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 Minimum clearance for toilet on the side
Author: sum (FL)

I have read that one needs a minimum clearance of 15" on each side of the toilet, some says 16", some says 18".

I searched for code online and couldn't find anything specific, I found a section on handicapped toilet that says 18".

I guess my question is, if the minimum is say 16", is that rough-in minimum (toilet centerline to stud), finished wall minimum (toilet centerline to tiled surface) or absolute minimum (toilet centerline to baseboard or slightly protruding bath cabinet countertop or even toilet paper dispenser)?

I am trying to squeeze as much space I can and need to find the absolute minimum by code, any references to UPC would be greatly appreciated.



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 Re: Minimum clearance for toilet on the side
Author: dlh (TX)

yes 18" is an A.D.A. dimension. there is no clear/defined dimension for a "regular" toilet from side to side but 15" is used as the "norm" for comfortability. it is measured from centerline of the toilet to finished wall/sink/cabinet/tub

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 Re: Minimum clearance for toilet on the side
Author: birddoggiest (ID)

UPC code says 15" clear from center of toilet to wall or cabinet.

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 Re: Minimum clearance for toilet on the side
Author: hj (AZ)

15" center of the drain to either side is the minimum and that is often a very uncomfortable dimension.

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 Re: Minimum clearance for toilet on the side
Author: hj (AZ)

15" is both "clear" and "defined".

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 Re: Minimum clearance for toilet on the side
Author: dlh (TX)

but rarely checked unless it is obvious it is not close

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