Replacing your regular toilet seat with a bidet is an easy process that anyone with limited DIY skills can accomplish in 30 minutes. Follow the instructions in the video below and anyone can install a brand new SmartBidet SB-1000 Bidet. The Bidet itself has many features including, water and dryer temperature control, heated seat, and adjustable nozzle pressure/position/pattern.
Tools for the Job
The tools you need are
- one or two wrenches (Channel-locks or Crescent) ($10 at Home Depot)
- A flathead and a cross (Phillips) screwdriver ($3-4 at Home Depot)
- Teflon tape ($1-2 at Home Depot)
Step by Step Instructions
Taking Things Apart
- Start by turning off the water to your toilet. The valve should be close to your toilet.
- Before removing the hose, place a container underneath the valve to catch any water that may come out of the hose.
- Using one of your wrenches on the hose, turn counterclockwise to loosen the connector.
- Now you can remove the hose with your hands from the water inlet valve.
- That hose will also be connected to the underside of the toilet and can be remove by using your hands to unscrew it.
Toilet Seat Removal
- The toilet seat is held down by a screw and nut. The nut is usually on the underside of the toilet and the screw head can be seen from the top of the toilet. The screws might be covered with a cap for aesthetics but are usually at the end of the toilet seat and can just be popped off with a flat head screwdriver.
- Reach under the toilet and feel around for the nut and hold it in place. With your other hand start unscrewing the screw.
- Once loose you can just hold the screw in place and spin the nut until it comes off the screw.
- Repeat for the other screw holding the toilet seat.
- The toilet seat should just lift off now
This next part is probably the most important step
- Make sure to cover every threaded part with Teflon tape at least four turns.
- This includes the:
- Water valve
- The 3/8” tee connector
- bidet Inlet
- At this point, assemble the base plate for the bidet and place it in the toilet seat holes
Connecting Things Back Up
- Now let’s reconnect the main water line to the toilet. Connect the ½” to ⅜” adapter to the water inlet valve. Start by hand tightening and then use your wrench to tighten it further approximately half a turn.
- Now connect the ⅜” provided tee to the adapter.
- The top connector is where the toilet water tank hose will connect to and the one on the side will be used for the bidet .
- At this point you can connect both ends of the toilet water tank hose and one end of the bidet hose.
- Start by hand tightening everything and then finish it off by tightening everything with a wrench
Attaching the Bidet Seat
- The actual bidet seat just snaps onto the baseboard so lift it up a line it up and push back towards the back of the toilet until you hear a snap. If you have issues, have someone help by holding the base plate
- Now with the provided seat nut and rubber stopper, from underneath screw the nut to tighten the seat down to the toilet.
- You only need to hand tighten this but if the seat feels loose you might want to use a tool but just slightly.
- Now that the seat is in place all you have to do is connect the bidet hose from the intake valve to the seat intake
Checking for Leaks
- Now it’s the time to check for leaks so turn on the water valve and see if any of your connections are leaking if they are, chances are you didn’t put enough Teflon tape
- Connect the bidet power to a GFCI outlet and turn it on it should start beeping and hissing with water.
- At this point do one final check for leaks and if there aren’t any you’re good to go and you are all done.