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Old 02-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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what is the minimum spacing requirement for a toilet?

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From the finish wall:
15" off the side wall.
12" off the back wall is typical. 10" will work if you use a toilet designed for 10" set.

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From the finish wall:
15" off the side wall.
12" off the back wall is typical. 10" will work if you use a toilet designed for 10" set.
The measurements Eplumber gave are to the center of the drain pipe.

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In most Codes, you must have 15 from the center to any wall or cabinet. Not aware of any stated distance from the front or rear but this is usually set by the rough-in measurement.
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In most Codes, you must have 15 from the center to any wall or cabinet. Not aware of any stated distance from the front or rear but this is usually set by the rough-in measurement.
IRC requires a mininum of 21" from the front of the toilet to any door, wall, cabinet, etc located across from it. This is mininum, and while it feels ok if the object is a tub or vanity cabinet, it can be uncomfortable for some to be facing a wall or closed door that close. Same thing goes for the width. While a toilet between two walls that are 30" apart is legal, it is certainly not comfortable; and always creates issues with where to mount the tissue holder.
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