Installation Innovations with the UniFit Rough-in adapter

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The Unifit adapter

The skirted toilet design offers the use of a patented modular rough-in system, which has been popular in Asia, called the UniFit Rough-in.  The system includes an interchangeable part that replaces the lower half of the trapway, adapting the toilet to either a 10", 12", or 14" rough-in. 

Only TOTO uses the Unifit, and only some of their models. 
Vespin II
Carlyle II
Carrollton
Carolina II
Lloyd
Pacifica
Soiree
Guinevere

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Power Solutions

  • Adjustable unifit trapway
  • Powerful flush using a 3" flush valve system
  • Extra Large Shaped siphon jet
  • Large trapway that has been computer designed
  • A good replacement for pressure assist toilet, 3.5 GPF toilets and other low flow toilets.

They recommend that the water supply be 8" to the left of center, however, for the Vespin and the Carlyle you can get by with 7" from left of center.
5-1/2" for the Vespin II, Carlyle II, Carolina II, Soiree and the Guinevere.  

 

 
The  Unift adapter works with TOTO models

Carlyle II
Carrollton
Carolina II
Lloyd
Soiree
Guinevere
Vespin II

 

James demonstrating in an old Seattle home that has a 14" rough-in. 

The toilet on the left is a Toto Soiree with 14" Unift, the toilet on the right, is a Cadet 3 elongated bowl. 
Both bowls are elongated, but you can see how much leg room is gained by James on the Toto. Several inches!
It's also much easier to use when standing up. His butt doesn't hit the pedestal anymore. 
Same bathroom, different bowls. 
We sell a lot of the Toto bowls with 14" Unifit adapters in Seattle.
It just makes sense to pull the bowl close to the wall, and have more leg room in the bathroom. 
The style fits the old Seattle homes better too. 

On the left is a TOTO Soiree with a 14" Unifit adapter.
On the right is a 14" Cadet 3.
Notice how little room there is with the Cadet 3 in this small Seattle bathroom.

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14" rough-in for toilets. Which models take up the least amount of space?
14roughin
14inchroughin

Sometimes a bathroom has a non-standard dimension for the toilet rough-in. Standard is 12"
Sometimes you will see a toilet roughed in at 14".
You can always use a standard 12" rough toilet for this, but the bowl sets out from the wall an extra 2"
You can order thicker tanks from some manufacturers, that hide the fact that the bowl is setting 2" farther out,
but the end of the bowl will still be out in the room.

The only manufacturer that "moves" the bowl back 2" is TOTO.
You pay more though for this advantage.
Models from Toto that allow you to move the bowl back 2" with their Unifit adapter are:

Vespin
Vespin II HET
Carlyle
Carlyle II HET
Carrollton
Carolina
Carolina II HET
Lloyd
Pacifica
Soiree
Guinevere

With the Vespin and Carlyle, the shutoff can be 7" to the left of center.
With the Soiree and the Guinevere, the shutoff can be 5-1/2" to the left of center.

Most of these are 28" long and set off from the wall 3/4"
So on a standard 12" rough, the end of the bowl would be 28-3/4"
If you have a 14" rough, you can switch for a 14" Unifit and keep the distance to 28-3/4"
The 14" Unifit needs to be ordered in addition to the toilet.
They come with the standard 12" Unifit, which winds up being an extra part.
And no. I don't need anymore 12" Unifit adapters.

So to explain how this works:
Cadet 3 14" rough "round bowl" is 30-1/4" from the wall.
Cadet 3 14" rough "elongated bowl" is 32-1/4" from the wall.
Any of the Toto toilets above will be about 28-3/4" from the wall with the elongated bowl.
Shorter then most other round bowls, and much shorter then the other elongated bowls.

You pay more, but get a better toilet, and more usable space in the bathroom.

Your call.

 
TOTO Guinevere
Universal Height
Elongated
28-1/4" Long
Comes with 12" Unifit adapter
Can be installed with 10" 12" or 14"
TOTO Soiree
Universal Height
Elongated
28-1/4" Long
Comes with 12" Unifit adapter
Can be installed with 10" 12" or 14"
TOTO Vespin II
Universal Height
28-5/16" long
Comes with 12" Unifit adapter
Can be installed with 10" 12" or 14"

 

 

 
















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