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Supposedly 80% of the people in first world countries, use these, so why do so few Americans?  Thinking of getting an add on, they start around 40-50 bucks.  Saves on TP, or so they say

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28 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

Supposedly 80% of the people in first world countries, use these, so why do so few Americans?  Thinking of getting an add on, they start around 40-50 bucks.  Saves on TP, or so they say

I suppose we save a bit on TP.

 

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8 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

I suppose we save a bit on TP.

 

Are you saying you have and use one?  And if you do, is it a separate fixture, like I've seen at some homes, of an add-on accessory to a regular loo?

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8 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

Are you saying you have and use one?  And if you do, is it a separate fixture, like I've seen at some homes, of an add-on accessory to a regular loo?

My wife is Korean, so when we remodeled we had a stand-alone installed. But I’ve used the add-on units and I think they are better.

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14 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

My wife is Korean, so when we remodeled we had a stand-alone installed. But I’ve used the add-on units and I think they are better.

 

Thanks for that!  Missus BB says she won't use it, because the water is cold...  There are dozens of add-on fixtures on Amazon, can you recommend one?

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Orlanda , the Farr 59 raceboat of the mid-80s had a stainless steel bidet in the aft head for our Italian owner, complete with a water heater.

They're very common in (continental) Europe.

But really unusual in a British bathroom, which is normally a cold gloomy damp chamber of torture, with a shower (if you're lucky) like a 90 year old with a prostate problem..

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The cheapest ones don't heat the water but if you move up the line, heated water is pretty standard. The bigger issue is whether you have a conveniently located electrical outlet. 

I bought one of these bad boys at the beginning of the pandemic and it's been great, but it did set me back about $450:

https://www.totousa.com/washlet-k300

 

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Nothing at all, but I prefer to start with 220 wet/dry.

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25 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

v15 Things People Use to Wipe Before Toilet Paper

 

Years ago, when I was a Real Estate Broker, we were selling an old 17-or 1800's house with a three-holer, just like your photo.  Two normal size and one smaller for children.  I asked my Grandfather, who was born in 1902, if the family all used the facilities at the same time?  With a straight face, he said to me, "Well sometimes they had to".  To this day, I'm not sure if he was taking the piss out of me....  And I guess your pic is before the days of using Sears Roebuck catalog pages, as an upgrade from corn cobs...

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We have an add-on, requires no electricity either.  The water is tap water temp, doesn't seem to bother me or the bowgirl.  It was pretty easy to install, and definitely cuts down on TP usage.  We like it.

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10 hours ago, IStream said:

Nothing at all, but I prefer to start with 220 wet/dry.

And the cutting paste is already to go.

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13 hours ago, IStream said:

The cheapest ones don't heat the water but if you move up the line, heated water is pretty standard. The bigger issue is whether you have a conveniently located electrical outlet. 

I bought one of these bad boys at the beginning of the pandemic and it's been great, but it did set me back about $450:

https://www.totousa.com/washlet-k300

 

 

$450??  Link says $1,650!! :o

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11 hours ago, Jkdubz808 said:

We have an add-on, requires no electricity either.  The water is tap water temp, doesn't seem to bother me or the bowgirl.  It was pretty easy to install, and definitely cuts down on TP usage.  We like it.

 

Which one do you have?

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2 hours ago, billy backstay said:
16 hours ago, IStream said:

The cheapest ones don't heat the water but if you move up the line, heated water is pretty standard. The bigger issue is whether you have a conveniently located electrical outlet. 

I bought one of these bad boys at the beginning of the pandemic and it's been great, but it did set me back about $450:

https://www.totousa.com/washlet-k300

 

$450??  Link says $1,650!! :o

I just checked - The link gave a price of $1,165.00 in the "cotton" color.   But it's only $672 on Amazon.

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15 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

v15 Things People Use to Wipe Before Toilet Paper

After I got home from VN in NoVa near my parents there was this old southern home that now was vacant and going to be torn down for a commercial suburbia complex. In the early 60's we were always scared to go up there but not I took a walk around with my camera. There was a barn and in the loft was all sorts of Civil War artifacts I wish I had taken some of, belt buckles ,pouches with CSA etc...I think stuff collected from one of the Battles at Mananas...I had grown up by then a lot and just respectfully left it be

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36 minutes ago, slap said:

I just checked - The link gave a price of $1,165.00 in the "cotton" color.   But it's only $672 on Amazon.

