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Old 04-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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am thinking about having the toilet in my master suite moved.
It is currently very close to the shower. I would like to have it
moved sideways. What would be the limit for moving it without
alot of problems? It is a concrete floor (Florida).

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Obviously very well thought out here...

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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sorry I'm not as intelligent as you...

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Linda we need a little more info and if possible a couple of pics to see if you can move it. we don't know the lay out of your bathroom so it is hard to say. If it is on a concrete slab you will obviously have to break up the concrete but with out seeing your bath layout that is all i can tell you for now
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thanks Al for your normal response. I guess I wasn't really trying to get detailed information, since I will be using a plumber, but was interested if the drain could be moved a couple of feet away from the shower.
I have a closet to the left of the toilet (see attached picture) and could expand the bathroom taking it out (I have another large closet).

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don't know it this will help....http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/b...nge_offset.htm
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The offset flange will move you a few inches. If you want to place it where the closet is now, you'll have to extend the drain over to it which generally means pulling up the floor. If your pipes are in the slab, this means breaking up the concrete and laying new drain pipe. You'll be destroying your tile too.
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thanks for all your help. I guess I'll have to get some estimates.
Since I will be remodeling and knocking out walls anyway, I think
it is going to be a serious consideration. You can see how close
the toilet is to the shower. Not a good design. I have been in
this house (built in 86) for three years. I already remodeled the
kitchen and the guest bathroom.

Since I'm retired, the house has become a hobby.

Thanks again.
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Linda from what I see of the pic and that you are willing to take the closet wall's and tile out I don't see a visible problem with moving the flange over. I can't obviously see what is under the slab of course but from what i see above the floor I don't see a problem other than it will be costly. The offset flange is another possibility but I think the furthest you would be able to move it is about 2 and a half inches. I personally don't like them myself but that is just me. good luck
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Tear out the closet, break up the slab, move the drains and toilet over. Or, reduce the size of the closet and then move it over (if you need a small linen closet). Linda this is a do-it-yourself site... give it a try!

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