It is a slab foundation. What are my options for fixing this without ripping up the floor? I just installed a new 12" roughin toilet. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. by silverflora » Sat May 17, 2008 10:15 am . Should I trade the toilet for a 14" rough Toilet or will that not fit? Are you sure that's a specified distance and not a specified minimum distance? If you’re simply replacing your toilet, and notice the center of your flange is only 10 inches from the wall, there’s no need to go through the hassle of moving the flange. Basically the centre of the soil pipe in the floor is 100mm from the wall and I'm struggling to find a toilet with the waste exit far enough away from the wall so I can fit a pipe. Even a flexi pipe is too wide a 90 degree bend to fit. My contractor installed mine and it's 2 1/4" which seems too far - Answered by a verified Plumber We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. The back wall distance remains the same, 12-1/2 inches from the center of the toilet flange to the framing, but the minimum space to the side increases to 18 inches from the toilet … It measures 12 3/4 from the finished wall to the toilet bolts. Viewed 3k times 2. Measure the distance from the bolts that hold the toilet to the flange, to the wall behind the toilet. I can't think of any reason why a toilet can't be placed a bit farther from a wall. This is how far the floor trap or toilet flange is required to be from the wall. They built the walls in a friend's bathroom too close to the waste stack pipe in the floor. I've even tried the space saving pan connector before. help have a toilet that is far too small cistern does not reach wall , pan has four bolts 2 back 2 front i measured from the back wall to bolts at back it is roughly 42 cm what size of toilet would i go for converting it just over 16 inches. How far from the wall should the toilet tank be. 12" is standard, but some 10" and 14" models are available. The back of the toilet is about 5.5 inches out from the wall, so it now looks like an "island toilet". Reply Just get a water closet with a 10″ rough-in. The trick is that this rough-in measurement varies, depending on the toilet style, but it's typically between 10 and 14 inches. I want to replace the bathroom suite in … As a result, when the toilet was seated by the plumbing contractors, it turned out to be too close to one of the side walls.It was uncomfortably tight. Toilet sewage pipe too far from wall - help!! Toilet too close to wall. I have a toilet that is too close to the sidewall. Active 7 months ago. Re: New toilet too far from wall; Author: steve (CA) Toilets have a "rough-in" dimension, that is the measurement from the center of the flange to the finished wall. Or suppose you’re roughing in a toilet and there’s a floor joist in your way. 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