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downunder 08-15-2008 02:27 PM

Update toilet
I want to replace an original 30 year old toilet with a new one. My original rough-in seems to be 14 inches. At least as measured from the bolt to the drywall. Most new ones seem to be 12 inches. I presume that is due to the smaller water tank.

Will it look odd with the two inch difference or should I special order one with the 14 inch clearance?

Am I measuring this correctly?

This is just a little out of what I am used to doing, plumbing-wise. No problem with taking one out to replace the wax ring, etc.

Thanks to all in advance.

47_47 08-15-2008 03:19 PM

The standard size for a toilet is 12". 10" and 14" are optional sizes. 14" is from the finished wall to the center of the closet flange / bolts.

A 2" gap would look terrible. I would replace your current one with a 14". The only other option would be to move the flange 2" closer to the wall, if you are doing a major remodel.

downunder 08-15-2008 07:16 PM

That's what I thought but thought I would get a "second opinion."

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