How to choose a bidet toilet seat

Bidets are literally dividing the world. Some countries love them and cannot imagine going to the toilet without one. These include countries from Southern Europe, the Middle East, and some Asian ones, predominantly Japan. Other nationalities often find them peculiar and unnecessary. However, lately, even people from North America have started to warm up to the idea of installing a bidet in their toilets.

A bidet can come either as a standalone plumbing fixture usually found next to the toilet or as an attachment in the form of a toilet seat that you put on top of the regular toilet. If you want to start using a bidet, finding space to install a standalone bidet might not be easy. Most people choose the attachment type if they are installing the bidet in an already built bathroom. They are easy to install and don’t need any additional plumbing.

Due to their surging popularity, bidet toilet seats can now be found in most home improvement stores. For example, a Home Depot bidet toilet seat will have everything you need to enjoy the benefits of a bidet at home without costing you a fortune.

But what to look for when buying a bidet toilet seat?

Size

The bidet toilet seat has to fit your existing toilet to be able to use it comfortably. Make sure to measure your toilet bowl and get a bidet toilet seat that will sit properly. The shape is also important. Some bidets will be round, others will be more elongated. Get the one that matches the shape of your toilet.

Power source

Bidet toilet seats can be mechanical or electrical. If all you want is just the basic cleaning function, then a non-electrical bidet will be enough. It runs on your bathroom’s water pressure and is cheaper.

Electric bidet toilet seats, however, have many additional features that will make the visits to the bathroom much more comfortable. For example, almost every electric bidet has a heated water setting so you won’t be shocked when you get sprayed with water from behind. You can also adjust the water pressure which is helpful if it takes you a lot of time to feel clean. Some models even have heated seats that are great during colder seasons. However, the biggest advantage of electric bidet toilet seats is probably the option to change the position of the water-spraying nozzle. Standard bidets only clean the rear area but the modern ones can have the nozzle adjusted so that it also aids feminine hygiene. Electric bidet toilet seats need to be connected to a power outlet to run.

To sum up, non-electric models will do a fine job but if there are women living in the house, or maybe an elderly person that would benefit from having an easy to use control panel, then consider getting an electric bidet toilet seat.

A bidet is a great way to improve your personal hygiene. Buying a bidet toilet seat will also save you money in the long run because you won’t be spending as much on toilet paper. This also makes them a more ecological way of using the toilet.

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Research Exhibits

SC2001 offers an exceptional opportunity to learn about the latest research results in high-performance computing and communications. This year’s research exhibits include a larger and more varied collection of universities, labs, and centers than at any previous event. The major research centers will present demonstrations and provide opportunities for in-depth discussions with research staff. In keeping with the Beyond Boundaries theme, the research exhibits include both a European Research Village and an Asian Research Village, providing a focus on international research activities.

Jim Pool, Research Exhibits Coordinator
California Institute of Technology

SC2001 Research Exhibit Hours

Monday, November 12, 7 – 9:00pm GALA OPENING
Tuesday, November 13, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 14, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, November 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Click each title for details or click here to view the entire Research Exhibitors list.

Exhibit Institution
Booth
Address
Exhibit Title
Adventure Project (Graduate School of Frontier Sci)
R565
Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center
R0127
Ames Laboratory, Scalable Computing Lab (DOE)
R337
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
R101
Argonne National Laboratory
R352
ASCI DOE Tri-Lab Exhibit
R375
Asia Pacific Grid (ApGrid) / Electrotechnical Labo
R665
Boston University
R201
Brigham Young University
R1152
Brookhaven National Laboratory
R749
Caltech Center for Advanced Computing Research
R340
CCSE of Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
R471
Center for Computational Physics, U of Tsukuba
R0684
Center for Supercomputing Research and Development
R508
CLRC Daresbury Laboratory
R861
Cornell Theory Center (CTC)
R1059
Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, JAPAN
R567
Department of Defense HPC Modernization
R309
Digital Worlds Institute – University of Florida
R1070
Embedded High Performance Computing Project
R680
EPCC: Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
R865
ETH-CSCS
R773
EUROGRID Project
R871
European Center For Parallelism Of Barcelona
R765
George Washington University
R547
High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)
R761
Indiana University – Purdue University – Universit
R1161
INRIA: Institut National de Recherche en Information
R868
Institute of Statistical Mathematics
R463
Internet2
R849
John von Neumann Institute for Computing
R769
Krell Institute
R855
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
R1171
Leibniz Computing Center (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, L)
R869
Los Alamos National Laboratory
R451
Maui Supercomputing Center
R1052
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
R317
Nat’l Center for Data Mining/Nat’l Scalable Cluster Proj.
R443
Nat’l Center for High Performance Computing, Taiwan
R561
National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance)
R216
National Coordination Office for Information Tech.
R551
Nat’l Partnership for Adv. Computational Infrastructure
R0206
NCAR Scientific Computing Division
R119
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
R429
Ohio Supercomputer Center
R1046
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
R437
Paradyn Project – University of Wisconsin and Univ
R502
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
R301
Real World Computing Partnership
R670
Research Org. for Information Science & Technology
R560
RIKEN (The Inst. of Physical and Chemical Research)
R570
Saitama University
R661
Standard Peformance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)
R1139
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Fermi Nat’l
R1060
The Aggregate
R227
The MITRE Corporation
R335
Universidade de Sao Paulo
R361
University of Houston
R512
University of Manchester, Manchester Computing
R873
University of Tennessee
R343
University of Utah, CHPC
R329
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