I'd planned on replacing an old toilet with a Toto Drake,
but the spec sheet seems to indicate that the toilet sits
very close to the wall. The water supply comes in
directly behind my toilet--no offset--and I'd rather
not hire a plumber to move it. (There's an air vent
on one side of the water supply and heaven knows
what on the other side--the other toilets in the house
have the water supply offset, so I suspect there
could be a reason this one is the way it is.)
Does anyone know whether I'm reading the spec sheet
correctly? Or have a Drake installed that they can
look at? I'd need at least a 3.5 inch clearance
between the wall and the toilet. Obviously I
could go to the plumbing supply store and look,
but it's a long drive away so am hoping somebody
If Totos are out, can anyone recommend a good
alternative that might work?
It all depends on how far from the wall your toilet flange is installed in
the floor. Today's standard is 12" from the surface of the wall to the
center line. Years ago it was 14". Since most toilets are built for 12" and
none that I know of are built for less than 12" nothing will sit that far
from the wall to clear your supply, unless your flange is installed more
than 12" from the wall. It may just be simpler to move that supply, but
check the measurements from the wall to the centerline of the flange. That
can be done by finding the anchor bolts, and measure from the bolt to the
The toilet flange is the standard 12" from the wall. The current
toilet base sits about 5" from the wall. I'm hoping to find a
decent toilet that will have the required clearance (the water
supply is 7" from the floor and extends 3.5 inches from the
wall) without moving the water supply line--which would
involve a day off from work to wait for the plumber. Toilets,
I do. Moving the water supply is beyond my capabilities.
Call or email these guys: http://www.cometplumbing.com /
in Virginia Beach. They are Toto dealers, but foremost, they
specialize in oddball type problems such as yours. Be advised, it
might be better to set up (email) and agree on a time you could talk
to them, as they are really busy---but they are great.
Ensure you include those measurements in your email.
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