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Old 10-09-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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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?

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

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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?

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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.

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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'.
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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
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Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn recently...
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Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn recently...
Funny.. I worked maintenance for holiday inn but that was many many moons ago lol

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Perhaps more than you'd want to know on sitting vs. squatting:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health...sit_there.html

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