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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:59 PM

Anyone have a "Washlet" toilet or seat?

I am very curious if the really work as well as advertised.

https://washlet.totousa.com

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Reply Anyone have a "Washlet" toilet or seat? (Original post)
MicaelS Dec 2019 OP
Lefta Dissenter Dec 2019 #1
DENVERPOPS Dec 2019 #6
Jane Austin Dec 2019 #2
democratisphere Dec 2019 #3
Sneederbunk Dec 2019 #4
Major Nikon Dec 2019 #5
MicaelS Dec 2019 #8
Major Nikon Dec 2019 #10
MicaelS Dec 2019 #12
TreasonousBastard Dec 2019 #7
procon Dec 2019 #9
Major Nikon Dec 2019 #13
procon Dec 2019 #14
Piasladic Dec 2019 #11

Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:01 PM

1. I don't know which models,

But Japan is FILLED with Toto full-feature toilets, and theyíre wonderful!

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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:15 PM

6. Just worth mentioning.

Their flush valves, (the thingy that makes the water come into the tank and then shuts off) are poorer quality than several others on the market.

Their toilet flappers, (the gizmo that is pulled up wards by the flush lever) are just ok. If you replace one, you will first have to figure out which flapper it is, from the 5+ different flappers that they use.

And then, if you know exactly what part/model you need, Better order it on the internet because you will have great difficulty finding the part.....

In addition, there are several other toilets that flush better with the small amount of water allowed.

I talked to several residential plumbers and got the same story.

Good luck.



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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:03 PM

2. I have a much cheaper version,

and it works great.

The cold water was a shock at first, but it sure gets you clean.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:04 PM

3. Not the best ratings. 7th out of 10 units tested.

May want to checkout the link!

https://www.bestreviews.guide/bidet-seats?origin=google&google_params[matchtype]=b&google_params[network]=g&google_params[device]=m&google_params[creative]=305311691680&google_params[keyword]=bidet%20seats%20reviews&google_params[adposition]=1t2&google_params[adgroupid]=60516341477&google_params[campaignid]=1602944550&bs=w46_U0b8tIgbz1HMDuzBc7C-ilIiB25bwIdevCqFvz256xD5s6tBLmJERXyM07GvV1c5gDXMAZKi4jcOcJx3RA==&google_params[feeditemid]=&google_params[targetid]=kwd-497766086592&google_params[loc_interest_ms]=&google_params[loc_physical_ms]=9005439&google_params[devicemodel]=&google_params[target]=&dest=0&sys_id=0|605&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI47z4qJaY5gIVE3iGCh351QwwEAAYAiAAEgIzJfD_BwE

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:06 PM

4. Do any of them have a chamois?

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:07 PM

5. Not that one, but something similar

Works quite well. You'll need an electrical outlet near your toilet. I had to install one. That was the biggest part of the job. The rest of the installation was pretty straightforward.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:00 PM

8. The outlet is the main thing ..

I am worried about. It will be in a new apartment, so doing that would be a no-no.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:34 PM

10. Without an electrical connection you are pretty much out of luck

The electrical connection powers the control circuits and the heater that heats the water. All the models I reviewed require one. Running an extension cord isn't a great idea.

It might be worth asking the landlord. If you were to hire an electrician they recommend I don't know why they would have an issue with it. Usually it's just a half-day job. In my case I did it myself, but if you have to pay for it that will considerably increase the cost.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:56 AM

12. Thank you for helping. n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:26 PM

7. They do, but for 1600 bucks you can fly to Paris, have a great meal and use the bidet in...

your hotel room.

And make really, REALLY sure it puts out warm water

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:33 PM

9. Looked at several brands, but I can't justify

the additional expense of plumbing in a new hot water line and mixing valves. The toilets only have a cold water supply and the shock of ice water hitting me old bum on a cold winter morn would probably be the death of me.

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Response to procon (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:17 AM

13. You don't need to do that

Thatís the old way of doing it. Most now are a seat thatís an add-on to an existing toilet. The seat requires an electrical connection, but uses a tap from the existing cold water supply. Thereís a small tank built into the seat which stores heated water. The added benefit is the seat is heated.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:31 AM

14. Thanks, I'll have to take a second look. nt

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:49 AM

11. Americans are discovering bidets - nt

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