I am looking for a ADA round bowl toilet due to size limitations with the
bathroom door. The wife seems to think that it is important for the door to
close when we have company.
The toilet will need to be 15 1/2 inches or less from the center of the
mounting bolts to the front of the bowl.
Thanks for your help.
If you are installing a true ADA toilet, you're going to need 18"
clear on both sides (right and left) of the flange. Measure 18" from
the center of the flange. You can use a 15" measurement as long as
you're not trying to conform to ADA codes.
As for the front of the toilet, your wife is correct. You do have to
be able to close the door to the bathroom. Code required 22" of clear
area for your knees in front of the toilet. It sounds to me like
you're trying to do something that isn't allowed by code.
This isn't such a huge concern if this is your own personal property
for your own personal use. However, when you try to sell that house,
you need to yank the toilet and abandon the bathroom. Otherwis, the
inspector will make you bring the bathroom up to code...which means
you'll get to remodel a bathroom for the benefit of somebody else
instead of for yourself.
You may as well go ahead and remodel the bathroom there. This is your
chance to bring everything up to code. And since you'll likely have to
remodel before a bank will lend money on that house...why not do it
now and get some enjoyment out of your money and hard work.
On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 00:20:08 GMT, "Charles Williams"
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