View Full Version : 7" Rough-in, or move flange?

05-23-2005, 04:58 PM
Hi all,
I'm in the middle of a dilemma. I have a bathroom in the basement with a toilet that's about 11.5" from the foundation, but the previous owners have sheetrocked the bathroom. (around the toilet)

I'm having work done in the floor, and I'm wondering if I can find a 7" or less rough-in toilet or if now is the time I get a plumber out to move the plug. The sewer pipe heads straight right from the flange.

How much would it cost for a plumber, if I did all the concrete work?


05-23-2005, 08:22 PM
I'm a bit confused. If the toilet flange is 11.5" from the wall then you should be able to fit most standard 12" rough toilets in that space (or a 10" if need be). If the toilet flange is a mere 7" from the finished wall then you'll need to have the flange moved as there isnt a 7" rough toilet. Pricing will vary based on going rates in your location, type of piping, how the original plumbing was piped, how far to move the flange, etc. Get a few estimates and go with whom you feel will give you the most bang for your buck.

05-23-2005, 08:31 PM
I worked on a Toto recently that had the bolts at 7" from the wall. If that is the outlet point, which it appeared to be, then it would fit.

05-23-2005, 08:38 PM

If it was like the toilet above, the back bolts merely hold the toilet down, the flange stays in the normal location. This uses the Toto Unifit adapter (http://www.terrylove.com/wc/unifit.htm), factory set for a 12" rough, but can be bought with 10" or 14" in mind.

I don't know of anything less than 10" (9.5") that is sold in the US.

05-24-2005, 05:36 AM
I wasn't sure if that was how it was installed or not.