Basement bathroom - for my quilting studio and guest suite. this will not be used regularly all year round.
I had to put a 1' filler along the wall for the linen cabinet to get the door fully open, and 1/2" filler strip between the linen cabinet and vanity for the drawers to clear, and that makes the toilet spacing from vanity to drain center about 13 1/2"; code minimum is 15". The other side of the toilet has 20.5" spacing to the tub. So the total space for the toilet is 34"- just not centered in that area. It looks like I could use an offset toilet flange, but the flange has already been installed, and it is not an offset. the toilet is narrow - the tank lid is 18" wide, so there is plenty of room for it.
- Should I talk with the inspector and see if he will pass it as is? the risk is that he won't and I need to figure out a fix.
- Should I proceed with finishing and hope the inspector will just glance and say okay?
- The toilet flange is already installed, and I understand to change that to an offset flange to gain the 1 1/2" spacing to meet code, will need to jack hammer out the existing flange or replace the custom vanity/linen cabinet which has been its own little fiasco.
- Someone suggested putting in a smaller cheap vanity just for the inspection, then change it out to the custom one. Kind of cheating, but I am just not sure what to do !