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Replaing a 14" rough in toilet with a 12".

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hope someone can help me out with this.

I need to replace a toilet, which has a 14" rough in. Can I replace it with a 12" rough in toilet?

Also, Kohlr does not have any 14" toilet only American standard seems to make them, how does American Standard caompare in quality to Kohler?

thanks.
post #2 of 8
Install an offset closet flange and use a 12" toilet?
post #3 of 8

 Pay extra and get the 14" rough toilet your happy with, brands mean little with toilets. Moving the flange means altering the floor, and you may have cast iron, a leadbend, or some other plumbing headache to deal with.

post #4 of 8
Yes you can replace it with a 12" toilet. There will be a bigger space behind the tank, but most people won't even notice.

Installing an offset flange will give you 1-1/2 "if I remember correctly, but it can be a lot of work to do depending on the conditions.
post #5 of 8
Another thing just came to mind.
Hopefully this toilet is not part of a back-to-back installation. If it is, many of the new low flow, so-called "high efficiency" toilets will cause a problem that has nothing to do with going 14" to 12".
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Originally Posted by cheech View Post

 Pay extra and get the 14" rough toilet your happy with, brands mean little with toilets. Moving the flange means altering the floor, and you may have cast iron, a leadbend, or some other plumbing headache to deal with.

My choice would have been to get a 14" rough toilet, but the waits are in excess of 2 weeks to get them and the choices are very limited.
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Originally Posted by speedracer View Post

Yes you can replace it with a 12" toilet. There will be a bigger space behind the tank, but most people won't even notice.
Installing an offset flange will give you 1-1/2 "if I remember correctly, but it can be a lot of work to do depending on the conditions.
Thats exactly what I was thinking, thanks a lot for clarifying about the tank space from the wall.
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Originally Posted by woodbutcher View Post

Another thing just came to mind.
Hopefully this toilet is not part of a back-to-back installation. If it is, many of the new low flow, so-called "high efficiency" toilets will cause a problem that has nothing to do with going 14" to 12".
By back to back you mean two toilets on either side of a wall? I have a bathroom on each of two levels.

Thanks all for the replies.
post #7 of 8
Give F.W. Webb up the street a call. They have a great stock of plumbing supplies, less than ten minutes from your house. wink.gif
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By back to back you mean two toilets on either side of a wall?
Yes.
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