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Old 11-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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New toilet base doesn't line-up to floor bolts


Yeah, another toilet bolt thread. I searched the other threads for my situation but found none.

I bought a new one-piece toilet to replace the old two-piece.

There are 2 bolts in the floor for the bottom to attach to, but my new toilet is missing these 2 bolts by about 1 inch. The new toilet has to go into the wall further by 1 inch and the bolts would then line up and the toilet could be secured.

The wall is an exterior wall, with wood frost wall and drywall; so altering the wall is nearly out of the question.

Is it possible to drill through the base/flange of the toilet to ensure the bolts go through the toilet? Then, possibly fill the remaining holes in the toilet flange with silicone or something?

The toilet was purchased a while back with the assumption it would fit, so returning it for a refund or exchange is not an option.

Any tips or ideas?

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Old 11-24-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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If I understand you correctly, you cannot push the toilet far enough back so the bolts line up, correct?

If so, no, you cannot redrill anything. If you did that, the outlet of the toilet and the flange would not line up properly and you would have a mess on your floor.

If you cannot alter the wall to allow more space, your only other options are:

1. tear up the floor and move the flange
2. get a different toilet that doesn't need the flange as far away from the wall as this one.

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What is the rough in size of the toilet you bought?
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thanks for your reply.

guess i'll have to find another new toilet
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I'm not sure of the size.

I am sure that the distance between the wall and the center of the hole in the floor is 12".
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sounds like you bought a toilet with a 12" rough in, but you need one with a 10". There isn't a lot of them out there, but they are available. or you can move the flange away from the wall a couple inches and use the toilet you have
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I'm not sure of the size.

I am sure that the distance between the wall and the center of the hole in the floor is 12".

which means you have a standard 12" rough-in for your house, which is good.

to find out the rough-in of your toilet push it against the wall and measure to the center of were the bolts should be. Most all places sell only 12" rough in toilets, but let us know what your toilet is.
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which means you have a standard 12" rough-in for your house, which is good.

to find out the rough-in of your toilet push it against the wall and measure to the center of were the bolts should be. Most all places sell only 12" rough in toilets, but let us know what your toilet is.
since he is about an inch shy, I would bet it was a 12" rough in, without the wall covering. I would think he has about 11" now.
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It sounds like your new toilet is a 14" rough. They come in 10", 12", or 14" roughs. You need a 10" or 12" toilet, unless you'd rather break open the floor and move the toilet pipe, which imo, more work than it'd be worth. Take the toilet back and get the proper size.
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Measure from the wall to the center of the drain hole. This will tell you what rough-in size you need. 10" rough toilets usually need to be ordered, but are available.

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