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I doubt I'll be able to get my landlord to be ok with this. I'm not sure whether I should bother asking. I do have inspections ect. I have a stressful relationship with my landlord. But I need a sprayer. I've been trying to imagine hooking something up somehow with my garden hose and the sink or shower but it's more complicatedand I'm not good with thinking it through. My diapers are not getting cleaned and I know I really need to start spraying. I I'll write when I have more time right now I just feel worried about it.
I'm sure some people didn't even ask at all? since they're so easy to install? I know its still alterating the plumbing.
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What about something like this instead?  I think it would be a bit more fiddly than a proper diaper sprayer, but it should be less likely to offend the landlord.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hudson-67981-Quick-Gallon-Sprayer/dp/B00004RA3K/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1396016547&sr=8-21&keywords=pump+action+pressure+sprayer

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They're super easy to install....and uninstall (and put the original bit back in place).  I suppose you should look at your rental agreement, but because its not a permanent alteration to anything then it seems like it shouldn't be a big deal?  Could you uninstall it when you have inspections?  We used this one and had no problems at all (used 4years). 

 

ETA: does he look at your toilet super carefully?  Its pretty discrete.

 

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How about one that slips over the faucet? I found a pet sprayer at a yard sale a few years ago, I think the pressure would be ok as a diaper sprayer not as much as the pump sprayer though
http://www.amazon.com/Waxman-7653800TB-Portable-Shampoo-Sprayer/dp/B000QD2WJS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1396017428&sr=8-7&keywords=Faucet+sprayer


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It just screws on and off. I wouldn't consider it an alteration of the plumbing. We didn't ask our landlord when we rented.

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It's a little more 'hands on' but I dunk and swish my diapers, then rinse them in the sink. Another alternative would be using diaper liners, which you can wash and reuse if it is just a pee diape.

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I'm a happy dunknswisher with my diapers, but I don't see why a diaper sprayer would fall in the "need permission" category of your average rental agreement (though I agree to check for sure.)  If you can't find anything in the agreement that makes you feel particularly strong about asking permission first, just don't. 


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I agree with above posters that since it is only a temporary attachment you probably won't have a problem.

 

I prefer the dunk and swish method myself. I keep a pair of rubber gloves by the toilet and IME find it to be way more effective than a sprayer. I used to use a sprayer but felt like if I didn't have the angle right I ended up spraying poop water everywhere.


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I have a detachable shower head and sprayed into mop bucket. Obviously bulk into toilet then sprayed. My mom just uses sprayer from kitchen sink
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My landlord is just awful. I don't know if I should attach and detach it. I do think its like a shower head in a way, I changed that and didn't ask. Right now we're planning to use a garden hose downstairs from the kitchen sink across the room to the bathroom. This idea seriously sucks though. I cant even backwear yet and dont know how I'll accomplish this without doing that. And still I'd have a hose that probably will get grabbed and it wont work. Thinking. ..
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Maybe I can get a new showerhead instead. My current one has hardly enough pressure at all. I don't think my hose will work there. Are certain shower heads not enough pressure? I mean, itd reach the toilet so why not? Itd be more complicated to reach the off switch though. I dont care I just need this figured out.
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I found the diaper sprayer useful. But you don't really need it. I don't think it's worth running a hose from another room. You can always just dunk in the toilet, or scrape off with a butter knife

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I dont feel like scraping is working. Cant I just do another more powerful showerhead? I know diapersprayer is super adjustable. And I just saw on another thread a pet sprayer that goes in bathtub. How big of a deal is water pressure?
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The garden hose has a spray nozzle on the head with different spray prrssures.
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I would definitely check your rental agreement and plumbing codes for the area. It turns out where we are, diaper sprayers are against code. 
We use disposable liners and they work great. Just throw the pee ones in the garbage and the poop ones in the toiler and flush away. We also rinse in a muck sink before we do laundry to get any left overs. 
Why do you think your diapers aren't getting cleaned? poop stains do not mean they're not clean

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