Tight fit

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Canadian_DIYer, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Canadian_DIYer

    Canadian_DIYer New Member

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    Hello,
    I am looking for recommendations for a low flow toilet to replace an 20 year old American Standard. I'm looking for a toilet with a 12 inch rough in. My issue is that my water supply line is 6 inches directly behind the left flange bolt. On all the drawings of the toilets that I have seen, the base extends between 7" and 10" behind the bolt hole.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Maurice
  2. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    How hard would it be to relocate the supply?
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    VERY few toilets go all the way back to the wall, and also VERY few are as wide as the bolt openings, so your supply pipe should work for anything other than a Toto skirted toilet.
  4. Canadian_DIYer

    Canadian_DIYer New Member

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    The floor is tiled with the water supply line coming out. I don't want to have to re-tile the floor. The water supply line is actually slightly in from the flange bolt - maybe an eight of an inch. I haven't found anything that will fit. I tried an American Standard Cadet 3 but the base extends 9 inches beyond the bolt hole. The Cadet 3 is very tapered but still didn't fit. Any other choices?
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    AH, you did not say the water line came out of the floor. Your old toilet must have been a washdown model with the trap towards the front. They are about the only ones which had the short section at the rear. ALL modern toilets with the reverse trap NEED more china to the rear to accomodate it, so you may never find a new toilet that will work.
  6. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    You may not have to retile if you can get to the water line from underneath. You could drill a new hole for the water supply (or ideally bring it up in the wall). The old hole may get covered up by the new toilet.

    Can you get access to the water from underneath?
  7. Canadian_DIYer

    Canadian_DIYer New Member

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    Thanks,
    The bathroom is on the second floor above my kitchen. It'll be a lot of work to get to the water line but moving it may be my only option.
    Thanks again,
    Maurice
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