Before you can install the bidet seat onto your toilet bowl you will have to remove the old toilet seat. You can do this by removing the two plastic toilet seat bolts that hold the toilet seat onto the toilet bowl. You will need a Flathead screwdriver and a pair of pliers to properly remove the two bolts. There are many different brands of bidet toilet seats on the plumbing market today. Some of these bidet seats offer features like warm water, heated water and even air dryers. These type of bidet toilet seats generally require an electric outlet to power these features on the seat. If you do not have an electric outlet near your toilet bowl you will need to call an electrician or buy a bidet seat that does not require electric. The bidet toilet seats that do not require electric will not have as many features as some of the nicer bidet seats but they will offer many health benefits that a regular toilet seat can not offer.
Open your box that the bidet seat came in and make sure to read the packing slip to make sure that you have all of the required materials to hook up your new bidet seat. Most bidet seats will come with all the needed supply lines and mounting bolts to ensure that you are able to hook up the seat with ease. The bidet toilet seat will usually come with toilet seat mounting bolts, the toilet supply line and also some adapters to hook the supply line to the existing plumbing.
Installing The Bidet Seat
After you have removed the old toilet seat you will want to install the new bidet seat. You will first want to take your bidet toilet seat and place it on top if the toilet bowl. Now you will want to take the toilet seat mounting bolts and place them through the two mounting holes on the top of the toilet seat. Once you have both bolts in place you will want to tighten them down with your Flathead screwdriver and pair of pliers. Now that the seat is mounted in place you will want to hook up your water connections. The bidet seat will usually come with an adapter that you will be able to hook up to your toilet supply valve. You will want to make sure to shut the water off to the toilet supply valve before making any connections to the new bidet seat. Once you have turned the water off you will want to connect the water lines from the bidet to the toilet supply line.
Testing & Troubleshooting The Bidet Toilet Seat
After all the water line connections are hooked up you will want to turn the toilet supply valve back on and check all your connections for leaks. If you find that you have some leaks you will want to shut the water supply back off and make the necessary repairs so the water connections stop leaking.