Home Depot or supply house ???

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by 10"rough, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. 10"rough

    10"rough New Member

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    Hey Plumbers out there , Quick question. Is a American Standard Cadat 3 bought at Home Depot the same as one bought from a Plumbing supply house ?

    I've heard some yes and some no.

    Thanks !
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Yea it's the same junk everywhere...
    Not sure if the quality is good anywhere...
    I install Toto!
  3. 10"rough

    10"rough New Member

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    I was set on a Toto Drake , did some checking and I need a 10"rough... could move joist and make it a 12" but not worth it for this house . To bad no 10" Drake.
  4. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    :D Can always count on Redwood for my morning chuckle. Like hot coffee in the morning.
  5. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    It's your choice. Spend a little time and effort one time now to change the rough-in so you can use a Drake, or spend a little time and effort frequently forever dealing with the AS problems.
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    There are plenty of other toilets that Toto makes that fit on a 10" rough...
  7. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    What I need to know is if I ever made you laugh so hard that you choked on the coffee and sprayed the monitor with coffee???

    That is the effect I'm trying for!:D
  8. 10"rough

    10"rough New Member

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    I'll take my chances with the AS rather than dealing with floor joist in the way preventing 12".... Besides this is last room to be remodeled in 1942 built home and I'll probably sell sooner than later. Toto Drakes in next one....
  9. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Do you have a true 10" rough?

    I install a lot of the 12" bowls at 10-7/8"
  10. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Funny visual and I'm sure it'll happen one of these days. :cool:
  11. 10"rough

    10"rough New Member

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    Yeah , from wall to bolts it's 10-1/4........... I'd be thrilled with 10 -7/8 , Drake would work... No go.
  12. leon wieler

    leon wieler New Member

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    10 inch rough in

    I installed a drake in a 11 inch rough in with the back wall sloped considerably toward the toilet. I installed the tank as far to the front of the bowl as possible(the tank bolts are smaller than the hole in the porcelain), angled the flange bolts toward the front as much as allowed, and shimmed the back up one eighth with waterproof wedges. I Tightened the bolts down a little so the bowl would not move and Then I continued shimming the entire toilet right to the front. Finish tightening the bolts and A thin layer of silicone at the bottom and you would never know. The tank clears the wall but barely. I suppose you could add even bigger shims to the back to make more clearance but you still want to make it look like an adult was at work - a huge angle on the toilet makes you look bad even though it might work. If you are concerned about unequal loading on the base you could set the bowl into a mortar mix
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