Newport Brass Faucets
A bidet is a personal hygiene fixture with temperature controlled water used for personal cleanliness. Bidets offer hands-free cleansing and a superior wash in place of using toilet paper. They soothe and refresh with gentle water cleansing. Bidets are most useful for people with medical conditions such as hand or arm disabilities, hemorrhoids and prostate infections. Newport Brass offers two main types of bidets, vertical and horizontal.
The most common bidet would be the vertical spray bidet. Newport Brass offers all of their vertical spray bidets for a four hole application. When selecting a bidet on which to mount your bidet fixture, any bidet with four holes on top will work. Mounted on the bidet will be the hot and cold handles, diverter/vacuum breaker, and pop-up knob for the drain. Within the bidet itself you will find the vertical sprayer and the pop-up drain. When the diverter is activated the water will not fully divert from the bowl to the spray; this is for sanitary reasons and cannot be changed. For the vertical spray application the diverter/vacuum breaker prevents the possibility of contaminated water from flowing back into the clean water system. If the user wants to use the bidet as a sitz bath they would then close the drain and allow the water to fill the bowl.
Horizontal bidets are also the single-hole bidets mounted on the front rim of the bidet and water comes out in a similar fashion to a lavatory faucet. The single-hole bidet also features a pop-up drain with the pop-up rod coming out of the back of the fixture. If the user wants to use the bidet as a sitz bath they would then close the drain and allow the water to fill the bowl.
Both styles of bidets will use the same type of supply kit and p-trap as you would use for the lavatory faucet in the bathroom. It would take two angle or straight valves for hot and cold, with the supply lines, flanges, and nipples if necessary depending on the piping in the wall. For more information on supply kits and p-traps please refer to Chapter 3 “Supply Kits and Drains”.
Common Issues and Solutions
� Water will not fully divert from the bowl to the sprayer.
You will never get a full divert, this is sanitary function built in to all of our bidets.
� The water is not spraying high enough.
o Try replacing the hot and cold valves.
o Try replacing the diverter/vacuum breaker via RGA and reorder process.
Cartridges & Misc.
� 1-001 = cold cartridge
� 1-002 = hot cartridge
� 1-091 = cold long stem cartridge (1040, 1680, 1690, 1700, 1720)
� 1-092 = hot long stem cartridge (1040, 1680, 1690, 1700, 1720)
� 1-301 = cold valve body
� 1-302 = hot valve body
� 1-303 = cold long stem valve body (1040, 1680, 1690, 1700, 1720)
� 1-304 = hot long stem valve body (1040, 1680, 1690, 1700, 1720)
� 1-542 = bidet valve kit (hot and cold valve bodies w/hoses)
� 1-550 = long stem bidet valve kit (hot and cold long stem valve bodies w/hoses)
� 10612 = 3/8” X 1/2" supply tube
� 10613 = 3/8” X 3/8” supply tube
� 1-066 = diverter/vacuum breaker cartridge (not a no charge piece, RGA and reorder)