Christmas Greetings from Spokane!
- Manufactured home
- Toilet water supply comes through the floor (instead of the wall)
- Rough-in is 14"
- BUT, the the distance from the bolts/middle of the waste pipe to the water supply is 8.5"
- Originally purchased Kohler Wellworth but the base was too long and it didn't fit (the water supply line was in the way)
- Purchased and installed Aqua Source http://tinyurl.com/d88kynq
- Aqua Source tank sits 3.5" from the wall and is very wobbly (see picture below).
- I have read the forums here suggesting there should be only a sliver of space between tank and base, but I'm nervous about cracking the porcelain.
- I have also read that the tank should be closer to the wall, that this would mitigate the problems related to a loose tank (i.e. there would be no room to push the tank back against the wall so as to open the seal between tank and base)
- I also read that some tanks are meant to be loose...really?
- So, I understand options are to purchase a 14" toilet or purchase toilet that uses a Unifit adapter
- But will either option work with my scenario (water supply in the way -- see picture below)?
- Or should I tighten the tank some more (nervous!) and be okay?
- Would you expect that there should be no movement of the tank if it is properly and completely tightened?
Thank you so much for any and all suggestions/assistance!
P.S. -- I was recently laid off (yeah, Merry Christmas to me!), so toilet cost is a factor, but I don't want to risk someone pushing against the tank and flooding the bathroom, so I will invest if necessary.