Toilet on Elevated Platform

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Toilet on Elevated Platform

Post by Woodwaps »

Hello! My wife and I recently bought a cape cod built in 1940 and the toilet in the upstairs bathroom is on a 10ish inch elevated platform. I would love to get the toilet down to floor level, but was wondering why it might be elevated and wanted to get some thoughts before I started tearing into the floor.
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Re: Toilet on Elevated Platform

Post by macwnj »

Most likely the toilet is elevated to accommodate some kind of pipe-work between the raised floor and the original floor. I think the only way you would find out is to take it apart. Just be prepared to rebuild the platform in case you can't (or don't want to) deal with a possible "can of worms" that you may find.

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