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mc24713
10-16-2007, 12:47 PM
We have a 10" rough for a toilet in our apt and got an estimate of $2200 to have it converted to a standard 12" rough. We're completing renovating the bathroom so it's the only time we'll be able to do this but the cost seems to me to be a bit steep - does anyone know if this is a fair cost or should I get another estimate? Thanks.

Peanut9199
10-16-2007, 12:52 PM
Would it not be better to put in a 10" rough-in toilet. Seems it would be a heck of a lot cheaper.

mc24713
10-16-2007, 12:55 PM
We'd ideally like to install a Toto Neorest toilet which they don't make yet for a 10" rough, unfortunately.

mattbee24
10-16-2007, 01:22 PM
What kind of floor is it in? If it is a slab, that might not be too far out of line. If it is a wood floor, it sounds like they just don't want the job.

mc24713
10-16-2007, 01:31 PM
We're tiling the floor with slate. The wall is currently painted drywall which we'll be covering with wood paneling later.

Ian Gills
10-16-2007, 01:42 PM
We'd ideally like to install a Toto Neorest toilet which they don't make yet for a 10" rough, unfortunately.

This, plus the $2200 rough-in fee, will possibly make it the most expensive toilet in the world. Are you rich? And, if so, are you married?

http://travel.discovery.com/ideas/museums-culture/bathrooms/gallery/gold_bath_2.jpg

Terry
10-16-2007, 02:02 PM
Without seeing the apartment, it's hard to tell.
Many Apartments in Manhatten were plumbed at 10" years ago.
Many of these were commercial 10" bowls with flushometer valves.
New toilets with tanks for the US, are built for standard 12" rough.
The Neorest uses the standard 12" rough.

Normally, it would only be a 10" if there was either a joist in the way, or someone missed in a concrete slab.

http://www.terrylove.com/wc/toto/neo_500_top.jpg
Toto Neorest 500

Bosun
10-16-2007, 02:06 PM
What does the labor include? Just redoing the rough? Who is fixing the floor, etc.

Ian Gills
10-16-2007, 02:14 PM
That is the nicest toilet I have ever seen. And I would buy it if I had a plug socket in the bathroom. A GFCI of course.

Hold the press. I have just seen the 600! What's the difference, except the much larger price tag? Wow.

jadnashua
10-16-2007, 04:16 PM
You didn't answer the question about the floor construction. Is it a slab, wood, or what? Do you have access to it from below, or does all of it have ot be done from above? If the structure isn't visible, it's a crap shoot as to what really needs to be done. It could be fairly easy, or it could be a real bear. Sounds like they think it will be a bear.

mc24713
10-16-2007, 08:32 PM
The floor is being tiled with 12x24 slate and the work can only be done from above. We live in an apt building.

The labor cost to change the rough plus the cost of the Neorest is too much to justify for us right now. Just wanted to get a fairness reading of the estimated cost.

Livin4Real
10-17-2007, 02:08 AM
What they're trying to find out is what kind of flooring is under the tile and subfloor? Is it wood floor joists or concrete?

mc24713
10-17-2007, 06:51 AM
oh i see... stupid me, concrete.