This house's master bathroom has a bidet near the wall and an adjacent
toilet near the tub. In fact the tub is only one and a half inch from
the bowl. Too close in my opinion. I think this is because it used to
be a regular size tub and the previous owner installed a whirlpool tub
that is much wider.
Since we will not be using the bidet at all, I am thinking of disposing
the bidet and switch the toilet over in it's place. That will make the
bathroom a lot less cramped.
(1) Do bidets and toilets have identical drains? If I pull up the bidet
will I see the same drain opening as a regular toilet or will there be
issues that could make it not feasible to remove the bidet and put the
toilet where it is?
(2) How can I close the drain of the toilet in such a way that it will
be flushed against the floor? Is there some sort of drain plug I can
screw into the existing opening and still be able to lay a piece of
spare tile over and have that be flushed with the rest of the floor? I
don't want to seal it permanently in case we want to re-open that some
other time. If this is not possible I guess worse case scenerio I can
turn that into a floor drain?
(3) By closing one of the two drains could I potentially cause any
problem with the vent stack?