cadet 3 tank sitting away from the wall

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by skidawg, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. skidawg

    skidawg New Member

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    I had a Cadet 3 installed yesterday. Before ordering, I measured from the wall to the center of the drain. It was 14 inches and so that I bought a 14 inch rough in. Why is it sitting almost 2 inches away from the wall? Will all 14 inch toilets do this? I don't like it and I have never noticed a toilet sticking out from a wall before!
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Most toilets do stick out from the wall a bit.
    It is rare that a tank would touch the wall.
    The Cadet 3 14", is a 12" bowl and a thicker tank (14)

    Even a Toto Vespin with a 14" Unift would have been out 1"
    The Toto would have pulled the bowl 2" closer to the wall.

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    Toto Vespin II CST474CEFG with SS114 Softclose seat.
    This bowl was installed on a 13-1/2" rough-in using the 14" Unifit adapter.
    The water shutoff can be as close as 5-1/2" to the left of center, unless it's higher off the floor, and then it can be even closer to center.
    This shutoff had been replaced with a new 1/4 turn valve with brass nipple through the wall.
    Installation was by James Love of Love Plumbing & Remodel 206-949-5683
    In some of the older Seattle homes, the old toilets had been wall mounted tank toilets.
    Those typically are 14" rough-in and need a flange repair to use standard closet bolt connections at the flange.
    Everything is on the truck for that.
    The Vespin comes with a standard 12" adapter or you can order a 10" or 14" adapter depending on your rough-in distance.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2010
  3. Barney1

    Barney1 New Member

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    Skidawg,

    I have the cadet 3 as well with a 12†rough in. I too have a 2†gap behind the toilet. I’m thinking about getting a 14†and that should push it back the 2†that I need. The problem is that I got my toilet from Home Depot and they don’t sell a 14†rough in. Where did you get yours? Thanks!
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