Wall Mount: How Much Wall?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Amish Electrician, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Amish Electrician

    Amish Electrician New Member

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    I intend to have a wall-mounted toilet in my new bath. I have a pair of questions about mounting the toilet.

    1) Is 3/4" plywood strong enough to hang the toilet from? and,

    2) Is a 2x6 framed wall thick enough, both to support the load and to have enough room for the plumbing?

    The wall is NOT built yet ... help me do it right.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    A wall mount toilet uses an in-wall hanger or carrier.
    It does not mount "on" the wall.

    The in-wall-tank set ups can be either 2x4 or 2x6
    Most are 2x6
    It's a good idea to double up the wall studs that hold the carrier on both sides.
     
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  4. Amish Electrician

    Amish Electrician New Member

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    Thank you, Terry, for the quick reply. I'll take it to heart.

    BTW ... this is the only forum I've been to where the admin regularly participates. I really appreciate that.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The average carrier uses a 2x6, or even a 2x8, wall, because, while the toilet is not mounted to the wall, the wall's framework supports the carrier, and thus the toilet. Isn't "Amish electrician" almost an oxymoron?
     
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