after installing toilet found too close to wall,H20 tank wont fit right, need 2in+

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WW wrote:

Move the wall.
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Turn the toilet sideways, or get a different toilet,. Some take more space than others. Standard is 12 inches center of pipe to finished wall, but there are 10 inch offset units available.The Cadet Pro Ada is available in 10 inch elongated., so is the American Standard Cadet 3. The Kohler Cimmaron round is also available in 10 - likely lots of others. You can not put your 12 inch toilet in, even with an ofset flange, and have it flush reliably.
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On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:14:08 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

If people took the time to use a tape measure, they would not get into this predicament. But the average homeowner most likely thinks all toilets are the same.
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On 4/15/2015 2:14 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

LOL! For a reliable flush with the offset flange, all he needs is a simple sign "Number 1 ONLY!" If he has guests that cannot read, stretch a piece of screen across the top of the bowl to discourage repeat offenders.
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On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:05:32 -0500, Unquestionably Confused

Or replace the john with a urinal
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My tolit tank does not fit its 1/2ways in the wall
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On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:04:41 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Sue your plumber.
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On 4/26/2016 12:04 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Sounds like you didn't measure the rough-in before purchasing your toilet. The the rough-in is the distance from the wall behind the toilet to the middle of the waste pipe the toilet will fit over. The current standard is a 12-inch rough-in, but older homes often have a 10-inch rough-in. You should always measure the rough-in before buying a new toilet, to make sure you get one that will fit the space.
You'll need to pull the toiler and purchase one that fits the space. Your local store may have one in stock, or they may have to special order it for you. If it's a two-piece toilet, you could look for a smaller, narrower tank designed to fit toilets in mobile homes or RVs and see if you can make it fit to the existing stool portion of your current toilet. But installing a toilet sized to fit the space is the best bet.
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Moe DeLoughan posted for all of us...

He could also try an offset flange in desperation...
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Tekkie

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On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:41:55 PM UTC-4, Tekkie® wrote:




We put in a bunch of them at work, in a dorm.
Bad idea. Now we're ripping them all out and redoing. Kept getting backed up toilets.
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