Brondell Swash 1400 Bidet Seat Installation – VIDEO
Installing the Brondell Swash 1400 bidet seat might seem overwhelming at first glance. Don’t be intimidated, your bidet expert, and Many Bidets Owner, Daniel Johnson shows you everything you need to know to install the Brondell Swash 1400 Bidet Seat onto your own.
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Brondell Swash 1400 Bidet Seat Installation Transcript:
Hi, i’m Dan Johnson, your bidet expert and owner of manybidets.com, where we’ve sold over 10,000 bidets, in the past eight years.
Today, we’re going to talk about how to install the Swash 1400, by Brondell, on a standard toilet. It’s important to note that almost all of our customers install these on their own. Without any help from a plumber, assuming they have electricity near the toilet (as these run on electricity). As long as you have that piece of the puzzle taken care of, you can do this on your own, nine times out of ten.
Let’s go ahead and talk about parts that you need and tools that you need to do this installation. Almost everything that you need, comes with the unit. It is a good idea to have a crescent wrench on hand, to tighten your hose. It’s good to have something to absorb the water when you disconnect the water supply, a towel, a sponge, something to absorb that water there won’t be a lot of it, but it’s good to have.
Let’s go ahead and get started with the process. Obviously, we’ve removed the existing toilet seat and then we have to turn off the water supply. This is a quarter turn, you might have one that has a longer turn. If i unscrew this now, we’re going to have water in the tank that’s going to pour out. For starters, after the water supply is turned off, we’ll want to drain the tank – hold down on the lever until you hear water is no longer flowing. That drains as much water out of the tank as possible. Now there’s still, probably, going to be a little bit of water that’s going to come out of this water supply. Have something readily available, to absorb that water, as you see we have done here. As you can see, because we drain the tank first, there’s not that much water, but it’s nice to have that there, so that we’re not getting water on our bathroom floor.
The t-connector that comes with the Swash 1400, connects on the bottom side of the tank.
Also, you want to make sure that the rubber o-ring is in there, so that you’re not getting leaking there. One of the common questions we get is, ” why did you send me the incorrect T?”. Nine times out of ten, the reason is because people are trying to connect it to the water inlet, instead of connecting it to the bottom side of the toilet tank. Make sure you’re connecting it in the right place. Hand tight might do the trick, but i’m going to go ahead and give it a little bit of an additional twist here, just to tighten it a little bit more. You don’t want to over tighten this, but i’m going to go ahead and make it a little bit on the snug side there. Once that’s been done, we can reconnect this water supply line to the bottom of the T. You can use a little bit of plumber’s tape if you think necessary, but technically this is designed to be done without plumbers tape. If you use plumber’s tape, use it very sparingly. I would recommend trying without plumbers tape for starters and if you need it use it. This hose, which comes with the Swash 1400, should also have the rubber on either side. The one end is going to connect here and the other end will connect to the bidet seat when we install it. Again, same principle, hand tight might be enough, definitely don’t over tighten. I’m going to give it a little additional twist here, just to ensure tightness and snugness there.
Now we’re going to install the mounting plate. This is a pretty standard mounting plate, so it’s got rubber on the bottom to help it adhere to the porcelain and it’s got your grooves to connect the seat to the mounting plate. It comes with a couple of plastic washers, some come with metal washers, but these are pretty sturdy plastic washers…
00:11 Beginning Statement – Video Overview
00:43 Preparation Before Installation
04:18 Installing the Mounting Plate
05:26 Installing the Bolt Hardware
08:00 Installing the Seat
08:46 Connecting the Water Supply
10:25 Turning On the Water – Checking For Leaks
11:01 Plugging In the Seat
11:22 Final Steps
12:07 Closing Statement