Here we teach you how to measure a toilet rough-in. This pivotal task is essential to the installation of a new toilet. Those inexperienced in plumbing may not have ever heard the term rough-in, so allow us to address that before we get started.
The rough-in is the location of the water outlet (typically) beneath the toilet. The rough-in measurement is the distance from the center of the outlet to the wall facing the back of the toilet. The standard is a 12” rough-in, but you will find alternatives, and in those cases, you are likely facing a 10” or 14” rough-in measurement.
The general rule of thumb for clearance from the wall that faces the bowl is 24" and just about 15" on each side. The rough-in measurement indicates how much clearance you have and will allow you to select a compatible toilet.
There are a few common errors when it comes to measuring a toilet rough-in. You will want to be sure to avoid these pitfalls:
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