How hard is it to turn a toilet 90 degrees?
My half bath is little more than a closet, and I just removed the sink and the toilet to put up beadboard and replace the fixtures.
I made the interesting discovery that the toilet rough-in is 12 inches from the back wall as well as the left wall. The toilet was backed up to the left wall, though we always thought it would have made more room to have it the other way.
So, I guess it may be an option to move it after all, but there are two problems. One is that the water supply line is likely too far forward - the pipe comes straight up from the basement and looking at it from the basement, I now think I understand why the toilet is where it is; it won't be easy to get a pipe up near that back wall, through some other pipes.
Assuming that either we can do that, or that the current location is workable, I have a second question - can the closet flange be rotated, or is there any kind of adaptor for such a job?
I apologize in advance that I haven't closely inspected the flange yet, haven't really cleaned it up yet. I'm sure it's a cast iron flange and probably from the 40s or 50s, tops. I guess I should have gotten all the info about its condition for you first, but I'm kind of excited about the discovery that it may even be possible and just thinking out loud about it! How hard is it to turn a toilet 90 degrees, or do I need to change the flange (or hire a plumber)to do that? My dad's pretty handy, thank God.