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Toilet Hand Shower vs Jet Spray Butterfly

What is the difference between handheld spray and butterfly jet? And which is more durable?

Hand held spray or Health faucet is a triggered nozzle that delivers a spray of water to help cleaning/washing after toilet use. It is placed in a holder that is fitted to the wall on the right hand side of toilet. It is connected from the faucet/tap via a short pipe.

Whereas butterfly jet is a metallic strip with a small hole (nozzle) casted at the center. This butterfly jet rests on the WC base at back. The nozzle or the small hole in center is like an outlet that provides a water jet for cleansing the body after toilet use. Seat jet/ Butterfly jet is combined with a connection pipe and a valve.

As compared to butterfly jet, hand-held spray easily gets damaged. This is because Washer (pronounced in hindi as वाइसर ) is present in the hand held spray. And the more you use a Washer faucet, sooner it gets worn out/ damaged. You therefore face water leakage less water pressure problem from hand held spray.

Which is more in trend handheld spray or butterfly spray?

Handheld spray is preferred by most modern home-owners. Butterfly is very rarely asked for.

How is butterfly spray different from handheld spray in function (use)?

While using handheld spray the water pressure can be controlled by the user. Whereas for butterfly jet spray, when the faucet is turned on, water flows with high pressure/ force. Because of water pressure, water splashes on toilet seat and sometime outside too. There are complaints of skin getting damage too because of the water pressure that flows from the butterfly jet. Therefore we suggest handheld jet spray to all home-owners.

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7 Comments

  1. debbie 10 March 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I have a query on jet spray replacement….as you mentioned in your article, the washer gets worn out and water leakage happens. if I want to replace it, can I buy any set off the internet or is there any specifications of size of nozzle etc to my particular tap attachment?

    • contractorbhai 13 March 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      first try to find parts for brand of existing jet spray, if that is not available then you will need to find washer for similar size. Washers are not very costly, a plumber handyman carries bunch of these in his bags, he will find right matching for you.

  2. SW 6 July 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Will there be sufficient water pressure to the Hand Shower if connection is given through loft tank at a height of 5 feet. If not than what should be done to increase the water pressure to Hand Shower system.

  3. Manoj kr 12 August 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Which is comfortable and easy to use. Hand held spray gun or butterfly jet. Please suggest.

  4. contractorbhai 24 October 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Arun ji, left or right direction is mainly for convenience. There is no other major reason.

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