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I have a 1990's Kohler wellworth toilet, its closet bolt…

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I have a 1990's Kohler wellworth toilet, its closet bolt holes are from center of hole around 6" to rear of the base of the toilet. I have baseboard running behind the toilet and all the new Kohler toilets are around 12" from bolt hole to rear of base. I would like to select a model that will fit.

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

I have rebuilt the old toilet but it sits lower around 14" high as apposed to the newer toilets around 16" high and that extra height would aid my wife and her cranky knees.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes I am a Maintenance manager in a plant for 38 years and have done all kind of repairs.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Will I need to order a custom toilet ?

Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 26 days ago
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Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 26 days ago

Have you tried a standard 10" toilet to see if that will work instead of the 12" model?

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
Even with an offset flange that I installed back in the 90's 10" would still interfere with the baseboard heat on the wall behind the toilet.
Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 26 days ago

https://www.lowes.com/pd/KOHLER-Wellworth-Standard-Height-White-10-in-Rough-In-Elongated-Toilet-Bowl/1224185

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Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 26 days ago

Okay... You may have limited options depending on your needs;

1. Try to locate a replacement toilet that will fit from a plumbing store not a home improvement center, or somewhere online like EBAY

2. Relocate the base board heater

3. Relocate the toilet flange

4. Use the existing toilet and install an ADA type toilet seat that will raise the height above the bowl

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Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 25 days ago

Just following up as to whether this information was helpful in answering your question, or do you still need assistance? Please let me know by replying in the box below.

Thanks

Dave

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
I will remove the baseboard and rout thru the studs, thanks for your help.Perry
Plumber: David Bowden, General Contractor replied 21 days ago

You are most welcome...

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