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kathy carr
10-20-2005, 09:41 AM
I never thought this could be so complicated. My requirements for a replacement toilet are ADA and a 14" rough in. What are my options??

10-20-2005, 10:28 AM
Are you asking what model toilet will work for you? I would expect that any ADA compliant toilet should fit in a 14" rough in. There are many ADA compliant toilets to choose from.

kathy carr
10-20-2005, 12:22 PM
it's the 14 " rough I'm having trouble with

Gary Swart
10-20-2005, 05:34 PM
I believe if you were to change the flange to an adjustable one, you could "lose" 2" and use a regular ADA toilet such as the Toto Drake. Often these flanges are offered as a way to gain 2" from a 10" rough-in to a 12", so I think they should work the other way. If this is not correct, I'm sure I will be corrected.

10-20-2005, 06:00 PM
The Drake ADA doesn't adjust, it's a standard 12" rough toilet.

Most 14" toilet combinations are really 12" bowls with thicker tanks.
As long as there is room, using a standard 12" would be fine.

If you want to pull the bowl back toward the wall, then there are models that use a Unifit, some are for the 14" rough.
http://www.totousa.com/images/products/MS934304_main.jpg (http://www.totousa.com/productpage.asp?PID=794#)
Toto Llyod (http://www.totousa.com/productpage.asp?PID=794) has a 16.125" bowl height and the 14" unifit can be ordered for it.

http://www.totousa.com/images/products/CST794SF_main.jpg (http://www.totousa.com/productpage.asp?PID=723#)
Toto Nexus (http://www.totousa.com/productpage.asp?PID=723)is 16.125" bowl and will work with a unifit.

Gary Swart
10-20-2005, 06:16 PM
Thanks for setting me straight. As you could probably tell from my post, I wasn't absolutely sure. It appears that there are easier ways that changing the flange to get around the problem anyway.

10-20-2005, 08:29 PM
Unless the extra space behind the toilet is a problem using a 12" toilet on a 14" rough should not be a problem.

master plumber mark
10-21-2005, 05:40 AM
I believe that Eljer makes a 14 inch rough
handicapped toilet....the tank is just designed thicker

kathy carr
10-22-2005, 01:18 PM
We've made some compromises and settled on either the Toto Plymouth or the Dartmouth. Any comments on either??

10-22-2005, 02:18 PM
I like them both.

Both have good performance and they look really nice.
I put them in a lot of older Seattle homes, though the new traditional style home would work well with them too.