Question about leveling toilet.....

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Alan Muller, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Alan Muller

    Alan Muller New Member

    Oct 28, 2009
    I'm setting a bowl in an old house.

    The floor slopes towards the front of the bowl by about 7/16" over the front-to-back of the bowl footprint. But the top of the bowl--where the seat goes--is close to level. (It's level side to side)

    Wondering if the top is supposed to slope back and I need to shim the bowl in front. It would be a little bit of a job to do that neatly.

    Can anybody advise if this situation will have any effect on the functioning of the toilet?

  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Nov 23, 2006
    disabled-retired industrial fabricator
    200 miles south of Little Rock
    The toilet would likely still function just fine, but I would be concerned about feeling like I was at risk of sliding off at the front. Personally, I would find some way to level that bowl fron to back, and that *might* even include some grinding on the bottom of the bowl.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I would still set the bowl flat on the floor.
    You wind up with more water in the bowl, but that's not so bad.
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