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April 24, 2014 5:09 PM

New toilet for historic house

Q: We can’t find a replacement seat for our very old toilet. We live in a historic house and our toilet is at least 70 years old. I want to replace the toilet, but the center of the toilet flange and bolts appear to be 11 inches from the wall. All current toilets seem to be 10, 12 or 14 inch sizes. Would a 10 inch rough-in toilet be OK to use even if it isn’t against the wall? My wife says no and that it sounds crazy to have a big gap behind the toilet.

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