Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-08-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

toilet spacing


what is the minimum spacing requirement for a toilet?

BB4nier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,546
Default

toilet spacing


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.

TheEplumber is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 02:22 AM   #3
Member
 
Homerepairguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 743
Default

toilet spacing


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEplumber View Post
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.

HRG
Homerepairguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,670
Default

toilet spacing


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.
__________________
If you have never made a mistake, you haven't done much.
majakdragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
remodeling pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,399
Default

toilet spacing


Quote:
Originally Posted by majakdragon View Post
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.
troubleseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grossly insufficient water supply to toilet wasting water? mysterylectric Plumbing 8 01-17-2012 11:19 AM
Toilet Spacing gerhardt Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 0 05-20-2010 10:34 PM
Help me check my logic on clogged drain and overflowing toilet Southlake_Ed Plumbing 10 01-05-2010 07:52 PM
Toilet jpark Plumbing 18 01-05-2009 07:12 AM
Toilet spacing issues... KC10KEVIN Plumbing 4 05-08-2008 11:27 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.