Electric Bidet Installation Labor Cost

Hello all,

I am building a new house and would like to install electric bidets on the toilet.

I am just wondering if anyone had any experience with bidet installation and know how much it would cost.

There are already water fixture and electrical PowerPoint for the bidet.

Thanks,
HD

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  • +1 vote

    DIY. its easy.

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      This. If you have some basic handyman skills and a spanner you can install it yourself.

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        I’d get someone to install it properly.

        Imagine installing it wrong and getting zapped in the anus or worse someone finding you passed out on the throne because of zappings!

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      It is not legal to install bidet yourself in Australia:
      https://www.productsafety.gov.au/news/covid-19-supplying-and....

      As far as I am concern, bidet had to be installed by a licensed plumber because of flow black issue.

      If install improperly the water from the toilet could flow back onto the water supply and contaminate the water supply with shitty water.

      I've looked into it, otherwise, it would have done it myself.

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        backflow issue? you can just purchase this kit bunnings.
        https://www.bunnings.com.au/kinetic-chrome-backflow-prevente...

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          Yes, but is it legal to do it yourself?

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            @highdealer: Whos going to sue you? You?

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              @mbck: The neighbour.

              They have been asking all the question under the sun since demolition started.

              If the water supply is somehow contaminated and they get sick from drink the contaminated water there will 100% be a lawsuit and I don't want to be responsible for it.

              You shouldn't do something illegal just because you think you won't get caught.

              • +1 vote

                @highdealer: I've read a few other articles and to be extra safe you need to install the backlog preventing device as someone pointed out.

                But I respect your view and hope everything goes smoothly.

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                @highdealer: There should be a back flow preventer at the meter. You’ll only make your own household sick.

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    I am building a new house

    Pony up for the integrated Toto. Make sure you hide the water and power supply.

    There are already water fixture and electrical PowerPoint for the bidet.

    People with existing toilets will compromise on the look to get the functionality.

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      What do you mean by integrated?

      Something like this?
      https://oceania.toto.com/products/detail/?sysModelNo=c636dea...

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        Have a look at the "NEOREST XH I". There's 2 different Toto products there, but look at how it fits together.

        Fitting a xoaimi seat on to a caroma toilet is fine, but it doesn't look as slick at the Toto.

        Floating toilet would be great too, with a concealed flush tank would be great too.

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          Wow, $11,000.

          The C636DEA and C636CDREA solution is a one piece and you can conceal the water and electrical behind the toilet as well.
          Though I've been told you might not want to conceal the powerpoint as if something goes wrong with the bidet seat, you would have to remove the whole toilet to get to unplug the bidet seat.

          • +1 vote

            @Pigey:

            Though I've been told you might not want to conceal the powerpoint as if something goes wrong with the bidet seat

            Yeah - it's a risk, but (if it's any comfort) it's Japanese. They normally don't compromise on quality. Also, if you're spending $11k on a toilet, you can pay someone $200 to dismantle it and fix it.

            It's the same category as having a spa tub in your bathroom - PITA to fix, if it stops working.

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    As part of an extension and new bathroom I had a bidet installed which I bought from from Costco and had the builder's plumber invoice me ($561) for the installation (already had water supply and power outlet next to toilet). It's probably steep for a few screws and plugging into an outlet but I wanted peace of mind. In the grand scheme of the cost for the extension it's not much and the warm seat has been lovely through winter.

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      $561 for just 1 toilet seat or it is for more?

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        Paid $561 for install of the bidet unit only (removal of existing toilet seat from toilet) plus connecting water to the line and plugging into powerpoint. You could ask your builder to quote the installation for you and then decide to go ahead, DIY or get another plumber. Great unit which has a separate remote and kids function.

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          That is expensive. I paid 220 for a plumber/electrician to install both the seat and the power point. But I bought the unit from them.

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          The builder doesn't want to do it because it was not in the contract and they don't want the responsibility.
          I contacted the plumber working for them and he said he will charge me $150 to install each seat. Having said that he had taken 2 seats provided by the builder (these seats go for $210 minimum each) so depending on if he is expecting to keep the seat to charge $150 for installation I am looking at $150 or $290 per seat.