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skidawg
04-18-2007, 02:32 PM
I had a Cadet 3 installed yesterday. Before ordering, I measured from the wall to the center of the drain. It was 14 inches and so that I bought a 14 inch rough in. Why is it sitting almost 2 inches away from the wall? Will all 14 inch toilets do this? I don't like it and I have never noticed a toilet sticking out from a wall before!

Terry
04-18-2007, 02:42 PM
Most toilets do stick out from the wall a bit.
It is rare that a tank would touch the wall.
The Cadet 3 14", is a 12" bowl and a thicker tank (14)

Even a Toto Vespin with a 14" Unift would have been out 1"
The Toto would have pulled the bowl 2" closer to the wall.

http://www.terrylove.com/wc/toto/cst474_side.jpg
Toto Vespin II CST474CEFG with SS114 Softclose seat.
This bowl was installed on a 13-1/2" rough-in using the 14" Unifit adapter.
The water shutoff can be as close as 5-1/2" to the left of center, unless it's higher off the floor, and then it can be even closer to center.
This shutoff had been replaced with a new 1/4 turn valve with brass nipple through the wall.
Installation was by James Love of Love Plumbing & Remodel 206-949-5683
In some of the older Seattle homes, the old toilets had been wall mounted tank toilets.
Those typically are 14" rough-in and need a flange repair to use standard closet bolt connections at the flange.
Everything is on the truck for that.
The Vespin comes with a standard 12" adapter or you can order a 10" or 14" adapter depending on your rough-in distance.

Barney1
04-19-2007, 07:02 PM
Skidawg,

I have the cadet 3 as well with a 12” rough in. I too have a 2” gap behind the toilet. I’m thinking about getting a 14” and that should push it back the 2” that I need. The problem is that I got my toilet from Home Depot and they don’t sell a 14” rough in. Where did you get yours? Thanks!