I have just gutted my bathroom and had the plumber move the toilet to a new location.

I just noticed that it is located only 15 inches to center of drain to where the shower glass will be installed. I know that is to code but feel it is too tight and would like to move it to be at least 17 inches away.

How difficult of a job would it be if the floor is still open? (It would still be in the same bay and would not hit the next floor joist).

Photo shows the toilet rough and the pvc pipe to the right is for the sinks.

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    Did you ask the plumber ? He/she would know better then us. – Alaska Man Jul 11 '20 at 19:40
  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. How many pipes are involved here, and how would they be changed? – Daniel Griscom Jul 11 '20 at 19:48
  • @AlaskaMan Yes, plumber would know best but was afraid to ask. – Kaja Jul 12 '20 at 0:15
  • @DanielGriscom It is just the toilet waste line since I believe the supply would still reach. – Kaja Jul 12 '20 at 0:16

Looks like you could fit an Offset Flange there. You'd probably get about 1.5".
Home Depot - NIBCO 3 in. x 4 in. PVC DWV Hub Offset Closet Flange

  • Thank you. Just worried about some of the negative feedback regarding offset flanges. – Kaja Jul 12 '20 at 0:17
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    An offset flange is going to be easier than getting under the floor and messing with it. Any more and we start adding pipe or elbows. – Ed Beal Jul 14 '20 at 22:13

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