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merry1984 06-05-2008 11:50 AM

watse for a toilet!
 
When buying a new toilet is the measurement for the waste given the measurement for the centre of the waste pipe? thanks

Mike Swearingen 06-05-2008 12:29 PM

Yes. Most toilets flanges/pipes are installed 12" on center from the finished wall.
Mike

Termite 06-05-2008 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen (Post 128073)
Yes. Most toilets flanges/pipes are installed 12" on center from the finished wall.
Mike

Although it isn't adopted in every jusrisdiction nationwide, the International Residential Code requires a minimum 15" from center of the water closet to the finished wall. Been that way since 2000.

Plumbermark 06-05-2008 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 128104)
Although it isn't adopted in every jusrisdiction nationwide, the International Residential Code requires a minimum 15" from center of the water closet to the finished wall. Been that way since 2000.

You're referring to minimum side distance from center of bowl to finished wall.
My state requires 18".
I beleive the opening question was in relation to rough in size, the distance from rear finish wall to center of drain.
3 sizes - 10", 12" & 14" - 12" is standard, the other two are less often seen.

Alan 06-06-2008 09:24 AM

While 15 may be minimum from a side wall and/or cabinetry, if you have more, it will be a lot more comfortable. Less will be really difficult to take a poop.

Termite 06-06-2008 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Plumbermark (Post 128138)
You're referring to minimum side distance from center of bowl to finished wall.
My state requires 18".
I beleive the opening question was in relation to rough in size, the distance from rear finish wall to center of drain.
3 sizes - 10", 12" & 14" - 12" is standard, the other two are less often seen.

Correct. Out of curiosity, what state requires 18"?

47_47 06-06-2008 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Alan (Post 128336)
While 15 may be minimum from a side wall and/or cabinetry, if you have more, it will be a lot more comfortable. Less will be really difficult to take a poop.

Alan,

Not to argue with a pro, but I usually leave a poop.:laughing:

Mike Swearingen 06-06-2008 12:25 PM

Don't know about side requirements, but I'm now solely into the boat and drinking beer. LOL

Plumbermark 06-06-2008 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 128342)
Correct. Out of curiosity, what state requires 18"?

Of the small handful of states that don't incorporate UPC, IPC or BOCA...I'm one of them.
Never a fun time attempting to relate to codes that cover multiple states.

Alan 06-07-2008 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by 47_47 (Post 128358)
Alan,

Not to argue with a pro, but I usually leave a poop.:laughing:

Have it your way. :laughing::tt2::bangin:


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