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[Costco.ca] Toto Washlet Bidet Toilet Seat 449.00

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Can't tell if this one has premist and am having a hard time deciding between this one (with a remote that would likely be wall-mounted) or the side-of-seat mounted controls like this one: https://www.amazon.com/TOTO-SW2034-01-E ... 1572100039

Anybody who has been to Japan, Korea, or China recently wants one of these.
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Unless you are getting one of the barebones non-electronic ones, personally I think having a remote is handy for not only yourself, but especially if you might have guests / someone with eyesight problems who may use it and not know what button does what, and find the side panel hard to read. At least with the remote, you can bring it to whichever position is comfortable for the person to read.

Downside with the remote is when the batteries go, but I wouldn't imagine the batteries go that quickly - maybe someone who has one can chime in on that...
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Angultra wrote: Anyone use it with an extension cord? Always wondered if it's possible for renters that can't install an extra outlet down low.
We use ours with an extension cord. Get a proper one that has the ground wire (it's very important), can support the required current, and install it somewhere away from splashing water.
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MANGLER wrote: Almost went for the 6035R when they had the (bigger) Lowes sale, but the few recent reviews that claimed cracked seats after a few months scared me away. Not overweight people either, maybe a batch of defective seats?
I think people don't read the instructions and use chemical cleaners like lysol wipes to clean the bidet. I think it might be due to how the chemicals react with the plastic... not sure.
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I have a light switch above my toilet. Can I connect and run an electric wire down behind the wall and install an electric outlet down there which will be near the toilet.
I have an old house, and I'm not sure if the light switch is grounded.
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hkboy2k1 wrote:
I have a Toto C200 for 3 years, never had any issue with it. The only downside of a Toto is the replacement of the deodorizing cartridge is hard to find and always out of stock.
the deodorizing feature is damn good on the Toto and makes a difference far more than a bathroom fan I discover, I have cleaned it every few months with a toothbrush as per the manual since it's just a plastic mesh, I guess unless it breaks it doesn't really need to be replaced, just maintained on my 350e.
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Like most Canadian homes, my bathroom didn’t have an outlet near the toilet. First time I went to Japan and experience these toilets, I knew I had to get one. When I remodelled my bathroom 2 years ago, I had an electrician install one and purchased a biobidet model 4700 from Costco, I think. Love it but TOTO is still the number 1 brand for these.

A lot of people don’t understand these has they have never used them before. Once your try them, you are hooked. It doesn’t totally replace toilet paper, but reduces it and just feels cleaner.
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maxqred1 wrote: I read there were studies that these are notorious for spreading bacteria because the nozzle gets infected (no matter how much they say it's hidden and protected... You know it won't be 100% clean). So next person who uses it gets infected up their posterior... Cleaning the toilet is work.. but cleaning nozzles, attachments, remotes.. nothing in the washroom is really clean. Just can't see it. Plus manuals say to not install in a moist area to avoid electric shock.... Right.....
Everytime you use your dirty hands to grab toilet paper, wipe and repeat is also directly spreading to that supposedly clean toilet paper roll.

Also can you provide a link to said study? Different make and model used in the study makes a difference.
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Have a number of washlets at home. I have had a Toto for over 12 years and it works as well today as the day I bought it. Easily worth more than the no namers. Remote and heated seat are great.

Those who are joking about them have obviously never been to Japan and have never used them.
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toguy wrote: Unless you are getting one of the barebones non-electronic ones, personally I think having a remote is handy for not only yourself, but especially if you might have guests / someone with eyesight problems who may use it and not know what button does what, and find the side panel hard to read. At least with the remote, you can bring it to whichever position is comfortable for the person to read.

Downside with the remote is when the batteries go, but I wouldn't imagine the batteries go that quickly - maybe someone who has one can chime in on that...
Battery use is nominal. I don't think I change the batteries more than once every 3 years or longer..and it's not like a couple batteries will hurt your budget.
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toguy wrote: Even the higher end Clean Touch (6035) with remote are still cheaper than this, with Canadian warranty. FYI, they are still on sale at Lowe's (although not as cheap as before as last time there was another promo that got effectively another $75 off):

https://www.lowes.ca/dept/bidets-toilet ... display=24

As for Toto, I'm not sure if the warranty requires sending it outside Canada or not...
Just saying TOTO are the inventors of Japanese bidet and they have decades of R&D experience in the product. There's simply no comparison. TOTO washlets and their bathroom products are highly regarded in Japan - if not the best.
That said, this model they sell here in costco is a 4 year old model they sell in Japan.

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TOTO Museum in kitakyushu - the second one from the right.
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Who's got an outlet next to their toilet? That's a building code issue
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achc wrote: Who's got an outlet next to their toilet? That's a building code issue
As long as it’s an GFCI outlet, there’s no issue. My certified electrician would never have installed it if it wasn’t up to code.
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achc wrote: Who's got an outlet next to their toilet? That's a building code issue
Not sure what you mean here, but I can tell you it's not against code here in Ontario. I had my electrician install an outlet behind every toilet in my new build. Besides getting a few raised eyebrows, no issues (daisy chained to the mandatory GFCI outlet by the sink, aka "dryer plug"). To the plumber and electrician who were questioning the extra cost, I said just wait, this will be the norm in a few years when people catch up ;)
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If still not sure, watch this little video..

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MANGLER wrote: Not sure what you mean here, but I can tell you it's not against code here in Ontario. I had my electrician install an outlet behind every toilet in my new build. Besides getting a few raised eyebrows, no issues (daisy chained to the mandatory GFCI outlet by the sink, aka "dryer plug"). To the plumber and electrician who were questioning the extra cost, I said just wait, this will be the norm in a few years when people catch up ;)
You are most definitely correct.

The current configuration of my outlets and washroom walls would require too many dry wall cuts. So I’m just waiting for my next house so I can put in some outlets near the toilet when I reno it.
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Gonna start a full bathroom reno next week.. I ordered the Toto Carlyle which has the c200 concealed... was expensive .. but can't wait to try it out.
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I’ve been using this for a few days now. No premist, seat light, or dryer like the higher end models. One issue is that the warm water quickly loses temperature since this is a tank model and not the newer style that uses instantaneous water heating. It never gets cold, but the temp definitely drops off.
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Yeah, for another washroom I bought a manual one and it has no hot water connection / heater. I'm led to believe that it's not as bad as people often think as the water really isn't all that cold anyway (coming from water already in the interior pipes) unless you run it for a while.

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