American Standard Glenwall vs. 1960 American Standard Norwall toilet

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Shelleyvideo

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I currently have a 1960 vintage American Standard Norwall toilet in Manchu YELLOW. That wonderful color will not even come close to working in the new bathroom renovation. I'm looking at a white American Standard Glenwall as a more modern replacement. Does anyone know if the Glenwall bolt configuration will match up with the old Norwall?
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If the bolt layout works out, the other stumbling blocks are:
length of the threaded studs
difficulty or impossibility of adjusting the drain flange
One could get lucky but it is often a better choice to replumb either with a replacement, modern carrier, or convert to alternates either back to conventional drain in floor or up built in frame tank in wall type.
 

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The Norwal has the standard wall hung specs. I've replaced dozens over the years with a variety of wall hung replacements.
For someone like me that has done them, it's an easy job.

Here is the new American Standard Glenwall, the current version of it.

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The Gerber Maxwell

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You do have standard measurements with the Norwall, which will fit anything new.

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Sometimes it's this one bolted to two studs on either side.
 

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My mother had a Norwall, but at least hers was white. I replace it with a Maxwell for the added height.

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They have unique seats for the bowls.

The one below was her main bath

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Later replaced with the pressure assist Glenwall.

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My sister Trinda Love's art work on the wall.

 
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Thanks for the excellent feedback guys! I definitely have the 7 1/2" by 9" stud configuration. Terry......when installing the Glenwall or Maxwell from the Norwall, have you ever had any issues with the stud length being too short? If so, I was wondering if a stud extension, such as this, would work.
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The bolts from the carrier are long enough most of the time. With the Gerber Maxwell I have used these a time or two.

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When the bolts have been too long, I sometimes double up the 5/8" washers if I'm reusing the capped nuts, or pick up some 5/8" replacement nuts that allow the bolt to thread past.
 
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