Supply.com had the best price ($450) at the time I bought it.

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Days of old when knights were bold and toilet paper wasn't invented.. The wiped their ass with clean green grass and walked away contented...  :D

 

 

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20 hours ago, IStream said:

Supply.com had the best price ($450) at the time I bought it.

 

A guy at work  joked, "Use your hand, then wash it"!! :o

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1 hour ago, billy backstay said:

 

Thanks for that!  Price seems a bit high, compared to some other simple solutions, but one cannot gauge relative quality from the interwebs...

It’s good, had it for 6 months now and zero issues. 

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1 hour ago, Jkdubz808 said:

It’s good, had it for 6 months now and zero issues. 

 

Henley is the nozzle adjustable like the one jdubz has?

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Just ordered this Amazon Best Seller for 30 bucks....

 

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On 6/21/2020 at 1:38 PM, billy backstay said:

Supposedly 80% of the people in first world countries, use these, so why do so few Americans?  Thinking of getting an add on, they start around 40-50 bucks.  Saves on TP, or so they say

I installed one when I got back to the US.  I love it!  Every toilet in the ME has one and I'm lost without it if I have to use a public restroom here (ick).  It does double duty too...... you can pressure wash your ass and then clean the toilet afterwards of the skid marks.  No more using the nasty brush to scrub the bowl afterwards.  

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On 6/21/2020 at 2:23 PM, Raz'r said:

My wife is Korean, so when we remodeled we had a stand-alone installed. But I’ve used the add-on units and I think they are better.

This^^, I hate the stand-alone bidet bowls..... stupid.  

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$49 at Home Depot.  Took 5 min to install.  

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7 minutes ago, Burning Man said:

This^^, I hate the stand-alone bidet bowls..... stupid.  

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$49 at Home Depot.  Took 5 min to install.  

 

Technically that's not a bidet, I think, but I like the wash the bowl function.  

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1 minute ago, billy backstay said:

 

Technically that's not a bidet, I think, but I like the wash the bowl function.  

It is.  I think the official term is "Hand Bidet".  I like to think of it as the anal pressure washer.  :D  

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23 minutes ago, Burning Man said:
  1. It is.  I think the official term is "Hand Bidet".  I like to think of it as the anal pressure washer.  :D  

 

Fancy name for a "butt cleaner".. or "Starfish Mop, or "Rectum Rinser"....:P

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29 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

Fancy name for a "butt cleaner".. or "Starfish Mop, or "Rectum Rinser"....:P

Or "Klingon Killer" or "Bum Chum" or "Paper Saver".....

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2 hours ago, P_Wop said:

Or "Klingon Killer" or "Bum Chum" or "Paper Saver".....

Those are good too, P_Wop!!  Can't wait to receive The Amazon Best Seller, "Paperless Butt Wiper" * !!  Missus BB thinks it's the stupidest Amazon purchase I have ever made, and she has used Bidets all over the world when she was travelling a lot as a Tour Director.  All she can remember is settling her warm butt onto cold porcelain, and how uncomfortable that was. 

*  When the girls, now 30 and 34 were wee bairns learning to use the potty, I was dubbed the "Royal Butt Wiper", when Missus BB was travelling, and I was effectively Mr. Mom.  The elder girl is arriving from Charleston, SC for a weeks visit, in about an hour, and we are looking forward to it......

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19 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

*  When the girls, now 30 and 34 were wee bairns learning to use the potty, I was dubbed the "Royal Butt Wiper", when Missus BB was travelling, and I was effectively Mr. Mom.  The elder girl is arriving from Charleston, SC for a weeks visit, in about an hour, and we are looking forward to it......

Do you still wipe theirs?  Curious people may like to know.  And some prurient ones too.... ^_^

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35 minutes ago, P_Wop said:

Do you still wipe theirs?  Curious people may like to know.  And some prurient ones too.... ^_^

 

No I do not, you pervert!!  :blink:

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25 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

No I do not, you pervert!!  :blink:

No offence meant.  I was just slipping into the anarchistic bent of this place.

