Bidet toilet seat installation doesn’t have to be hard.
Plus it’s one of the best upgrades you can make for your bathroom…and rear end!
This tutorial shows how to install the Fluidmaster Soft Spa toilet seat, which is awesome.
Let’s dive in.
Bidet Toilet Seat Installation Supplies
Here are the supplies used in this project:
- Fluidmaster Soft Spa Bidet
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Crescent Wrench
Yep, it’s kind of mind-blowing that only these tools are needed.
Today’s tutorial was sponsored by Fluidmaster, but all the opinions are mine – I wouldn’t use something that I didn’t think was top-notch quality.
Why the Soft Spa Rocks
Fluidmaster’s Soft Spa bidet is packed full of features.
It does require an outlet, but if you have an existing GFCI (which you should) it’s easy to add another outlet. In fact, I made a tutorial that shows how to add an outlet in your bathroom.
Since the Soft Spa has an integrated GFCI, it’s unnecessary to have it plugged into one.
Here’s an overview of the Soft Spa and why it’s awesome:
- Temperature-controlled water for hygiene and comfort
- Uses clean water directly from cold water supply line
- Self-heating, no need for separate hot water supply
- Adjustable water pressure for a range of user comfort and cleaning
- Automatic self-cleaning nozzle
- Adjustable heated seat that self-closes with Eco mode settings for power savings
- Temperature controlled Air Dryer
- Built-in deodorizer that starts up once you’re seated
- Anti-siphon protection that prevents soiled water from flowing back into the system
- Fits most toilet types
- Quick and easy installation
Plus it has a remote control that makes it easy to use.
Furthermore, the installation is very straight forward and I’ll walk you through that right now.
Remove Old Toilet Water Supply
The Soft Spa uses fresh water from the cold water supply feeding the toilet tank.
The first step is to turn the shut-off valve to the off position and flush the toilet until most of the water is gone from the tank.
Next, remove the old water supply line that runs from the shut-off valve to the underside of the tank.
Turn the nut on the tank clockwise to remove it. Some water might come out of the line, so placing a towel under it helps out.
Then remove the supply line from the shut-off valve by turning the nut counterclockwise. Using a crescent wrench is a wise choice.
Now the toilet is ready for the next step.
How to Prep Toilet Bowl for Bidet Seat
The Soft Spa replaces your old toilet seat, so remove the old seat from the bowl.
Usually, toilet seats are held in place with two bolts. Simply remove them using a screwdriver.
Then clean off the top of the toilet bowl using a clean cloth.
All the parts needed to install the Soft Spa come with the kit. Dunk the black rubber grommets in water for a few minutes, these will be used to mount the bidet seat to the bowl.
Put the grommets through the holes in the bowl. Then place the mounting plate on the bowl and metal sliders over the grommets.
Use the screws to secure the metal sliders to the rubber grommets, this will help you adjust the mounting plate and position of the Soft Spa.
Place the paper template under the mounting plate and adjust its location such that the Soft Spa will be mounted properly.
Once the template is in the right location, tighten the screws in the rubber grommets. The rubber grommets will compress on the underside of the bowl, this is an important step that I discuss in the video!
At this point, the Soft Spa can be slid into the mounting plate. It’s properly installed when you hear the click.
Now for the fun part…plumbing!
How to Install the Soft Spa Plumbing
The Soft Spa uses fresh water from your existing cold water supply line.
And there’s a tee fitting that helps direct water to both the toilet tank and bidet. Fortunately, the plumbing is super easy.
Furthermore, even though the bidet uses cold water, it heats up that water supply when in use…so there’s no issue with your bum getting cold!!
My short 3-minute video shows you step-by-step how to install all the plumbing and more for the Soft Spa
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