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Old 12-20-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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New toilet sits 2 1/4 from the wall.


I just installed a new 12" roughin toilet. It sits about 2 1/4 from the wall and my wife thinks its too far. It measures 12 3/4 from the finished wall to the toilet bolts. Should I trade the toilet for a 14" rough Toilet or will that not fit? Do all 12" toilets have the same tank distance from the wall? The flange is in the concrete floor basement so moving is not an option for me

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Neeeh - is the toilet nice, functional, seated well, comfortable?

I wouldn't bother - I do all of that kind of work in this house and I wouldn't even do it for myself I have a gap of about 1.5" behind one of my toilets and couldn't care less - I have a shelf surrounding it . . . voila. In fact: with one of those over-the-toilet shelving units it almost needs to be away from the wall so people don't knock their heads on it all the time.

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
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Sounds like you may have a 10" center toilet---take your ruler to a store and check other toilets.
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What the heck is a 12" and a 14" toilet?
The center of the pipe is supposed to be 12" from the wall.

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Toilets come in different set backs--12" is the standard---10" is also common---I've never needed a 14" so I don't know if those even exist.
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Toilets come in different set backs--12" is the standard---10" is also common---I've never needed a 14" so I don't know if those even exist.
I don't know how many are - but my elongated toilet is a 14" rough in . . . I had to go with this due to floor joist issues - 10" and 12" were occupied already.

My husband found it to be a lot more comfortable to use than our previous, smaller toilet so no complaints.
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I don't know how many are - but my elongated toilet is a 14" rough in . . . I had to go with this due to floor joist issues - 10" and 12" were occupied already.

My husband found it to be a lot more comfortable to use than our previous, smaller toilet so no complaints.
That's wierd. I thought even the 27" "elongated" toilets still received the standard 12" rough-in.
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Neeeh - is the toilet nice, functional, seated well, comfortable?

I wouldn't bother - I do all of that kind of work in this house and I wouldn't even do it for myself I have a gap of about 1.5" behind one of my toilets and couldn't care less - I have a shelf surrounding it . . . voila. In fact: with one of those over-the-toilet shelving units it almost needs to be away from the wall so people don't knock their heads on it all the time.
yea know what you mean,,BUT did you read the post..MY WIFE IS NOT HAPPY>>>time to fix
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Toilets come in different set backs--12" is the standard---10" is also common---I've never needed a 14" so I don't know if those even exist.
yes mike you can still get 14" rough from plumbing supply companys..
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It sits about 2 1/4 from the wall and my wife thinks its too far.
You need to have a serious talk with your wife that's all. Tell her if she doesn't like it the way it is then can just sit down and write you a check so you can buy the materials necessary to build your new dog house. That'll fix her.

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