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9 hours ago, P_Wop said:

No offence meant.  I was just slipping into the anarchistic bent of this place.

 

You were venturing close to the "pedo" thing that will get you banned!!  But it's okay, I know your were shirley jesting....

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refillable and portable

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Hmmm. Learn something new everyday. I always thought bidets were for pussies and not for assholes.

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12 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

You were venturing close to the "pedo" thing that will get you banned!!  But it's okay, I know your were shirley jesting....

 

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6 hours ago, Caca Cabeza said:

Hmmm. Learn something new everyday. I always thought bidets were for pussies and not for assholes.

depends on your reference point for asshole

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7 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

FFS.

I feel as though a shit load of man cards have been ripped up.

A disturbance in the force, if you will....

Use this instead - it's even rolled:

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8 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

FFS.

I feel as though a shit load of man cards have been ripped up.

A disturbance in the force, if you will....

 

Nah..  Real Men are secure in their Man Cardliness, regardless of how tough-guy, they choose to be, or NOT...

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No I just have to go to Lowe's and pick up 2 elongated bowl toilets, for $130 each.  Can't stand the shorter bowls.  They're like a cheap hotel, no ballroom.....:P

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5 hours ago, billy backstay said:

No I just have to go to Lowe's and pick up 2 elongated bowl toilets, for $130 each.  Can't stand the shorter bowls.  They're like a cheap hotel, no ballroom.....:P

Ha!!  

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19 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

FFS.

I feel as though a shit load of man cards have been ripped up.

A disturbance in the force, if you will....

Because we like clean asses with no crustyness after? 

11 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

Nah..  Real Men are secure in their Man Cardliness, regardless of how tough-guy, they choose to be, or NOT...

Bingo :lol:

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12 hours ago, billy backstay said:

No I just have to go to Lowe's and pick up 2 elongated bowl toilets, for $130 each.  Can't stand the shorter bowls.  They're like a cheap hotel, no ballroom.....:P

get the comfort height too

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16 hours ago, slap said:

Use this instead - it's even rolled:

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16 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

Nah..  Real Men are secure in their Man Cardliness, regardless of how tough-guy, they choose to be, or NOT...

 

4 hours ago, Jkdubz808 said:

Because we like clean asses with no crustyness after? 

Bingo :lol:

Htf did you guys Ocean race?

 

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1 hour ago, Ease the sheet. said:

 

 

Htf did you guys Ocean race?

 

On really fast boats with cramped heads. Just cuz I have a bidet at the house doesn’t mean I can’t drop a deuce in record time and be back up on deck without clogging the head ;)

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7 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

get the comfort height too

 

But of course, that goes unsaid.  We put one of these inexpensive loos in the garage apartment, and I liked it so much, I'm swapping out the 2 in the house...

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3 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Htf did you guys Ocean race?

 

We sucked it up, and did our jobs.  I was foredeck union, and have the torn and repaired bicep tendon, and torn, repaired, torn up again,  rotator cuff to prove it.... They can't fix the rotator cuff a second time, and suggested a full shoulder replacement.  Fuck that!!  I can raise the arm over my head no problem, just can't deal with any weight up there.  Trimming sails at waist level is strong as ever. 

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Bidets???

Aren't they Joe's back up dancers?

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

Bidets???

Aren't they Joe's back up dancers?

 

I thought it was a shortened version of birthday?  Like Happy B-day!

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50 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

 

I thought it was a shortened version of birthday?  Like Happy B-day!

Sadly, I've come to realize that I've been pronouncing the word wrong.

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14 minutes ago, hobot said:

Sadly, I've come to realize that I've been pronouncing the word wrong.

 

No parlez vos francais?  How did you think it sounded?  Biddet?  Cadet?

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Oh look, a kitty!

 

 

(hobot slinks away to avoid further embarrassment)

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

Oh look, a kitty!

 

 

(hobot slinks away to avoid further embarrassment)

I thought it was funny.

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5 hours ago, hobot said:

Oh look, a kitty!

 

 

(hobot slinks away to avoid further embarrassment)

:lol:

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On 6/25/2020 at 7:24 AM, slap said:

Use this instead - it's even rolled:

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That's looking like IOR toilet paper. Either for a Hawaii race, Tahiti Race or one of the first Whitbread races. Can't see the splice to wire rope though.

