I had to go to a warm one for my wife. after she goosed herself a couple of times Iahd to get one that made warm water. I have a cold water one in our bedroom.
 
this argument is so funny like the hub verses mid drive but the argument is bidet from people who have used them and it's horrible from people who have not. America is really behind literally with bidets.
To me it's comparable to watching experienced chefs on TV always cleaning up with towel, always wiping up hands, wiping up blood, wiping up table, then wiping up the diner's plate edge. No awareness.
 
a hand is about the only thing worse at cleaning then toilet paper. if you ate spicy food cold water feels pretty good too.
but nobody was talking about using their hands to clean the poop off. is that what you were converted from?
 
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That portable style is a good idea for camping. Some of the squeeze bottles they use are very flexible so provide a good flow easily.
Yes, I have tried those while out and about. It comes in handy in a pinch and are compact and easy to stow. Very practical indeed.
 
I am also looking into converting from a water heater tank to tankless water heater. The latter does have advantages that are attractive.
They have been out on the market for quite sometime. They have also come down in pricing quite a bit. The question is, which one do you buy to get the most bang for your buck along with reliability. Looks like a bit of research would have to go into it before purchase IMHO. I agree, they do look attractive, especially if you are short on space and want to save energy.
 
If you want a low cost warm water bidet that is also useful for other things then this is what I would suggest. Total cost is about $41 and it's simple to install. The nozzle that comes with it will work OK (no I didn't get anything on my hand,not even water) but the extra nozzle I bought is easier to use and produces a smaller more powerful stream for better bidet cleaning. The other one will be good for my hair,washing the dog,or other cleaning projects.

 

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