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 Offset Toilet Flange
Author: Supertug (GA)

I need to move a toilet flange in order to install a toilet that sits higher for my elderly mother. The unit states it must be 12 1/2" from the wall however the flange bolts are 9 1/2" from the wall and this is from the drywall, not the baseboard trip.

Is it possible to use an offset flange or will it be necessary to reposition the flange? I have access to the plumbing from the crawlspace, however the drain pipe is next to a joist and I fear that
would need to cut the joist ( which I do know I don't want to do ).

I will do what ever I have to make this work but I prefer the easy way out. What I will not do is anything that will damage the floor joist and make the home unsafe. I thank any and all in advance for your advice and suggestions

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: Supertug (GA)

Let me edit this. The last two words in the last sentence of the first paragraph should read baseboard strip. I have also been informed that the toilet may be mounted from between 10" to 12" away from the wall so it looks like all I need is an offset of about 1/2' to 3/4". I again thank all in advance for your assistance...Supertug.

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: GREENplumb (GA)

How about a 10" rough ADA toilet, they make them and would require no altering of the Plumbing. Have you already got the toilet? Can you take it back? I would. A 10" rough toilet cost more than a 12" rough. But if you have to move Plumbing, header floor joist,new toilet flange, fittings, glue/primer,nails,ect... that's also expensive and labor intensive. HOw bout it man, whatch gonna do.

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: GREENplumb (GA)

Let me edit this now, nevermind a 10" rough toilet WILL WORK WITH WHAT YOU GOT SIR. I would buy a TOTO DRAKE toilet for her. You only got 1 MOM ,treat her good. Your Welcome

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: bnplmb (NY)

the first thing that i would try to do is to return that unit and get one made for the specs that u have. good luck

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: GREENplumb (GA)

Author: bnplmb (NY)
the first thing that i would try to do is to return that unit and get one made for the specs that u have. good luck

Where do you get them made at sir?

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: bnplmb (NY)

green i was saying the thing that u said just in laymans terms. what i meant was return the toilet, tell the supply house the issue with the flange and they will give u a toilet that fits(ie a 10" rough toilet).

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: GREENplumb (GA)

And what-if the supply house is Home-Depot/Lowes? Thanks for you help?



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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: ironranger (MN)

Call a plumber asap.

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: dickr (NY)

around here home depot will take anything back. if you don't have a receipt you have to take store credit.

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: hj (AZ)

What kind of toilet has an adjustable outlet, other than the Toto UniFit adapter? Your first posting must have had an error, because NO manufacturer would make a toilet that needed 12 1/2". An offset collar, assuming one would fit your application, which it might not, will move the opening about 1 1/2".

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: mccarty.74 (OH)

I've got two questions for you guys. I think the only thing on this forum everyone agrees on is the superior quality of the Toto Drake toilet. I've never installed one and was just wondering why everybody gives it such a ringing endorsement. Secondly, does anybody adamently oppose offset flanges, and if so is it because it tends to clog more often?

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: dlh (TX)

the over all quality of toto is undeniable and yes they tend to clog more often. if you must use an offset flange py attention to how the offset is made, some are worse than others

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: mccarty.74 (OH)

dlh, is it the longevity, GPF, price? I just want to know because if it's that strong of an argument from you guys I'll start using them immediately.

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: dlh (TX)

for one they are the company everyone else copies. they made the 1.6 gal work after no one else could and came out with 3" glazed trapways which everyone followed. they are the trend setters and i have not gotten one toilet of theirs that had a problem

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: mccarty.74 (OH)

I know we're not supposed to talk prices on here so I'll just ask if they're comparable. Also, do they make a corner unit?

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: dlh (TX)

to builder grade toilets? NO to other decent toilets? YES

i have never had the need for a corner unit so i have never checked thus i have no idea

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: hj (AZ)

Not everyone is onboard the Toto wagon. I have only installed one or two of them, and they were customer furnished. The type of offset collar depends on your results. The ones with an oval opening also have a "shelf" under the toilet outlet so they will plug faster and easier. Eljer Triangle is the only corner toilet I know of.

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: redwood (CT)

Eljer is the only one I know of too..

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: GREENplumb (GA)

American Standard makes a Triangle Toilet. we call um "cornermodes".

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 Re: Offset Toilet Flange
Author: hj (AZ)

This is the first time I have even heard of the American Standard Titan. I'll bet they sell a ton of them, now that they have cut Eljer's share of the markey in half. I'll bet if they made 50 of them, that is about a 10 year supply.

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