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Old 02-02-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Toilet Replacement From 10 Inch to 12 inch Rough-in?


We would like to replace our original toilet (circa 1983) with a new toilet made by Delta - Model # C43903T-WH

It was only after purchasing the new toilet that I realized our original has a 10 inch rough-in and the new one is 12 inch rough-in.

Is there a specific offset flange available that you recommend that will allow the toilet to be relocated away from the wall?

Looks like I can return the new one and special order one for a ten inch or find a way to install it.

Your thoughts?
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Is the current flange PVC or cast iron? Do you have access to change the flange?

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Yes.... there is an adjustable offset good for 2" at your local BB.

(Funny... last time I used one was to go from 12 to 10 .... Had a very tight bathroom and had to change toilet orientation).... had to order a special 10" toilet... not much choice)
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Thanks for the help.

The flange is PVC pipe.

After talking to a licensed plumber locally, I think we are going to look for a ten inch replacement online. I have seen a couple of videos on You Tube, so I see it is possible. I am just not sure it can be done in our case. Dang it.
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We returned the new toilet. My wife is going to look for one from the BB stores online. I know HD has several.

Well, we got some experience. Not having any plumbing experience, I never gave any thought to the fact that it wouldn't fit. With the millions of older homes in existence, I don't see why replacements aren't readily available off the shelf. After all, we replaced one toilet in 2009 with no problem. I guess something magical happened in the years since then.

Thanks for the help. Onward and upward.
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The difference between a 10 and a 12 is the tank not the bowl unless it's a one piece on most manufactures
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Javiles is right. You can buy toilets with an adjustable tank (I have them, from Home Depot). Other than having to positioning the tank, they install just like any other toilet.

My toilets are Glacier Bay, a HD store brand. They were inexpensive, but a recent consumer magazine article rated them higher than some costing three times as much. The only thing about them I didn't like was the cheap plastic seat they came with. That is easily replaced.
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get the 10 rough in you will be glad you did.....off set flanges imho suck...
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get the 10 rough in you will be glad you did.....off set flanges imho suck...
Tks. Got one ordered.
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True story: In 2013 I did a bathroom renovation which included a new toilet. The original toilet was a 10" offset so I went looking for a 10" toilet. No luck at the big apron stores nor the locally owned builders supply store. Off to one of the two plumbing wholesale houses and I'm told that the find State of Georgia no longer allows 10" toilets to be sold. Well what is a person to do? The salesman at the wholesale place told me there is a way around this. The finer State of Alabama does allow the sale of 10" toilets and this supply house has a store just 90 miles from where I am standing. All I have to do it to buy the toilet from the Alabama store and pay for it with my credit card which will show the sale being made in Alabama. When the milk truck (supply truck) runs in the next day or two the toilet will mysteriously appear here in my town. NO paperwork on this transfer to another store. Problem solved, no offset flanges to deal with, no cutting and re-routing of cast iron pipe.
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True story: In 2013 I did a bathroom renovation which included a new toilet. The original toilet was a 10" offset so I went looking for a 10" toilet. No luck at the big apron stores nor the locally owned builders supply store. Off to one of the two plumbing wholesale houses and I'm told that the find State of Georgia no longer allows 10" toilets to be sold. Well what is a person to do? The salesman at the wholesale place told me there is a way around this. The finer State of Alabama does allow the sale of 10" toilets and this supply house has a store just 90 miles from where I am standing. All I have to do it to buy the toilet from the Alabama store and pay for it with my credit card which will show the sale being made in Alabama. When the milk truck (supply truck) runs in the next day or two the toilet will mysteriously appear here in my town. NO paperwork on this transfer to another store. Problem solved, no offset flanges to deal with, no cutting and re-routing of cast iron pipe.
Any WAG as to Georga's logic/rationale...???
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Any WAG as to Georga's logic/rationale...???
I am curious also. What's the big deal? How does someone upgrade to a modern toilet if none are available? That I just don't understand.

We ordered one from Lowe's. It is a basic toilet with no additional features. Be here in about ten days.

Something had to happen in the industry since 2009 when we replaced one of ours with a Jacuzzi branded 10 inch rough in model. At least here in Southeast Texas.
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True story: In 2013 I did a bathroom renovation which included a new toilet. The original toilet was a 10" offset so I went looking for a 10" toilet. No luck at the big apron stores nor the locally owned builders supply store. Off to one of the two plumbing wholesale houses and I'm told that the find State of Georgia no longer allows 10" toilets to be sold. Well what is a person to do? The salesman at the wholesale place told me there is a way around this. The finer State of Alabama does allow the sale of 10" toilets and this supply house has a store just 90 miles from where I am standing. All I have to do it to buy the toilet from the Alabama store and pay for it with my credit card which will show the sale being made in Alabama. When the milk truck (supply truck) runs in the next day or two the toilet will mysteriously appear here in my town. NO paperwork on this transfer to another store. Problem solved, no offset flanges to deal with, no cutting and re-routing of cast iron pipe.
Maybe they did not have one in stock but still wanted to make the sale?
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And now for an update. The new toilet was shipped to Lowe's. We picked it up and called a plumber to install it. It works great and she who must be obeyed is a happy camper.

Whew! Glad to be through with that project.
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