Small space, with "Al Bundy" level flush, and easy clean? What are the best options?

Users who are viewing this thread

RachelW

New Member
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
TN
Hello y' ins,

We are gearing up for a bathroom update, and would like to replace our "child height" likely from the 60's older model in what I would describe a kids Jack-n-Jill bathroom where the toilet and shower/tub share a tight space with a door opening into it. The current model looks to have a 21" wide tank, overall 19" high, 27" from front to back (w/round rimmed bowl), seat height is 15" (did I mention kid height!), and there is 18" from the tank to the front rim, with a 12" rough in. So, I have a few questions I'm hoping to get feedback on.
1. I have OCD, and clean lines and cleanliness is one issue for me (in a literal sense). Is a wall anchored toilet worth the extra expense? Difficult to fix should any issues arise?
2. For a floor installed model, are these models good options for easy clean/cleanliness (inside and out), size/space saving while still being able to be sufficient for a 6 ft. tall adult, and strong flush power (no clogs! in my best "Mommy Dearest" voice)?
https://www.lowes.com/pd/American-S...2-Piece-Toilet-12-in-Rough-In-Size/1000247233 ,
https://www.lowes.com/pd/KOHLER-Tra...-12-in-Rough-In-Size-ADA-Compliant/5001837263 ,
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K32DFHS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1QNNH2CGLO69W&th=1 , https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09WYQCPMP/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?smid=A1QNNH2CGLO69W&psc=1

Also, is there any advantages to using a wax ring vs. non-wax ring for the long haul?

Thank you all in advance for your expertise in this area!
 

Terry

The Plumbing Wizard
Staff member
Messages
28,892
Reaction score
2,885
Points
113
Location
Bothell, Washington
Website
terrylove.com
I'm familiar with the Kohler and the American Standard, not the HOROW toilets.
I think performance will be fine.
I use wax for installing, but there are also the non-wax seals that work too.
 

Reach4

Well-Known Member
Messages
34,587
Reaction score
3,504
Points
113
Location
IL
When using wax, you want to not de-compress the wax. Rocking would do that. So place your shims to avoid rocking with no wax. Lift the toilet. Drop the wax ring. Drop the toilet onto the wax. That way there is no lifting/decompression from inserting shims.

Waxless can expand back, so you could insert shims after dropping the toilet over the seal.

If there is an obstruction in the pipe below the toilet, plunging can blow out the wax seal. Modern toilets seldom need plunging.
 
Top
Hey, wait a minute.

This is awkward, but...

It looks like you're using an ad blocker. We get it, but (1) terrylove.com can't live without ads, and (2) ad blockers can cause issues with videos and comments. If you'd like to support the site, please allow ads.

If any particular ad is your REASON for blocking ads, please let us know. We might be able to do something about it. Thanks.
I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks