14" rough in toilet.

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Old 08-25-14, 06:30 PM
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14" rough in toilet.

Getting ready to buy a new toilet. This is in an old house so nothing is as it should be. I measured the distance from the center of the toilet drain to the wall. It measures 13 1/2" Is it going to be a problem if I buy a 14" rough in toilet? TIA TimH
 
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Old 08-25-14, 06:45 PM
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Most toilets are 12" so why not use a 12"? Probably cheaper and easier to find.
 
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I assume if I use a 12" toilet there will be a gap between the wall and the tank. Not sure how it will look and will the tank be stable
 
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I have always lived in houses where the toilet does not touch the wall so it wouldn't look bad to me but that is personal opinion. Just checked my toilet. It is 2" from the wall and very stable. I have seen toilets that did seem a bit unstable but I consider that either an assembly error installing the tank or poorly made toilet. Of course you could get a one piece toilet then stability shouldn't be an issue.
 
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And 3 bolt tanks are normally a bit less wiggly than 2 bolt.
 
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