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  • Installing a Japanese Toilet Seat

    Large amounts of pipe tape might help.

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  • One of mine came off easy, the other one was a bit difficult. Longer wrenches might help (I used a 10" and a 12"). If someone has access to a vice, that may help also.You could also try some cold/heat. A butane torch would be ideal (I have an Iwatani CB-TC-PRO2) but anything bigger than a cigarette/bbq lighter should work. Be careful not to overheat the bulb part, it may explode.If you don't have a torch, or the "it may explode" part scares you, you can try putting the entire part in the freezer for an hour, and then heating up the non-bulb half of it in a pot of boiling water. You will only have a few minutes to try before the temperature equalizes. Penetrating oil on the threads might help. My favorite is Aerokroil, but PB blaster and WD-40 are good also.Good l…

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    One of mine came off easy, the other one was a bit difficult. Longer wrenches might help (I used a 10" and a 12"). If someone has access to a vice, that may help also.You could also try some cold/heat. A butane torch would be ideal (I have an Iwatani CB-TC-PRO2) but anything bigger than a cigarette/bbq lighter should work. Be careful not to overheat the bulb part, it may explode.If you don't have a torch, or the "it may explode" part scares you, you can try putting the entire part in the freezer for an hour, and then heating up the non-bulb half of it in a pot of boiling water. You will only have a few minutes to try before the temperature equalizes. Penetrating oil on the threads might help. My favorite is Aerokroil, but PB blaster and WD-40 are good also.Good luck

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  • This is a bit different from the problem I was trying to solve. I'm not a plumber, no idea!

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  • I used the mini-rester only because it was a very convenient way to add a Tee fitting and convert between the pipe threads at the same time. I'm not plumber by trade so it was also safer (less likely to leak) than trying to deal with compression fittings. I threw away the actual water-hammer suppressing device. You can hook up the water line using other methods but you will probably need multiple adapters. I don't have any advice on that other than taking the washlet hose to the hardware store and seeing what fits.

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  • The seat I bought is a bolt on seat, not a full toilet.   It attaches to standard size "elongated" bowls.  Does not fit the "round" toilet bowls sometimes used in small 1/2 bathrooms or old houses. Advantages- No-slam lid - Move the lid about 1" away from rest position, and it gently closes by itself without slamming. No need to carefully lower the seat by hand gently onto the bowl. Just flick the lid and it closes itself. Water spray, with temperature adjustment and pressure adjustment, "lady" and "butt" spray buttons - my wife couldn't live without it after childbirth. She still appreciates it for "girls days". Great for any occasion when the butt is sensitive (diarrhea, overly spicy food, etc) to clean off irritants bef…

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    The seat I bought is a bolt on seat, not a full toilet.   It attaches to standard size "elongated" bowls.  Does not fit the "round" toilet bowls sometimes used in small 1/2 bathrooms or old houses. Advantages- No-slam lid - Move the lid about 1" away from rest position, and it gently closes by itself without slamming. No need to carefully lower the seat by hand gently onto the bowl. Just flick the lid and it closes itself. Water spray, with temperature adjustment and pressure adjustment, "lady" and "butt" spray buttons - my wife couldn't live without it after childbirth. She still appreciates it for "girls days". Great for any occasion when the butt is sensitive (diarrhea, overly spicy food, etc) to clean off irritants before wiping. Dry toilet paper doesn't actually clean very well. Spray some water first, just like you would add water to a paper towel when cleaning your kitchen. Then use the paper. Self cleaning function for water spray nozzles, cleans before and after each use Heated seat - great for cold weather, feels awesome. All the pleasures of a warm seat but without the "ew, someone was just sitting here" thoughts. Deodorizing fan with sensor- senses someone sitting on the seat and turns fan on. Sucks air from the toilet bowl through a carbon filter, and exhausts it. Less smelly for next occupant. Also makes a decent amount of white noise to mask bathroom sounds.

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