Measure twice, cut once - darn!!

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by thezster, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. thezster

    thezster New Member

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    Just finished cementing my 3" toilet drain in my basement bathroom addition. Unfortunately, during the filling/concreting, etc., I ended up with 12 1/2 from the center of the drain to the new wall studs (no drywall yet). Appears I'm going to end up with a 12 inch distance once drywall is installed. I know I need 12 1/2 from the wall - but figure it will be easier to back the wall a tad in that area than remove the new concrete.... Thoughts??? Yeah, I know - measure twice - cut once...... Darn!!
  2. slb

    slb New Member

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    I'm not sure why you think need 12 1/2". Standard toilet rough-in is 12" from the finished wall.

    -Steve
  3. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

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    12" is perfect....in fact, on most toilets you can get away with 11-1/2" just fine.
  4. thezster

    thezster New Member

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    GREAT!!! I know I read 12 1/2 "somewhere" and had it in my mind as gospel. I'm much relieved --- Thanks for the prompt response and assistance. I love this web site.....
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You might have remembered the rough wall dimension - before the 1/2" drywall is applied...
  6. jdkimes

    jdkimes Engineer

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    Even if you were 1/2" off it would probably be okay.
  7. 13 works too

    I usually install a flange out about 13 inches .

    I would rather leave a small gap that someone could

    squeeze some wallpaper down into than have it too tight
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