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Old 04-27-2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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i bought a new comode and didnt measure the "rough in". i bought a 12" "rough in" comode (i know now i should have measured) and installed it. there is plenty of room around the comode. the only thing is, the tank is about 1 1/4" from the wall. it looks alittle weird with tha gap behind the tank, but that shouldnt bother anything right? i mean, its not a lounge chair, so people should'nt lean back on it...bob

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Old 04-27-2008, 08:51 AM   #2
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"i mean, its not a lounge chair, so people should'nt lean back on it...bob"

That's the only real concern, and you're right - people shouldn't, but...

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...yeah. was thinking of removing tank and putting a few fering strips on either side of wall behind where the tank is for support. i dont really want to replace the new $100+ toilet i just installed...bob
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The tank or the lid of the tank doesn't have to rest against the wall for support. The tank bolts to the bowl and should be fairly secure unless someone really pushes back hard against it! So, if you can live with it aesthetically, I don't think it will be an issue.

Who says it isn't a lounge chair?!?!?!
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With that much space, I would install the strips. Accidents always happen because someone did something they were not "supposed" to do.
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I've never installed a toilet so tight to a wall that it touches. The wall is not needed for support in any way at all. The tank lid is all that would touch anyway, and what a nightmare it would be to remove it without messing up the wall's paint if in fact it were tight. I see no reason to fur out the wall unless you can't live with the way it looks.
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I've never installed a toilet so tight to a wall that it touches. The wall is not needed for support in any way at all. The tank lid is all that would touch anyway, and what a nightmare it would be to remove it without messing up the wall's paint if in fact it were tight. I see no reason to fur out the wall unless you can't live with the way it looks.
I always try to leave 1/2" between the wall and the tank. If some 300-pounder leans against the lid/tank, it's close enough to the wall that there shouldn't be a problem. But if that space is 1" or more, I think there's a good chance the tank could crack if a large person decides to lean on it.
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I wouldn't worry about and move on to the next project
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With that much space, I would install the strips. Accidents always happen because someone did something they were not "supposed" to do.
You're not supposed to "install a toilet against a wall for support"

Against a wall or not, if a toilet is abused it'll break. Just like anything else we own. Plain and simple.
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ALan said all that needs to be said.


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