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beedoo 05-13-2010 07:08 PM

toilet installation in a new bathroom
 
Is there a requirement for how far the front of the toilet needs to be from the wall? I am putting up walls for a bath and want to be sure I am leaving enough room in the front.

Snav 05-13-2010 08:56 PM

What constraints are you looking at (room size - cabinets in front of where the toilet will be?)

I found it very helpful to get some graph paper and cut out shapes roughly to scale - and draw out the box shape of the room on a poster board and stick the shapes in there to see how they'd fit.

Scuba_Dave 05-13-2010 09:39 PM

As I understand it 24" is required in front of the toilet

Alan 05-13-2010 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 441669)
As I understand it 24" is required in front of the toilet

Oregon code says 24" but then allows 21" in residential applications...

Snav 05-14-2010 07:56 AM

21 seems *very* tight and edging uncomfortable. I'd go with an even 24"

Scuba_Dave 05-14-2010 09:30 AM

My 1950's house has 20" to the tub
But that is with an elongated toilet installed now
So that extra long bowl took up a couple inches
Even with 20" its plenty of room
But if you measure for a normal bowl & then put an elongated bowl in place it might be a little cramped

majakdragon 05-14-2010 10:32 AM

The Codes I have worked under only had requirements for clearance at the sides of the toilet. This is 15" from the center to any wall or cabinet on each side. The more room you can leave in front, the better.


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