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If the sink is within reach of the commode, seems simpler to dampen the TP and get on with the clean up.

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On 6/23/2020 at 11:06 AM, billy backstay said:

Just ordered this Amazon Best Seller for 30 bucks....

 

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Best value for 30 bucks ever!!

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One can argue that saving on TP is a miniscule savings, and I agree.  But reduction of hassle factor is well worth it,   second unit for the guest bath should arrive soon....

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4 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

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Yes, but that's a bit more PITA hassle factor.  Now that I have adjusted the aim for a perfect bullseye every time, it's a no brainer!  

Turn on the spray knob to the velocity of your choice, and the job is done in a few seconds.

 

EDIT  30 bucks is probably 30 rolls of TP, so it will pay for itself in a year...

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Even though we buy inexpensive, thin, Scott 1000 sheet TP rolls, in one year that savings will have paid for two of these 30 dollar bidet attachments, and they work amazingly well !!

Okay, what's the next more civilized trend used in most of the rest of the first world countries that we need to consider?  

Democratic Socialist?   (I know, take it to PA!!  LOL)

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On 6/23/2020 at 6:18 PM, billy backstay said:

Those are good too, P_Wop!!  Can't wait to receive The Amazon Best Seller, "Paperless Butt Wiper" * !!  Missus BB thinks it's the stupidest Amazon purchase I have ever made, and she has used Bidets all over the world when she was travelling a lot as a Tour Director.  All she can remember is settling her warm butt onto cold porcelain, and how uncomfortable that was. 

*  When the girls, now 30 and 34 were wee bairns learning to use the potty, I was dubbed the "Royal Butt Wiper", when Missus BB was travelling, and I was effectively Mr. Mom.  The elder girl is arriving from Charleston, SC for a weeks visit, in about an hour, and we are looking forward to it......

The butt wiping???  TMI, But inquiring minds and all that...  :P  

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On 6/21/2020 at 5:47 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

sigh....  what's wrong with using 320 grit?

Shortage of 400 grit?

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3 hours ago, shaggy said:

The butt wiping???  TMI, But inquiring minds and all that...  :P  

 

Shaggy, this is GA, WTF is your problem?  When our two daughters who are now 30 and 34, were wee bairns, barely toddlers, and could not wipe their own butts, and Mom was off  travelling, out of town a lot; I became Mister Mom, and one of them dubbed me the "Royal Butt Wiper"!  I guess our two Princesses considered themselves Royalty!!

 

And the suggestion of using sandpaper is ruder than my post!!!

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We bought one of the Chinese cheap $30 ones. I really like it. I had some cancer surgery and for 9 months I had a temporary illeostomy (like a colonostomy). 

Stupid Covid got in the way of doing the "reversal" operation. Just got it 3 weeks ago. So no bag and shitting the traditional manner again.

Been going to the toilet 6 or 8 times a day as the bowels get used to working again. The record one day was 20 times. A gentle spray of cool water saved my ass. Literally.

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VWAP,  Doesn't look like a strong enough spray to do much of the job required??

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They are advertising Bidets on FB these days.

so do you wipe to dry and that finishes it off?

Poop is pretty sticky and sometimes, well it can get messy. Being disabled #2 can be a real issue. I finish off with Cottonelle flushable wipes to stay clean as I am sitting all the time.

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On 7/30/2020 at 3:57 PM, Meat Wad said:

They are advertising Bidets on FB these days.

so do you wipe to dry and that finishes it off?

Poop is pretty sticky and sometimes, well it can get messy. Being disabled #2 can be a real issue. I finish off with Cottonelle flushable wipes to stay clean as I am sitting all the time.

 

Exactly!!  You will use hardly any toilet paper, ever again!  Being disabled, this is a no-brainer, for you Dawg!!  And I can't understand why people would opt for a handlheld sprayer that looks like the one on your kitchen sink, instead of a 30 dollar addition to the head, that sends a cleansing spray at whatever pressure you choose to exactly the right spot.  It's a starfish cleaner, butt water jet, and you will wonder why we didn't all do this 50 years ago!!

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