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Unread 06-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #511
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CX, The only issue to moving the toilet to provide more space for the shower is cosmetic. The toilet is currently centered under a 18" wide window. So if I move it 2".... it wont be.

Not sure I can live with that.

I'm dealing with a 5'x8 room so not a lot of room.

My sister did a conversion of a 32x60 tub to a shower a while back and it worked out nicely so if I can get the two inches without having to move the window....

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I'd gladly give up the window/toilet being centered to pick up a little width in the shower. Our shower is 30" to the inside of the curb (fiberglass pan) and I definitely wouldn't want it any narrower - even as skinny as I am.

Would a wall hung toilet buy you any space? A little spendy but frees up lots of inches in front of the bowl. http://www.efaucets.com/detail.asp?P...CWT486MFG-1-01
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I guess it all depends on how much work you want to take on in this new bath, but is completely reconfiguring the bathroom an option? You've certainly got the skills to move some drain and water lines if needed.
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In my fair city the shower glass can be no closer than 15" from the center of the terlit. But I find that kindah tight and I'm only 5'6"
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In my fair city the shower glass can be no closer than 15" from the center of the terlit. But I find that kindah tight and I'm only 5'6"
Concur and I'm 6' 6" (and before you ask I don't play basketball and it does s**ck to fly commercial)

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is completely reconfiguring the bathroom an option?
Yes, but I need to live within the constraints of my 5x8 footprint (stud to stud). For your reference, this bathroom is layed out similar to the hall bath which was 5'x7'6" stud to stud.

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Would a wall hung toilet buy you any space?
New toilet would be a tough sell. Not sure how I would manage installing and accessing the tank because of the exterior wall.
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Yes, but I need to live within the constraints of my 5x8 footprint (stud to stud). For your reference, this bathroom is layed out similar to the hall bath which was 5'x7'6" stud to stud.
Gotcha. I suppose one thing that comes to mind off the bat would be moving the door location over so you could flip the sink & toilet to the opposite walls. That would put your toilet opposite the window in the bath then it could be waaaay off center from it without anyone really noticing. And if Mrs. PC wouldn't mind a vanity slightly narrower than what's in your 1/2 bath you might be able to get that shower to nearly 36" wide. It would be a TON more work for a very small gain, but you might find the difference in a 28"-30" wide shower versus a 34"-36" wide shower worth it, especially for a guy your height.

Of course the much easier option to yield the same result would be to leave everything in the same position, move the toilet over and get creative with a window treatment that masks the fact that the toilet is no longer centered.
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New toilet would be a tough sell. Not sure how I would manage installing and accessing the tank because of the exterior wall.
Just an option that might help if reconfiguring the bath would warrant it. I am hoping to use one of those in my already tight shower/toilet room, will save between 6 and 9 inches in front of the bowl.

Uh oh, look at what's happening here. We're already working on PC's next project!
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And if Mrs. PC wouldn't mind a vanity slightly narrower than what's in your 1/2 bath you might be able to get that shower to nearly 36" wide.
Mrs. PC thinks that a great idea and doesn't mind at all, that's my area; her 42" vanity is in the adjoining dressing area.

Seriously though, that would be the option. Take the existing 36" vanity down to a 30" unit something like the one I just installed in the hall bathroom, up the foot print of the shower to say 33x60 and center the toilet between them.

Can't flip the positions because of the adjoining dressing area, closet and HVAC return.

I put the window in around 20 years ago so I can always change it out. I'm considering changing the double hung to 3" wider casement type that would be easier to open too. Fixing up the siding is a challenge, the window is about 24' up.
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Uh oh, look at what's happening here. We're already working on PC's next project!
I was thinking the same thing and had been looking forward to a month or two off from the renovation treadmill.

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Dan, I checked out the tank less toilets at totousa.com. Pretty neat units, the tank fits in a 2x6 wall standard and 2x4 wall with the residential adapter. Wouldn't work for for but seems like a good idea if you have space constraints with meeting UPC requirement for 21" in front of the toilet.
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They make a squiggly adapter for terlits when plumbers can't measure 12"OC. The squiggly adapter shifts the terlit 2 inches. They aren't code in my fair city, but they sell lots of them.... go figure. That will allow you to shift your terlit 2 inches sidewards

Get the one with the stainless steel flange if you can.
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Paul, I need to replace the toilet plumbing anyway to correct the water running uphill problem with the current configuration. Your idea of the offset fits into my plans so I can shift the toilet flange 2" closer to the wall. The current flange is 14" from the wall because of a joist.

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The plumbing will be pretty easy to reroute for the project since it is all accessible from the dining room ceiling which I stripped at the start of the first bathroom. Could also move the joist over a little when I double up the 2x8 to get the L factor up.
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We have quiet bathroom now!

The insulation in the tub surround and setting the tub in mortar have made a big difference in the noise during showering. Used to make a racket in the adjoining rooms, now so quiet I can't tell the shower is running. I love it when a plan comes together!
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Aside from the complete lack of pipe support they did a decent plumbing job. Added bonus they didn't hack into the joist.
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Added bonus they didn't hack into the joist.
The HVAC guys were filling that role......

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