I’m not sure if explaining this alone would fully do it justice. You really have to see it, so make sure you take a look at the pictures below. When I was first describing what I was doing to my brother-in-law he immediately said, “Oh like a Bidet”. Um no, and do NOT try to use it like that. I’m not speaking from experience however I did try the sprayer out a few times just into the toilet and it shoots ice cold water and very high pressure. I do not think it would be pleasant as a Bidet.
So the purpose of this is to have a handy sprayer next to the toilet so that you can easily spray out cloth diapers. The baby messes in the cloth diapers and you can’t exactly wash the large chunks of what shall remain nameless. Even in liquid form we would still want to dilute the substance before it graces the laundry room.
They have expensive devices you can buy online. I think one place I found was about $40 and looked really cheap, and they go up from there. I put together all of this at the local hardware store for about $30. It would have been cheaper had I visited the big box stores, but when you go into a small town Ace Hardware and say this is what I want to build, and the guy runs around the store saying, “You need this, and um this, and this goes to that, and here I’ll give you a free piece of copper.” Let’s just say that kind of service is well worth the extra price. You’d be lucky if the big box even says hi usually.
I actually started out at the big box store and bought a couple pieces (that I now have to return). They were the wrong pieces and I never could find someone to help. If you aren’t a plumber as a profession it’s handy to get a little help. Getting the proper adapter so you don’t have leaks is important.
You’ll also notice that on the wall I added a shut off valve just for the sprayer. This allows us to relieve pressure on the kitchen sprayer. There is a bit of pressure there and not sure how it would hold up. Plus with it right by the toilet I’d hate to accidentally trigger an active sprayer, again I repeat it is ice cold . . .
It was a fun little project however. I think I will tell the Brother-In-Law that it is a Bidet and tell him it feels wonderful. With the force that this thing can spray water will probably go everywhere, but it’ll be worth it.
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