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Old 07-04-2015, 09:28 AM   #16
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Is it reasonable for a client to expect that work will be done to code (in this case, at least 15" from side wall to center of flange), even if it's not discussed at the beginning of the job?
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:08 AM   #17
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I ran into a situation similar to this when replacing a bathroom floor a few months ago. The house was built in the early '60's and the toilet was placed on 10" front-to-back and 10" side-to-center. The homeowner asked if the toilet could be moved as they wanted more "elbow room". The problem was that the exterior wall on one side of the toilet and a vanity on the other side. I had heard of "corner toilets" so I looked into this. Yes there are corner toilets that mount so that they are sitting at a 45 degree angle from a conventional toilet. Moving the piping and mounting flange wasn't so bad as I had the entire bath floor ripped out. The guys at the plumbing supply house just had to open the box to see what one looked like. The corner toilet actually gave the homeowner more elbow room between the vanity also.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:43 PM   #18
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If you want things done to code then one must make sure that those performing the work are getting permits and inspections. You hire hacks you get hack work. Hacks are those who are un- licensed but know how to glue pipe and cut out 3 by 6 joist.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:17 PM   #19
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Is it reasonable for a client to expect that work will be done to code (in this case, at least 15" from side wall to center of flange), even if it's not discussed at the beginning of the job?
That's what reply #7 is saying.

When the plumber could see by a few measurements the end result wouldn't be to code he should have notified you to call him when the structure had been modified so he could install it to code.
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:32 PM   #20
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I would call him back just for destroying your floor joist, let alone the flange placement. Nothing burns me up more then when the mechanical contractors destroy structure just because they feel like it.
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