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I would like to put in a bidet seat but I don't have a circuit free to power heat in it. The refrigerator circuit is right on the other side of the wall.
It's 20A and includes a couple of rarely used GFCI receptacles. I could come off one of those and bring an outlet to the bathroom side of the wall, but I understand bidets draw enough power that it wouldn't be a good idea to put it on with the fridge. Other than that, I don't have a way to power the thing. Is it a bad idea to have one that is not heated? My water is not icy cold out of the tap, but still. What do you think? Is it still worth it without heat? Do they make quality bidet seats that aren't heated? or should I forget it?
 

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I would like to put in a bidet seat but I don't have a circuit free to power heat in it. The refrigerator circuit is right on the other side of the wall.
It's 20A and includes a couple of rarely used GFCI receptacles. I could come off one of those and bring an outlet to the bathroom side of the wall, but I understand bidets draw enough power that it wouldn't be a good idea to put it on with the fridge. Other than that, I don't have a way to power the thing. Is it a bad idea to have one that is not heated? My water is not icy cold out of the tap, but still. What do you think? Is it still worth it without heat? Do they make quality bidet seats that aren't heated? or should I forget it?
My bidet seat is rear clear. There is no heat. I love it. Heat is better but it's definitely not necessary and the cleanliness alone makes the seat a must in our house.

If you can there's also the option of tempering the water that goes to the bidet. You should/might be able to use a tempering valve under a nearby sink.
 
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