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DeerValley 11-01-2012 01:14 PM

Rediculous Place for a Toilet..Help..
Hello everyone, this is my first post on here and just need a little help... I just bought my first home and have tackled a few DIY projects already, but this one im not sure about. I will post a real picture later but in short, I have a completely updated 4br 2 bathroom house, literally every room has been renovated since the house was built in 1990 EXCEPT this dang bathroom. I have made a sketch of where the toilet is for you and will try to post a real picture later on. I want to move the toilet back about 6ft or so back to where it looks like it belongs. The only reason I can imagine that the toilet is in this place is that the plans were changed last minute to the home and it went from a 2 1/2 bath home to just a 2 bath to save money...not sure... how hard of a move is this going to be ( i plan on renovating the whole bathroom so ripping up the floor is going to happen anyway)

Here is the sketch for you...( i plan on NOT tackling the tile shower myself, i will hire out to do that)

GBrackins 11-01-2012 02:12 PM

depends on the elevation of the waste plumbing lines under the existing slab as you will have to possibly extend the line to relocate the toilet, direction of slope and your abilities.

good luck!

rjniles 11-01-2012 02:39 PM

Is this on the first or second floor? Is house on a slab or do you have a crawl or basement below? Add to you sketch the direction of the existing toilet drain. Where is the vent stack?

DeerValley 11-01-2012 09:37 PM

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Thanks guys... bathroom is on the 2nd floor and I do have a crawl space... looks like the bathroom is right above the downstairs bathroom as for the stack it is to the left of the toilet on the roof almost right outside the skylight in the picture I attached (its a cape cod with a crazy pitch).. don't mind the mess and ugly ness we don't even use this bathroom currently other then the toilet and sink...

creeper 11-01-2012 09:51 PM


SeniorSitizen 11-01-2012 10:04 PM

That's about the most hilarious thing I've seen on a forum lately. :laughing::laughing: When reading you wanted to move the toilet back about 6 ft. where it belongs I couldn't imagine and then I saw the pic. I can't see any clutter for rolling on the floor :laughing: . Please move it before I rupture something.
May I use your drawing to entertain some folks I know?

Jackofall1 11-01-2012 10:26 PM

The level of difficulty is dependent on the direction of the floor joists if they run parallel to the direction you are moving the toilet then it shouldn't be that big a deal, if they are perpendicular, then you will have some real figuring to do, as floor joist don't like to have notches made in them.


That sure is a crazy layout, consider turning the toilet 90 degrees, much easier and would make it look right.

GBrackins 11-01-2012 11:28 PM

Excellent point Jack!

now with the photo is does make the most sense just to rotate the toilet with the tank against the wall. could have a nice linen closet in the rear then.

pete0403 11-02-2012 12:59 AM

Sheesh, that's pretty weird. I thought you meant 6 INCHES in your post until I saw the diagrams/pictures,

Can you see the underside of that floor? As others have said, you should post back which way the plumbing runs from the toilet to the stack, the approx distance currently from the stack, and which way the floor joists run in the room.

Worst-case you could move the toilet a bit so it could be tank to wall, but I'm with you, I'd do my damndest to get it in the nook where it belongs.

I've never seen a situation where you could trip over the toilet walking from the shower to the sink!! That's a nice big bathroom BTW.

pete0403 11-02-2012 01:25 AM

sry...dbl post

DeerValley 11-06-2012 03:00 PM

I will update once we get started on the project... the only way to tell is just startin ripping the floor up... hopefully we will start by January

GBrackins 11-06-2012 03:02 PM

good luck!

joed 11-06-2012 09:42 PM

Your toilet and sink are on the wall? Turn your darn pictures right side up before yo post them.

billman5000 11-29-2012 09:54 AM

Looks like it was originally supposed to be a half bath, with a wall behind the toilet.

Jackofall1's comment on the floor joist direction is the key nugget. If they run up and down (per your picture), you can 'probably' move the toilet back. If not you're out of luck, and I'd suggest turning the toilet 90 degrees so it doesn't look so dumb, and put a linen closet where the empty space is.

md2lgyk 11-29-2012 10:12 AM

Ridiculous doesn't begin to describe that layout.

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