10 5/8" rough - will a Drake 12" fit?

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  1. Peter Jacobs

    Peter Jacobs New Member

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    I need to replace a mid-1990's era 3.5 gal American Standard Cadet -- it doesn't clear the bowl the way it used to (yes, I've tried plunging and using a closet auger, clearing the rim holes, etc). I'd like to put in a Drake, as we have two others in the house that we like. But the finished wall to bolt distance is 10 5/8".

    I know Terry has said on this forum that he's put in Drakes with 10 7/8" rough ins, but until I take out the old toilet, no way to know if I can move the bolts another 1/4". A 10" rough Drake will leave a big space behind the tank.

    Any ideas on the best way to approach this? Thanks, all.
     
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    See https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/toilets-that-fit-11-rough-in.90440/#post-649702

    Maybe you already did.

    There is the possibility of using one of the Toto Unifit toilets to make the spacing pretty much what you need, but those cost more. This is what I did:
    Initially, using the bolt method, I thought I had a 13-7/16 rough.
    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/ind...baseboard-and-shoe-molding.58080/#post-428138
    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/ind...nifit-or-stick-with-the-12.59681/#post-442544

    showed what I did... my rough was closer to 13 inches.
    It turned out that my rough was less than I initially thought based on external bolt measurements. The bolts were not in long slots which would have provided some easy adjustability; they were in side slots. The bolts were not the exact same distance to the wall.
    https://terrylove.com/forums/index.php?threads/toilet-rough-in-dilemma.89675/#post-643625
    has marked-up unifit photo showing the concept. The drywall screws (green arrows) would not have been necessary. I do overkill at times.
     
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  4. Peter Jacobs

    Peter Jacobs New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking I need to pull the current toilet and see what I'm really working with. Sigh.
     
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