Toilet Rough

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by mc24713, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. mc24713

    mc24713 New Member

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    We have a 10" rough for a toilet in our apt and got an estimate of $2200 to have it converted to a standard 12" rough. We're completing renovating the bathroom so it's the only time we'll be able to do this but the cost seems to me to be a bit steep - does anyone know if this is a fair cost or should I get another estimate? Thanks.
  2. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    Would it not be better to put in a 10" rough-in toilet. Seems it would be a heck of a lot cheaper.
  3. mc24713

    mc24713 New Member

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    We'd ideally like to install a Toto Neorest toilet which they don't make yet for a 10" rough, unfortunately.
  4. mattbee24

    mattbee24 In the Trades

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    What kind of floor is it in? If it is a slab, that might not be too far out of line. If it is a wood floor, it sounds like they just don't want the job.
  5. mc24713

    mc24713 New Member

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    We're tiling the floor with slate. The wall is currently painted drywall which we'll be covering with wood paneling later.
  6. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    This, plus the $2200 rough-in fee, will possibly make it the most expensive toilet in the world. Are you rich? And, if so, are you married?

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  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Without seeing the apartment, it's hard to tell.
    Many Apartments in Manhatten were plumbed at 10" years ago.
    Many of these were commercial 10" bowls with flushometer valves.
    New toilets with tanks for the US, are built for standard 12" rough.
    The Neorest uses the standard 12" rough.

    Normally, it would only be a 10" if there was either a joist in the way, or someone missed in a concrete slab.

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    Toto Neorest 500
  8. Bosun

    Bosun New Member

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    I'd be looking for a 10" toilet!

    What does the labor include? Just redoing the rough? Who is fixing the floor, etc.
  9. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    That is the nicest toilet I have ever seen. And I would buy it if I had a plug socket in the bathroom. A GFCI of course.

    Hold the press. I have just seen the 600! What's the difference, except the much larger price tag? Wow.
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  10. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You didn't answer the question about the floor construction. Is it a slab, wood, or what? Do you have access to it from below, or does all of it have ot be done from above? If the structure isn't visible, it's a crap shoot as to what really needs to be done. It could be fairly easy, or it could be a real bear. Sounds like they think it will be a bear.
  11. mc24713

    mc24713 New Member

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    The floor is being tiled with 12x24 slate and the work can only be done from above. We live in an apt building.

    The labor cost to change the rough plus the cost of the Neorest is too much to justify for us right now. Just wanted to get a fairness reading of the estimated cost.
  12. Livin4Real

    Livin4Real New Member

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    What they're trying to find out is what kind of flooring is under the tile and subfloor? Is it wood floor joists or concrete?
  13. mc24713

    mc24713 New Member

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    oh i see... stupid me, concrete.
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