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thezster
07-22-2005, 11:58 AM
Just finished cementing my 3" toilet drain in my basement bathroom addition. Unfortunately, during the filling/concreting, etc., I ended up with 12 1/2 from the center of the drain to the new wall studs (no drywall yet). Appears I'm going to end up with a 12 inch distance once drywall is installed. I know I need 12 1/2 from the wall - but figure it will be easier to back the wall a tad in that area than remove the new concrete.... Thoughts??? Yeah, I know - measure twice - cut once...... Darn!!

slb
07-22-2005, 12:05 PM
I'm not sure why you think need 12 1/2". Standard toilet rough-in is 12" from the finished wall.

-Steve

RioHyde
07-22-2005, 12:24 PM
12" is perfect....in fact, on most toilets you can get away with 11-1/2" just fine.

thezster
07-22-2005, 02:37 PM
I'm not sure why you think need 12 1/2". Standard toilet rough-in is 12" from the finished wall.

-Steve

GREAT!!! I know I read 12 1/2 "somewhere" and had it in my mind as gospel. I'm much relieved --- Thanks for the prompt response and assistance. I love this web site.....

jadnashua
07-22-2005, 05:22 PM
You might have remembered the rough wall dimension - before the 1/2" drywall is applied...

jdkimes
07-25-2005, 02:31 PM
Even if you were 1/2" off it would probably be okay.

master plumber mark
07-25-2005, 02:50 PM
I usually install a flange out about 13 inches .

I would rather leave a small gap that someone could

squeeze some wallpaper down into than have it too tight