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Wayne Cooke 10-09-2011 01:34 AM

Raising a toilet
 
I plan to raise the toilet by placing under it a 4" wood base cut to the toilet base shape and proper hole cut. But the drain end coming up must have a similar 4" extension. Do I just join a short chunk of drain pipe to it? Any problems with my idea in general?

oh'mike 10-09-2011 06:52 AM

Unusual---Can you remove the existing flange and properly attach a length of pipe and a new flange?

DangerMouse 10-09-2011 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Cooke (Post 744950)
I plan to raise the toilet by placing under it a 4" wood base cut to the toilet base shape and proper hole cut.

Why?

DM

VIPlumber 10-09-2011 03:42 PM

There are toilets out there that are 17" above the floor, as opposed to the usual 15". I can't remember the exact name but I heard them called 'comfort height'.

As Mike stated you'd need to remove the existing flange, extend the drain, & then attach a new flange at the new height.

As Danger asked, why?

TheEplumber 10-09-2011 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by VIPlumber (Post 745211)
There are toilets out there that are 17" above the floor, as opposed to the usual 15". I can't remember the exact name but I heard them called 'comfort height'.

:laughing:and I thought you were a plumber:laughing:

oh'mike 10-09-2011 05:56 PM

We call the "High Riders"

Alan 10-09-2011 06:03 PM

They're all coming out with their own name for "ADA" because we don't want to offend the handicapped folks who need to use them :whistling2:

VIPlumber 10-09-2011 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 745246)
:laughing:and I thought you were a plumber:laughing:

Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn recently...

Mark Potter 10-09-2011 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by VIPlumber

Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn recently...

Funny.. I worked maintenance for holiday inn but that was many many moons ago lol

H|P Capital

bob22 10-10-2011 11:17 AM

Perhaps more than you'd want to know on sitting vs. squatting:
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