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hi. thanks for all the help y'all have given me on my other questions.

my latest problem is this: my toilet tank cracked along the side of the tank so i have to get a new toilet (can't find just the tank).

my question is that currently i have a 14" rough-in but all the new toilets are 12". can i just buy the 12" and install it? 14" are expensive and have to be special ordered - home depot does not have any.

will it just mean i'll have a larger gap behind the tank? is that a problem? is there some sort of code i'll be breaking and if something happens my insurance won't cover me?

i'm planning on buying a one-piece toilet.

thanks!
 

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Yes you can install a 12" rough toilet on 14" rough plumbing. Install a block of wood on the wall behind the tank to prevent some heavy weight from leaning back and breaking the tank. You are right that buying a 14" rough gets expensive but be glad the plumbing is not roughed at 10" like mine:censored:
 

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Yes you can install a 12" rough toilet on 14" rough plumbing. Install a block of wood on the wall behind the tank to prevent some heavy weight from leaning back and breaking the tank. You are right that buying a 14" rough gets expensive but be glad the plumbing is not roughed at 10" like mine:censored:
great. thanks. my only problem is i don't have hardly any room in front of the toilette as is and from what i understand the new install of a 12" will eat up 2 more inches in front?
 

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If the 2" is a problem, then bite the bullet and order the 14" rough or move the toilet flange back.
 
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