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Old 08-23-2002, 02:14 PM   #1
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First off just want to say....this is a great site!
It has given the the confidence to try to finish a basement bathroom by my little old self. Dare I say a mud man in the making... more like a mud boy at this point...

Here is the problem...

The room is rough finished with walls and rock. (Cement floor) The center of the toilet drain is only 9" from the wall to center... Hmmm... what to do? Will a 10" rough in toilet fit? In the interest of planning and before I have to do lots of rework, I have tried to come up with a couple of solutions...


1. chip, cut break, remove the concrete and use an offset flange. Seems like a major pain. maybe some code issues as well.

2. since the walls are unfinished. I was thinking or creating a small recess in the wall behind the toilet. Basically I would reframe a box in the wall by turning the studs 90 degrees.. shouldn't be too difficult

BTW.. the wall are not getting tile... just paint most likely


Any better suggestions from anyone??

thanks all
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Old 08-23-2002, 04:50 PM   #2
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I have seen twelve in toilet fit onto an eleven inch rough drain. Tight to the wall, but they fit. The ten might work the same way. I hate to see that wall trick. I've seen it before and it looks like a screw-up.

If that doesn't work, you can do a l-inch offset. That's not too tough.
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Old 08-23-2002, 05:43 PM   #3
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If you're already in there to put in an offset, you might as well go the rest of the way and fix it proper. A few more whacks with the sledge and you can get it out to 12", then you don't have to spend the extra cash for the 10" toilet.
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Old 08-23-2002, 07:53 PM   #4
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Hate to be a pessimist but I don't think there is any easy remedies for this...get out the Sledge....hope it is not a terracotta drain those can be rascals.

Another cheesy way out you have is to build a platform for the commode...weve all seen that to.
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Old 08-26-2002, 11:04 AM   #5
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thanks....

I am thinking I am going to get out the sledge for a bit... the pipes are actually PVC so it shouldn't be too difficult. Gonna bring it out to a 12" rough then..
I am taking pictures along the way... and will post some when it gets further along... thanks all for the comments.. just needed a little reassurance..
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Old 08-27-2002, 11:04 PM   #6
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Re: The 9 inch toilet... Good idea to move it!
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