basic question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by kathy carr, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. kathy carr

    kathy carr New Member

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    I never thought this could be so complicated. My requirements for a replacement toilet are ADA and a 14" rough in. What are my options??
    Thanks
  2. finnegan

    finnegan New Member

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    Are you asking what model toilet will work for you? I would expect that any ADA compliant toilet should fit in a 14" rough in. There are many ADA compliant toilets to choose from.
  3. kathy carr

    kathy carr New Member

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    it's the 14 " rough I'm having trouble with
  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    I believe if you were to change the flange to an adjustable one, you could "lose" 2" and use a regular ADA toilet such as the Toto Drake. Often these flanges are offered as a way to gain 2" from a 10" rough-in to a 12", so I think they should work the other way. If this is not correct, I'm sure I will be corrected.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The Drake ADA doesn't adjust, it's a standard 12" rough toilet.

    Most 14" toilet combinations are really 12" bowls with thicker tanks.
    As long as there is room, using a standard 12" would be fine.

    If you want to pull the bowl back toward the wall, then there are models that use a Unifit, some are for the 14" rough.
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    Toto Llyod has a 16.125" bowl height and the 14" unifit can be ordered for it.

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    Toto Nexus is 16.125" bowl and will work with a unifit.
  6. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Thanks for setting me straight. As you could probably tell from my post, I wasn't absolutely sure. It appears that there are easier ways that changing the flange to get around the problem anyway.
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilet

    Unless the extra space behind the toilet is a problem using a 12" toilet on a 14" rough should not be a problem.
  8. eljer tanks

    I believe that Eljer makes a 14 inch rough
    handicapped toilet....the tank is just designed thicker
  9. kathy carr

    kathy carr New Member

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    We've made some compromises and settled on either the Toto Plymouth or the Dartmouth. Any comments on either??
  10. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I like them both.

    Both have good performance and they look really nice.
    I put them in a lot of older Seattle homes, though the new traditional style home would work well with them too.
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