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farrington135 11-01-2005 04:25 PM

moving toilet
can a toilet be moved out from a wall a very small amount without messing with the drain pipe position. I'm talking like 1/2 inch or so. If it's not possible how do i go about repositioning the drain pipe and also what can i use to cap a toilet drain while remodeling a bathroom. The toilet is in the way.

Teetorbilt 11-01-2005 06:29 PM

You may be able to coax a 1/2" when repositioning the commode, it may take a slight modification to the flange where the bolts go. We are also assuming that it is dead center now.

Caps are available anywhere. If you are covering an exsisting flange, I just cut and drill a piece of plywood and bolt it on. I have gaskets as I do this frequently but a hefty bead of silicone should also cork it up well. In this instance, I would not clean the surfaces as you will be removing the cap.

farrington135 11-07-2005 10:47 PM

yeah the flange is 12" on center from the wall. If i can get away with just putting the toilet 1/2" off center on the flange without it leaking that would be great. It would be a chore to put an offset flange on cause i'd have to go through the kitchen ceiling to get to it. The drain pipe runs underneath 15 2x8 boards that lay paralell to the floor and are anchored to sister joist. The load of the wall is on them so getting to the pipe from above is not in the cards. Just wondering if anyone has ever heard of an offset flange adapter? You don't have to remove the old flange just put this on like an extender.

Teetorbilt 11-08-2005 05:56 PM

Where are the plumbers when you need them?

justdon 11-18-2005 10:42 AM

If I read this right you are going to put like 1/2" drywall behind the stool, or some other wall covering and you are worried about the stool fitting on. Would it not be easier to get the 1/2" back from the wall you are covering??? Like if you are putting drywall over lath and plaster(done all the time here). Just take the lath and plaster OFF that one wall, chances are its a short one anyway. Easier than trying to move a second story pipe flange 1/2".
BUT if you cant do that, what type of drain pipe is is, cast?plastic? lead? Most will give 1/2" if you HAVE to!!!
While you are at it put some resiliant wall covering over the back wall so you dont have to paint behind a stool, nothing worse than that job and nothing ever fits anyway. Its a good place to practice your ceramic tile laying!!LOL--don--

farrington135 11-19-2005 04:29 PM

hey i am tiling behind there thats why i had the problem with the toilet position. After ckecking it out again turns out it was installed 13" away from wall studs so it's ok. thanks

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