Kohler back to back wall hung toilets

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Woodwork64

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Vintage 1968 Kohler (k3475) back to back wall hung toilets. Installer did not know what a level was, and consequently both toilets are about a 1/2" out of plumb. The mounting bracket is a one piece brass fitting attached just to the side of the stack, and plumbed sideways into it. The bolts are welded to the mounting plate, no adjustment there, and adjusting the stack would be cost prohibitive. I tried grinding the mounting holes on the toilet, with no success. Any suggestions?
 

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Vintage 1968 Kohler (k3475) back to back wall hung toilets. Installer did not know what a level was, and consequently both toilets are about a 1/2" out of plumb. The mounting bracket is a one piece brass fitting attached just to the side of the stack, and plumbed sideways into it. The bolts are welded to the mounting plate, no adjustment there, and adjusting the stack would be cost prohibitive. I tried grinding the mounting holes on the toilet, with no success. Any suggestions?
Can you take a picture? I'm not sure what you mean.

Your bolts aren't level coming out of the wall?
 

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carrier is outta plumb so the side to side isnt level Is what it sounds like? toilet leans to side 1/2 inch? since 1968 ?
Ive plumbed a ton of wall hung but none of which were residential. I dont remember any being welded in place pictures would help for sure
 

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I too have plumbed my fair share of commercial JR Smith and Zurn carriers. Never seen nor would I touch welded studs.
Grinding holes on porcelain...ugh.
 

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Took pictures, couldn't upload as jpeg's or pdf's got message that file was too large for server to process. But with a level on the top of the tank, it is 5/8" out of level (not out of plumb). At age 77 I will take the toilet off to show mount, but it is a real chore to do so these days, sorry. Though it apparently would do no good as I can't upload a picture anyway. I do know they are Kohler k3475 toilets, but I've been unsuccessful at locating a picture of the mounting plate online.
 
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