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smackerjack 02.11.2011 21:03

Do you still have a bidet?
 
I have a bidet in my bathroom but so many people I know in Switzerland have had theirs removed and had an extra toilet put in.
I am a bidet fan( maybe my french roots) and have always had one.
In the UK in the 80s/90s they were very popular, I don't know anyone who has one there
Do they put them in new builds in Switzerland? I am just curious.

Tom1234 02.11.2011 21:07

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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 1395940)
I have a bidet in my bathroom but so many people I know in Switzerland have had theirs removed and had an extra toilet put in.
I am a bidet fan( maybe my french roots) and have always had one.
In the UK in the 80s/90s they were very popular, I don't know anyone who has one there
Do they put them in new builds in Switzerland? I am just curious.

Some more up-market new-builds have one of those self-cleaning loos. Others have a water jet that automatically comes out of the loo to do the same job as a bidet.

Phil_MCR 02.11.2011 21:07

Re: Do you still have a bidet?
 
what's the point of having 2 toilets in one bathroom? :confused:

heckenhocker 02.11.2011 21:08

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1395946)
what's the point of having 2 toilets in one bathroom? :confused:

no idea...maybe his and hers, so the loo seat up/down argument is solved?

smackerjack 02.11.2011 21:10

Re: Do you still have a bidet?
 
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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1395946)
what's the point of having 2 toilets in one bathroom? :confused:

In my building we all have a seperate toilet so you can have an extra one in the bathroom - I didn't make it clear:)

Jobsrobertsharpii 02.11.2011 21:10

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Nil 02.11.2011 21:13

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We do! Each bathrooms has one. Most of the apparts we visited here had it. I love it too. In Istanbul I had a water jet in the toilet itself.

smackerjack 02.11.2011 21:16

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Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1395961)
We do! Each bathrooms has one. Most of the apparts we visited here had it. I love it too. In Istanbul I had a water jet in the toilet itself.


I have only seen the water jet in the maternity hospitals - ;)

smackerjack 02.11.2011 21:19

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1395945)
Some more up-market new-builds have one of those self-cleaning loos.

I like the sound of that !!

(My son has just had 3 friends stay over - wish I had one of those) :eek:

Nil 02.11.2011 21:20

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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 1395968)
I have only seen the water jet in the maternity hospitals - ;)

Oups! Well, let's say it is a mini butt crack jet for toilets... Lol

st2lemans 02.11.2011 21:38

Re: Do you still have a bidet?
 
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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 1395951)
In my building we all have a seperate toilet so you can have an extra one in the bathroom - I didn't make it clear:)

No, still not clear.

I've never seen a bidet WITHOUT a toilet, so why have two toilets in the same room?

Meanwhile, I have replaced ours with a washer/dryer.

Tom

Keith66 02.11.2011 21:48

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1396004)
No, still not clear.

I've never seen a bidet WITHOUT a toilet, so why have two toilets?

Meanwhile, I have replaced ours with a washer/dryer.

Tom

Much easier to wash socks in a washer/dryer than a bidet. And I talk from experience!

smackerjack 02.11.2011 21:54

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Ok - My toilet is like a toilet with the big hole at the bottom to get rid of waste.

My bidet is lower than the toilet - still has the white bowl but not a large hole in the bottom. It has a like shower attachment fixed to 2 taps at the front and in the middle a push down plug like you get in the sink where you wash your hands. So you can sit on the bidet, turn the taps on and shower your bits n bobs. :D

heckenhocker 02.11.2011 22:09

Re: Do you still have a bidet?
 
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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 1395951)
In my building we all have a seperate toilet so you can have an extra one in the bathroom - I didn't make it clear:)

hmm, so you have the loo in a separate room. Then you have to go into the bathroom to use the bidet? ....sounds messy! :msnshock: no wonder people prefer to take out the bidet and replace with a loo.

smackerjack 02.11.2011 22:19

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Originally Posted by heckenhocker (Post 1396048)
hmm, so you have the loo in a separate room. Then you have to go into the bathroom to use the bidet? ....sounds messy! :msnshock: no wonder people prefer to take out the bidet and replace with a loo.


Sometimes us girlies use the bidet for other things :msnblush:

cannut 02.11.2011 22:54

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 1395946)
what's the point of having 2 toilets in one bathroom? :confused:

His and Hers quality time ;)

cannut 02.11.2011 23:00

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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 1396061)
Sometimes us girlies use the bidet for other things :msnblush:

Ahhhhhhhhhh like washing hair ;) Or maybe drinking fountain :eek:

SimonP 02.11.2011 23:14

Re: Do you still have a bidet?
 
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Originally Posted by smackerjack (Post 1396026)
Ok - My toilet is like a toilet with the big hole at the bottom to get rid of waste.

Does the toilet have an inspection shelf too? ;)

Anthony1406 03.11.2011 02:47

Re: Do you still have a bidet?
 
I always thought it was to wash your feet in?:eek::confused::msnshock::msncrazy: I kid I kid, but I did think that for a VERY long time

Village Idiot 03.11.2011 07:09

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Originally Posted by Anthony1406 (Post 1396219)
I always thought it was to wash your feet in?:eek::confused::msnshock::msncrazy: I kid I kid, but I did think that for a VERY long time

Heh. When I was growing up, my mother told me exactly the same thing.


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