bathroom dimensions

Old 02-07-03, 04:47 AM
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I'm finishing my basement and will be putting in a full bath that already has the roughin work. I'm sure the pipes will have to be moved some since the shower unit i'm putting in wont match up with the drain. Is there a minimum distance required around the toilet? I know there's a standard distance behind the toilet but what about the sides (ie, how close can the shower and sink be?) and how much room should there be between the front of the toilet and the wall?
Old 02-07-03, 07:47 AM
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Yes, there is a minimum distance in front of toilets, and codes vary from place to place.
You need to contact your Building Inspection Department for codes, permit and inspection information, in any case, before proceeding.
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Old 02-07-03, 05:06 PM
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Spacing for toilets as per R307 is;

15" minimum clearance from center of toilet to wall.
4" minimum clearance is required between toilet and sink.
21" minimum clearance in front of toilet.

Spacing for showers as per R307 is;

24" minimum clearance in front of shower.

Hope this helps!
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Like Mike said, check with your local bldg. dept. to find out the exact clearances required where you are. Doug mentions 21" in front of the toilet, "per R307" -- the U.P.C. calls for 30" in front of the toilet. Just depends on what codes your local jurisdiction is going by, and what additional restrictions the local guys may apply to that.

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