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Dittony61
Toilet on raised tile pedestal
Dittony61

The 3rd floor toilet in my old house is on a pedestal raised above the floor level by 2.25 inches. I am planning to replace the tile floor and would like to put a new toilet at floor level. Is this possible?

ed21
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ed21

Hard to say without inspecting. Is there some kind of obstruction, was more fall needed? Did somebody like a high toilet? Probably a few more possibilities.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

I'd suspect that was as low as they could get the terlit because of the waste pipe. You'll have to demolish the floor to get a look at the pipes.

bill
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bill

I suspect that there was something wrong with the toilet connection. What is needed here is exploratory surgery. remove the toilet and have a look with someone that knows plumbing.

Bill

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry
HoustonRemodeler wrote:

I'd suspect that was as low as they could get the terlit because of the waste pipe. You'll have to demolish the floor to get a look at the pipes.

I've run into this a few times and that was always the reason. Cast iron drain fittings take a lot of space unlike PVC so you might be able to do some conversion work and get it down to floor level but that may also involve any other plumbing runs which tie into that system which may involve almost every other drain on that level. You have to open it up and see what your options are.

Phil

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if you install a smaller vanity or pedestal sink in the future.

dj1
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dj1
johnmeto wrote:

if you install a smaller vanity or pedestal sink in the future.

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