I don't think there is any "rule" for this, it's mostly a matter of
preference, ease of access, and available mounting locations.
Too far back and a larger person will have to twist around to access the
Too low, too high, or too far forward, and small children may not be able
to reach the paper without leaning or stretching.
It also depends on how cramped the area around the toilet is. You don't
want to be bumping into the toilet paper roll as you're sitting down or
standing up. And, you don't want to be bumping it with your elbows while
you're reading a magazine or something. :)
Also consider the closer the roll is to the toilet, the more likely it will
absorb "splatter" and "splashing" from the males of the species...
In any case, the holder in our main bath is mounted to the side of the
lavatory cabinet, and is centered about 18" from the back wall, and 24"
from the floor. The holder in our master bath is mounted on a side wall,
36" from the back wall, and 32" from the floor. Both are quite accessable
and comfortable, so you can see there is a lot of flexibility in the
Sit down on the seat, and hold the roll where you think it is comfortable.
Then have one or two other family members do the same thing. Pick a spot
somewhere in the middle of those locations and screw it to the wall.
Stand directly in front of your toilet. Place your ass against the
wall. Let out a nice size turd and let it smear on the wall. That's
where you put the holder (in the shitty spot). This is the reason the
human body was designed the way it is. It's all about placement of
the toilet paper holder. I know this sounds silly, but this is what
God intended us to do when we install a TP holder, thus it's a
religious thing and needs to be taken very seriously. This was
documented in the original Hebrew version of the bible, but it was
removed when converted to English because the ultra conservative
republicans found it offensive. Either way, this is SERIOUS.....
Thanks to everyone who responded. Now, as for the most common advice
offered here, I did know that I can install it wherever I want. :)
Basically, I was puzzled that this being a common question faced in
every bathroom, why isn't there one standard, in particular why
instituional and reseidential builders have come to such different
conclusions...The answer probably is government regulations...
: Give us a break.
Try growing up a little. Nobody owes you a "break" here. This is a
public forum. People post what they like, not what you might like. It
is your job to select what you read and what you don't.
: > : Give us a break.
: > Try growing up a little. Nobody owes you a "break" here. This is a
: > public forum. People post what they like, not what you might like. It
: > is your job to select what you read and what you don't.
: You sure take offense easily. The guy made a joke and I responded to it.
: What's your problem?
Maybe spending too much time reading Usenet posts. By coincidence I had
read several posts where people asked others not to post this or that,
instead of themselves selecting what they want to read. My apologies if
all of you were joking; without smilies, I can't tell. :)
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