We’re pretty sure that the spray attachment for a kitchen sink that was connected to the water supply line for this toilet wasn’t for rinsing any dishes. It likely wasn’t used to avoid scrubbing the bowl clean with a toilet brush either. What we can say it that we’re constantly humbled on the job doing inspections…even having a laugh or two along the way. So it’s not surprising then that some weekend warriors have crazy ideas about how to achieve their end goal, making us wonder if plumbing wonders will ever cease…which in this case we suspect was a poor-man’s bidet.
So, it seems pretty harmless, funny perhaps, however there may be some things you may not be aware of. For example, you could contaminate your drinking water supply should the spray hose come in contact with non-potable water or fecal matter. This is known as a cross connection and they can occur in various forms you may not even be aware. It means the water you’re getting from the tap for your lemonade might make you sick enough to send you to the hospital. (Read more about other types of plumbing issues.)
As with most things in a home, building science tells us that it must be constructed and maintained properly. Some quick fixes or hacks can have far reaching consequences. It’s also an indicator that this “set-up” was not installed by a professional plumber. The fix is simple in this case…unless you really want a bidet, in which case that would require purchasing one 🙂
If you’re thinking of doing any renovations or additions to your home, call a professional!