How to Measure for a Replacement Toilet
Replacing a toilet is definitely something you want to get right the first time. That’s why you need to be sure of what toilets would or wouldn’t fit in your bathroom whenever you start shopping for your replacement. Here are the three most important measurements to nail down…
The 3 Measurements
- Toilet Height – chances are you have a shelf or towel rack above your toilet tank, so be sure to measure from the floor to any such limit for how tall your new unit can be.
- Toilet Depth – equally important to the height, the measurement of how long your toilet can be from the tip of the seat to the back of your tank may rule out some models for you.
- Rough-in Measurement – this is the most critical number, referring to the length from the wall to the center of the waste pipe, which can be taken by measuring parallel to the bottom plate of the toilet between the wall and the middle of the bolt caps (unless you have two sets of bolt caps, in which case you will likely rely on the back set of caps).
Combining these three measures together will allow you to understand the limits of what toilet dimensions will or won’t work with your current waste hole setup.But when it comes to actually replacing your unit, you need quite a bit more information. The surefire solution is to call Waldman Plumbing at 781.780.3184 to benefit from over 100 years of experience and service