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    TinmanR1 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 18, 2007, 05:58 AM
    Toilet rough-in
    How far from the roughin wall to center line of waste should I set the toilet?
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    Jan 18, 2007, 04:15 PM
    12 inches from the finished wall.
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    Nov 16, 2010, 03:07 PM
    U need to know what toilet u intend to buy if is 10" or 12" and then u give it 10"or12" from a finish wall if the wall is not finished add at least half of an inch to accommodate tiles
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    Nov 16, 2010, 05:29 PM

    Chicken or the egg, which comes first? Toilets come is several set backs with 12 being very common. 12" set back toilets are often less expensive than a 10". Allow for the drywall and baseborad and then come out 12 yto the center of the flange.
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    Nov 18, 2010, 05:10 AM

    I disagree with both dclynch and vinc.
    12 inches from the finished wall.
    It's really 12 inches from the UNFINISHED wall which makes it 11 1/2" from the finished wall.
    u need to know what toilet u intend to buy if is 10" or 12"
    Why would any one purchase a more expensive 10" toilet if he could install a regular priced 12: one? Doesn't make sense.
    add at least half of an inch to accommodate tiles
    I'm no tile man but the tiles I've seen run about 1/4". Cheers, Tom
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    massplumber2008 Posts: 12,832, Reputation: 1212
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    Nov 18, 2010, 07:24 AM

    Hi all..

    Yeah, with all of the different toilets on the market today I won't rough in a toilet on a REMODEL JOB unless I have the toilet on the job first. In this way, I quickly set the toilet up and set it tight against the wall and measure to the center of the toilet bowl holes. I then add a 1/2" (keeping toilet a 1/2" off the wall) and that is my rough in.

    For a 12" rough in toilet I have measured as little as 10.0" to center (some kohler toilets), most common is 10.5" to 11.0" and some 11.5", but never 12" or more.

    For future readers of this thread, if possible, place the toilet against any wall in your home and measure... add the 1/2" and then rough your new toilet in at that measure. In this way you will have a nicely set toilet... not one that is 3" off the wall, OK? :)


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