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Old 01-01-2018, 15:21   #16
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Are these vacuum breakers, or backflow preventers like on every house external water bib now?
Same type/design, uses a simple rubber gasket to seal vent openings under pressure and open on drop in pressure. They are not approved for hazard duty (IE head's)
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Old 01-01-2018, 16:36   #17
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Just plumb a cheap bum gun next to the head. Saltwater would be fine for me.

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Old 01-01-2018, 18:01   #18
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Re: bidet toilet

What you need is a simple bumgun ^^^^^ ..... these seem to be top of the range https://www.thebumgun.com

They are in common use throughout asia and the middle east so there must be plenty of inexpensive ones out there...

Baby wipes can't be put down toilet ... and can't or at least shouldn't be put in the sea either ... think about that next time you are storing ship for a long sea voyage.....
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I have used the bidet type toilets (Toyo) in Japan and felt their advantage, including the warm water option.

Much cheaper solutions for a boat (what I will use):

1. Pump sprayer bottle
Type used for garden spraying. Plastic.
+ Cheap.
+ Replaceable.
+ can add warm water in morning for cold weather personal cleaning
+ can be used on boat for other purposes (deck shower, etc.)

2. Baby Wet Wipes
+ useful on other body parts too (under arms, crotch, face, etc.)
+ Provides a cleaner finish than just TP.
+ Keeps bum and body cleaner than only TP on passages, when showering or bathing not as frequent.
+ Mineral oil in the wipe helps prevent chapped skin and skin irritation (e.g.boat bum)
- Must be disposed outside of toilet. Not flushable!


Hope that helps. Happy New Year!
As one who has used the one on the right, I can say it works great, for all body parts. And I took off the wand end and threw it away so that squeeze handle valve end can go anywhere. That's my small boat shower (for a tent enclosure in the cockpit.)
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I saw a "marine bidet toilet" in a publication recently, and I thought, this is the perfect live aboard potty solution. They use very little water, are cleaner (hygienically), it would completely eliminate the need for the whole toilet paper issue. (no toting reams of TP in a dingy.. no TP getting wet and useless... no clogged toilet, or bags of poo paper, more storage space) and, much of the international world uses this way to stay clean...

Might be a nice thing to have, but...

Would have though water usage would increase...

And we haven't found "the whole toilet paper issue" to be an issue of any kind at all. Toting, no problem whenever we happen to be in port. Storage, no problem on a boat with decent space. Wet? What the heck would one be doing to get it "wet and useless"? No clogs, and definitely no bags.

Over-rated non-problem, at least for us.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:05   #21
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For me, way preferable to TP on land at home wherever

More sanitary, just more civilized.

And salt water's fine IMO.
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A shower head or even an adapted kitchen sink spray hose would do the trick and be a lot simpler.

I would expect significantly more water usage though.

I wouldn't want salt water. Not being able to rinse the salt off can lead to nasty chaffing.
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I have had bidet on my 30ft racer cruiser for years. Cheap, too. Kitchen sink sprayer head with hose from Home Depot, right next to the head. You squeeze it, it squirts. Coastal I always use fresh water. For offshore, I have a small 2GPM vane water pump with tiny strainer and just plain cancan hose dispensing unlimited amounts of salt water (tropics only, I say)
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What I call a bum gun, pic above.

To me "a bidet" is a separate fixture you squat on.

A bidet toilet I guess incorporates the sprayer like you see in Japan.
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This guy installed one on his powerboat... https://microship.com/boat-bidet/
very good article.. thank you!
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Re: bidet toilet

We too have plumbed in a bidet spray at each head (Jabsco electrics). Its plumbed to a tee connection on the fresh cold water feed to the sink.

Its brilliant. I have a clean ass. Reduced paper use. Better for the environment. A must have!
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