View Full Version : Tight corner

04-09-2007, 12:39 PM
I'm attempting to do a basement bathroom remodel and am currently being stymied by an awkward toilet floor drain position.

I have a good distance from the back wall, 13", but only 11 1/4" from the side wall. It's a very small room, so ideally I would use a corner toilet but the specs on the, say, Eljer Titan Triangle demand at least 12" from both. I've seen +/- 1/2" somewhere, but maybe +/- 3/4" is too much to hope for? Maybe I'm looking at the problem the wrong way?


04-09-2007, 01:19 PM
... stymied by an awkward toilet floor drain position.

Are you wanting to put a toilet where there is now a floor drain? If so, I would suspect you are going to have to break open the floor so you can remove a trap and install a toilet flange ... and that should allow you to locate it wherever it needs to be.

04-09-2007, 01:26 PM
I'm sorry, I'm probably using the wrong terminology. The drain I'm looking at is flanged and previously had a regular toilet on it, with an uncomfortably close wall on one side which I'm hoping can be replaced with a corner toilet.


If breaking the concrete floor is really the only possibility I'm pretty sure it turns the project into something I need to have someone do for me, which is why I'm kinda trying to avoid that path if possible.

04-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Eljer will know. I believe you have plenty of space, but only the manufacturer will tell you that for sure. Perhaps they have a PDF on their web site.

Your idea is good, to pivot 45 degrees on that toilet flange so you get elbow room on both sides.


04-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Eljer probably knows, but they're not telling. The entire response I received from their email support follows:

You have to get with a Plumber

Wow, thanks, Eljer. The PDF for the toilet shows 12" - an unspecified gap. I've ordered the tank and will update the thread when/if I get it installed. Thanks for the feedback :)

04-11-2007, 04:24 AM
I had that same problem with Eljer several years ago, and I figured they would have improved their information since then.

In the end I bought two wall-mount toilets to go on Geberit carriers. I calculated every inch in advance using the web site. I found I could still save another inch after I got the carriers.