questionshave you used or would you use a bidet?

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I haven't but would definitely like to. I have heard (from not a reliable source, that there are more bidets in Japan than microwaves). It makes sense considering you would certainly wash your hands with soap and water if you got that on your hands, why not other parts of the body too (hope I'm not being too crude). There is a difference in that you eat with your hands, not your butt.

I would definitely buy one if they were cheaper. I also don't like the idea of keeping water warm (for the models that have a heating tank) all the time. But, it seems like it would be a much bigger job to connect hot water to it.

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Why are the rims so narrow? I guess i'm saying there needs to be a bidet class taught or something for proper use if i'm gonna attempt it.

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After looking at the deal, that seems to do what I wanted it to. I'm a little skeptical how you are going to hook it up to the water supply only using a screwdriver though. One of the reviews mentions the install process and it appears to require more than a screwdriver but still somewhat simple enough that most homeowners would be able to do it. I know I replaced all internal parts to one of the toilets in my house and this looks easier.

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If I put one of those in my bathroom, my dog would try to claim it as her personal water fountain.

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When I was in Japan they were in some of the public restrooms. The restroom stalls at the airport looked like you could pilot a starship from them. We liked it well enough that we have talked about getting one. It's kind of....intrusive....at first, but pretty nice when you get used to it.

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@benyust2: Plus, I wouldn't want to have to literally sit through a minute of cold water spray in the winter to wait for it to warm up. I figured they had some sort of heating coil, though rather than a warming tank.

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Woot has sold versions of these (I think they were sponsored deals), Bed Bath & Beyond has them, and my local Costco has a model. I have three of the Woot ones from Brondell and think they are fantastic. They have adjustable seat, water, and blow dry temperatures. I hate to use a toilet without this type of seat. @moondrake my units provide instant warm water and are extremely comfortable. @wingnutzero the spray functions only work when the seat is occupied, so the dog would have no access to the spray, just the typical bowl water. The illustration in the linked page shows water squrting out - I've never seen one malfunction that way. The "bottom line" is that I highly recommend this type of bathroom accessory.

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Seriously, I used to play bridge at a home where there was a bidet in the bathroom. The owner had hired an artist to paint the interior in such a way that it looked exactly like a bowl of beautiful cut flowers - and she said she used it all the time and liked it very much.

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My water bill is high enough already.

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@nortonsark: That may be, but I can just picture my dog's face when I use the facilities. She'll have that look that says "What the hell are you doing? I DRINK out of there!!!"

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I have used one a few times. They can seem weird not being familiar with them, but they are pretty great. It's not like you are getting your butt totally clean with just tp.

I think if I ever was rich I would def get a bathroom with a bidet and a urinal.

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I would entertain the idea. Mud-Butt isn't a pleasant thing.

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I was talking to my wife last night about putting one in our bathroom, since we have an unusually large area that is occupied by nothing but a toilet. It's so bad that I (6') have to lean over to reach the TP from the toilet.

Plumbing is a pretty easy thing, why not toss one in?