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Old 01-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #1
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I am redoing a bathroom and the toilet roughin that should be 12" to the center of the drail turns out to be about 11.5" will this be a problem? how much give do toilets usually have with rough in's? I know my one toilet in my master bath has a 12" rough-in but has about 2" of clearance behind the tank..

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They make toilets with a range of rough-in sizes. Most common is 12", but 10" is also quite-available if a 12 is going to be too tight.

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I heard once that there are some toilets made to fit a 10" rough-in.
Don't know if it's true haven't checked.
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You may have to dry fit tank (with lid) if a 2 piece unit to check wall clearance. Allow for tile depth if you're tiling. Check with significant other if acceptable/too tight.

Easier to swap an uninstalled toilet than to relocate a waste pipe.
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There may also be other brands, but the Glacier Bay toilets I bought at Home Depot have an adjustment of almost 3 inches for the tank. You can basically set the clearance to the wall at whatever you want.
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Just had to return a new toilet that was made for a 12" rough-in, and get one for a 10" rough-in. This is in a townhouse. Vey tight bathroom. HD had 1 style in stock, but could order different colors and styles.
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I guess I am in a good situation, I have 4 toilets to replace, 3 of them have 12" rough ins... so if I can't dry fit a 12" on this one then it will just go onto one of the other ones due for replacement
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My American Standard Cadet 4 sits about one inch away from the wall with a 12" rough in. I wish the tank did press up against the wall. With kids I always worry that they are going to lean back and cause the tank to leak. So there is room to play with that model at least.

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