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Old 10-26-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Say if I had to repair (or replace) toilet and not ready or not want to also replace shower tub / remodel bathroom,

what do you think of chances of finding a matching replacement toilet of the same size/shape/profile? See photos. I did rough measurements of the toilet against the measurements listed in new toilet labels at Home Depot:

Floor to toilet seat height ~ 15" (14.x w/o seat or seat lifted upright)
Floor to top of tank height (including tank lid) ~ 28.25"
Tank width (including lid) ~ 21"
Length of toilet bowl from back (of bowl, not tank) to front ~ 18"
Length of toilet bowl from back (of bowl, not tank) to bowl/floor bolts ~ 6.5"

I haven't noticed any manufacturer/brand labeling on the toilet to know what make/model it is.

Thought I'd ask before looking around myself.

Normally, it wouldn't much of an issue except in this case, the tub right next to toilet makes it harder to select a compatible toilet as it really has to be similar shape/profile to fit.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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I know you bought the house like that, but I have to laugh.----Good grief ---

You will come close with most round nose toilets----some have narrower tanks--so that apart will work out---

That is one installation for the memory banks------Mike----

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Nice rough in job.
Plumber must have lost his tape measure.
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Please, tell me this is some sort of Photoshopped joke! How old is your house? Suffice it to say that, if real, this installation would never pass inspection. How could it possibly have been legally done in CA??
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Nice rough in job.
Plumber must have lost his tape measure.
question is if he lost his license
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That is beautiful.
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Please, tell me this is some sort of Photoshopped joke! How old is your house? Suffice it to say that, if real, this installation would never pass inspection. How could it possibly have been legally done in CA??
I wish it were a joke. House is about 53 years old. That is not an original installation, I'd believe it was a bathroom remodel. Previous owner was smart or dumb to want to have a master bath size tub (the separate shower & tub type) as the tub in a hallway bath in an old house sized bathroom, thus with that kind of install, the toilet has very little space.

Do internal home remodels require a permit? In any case, like many homes in my area, I'd assume even if it was required, this was a "hush hush" unreported (to the city) remodel.

I'd think proper fix would be a proper remodel again but I prefer to delay that as the bathroom works just fine with this minor nuissance. Rather replace everything when they all wear out and maximize my investment.
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I take it you couldn't rebuild it?
Check inside your tank or on the underside of the lid for a name.

You can go to the manufactures websites and find the dimensions of their toilets. Then you need to locate a retail outlet or order online.
But their are several elongated bowl toilets and also several narrow tank models.
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And yes- permits are required in most towns for remodel work
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look between bowl and tank for name .....ben sr
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question is if he lost his license
Home owner who spent too much time watching the DIY Channel, and thinking they knew what they were doing.

My guess is that the original tub was not that wide, and they did not want to go through the hassle of changing the toilet rough-in.

This falls under pure laziness, not a professional who lost their license or tape measure.
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I wish it were a joke. House is about 53 years old. That is not an original installation, I'd believe it was a bathroom remodel. Previous owner was smart or dumb to want to have a master bath size tub (the separate shower & tub type) as the tub in a hallway bath in an old house sized bathroom, thus with that kind of install, the toilet has very little space.

Do internal home remodels require a permit? In any case, like many homes in my area, I'd assume even if it was required, this was a "hush hush" unreported (to the city) remodel.

I'd think proper fix would be a proper remodel again but I prefer to delay that as the bathroom works just fine with this minor nuisance. Rather replace everything when they all wear out and maximize my investment.
Depends on where you live. Where I live, permits are not needed for home owners to do remodels, but common sense is.

If you can get to the underneath, you are going to have to move that toilet closet flange over at least 12 inches, to get it to look properly. Bad thing is, you are going to have that hacked up cut on the edge of the tub, unless you can find a local company that does Composite material repair, and they may be able to fix it, so it is not so noticeable.
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We already discussed this in A toilet tank that's a pain to remove? No need to restart the same discussion over.
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I know that. This is a separate discussion on finding replacement toilet. The original thread was about advice on repairing toilet.

Someone there suggested replacing toilet. I'm just researching options, though I still lean towards rebuild/repair the toilet over replacement.

In any case, thank you all for the comments.

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