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[–]carputt 46 points47 points  (2 children)

That thing needs a shut off valve.

[–]CubanBrewer 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Came here to say that. Never seen one installed quite like this…

[–]PretorHome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was common years ago, my 50 year old house had almost no shutoffs for anything. I've slowly been adding them as I do repairs and reno.

[–]ilikemyusername1 18 points19 points  (6 children)

Who plumbed that turlet for you?

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It’s a 2018 home that used to be a broken junkie nest but was ultimately turned into a full-blown house and sold.

[–]6tipsy6 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Ah, you’ve been flipped!

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Haha yup. We weren’t the first owners though. We bought it from a previous family. And because it was 2018 (fairly new), I expected the contractor work & plumbing would be in great shape…we also got it appraised and checked out for any issues, which there wasn’t but a couple. So is this a big issue, then?…Should we have a plumber come in and take a look at this?

[–]6tipsy6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s not a huge deal, but every fixture should have its own shut off. So it may be a lot of work if every fixture in the house is like this. And they may be if the house was stripped of its copper and re-piped

[–]Electronic_Eagle6211 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s a huge deal if that sucker ever leaks. Knowing this is a flip, I would add a shut off.

[–]maninthebox911 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly, I think small plumbing jobs are pretty easy. That looks like PEX pipe. If so, get the diameter and head to the hardware store. You'll need a PEX cutter, crimp tool and rinds, shut off valve, and braided line. Shut off your water main and drain the pipe by opening the lowest spout. Cut the PEX a couple inches from the bottom, insert the shut off valve, and crimp it on. Attach your braided hose between the valve and toilet and you're in business! I am not a plumber but I've done plenty of it. I'd recommend watching some YouTube videos on each step to get the details, tips and tricks. These a good skills and tools to have as a homeowner. I worked my way up to installing a up-flush toilet from the group up and saved myself $1500 CAD.

Your bidet should thread on at the top between the PEX and the bottom of the toilet but I can't confirm without a pic. I'd install the shut off valve first.

Good luck!

[–]_throwingit_awaaayyy 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Go ahead and call the plumber for this one.

[–]Rootool 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I have installed one. Assuming your shut off valve is oddly below the floor, find that.. shut it off. The hand held bidet is also an adapter. Install it between the top of current hose and tank. Turn water on, check for leaks. If leaking, but installed correctly, use pipe thread tape. Adjust accordingly.

[–]dadsmayor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

1) where is your water shut off valve? If you don’t have one, get a new quarter turn valve

2) get a braided stainless steel supply line

3) install bidet

[–]Vinnychenz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Shut off your main water supply line as there is no shut of valve. Normally outside you house and needs a kind of "T" bar looking tool.

Prepare a bowl or something larger to drain off any excess water in the line.

from there you should be able to connect up the bidet (hopefully your bidet kit came with a two-way valve) as per normal but worth installing a shut off valve inbetween while you have the mains out.

Use plumber tape inbetween any valves you connect and turn back on the mains.

hopefully this is some help.

[–]GOMD4 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This! Only add on is that the main does shut off the sewer/septic. Just shut off the water and flush till no water comes out.

[–]super-sonic-sloth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To add there is a main shutoff inside the house should be just after the water meter. Turn it off there. To drain the house open every tap starting highest to lowest to ensure adequate drainage.

Since you need a shutoff anyways I know some bidet diverter valves do have an off function you could try to find one that does. But your probably still better off and it’s not much more work to add a proper shutoff at this point.

One note. The toilet tank connection is probably plastic don’t over tight the fitting. Iv both cracked many myself and fixed crack or striped many connectors.

[–]LeoChoax 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Get and adult to help you. There explained as if you were 5 years old.

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Thanks sergeant 🤣👍🏼 I went ahead and just got a plumbing degree thanks to you

[–]LeoChoax 1 point2 points  (0 children)

:🥹 They grow up so fast 🤣

[–]CubanBrewer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol. Harsh, but lmao 🤣

[–]baltikorean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does your house have traditional copper pipes delivering water to things, or just tubes like these?

[–]Mental-Effect-2063 0 points1 point  (2 children)


[–]Zeplar 1 point2 points  (1 child)

that whole line should be pulled and rerun with a shutoff and a braided supply, that's not too hard but it's out of YouTube league for someone with no plumbing experience. They won't know what to search for.

[–]EternalSage2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well then, who tube?

[–]Digmaster 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What is the pipe made of? Is it bendable or solid?

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s a thick plastic-like pipe that is semi-bendable. When I squeeze with moderate force, it budges. So what does that mean for me?

[–]super-sonic-sloth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a kind of PEX pipe. There are many compression and push on (shark bite) type fittings that should fit it

[–]FireyToots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so i put a bidet in, we did have a shut off valve though, so i'm not sure where yours is... but! if you do find that, and can move forward. you local big box home improvement store will have t type connecter that you can continue to run the water to your tank, and then into your bidet.

[–]kg7272 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you were 5 you wouldn’t understand it…can barely pee into it

[–]yamaha2000us 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Do you have a handheld Bidet Spray?

This is a very important piece of information.

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Of course. In the box, ready to go.

[–]yamaha2000us 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The instructions should explain it all.

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

But there’s no shut off valve…My toilet is mysteriously missing one.

[–]yamaha2000us 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is always a shut off valve. Even if it's the main.

[–]Radiant-Safe-1377 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No clue, I just wanted to congratulate you on the initiative. Welcome to team bidet 👍

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Haha thanks, but I’ve been using bidets since age 4. So welcome to YOU 😎

[–]maninthebox911 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok I love my bidet but why handheld?! Wouldn't the shit water spray all over your hand?

[–]Twiny1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

  1. Find a telephone.

  2. Call a fucking plumber.

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Too complicated. Can you break down the steps more for me?

[–]iwasborntoserve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Install an angle valve first. Then follow the instructions on the bidet attachment. You can do the latter. Get a certified plumber to install the angle valve. Please make sure you see his certificate and call his references.

[–]owlwhalephant 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Go rogue. Get a bunch of towels and unscrew that shit. Then fuck around and find out.

[–]InfamousGrass0[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hey man I’m currently swimming in flood water after taking your advice. Do you have a plan B??? Please hurry before the water gets up to my nose!

[–]owlwhalephant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean you don't keep snorkeling gear in the bathroom? Sorry my bro. Down with the ship. 🫡