Toilet waste line

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  1. K2

    K2 New Member

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    Hopefully a simple question, I didn't see anything directly related to it on the site:

    Can the waste line of a toilet run perpendicular to the toilet?

    I.e. the Toilet faces North/South and the waste line to the main stack would be run East/West.

    I guess in my mind it seems like this could cause flow problems but as long as the right grade is applied it should be o.k., no?
     
  2. Gary Swart

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    Assuming other aspects of running the line are done properly, this will be no problem.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    toilet

    You can run it in any direction you want, even straight down, except upwards.
     
  5. K2

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    Thanks! Is there a limit on how far it drops before the Elbow that runs to the main stack? My joists are 6x6's.
     
  6. Terry

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    Even below 2x12's would be fine.
     
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