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Old 07-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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So I just went out and bought a new toilet. I didnt bother to measure for rough. I noticed on the box it said 12. Came home and measured where my drain is and its at like 11.25. I think I know why this is, there are furring stripes on the studs.

Will a toilet with 12 inch rough in fit on that?

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Old 07-04-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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Dry fit it and see.

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Dry fit it and see.
The only other option is to see if their paper work shows wall to tank measurement or go with a 10" toilet(special order)

But yea- dry fit it
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Just dry fitted it. It fits but you cant get any tighter than that, lol. The tank lid touches the wall.
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No you need a 10 inch rough in toilet. Take it back and order the correct one.
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No you need a 10 inch rough in toilet. Take it back and order the correct one.

It seems to fit, whats the problem?
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Just dry fitted it. It fits but you cant get any tighter than that, lol. The tank lid touches the wall.
Touching as in too tight when the bowl is mounted on the Closet Flange, and tank is mounted on the bowl?

I would go and take it back for the 10", so at least you have enough play in the tank, that it is not tight against the wall.
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Touching as in too tight when the bowl is mounted on the Closet Flange, and tank is mounted on the bowl?

I would go and take it back for the 10", so at least you have enough play in the tank, that it is not tight against the wall.

The tank just barely touches the wall if it touches it at all. The lid loosely touches the wall. I think its fine. My other toilet fits like this.
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Set the toilet- worst that will happen is the tank to bowl will leak. In that case- box it up and return it

I had a customer looking for a 10" toilet Tuesday- checked all our local retail outlets and they all told her special order. I could get it at a supply house but wasn't the model she liked- I moved the flange in 20 minutes.

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As long as you have a little bit of flex after assembling the toilet and dry fitting it with the bolts holding down the unit, I think you should be fine.

How much space is there between the top of the tank and the wall, when you sit the toilet in place?

Also instead of using a Bee's wax ring, use a No Wax ring, and use a couple of bricks on top of it for about 24 hours, to get the glue to hold against the porcelain. Then that way if you ever have to repull while doing the bath remodel, you are not messing with replacing the wax rings every time.
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yep set it ...it will be fine.....ben sr

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