Still wigged out and have another question about the Toto Aquia II

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by dcgardener, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. dcgardener

    dcgardener New Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    Washington, DC
    Okay, I have been interviewing plumbers to do my fixture installation, and two of them have raised this point about the Aquia II โ€” that there should be 8 inches from the water supply to the flange?

    Is that true? If it is, then Lord help me, because I only have 6 inches. I don't know who to believe any more. The plumber who just told me this says he installs a lot of Totos.

    I think I'm seeing a Caroma in my future (as long as it'll fit the space).

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2010
  2. Firemark

    Firemark New Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Southern NJ
    Does the water supply line come out of the wall? if so, how high off the finished floor. The drawings in the Total installation guide show there should be enough clearance if it's no more than 6 inches off the floor.

    If up from the floor, 6 inches from the center of the flange shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure the supply line is connected to the Tank before it is mounted to the bowl since the room behind the bowl is a tight space.

    Whether your plumber says he installs lots of Totos, it sounds like you need to find a less stress inducing one.
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    I'm pretty sure the 8" is recommended so that there is a straight line from the supply shutoff to the inlet on the bottom of the tank. It should work just fine even if it isn't a straight line. I think you are borrowing trouble. As we suggested in your early question, get a plumber that can read and isn't stuck on "the way we always install toilets".
  5. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

    Jun 21, 2007
    I smash things and demand money.
    Victoria, BC
    The aquia is a skirted toilet. All skirted toilets require different rough-in measurements for the shutoff valve. The detailed spec sheets provided by Toto tell you exactly what needs to be done, so find a plumber who is experienced as the rough-in of your current toilet will have to be moved! Either that, or you go for a standard model like a Drake.
  6. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

    Apr 23, 2007
    Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale
    Ontario, Canada
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