Re: Wall hung or rear outlet toilet
Posted by hj on August 04, 1999 at 09:24:46:
In response to Re: Wall hung or rear outlet toilet
Since the flange to bowl seal is the only protection against leakage, and that seal is notoriously fragile, it would be better to have the water drop into a vertical pipe as soon as possible to avoid the splash back inherent in even a properly graded horizontal pipe.

: In Reply to: Re: Wall-hung toilet posted by hj on August 01, 1999 at 20:48:35:

: What about a rear-outlet, floor-mounted toilet?
: (I learned about these from this web-site; thanks!)
: Since the outlet is 4" of so above the floor, this
: would maintain the height advantage, correct? Must
: the waste line turn downward immediately after the
: flange, or could it run horizontally from that point
: (with the required drop, of course)? Thanks for your
: help so far. Great site!

: - Matt

: : The carrier fitting required for a wallhung toilet is quite large and negates any height advantages. It
: also makes the wall much thicker.

: : : I'm finishing the upstairs of a 30 year old,
: : : one-and-a-half story house. It has 2X10 floor joists,
: : : but the drain lines for the toilets will be tough to
: : : fit in the available space and maintain the required
: : : drop. Is there any advantage to using a wall-hung
: : : toilet? I assume that it has a higher outlet from
: : : the trap than a floor-mounted model, so this would give
: : : more vertical drop for the drain pipe. Any thoughts?
: : : Thanks.

: : : - Matt

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