Codes minimum size and opinion

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by willl, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. willl

    willl New Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    North Dakota
    What is your opinion on putting the toilet in a separate room in the bathroom. I think that it would be a nice feature as people could use the toilet in privacy while another is taking a shower etc.

    What is the minimum size the room should be if the room has one toilet and one door that opens outward. The room would be shaped like a rectangle with the toilet one one side of the room and the door on the other side opening outward. Thanks
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Code says a minimum of 15" either side of the toilet centerline - a minimum of a 30" wide space... I don't remember the minimum distance in front. This may mean you want either two exhaust fans or a remote fan with multiple inlets. Personally, it doesn't bother me and cleaning a small, often dark room with a toilet can be a pain. A window in there can help.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2008
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    You might consider something like a 4' wall and making it more of a stall than a room. Space on the sides must still be 15" or more from the center of the toilet.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    MANY homes are being constructed with a separate room for the toilet. It is usually 3' wide but can be as small as 30". Unless the door opens outward, 5' is about as small as the length can be and still swing the door inward, (and even then you might have to stand on the toilet to close the door).
Similar Threads: Codes minimum
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice plumbing codes Aug 9, 2011
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Kitchen mop sink rough in codes Jan 21, 2011
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Are offset toilet flanges against plumbing codes? Jul 12, 2010
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice strict plumbing codes by state Jun 23, 2009
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Free codes online Mar 21, 2009

Share This Page