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Old 05-26-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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I have some space that I am thinking about adding a 1/2 bath.

The space is 5'5" long and 36 wide. The door will be at the long end and not at the side. Is it possible to have a toilet and sink in the room and still be within specs???

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something like this----- http://img33.imageshack.us/my.php?image=4746l.jpg


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Old 05-27-2009, 06:50 AM   #2
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IRC R306.1 shows 21" in front of toilet/sink, 4" between toilet tank edge and next fixture on sides. Check local code.

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IRC R306.1 shows 21" in front of toilet/sink, 4" between toilet tank edge and next fixture on sides. Check local code.

thanks - is there a spec how much space between sink and the opposite wall?
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I don't know if it would meet code today but my mom's house has a 1/2 bath in a 28" x 42" room. It is tight but it works... The sink is tiny and when you are seated your knees are under the sink competing with the trap and supply lines for space.
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Your toilet would have to be against the end wall not a side wall to meet code clearances and I doubt you will find a sink that extends from the wall less than 15" to meet clearance requirements.
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Your toilet would have to be against the end wall not a side wall to meet code clearances and I doubt you will find a sink that extends from the wall less than 15" to meet clearance requirements.
Hayewe farm may be correct on this. But don't let that stop you. Just be creative.

Make sure you find out the local code requirements and go from there.

I can visualize the toilet at the far end of the space with a small rectangular sink along the side. Ideally, a sliding pocket door would be best.

First stop is to check out your local codes.
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You might want to check with RV parts suppliers, they may carry a sink small enough to allow proper clearances.
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can i install a toilet with only 26" clearance accros
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:16 AM   #9
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These sinks are TINY!
http://www.homedepot.com/Whites/Comp...atalogId=10053


And what about a wall-hung toilet where the tank is inside the wall? I don't really know anything about them...

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