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Old 06-05-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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When buying a new toilet is the measurement for the waste given the measurement for the centre of the waste pipe? thanks

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Yes. Most toilets flanges/pipes are installed 12" on center from the finished wall.
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Yes. Most toilets flanges/pipes are installed 12" on center from the finished wall.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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"?
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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.
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Not to argue with a pro, but I usually leave a poop.
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Don't know about side requirements, but I'm now solely into the boat and drinking beer. LOL
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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.
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Not to argue with a pro, but I usually leave a poop.
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