DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Plumbing (http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/)
-   -   Toilet offset 11.5" (http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/toilet-offset-11-5-a-169966/)

mlijoi 01-24-2013 07:01 AM

Toilet offset 11.5"
 
Hey everyone.

In my basement, it turns out that the rear wall to centre of toilet stack is 11.5". Do you think that I can get away with a toilet that's 12" offset? I'm not too concerned if the tank with have to be a little tilted.

Thanks to all who reply!

oh'mike 01-24-2013 07:25 AM

most will fit just fine----check at the store----

mlijoi 01-24-2013 07:34 AM

By checking at the store would it be taking a measurement? And if so from where to where? Most of them on the boxes say 12" offset.

ben's plumbing 01-24-2013 07:50 AM

all most all 12"rough ins will fit in 11 1/2 ..tank will probley just touch wall...ben sr

DexterII 01-24-2013 07:54 AM

The mounting holes will be center of the opening, so you will want to measure from the center of the mounting holes to the farthest rear point of the toilet, which will typically be the lid; anything less than the distance that you have from the center of your opening to your wall will work. When the margins are tighter, as in your case, I have found a framing square to be useful for a quick confirmation; stand it on edge next to the display unit, and it's pretty easy to confirm your dimensions.

Alan 01-24-2013 10:31 AM

Are you 11.5" to the rough wall, or the sheetrock? :wink:

jagans 01-24-2013 10:34 AM

Keep in mind that they are talking about the surface of the finished wall. Souix Chief makes offset flanges also, if that will work in your case.

mlijoi 01-24-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks to all the fine posts!

It's 11.5" from sheetrock. I REALLY want to avoid using an offset flange! Afterall, it's onle 1/2"

md2lgyk 01-24-2013 02:24 PM

Some toilets (like mine) have an adjustment for the position of the tank. Gives you a couple of inches to play with.

ben's plumbing 01-24-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlijoi (Post 1100928)
Thanks to all the fine posts!

It's 11.5" from sheetrock. I REALLY want to avoid using an offset flange! Afterall, it's onle 1/2"

it should work..ben sr

DidIDoThat 01-24-2013 05:18 PM

If a 12" toilet wont fit, you can always get a 10" .

fireguy 01-26-2013 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DidIDoThat (Post 1101153)
If a 12" toilet wont fit, you can always get a 10" .

but you may need to go to a real plumbing supply house. A couple of years ago, I got a 10" from Home Cheapo. Last year, I needed one for the upstairs. Home Cheapo no longer had them and I was told no one made a 10". A call to my pipe supplier and I had a new 10" delivered to the shop.

skk 01-26-2013 12:38 AM

12" toilet will fit in 11.5"...just did one.
and as for 10" toilets - they are more expensive and rare.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.