Unconventional Rough In for Toilet Replacement


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Old 11-04-22, 01:10 PM
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Unconventional Rough In for Toilet Replacement

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Need to replace a toilet in our 22 year old house. I measured the rough in distance several times, from the wall (not the baseboard) to the center of the caps. Come up with 13 inches each time. Will I still be able to use a toilet optimized for a 12 inch rough in without modifying the pipes?
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Old 11-04-22, 04:08 PM
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What pipes are you referring to? Toilet is located by the flange. Cold water to the tank can be a flex hose.
 
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13" to center of flange is fine. <12" creates problems.
 
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Old 11-05-22, 11:39 AM
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The 13" means you'll have about 1" gap between the toilet tank and wall. Just about perfect.
 
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Old 11-05-22, 01:14 PM
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Hi All,
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I meant the flange.
So, XSleeper and Pilot Dane, you're saying a toilet designed for a 12 inch Rough In will work fine, just needs to be placed an inch further out to properly cover the flange? That would be great.
Pilot Dane, you mention a 1 inch gap between the tank and the wall. I assume that is for a toilet with the tank and bowl attached as a single unit? We're still working out which model we want. I had assumed we would get a set where the tank and bowl are separate. Would that make any difference?
 
 

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