9 inch rough in toilet needed... or ideas.

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  1. dhornick

    dhornick New Member

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    Help. I’ve created myself quite a mess. We’re remodeling a down stairs bathroom. I removed what was a fine working no problem toilet with the thoughts that if we’re remodeling we might as well do it right and do it all. However, now I find out there are different rough in toilet sizes that come standard in 10, 12 and 14 inches. As best as I can tell mine is 9 and maybe 9.5 if I really stretch it. I have called all major plumbing supply houses in the area and even the manufactures but no one evidently makes a 9 inch rough in toilet.
    The all say a 10 inch might work but â€might†is an awful expensive word to bank on. Any one have any ideas? :confused:
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Change the drain so that you have a 12" rough in then virtually any toilet will fit.
  3. MG

    MG New Member

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    You are measuring from the center of the drain to the wall, correct?
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Measure exactly how far it is from the mounting bolts to the finished wall. That is your rough-in dimmension. then, check the manufacturer's spec sheets for any toilets you are interested in. They will show how much gap there is between the toilet and the wall when installed on a standard rough-in. That is your leaway. Note, go to the wall, not the baseboard.

    Move the drain, and this problem goes away.
  5. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Most 10" rough in toilets will have a gap between the wall and the back of the tank. On most toilets it is 3/4", so if you push a 10" up against the wall you can go as close of 9-1/4".
  6. dhornick

    dhornick New Member

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    Yes, correct.
  7. dhornick

    dhornick New Member

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    Moving the drain is not an option.
  8. dhornick

    dhornick New Member

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    Thanks Peanut9199, this is what I'm leaning towards trying and really really hoping it works. After all there was a working toilet there before so something has to work.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2007
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