Will a 12" toilet fit?

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Old 08-09-18, 09:03 AM
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Will a 12" toilet fit?

We're doing a remodel and installing a new toilet. We'd like put shiplap on all walls in the the bathroom including behind the toilet. The shiplap is 0.56" thick. The screws for the toilet plumbing are just over 12" from the drywall. The shiplap will go over the drywall. Will a 12" toilet fit with the shiplap installed?
 
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Thinking that I may have to remove the drywall for this to work.
 
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It all depends on what toilet you choose. Not all toilets are the same depth.
 
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Old 08-09-18, 02:08 PM
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12 inches is the most common toilet rough-in size. However, it's useful to know that toilet's also come in: 10 inch rough-in. 14 inch rough in.

Standard drywall is 1/2 inch thick, so the plumber should set the toilet flange at least 15-1/2 inches from the center of the flange to the wall framing. The standard distance from the back wall is 12 inches, or 12-1/2 inches from the center of the flange to the wall framing.
 
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Thanks for the info. Moving the existing toilet flange at this point would be a pain. At 10" rough-in is a good idea and I may go that route.

But let's say I were to tear down the drywall and replace it with shiplap. Any issues doing that? It's an interior wall so I don't see why it would be a problem. Is there anything code related that prevents me from doing this?
 
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You could remove the sheetrock with no problems other than a little more noise transmission.
 
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Just check the dimensions on the toilet's your considering. Most are something less than 12" to allow for clearance so you might get lucky with standard toilet if your measurements are correct.
 
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Thanks Pilot Dane! I was hoping that was the case but wasn't sure. I'll head to home depot and will take a look. Thanks to everyone for their help!
 
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Old 08-13-18, 02:04 PM
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Just following up on this. I bought a standard 12" toilet and fit it to test if it would work. Turns out, there's plenty of room. No problem at all. The best way to plan for some of this stuff is to buy it, try it, and return it if it doesn't fit.
 
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