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Commode changeout

Posted by bus_driver (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 25, 12 at 7:44

Neighboring couple are in their late 70s. Their house was built in 1968 with one bathroom. The original commode is really low height and they want a taller one. The commode has 4 hold-down bolts and a large base. The DWV is no-hub cast iron with accessible basement under the bath. Replacing the toilet flange will be very easy if it proves to be necessary.
But a new toilet will have a smaller base and the vinyl floor will clearly show base outline of the original toilet. Any solutions other than replacing the vinyl? It is in really good condition.


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RE: Commode changeout

Maybe just put one of these temporary high seats with arms on the toilet until they are ready to upgrade the whole bathroom. While they are a bit of a nuisance to keep clean, they are a good safety item for older folks who can wind up in some pretty serious situations while "sitting on the throne" whether it is low or high.

Here is a link that might be useful: Elevated toilet seat


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RE: Commode changeout

Place a marble closet slab on floor below new closet


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