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Old 12-23-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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i'm looking to get a one piece toto or kohler toilet. before i buy one, what measurements should i take to make sure it'll fit in my bathroom?

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Old 12-23-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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The first thing would be to the location of your toilet drain---Locate the toilet floor bolts--
(they are under those plastic caps it the base)

Measure back to the wall board---should be about 12" for a standard toilet--
Other common setbacks are 10" and possibly 14"---Both of those sizes as special order-$$$

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The first thing would be to the location of your toilet drain---Locate the toilet floor bolts--
(they are under those plastic caps it the base)

Measure back to the wall board---should be about 12" for a standard toilet--
Other common setbacks are 10" and possibly 14"---Both of those sizes as special order-$$$
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The first thing would be to the location of your toilet drain---Locate the toilet floor bolts--
(they are under those plastic caps it the base)

Measure back to the wall board---should be about 12" for a standard toilet--
Other common setbacks are 10" and possibly 14"---Both of those sizes as special order-$$$
Our local big box Home Improvement stores carry some 10" models, brother just picked one up for his basement. Also saw a few specifically at Lowe's in-stock when we were shopping for toilets. Definitely not the selection as the 12" models had though.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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I would measure how much weight you could lift first.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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can you guys tell if this is a 12" or 10". it's a crane plumbing toilet.



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measure from center of the closet bolts holding toilet to floor back to drywall ,then add 1/2" for the sheetrock.
looks like its pretty close to 12" to me going by your floor tiles
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measure from center of the closet bolts holding toilet to floor back to drywall ,then add 1/2" for the sheetrock.
looks like its pretty close to 12" to me going by your floor tiles
do you think this will fit?

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This is the way to Go!



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looks awfully expensive to me,have you checked menards/lowes/hd....?
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That a ridiculous price for that ugly toilet.
I've redone whole bathrooms for less then that.
Also check to see what just one flush valve would cost for one of those to repairi t. Talk about sticker shock. If you pay over $300.00 your getting ripped off for that style toilet.
Lowes and Home Depot stock one piece toilets, why order one on line and may have it damaged in shipment.
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That a ridiculous price for that ugly toilet.
I've redone whole bathrooms for less then that.
Also check to see what just one flush valve would cost for one of those to repairi t. Talk about sticker shock. If you pay over $300.00 your getting ripped off for that style toilet.
Lowes and Home Depot stock one piece toilets, why order one on line and may have it damaged in shipment.
i really would like a one piece toilet. i checked home depot and they have 2 kohler models (cimmaron and santa rosa) which have so so reviews.
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That a ridiculous price for that ugly toilet.
I've redone whole bathrooms for less then that.
Also check to see what just one flush valve would cost for one of those to repairi t. Talk about sticker shock. If you pay over $300.00 your getting ripped off for that style toilet.
Lowes and Home Depot stock one piece toilets, why order one on line and may have it damaged in shipment.

I installed 6 of those toilets in a home in Miami Beach, they paid close to 6k per toilet, 2 roman tubs made out of stone that he shipped from Spain, took 12 guys to set it in place, never saw that invoice but the contractor told me they were only 25k each, plus the shipping to get them here, the plumbing fixture budget was set at 275k. And yes you can redo one complete bath for cost of one of those toilets. And build a small 3 bedroom house for the cost of the plumbing fixtures alone, Crazy but true.
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i really would like a one piece toilet. i checked home depot and they have 2 kohler models (cimmaron and santa rosa) which have so so reviews.
Make sure that any toilet you get from home depot is A and not a B grade, I stop buying from H/D some time ago when I started having problems with American Standard and Kohler toilets, found they had been selling B grade toilets. I only buy from authorized wholesale plumbing supply for the brand , Good Luck.
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just a side thought ....hd and lowes sales all grade c products in the plumbing department ....fixtures.....another thougth most homeowner cannot buy at wholesale plumbing supply stores....just a thougth...

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