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rolls831 07-07-2008 07:21 PM

Toilet install question
I would like to install a ToTo toilet in my remodel bathroom. The center of the drain is 11" from the sheetrock plus 1/4" for wall tile. The specs call for 12" rough-in. Has anyone come across this problem, and can It be done?

plumber Jim 07-07-2008 08:35 PM

Some toilets are forgiving. some are not. you could get a 10" rough toto and install that though.

majakdragon 07-08-2008 11:22 AM

Now is the time to make a decision. If possible, I would move the toilet flange out another 1-1/4". I doubt the new toilet will fit with only 10-3/4" (after the tile). It's either that or get a 10" rough toilet.

rolls831 07-08-2008 04:17 PM

I just got back from a plumbing store where they had a ToTo CST743s on display. I moved it against the wall, the base touched first.Then allowing for the 1/4" tile, I measured to the center of the holes, 10 5/8. I'm assuming it is do-able. I can get about 3/16" wiggle room on the slotted bolt holes. Does anyone have negative thoughts on this?

majakdragon 07-08-2008 06:42 PM

You can try it and hope when you have all the tile up on the wall, you can make it fit. Good luck.

rolls831 07-08-2008 07:15 PM

Thanks for all the input. When I put the base against the wall there was about 3/4" space between tank and wall. When I install the toilet I will be sure to post the news, good or bad.:thumbup:

Alan 07-08-2008 10:00 PM

or you could ask them for a rough-in spec book and see what the actual dimensions are. :whistling2:

rolls831 07-09-2008 07:20 PM

Talked to the ToTo tech rep, and he said go to your plumbing store buy the base. Then take it home and try the fit yourself. If it doesn't fit return it. So thats exactly what I did, fit just fine. So 12' rough in has lots of wiggle room, on with the rest of the project.

micromind 07-09-2008 07:32 PM

I recently installed a Toto Drake (cst744), my flange is very close to 12", and there's a 1-1/16" space from the tank to the wall.


majakdragon 07-09-2008 08:00 PM

Glad it is going to work for you. This thread has also given some insight as to what can happen when you plan without actually "knowing" what the measurements are. I would be (and probably the customer too) very upset if I did a 12" rough and ended up with that much gap to the wall. It would make me look like an idiot.

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