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Old 08-05-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Spin a toilet 90 degrees


Is it possible to spin a toilet 90 degrees on the flange? It currently faces the door from the end of a long thin bathroom facing the kitchen and I'd much rather see it sideways screened by a low wall or vanity.

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dont think so, you will have to move/change the flange maybe an adapter out there

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Most toilet flanges need to be 12" on center from the finished wall behind the toilet (some are 10" OC).
IF you have the room, you can turn a toilet 360 degrees on a flange. The flange, closet bend and drain pipe don't care which way the toilet above them faces because the flush is going straight down and then in whatever direction the plumbing runs.
The issue is the layout of the wall(s) from the flange center.
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It depends on the flange type. If it's a lead bend or brass flange you can't spin it.
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It depends on the flange type. If it's a lead bend or brass flange you can't spin it.
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While true that you can't spin them, most flanges that I have ever seen have multiple places to mount the closet bolts, which are offset exactly 90 degrees from one another. (probably not a cast iron flange, though.)
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While true that you can't spin them, most flanges that I have ever seen have multiple places to mount the closet bolts, which are offset exactly 90 degrees from one another. (probably not a cast iron flange, though.)
I've only seen one like that once. The only way for him to really know is to pull up the bowl.
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Definitely depends on the flange type. The clearance is also a factor. If the toilet was installed correctly to begin with, spinning it 90 degrees will leave it really cramped on one side.
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Definitely depends on the flange type. The clearance is also a factor. If the toilet was installed correctly to begin with, spinning it 90 degrees will leave it really cramped on one side.
Definitely cramped like mst says because the flange is very likely only 12" from the wall. Pretty sure code requires something like 15" to the side wall.
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Click on the link below and scroll down to ABS Flanges. This is the normal type flange configuration you will find on most Closet Flanges. Notice the two slotted holes. This is where the flange bolts secure the toilet to the flange. Most flanges are not movable (glued or attached to the piping). This would prevent the turning of the toilet. The distance from the wall to the center of the drain piping would also be a problem. Codes normally require 15" from any wall or cabinet to the center of the hole.

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/toiletflanges.html

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