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Old 01-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Toilet rough in dilema

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I have a home built in 1935. The rough in for the toilet is 16" from the wall to the center of the floor drain. This leaves roughly a 4 " gap between the wall and the accident waiting to happen. I will be remodeling this bathroom soon and was wondering if anyone has any ideas how to move the toilet back 4" without having to completely replump the drain line. The bathroom is on the main floor. I found the Toto has a system that allows me to gain several inches but the toilets are all in the $500 range...a little steep. I was hoping for something a little less expensive

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Old 01-10-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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Just get a 14" rough-in. You will still have a gap but it wont be that bad. My bro in his house has like an 8" gap in one of his bathrooms and even with three young kids it has never caused a problem.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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You can also build out the wall a few inches behind the toilet. So instead of moving the drain closer to the wall, you move the wall closer to the drain. You can then make a recessed shelf to build in to the dummy wall over the toilet, or stop the wall at around the height of the toilet and make it a little shelf or something.
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