Many new parents use cloth diaper sprayers because they are the quickest way to get a soiled cloth diaper clean. They may look complicated, but you’re just adding a valve to the water connection under your toilet! Here's a play-by-play on how to install our own cloth diaper sprayer in just 4 simple steps.
Before Installing Your Sprayer: Check your water supply line. That’s the water connection that runs between your toilet tank and the wall. Confirm that it’s a flexible hose. In rare cases, the water supply line is a rigid pipe. In this case, you will need to replace it with a flexible hose to install the sprayer.
Step 1: Turn Off the Water Supply
Turn OFF the water supply valve at the wall next to your toilet. Twist it clockwise as far as it will go. Flush the toilet and hold down the handle to completely empty the toilet tank.
Step 2: Connect the T-Valve
Unscrew the flexible water supply hose at the fill valve under your toilet tank (also called the ballcock valve) – not from the water supply valve at the wall.
Confirm that the flat rubber washer is inside the top of the T-valve (hint: the top of the T-valve is where the spinning nut is located). Screw the top of the T-valve onto the toilet’s fill valve where you just unscrewed the water supply hose. Be careful not to over-tighten the connections.
Step 3: Connect the Hoses
Screw the toilet’s water supply hose to the bottom of the T-valve. Connect one end of the hose to the side of the T-valve. Screw the sprayer head onto the other end of the hose.
Step 4: Turn On the Water Supply & Mount the Sprayer
Turn the water supply valve back on. If you notice that any connection is loose or leaking, you may need to add some plumber’s tape. If you’re leak-free, your cloth diaper sprayer is installed and ready to use!
Holster Toilet Mount: Screw the holster onto the toilet tank clip. Lift up the toilet tank lid, slide the clip onto the side of the tank, and replace the lid.
Holster Wall Mount: Use the drywall screws and anchors to attach the holster to the wall.
Why is my Cloth Diaper Sprayer leaking?
Outside of the installation process, sprayer leaks happen when it isn’t turned off completely after every use. Stopping the water flow at the sprayer head is the first step to properly shutting off a cloth diaper sprayer, but turning off the sprayer's T-valve is the second – and most critical – step.
Cloth diaper sprayers work in the same way as garden hoses. When you’re done watering your plants with the garden hose nozzle, you release the handle, stopping the water. But the water isn’t turned off yet! You still need to turn the spigot off at the other end of the hose. If you don’t, the hose will leak or burst.
The same principle applies to your cloth diaper sprayer. When you release the sprayer’s button or trigger, you stop the spray…but there is still water pressure pushing against the hose and sprayer head.
Over time, this pressure causes damage, followed by leaking. If the damage is severe enough, it can even flood a bathroom. Shutting the water off completely at the T-valve relieves the pressure.
How Do You Fix a Leaky Sprayer?
If a leak has already started, you need to replace the leaking part, because it’s damaged. We offer a 2-year limited warranty for replacements parts. If you have a special circumstance, just email us by clicking the chat bubble on the bottom right – we don't bite!