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Old 03-06-2010, 07:36 AM   #1
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I have a question regarding the remodel of my bathroom. Is it at all possible to change the location of my toilet or do i have to keep it directly over that big pipe that goes straight down?

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Yes, you can reposition a toilet.
Yes, you MUST have that 'big pipe' under it to catch the waste and send it to the sewer/septic tank.
Yes, you WILL have a big smelly mess in your basement/crawl space if it is not attached to the drain.

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All that being said, it is possible to reposition the pipe, but there are codes and laws that require venting within a certain distance, the vent has to be in a certain position in relation to the piping, and without knowing what your floor system looks like, it's hard to say what is or isn't do-able.

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Yup! Like Alan says, there are many variables that determine the do-ability of your project.
Pictures always help us a lot here, and the materials involved, (i.e. what material is the drain? PVC? Iron?)
How far do you plan on moving it? If it's only a foot(ish) and you have easy access underneath, it's pretty simple to do, but you'll need basic knowledge of plumbing and the proper fittings and tools.

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I just read an article online by a DIYer who used an offset toilet flange. I don't know if that will help you but it looks like it can give you a couple of inches from your toilet's current location.
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Thanks so much everyone! I was thinking about moving it two feet to the left and rotating the entire thing 9o degrees. (putting it against the adjacent wall. Anyway, after our nice icey storm here in PA we now have other issues to deal with before I can attack the bathroom. Mrrrrrrgh! But I will be sure to check back in as the timme nears. Thanks everyone for the response!

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