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Old 09-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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I am installing a one piece toilet and a sink and countertop which has a pork chop extending over the top of the toilet. How much space do I need to have between the top of the tank and the underside of the pork chop?:

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If you're looking for a code requirement, there isn't one.

The practical answer is : As much as possible.

If I go to a house with one of those, it's going to take me considerably more time and effort to work on your toilet, and i'm going to charge accordingly. (probably going to have to pull and reset the tank)

I'd say a good 3-4 inches above the lid is enough to get arms in there, and adjust things, replace the flapper, etc. If you want to be able to do any more than that without removing and resetting the tank, you need a good 6-8.

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I am installing a one piece toilet and a sink and countertop which has a pork chop extending over the top of the toilet. How much space do I need to have between the top of the tank and the underside of the pork chop?:
Have you thought about how you will replace the fill valve assembly in the tank when it goes bad?
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