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What are the minimum clearances around a toilet?
Friday, August 3, 2018
Here’s the three standards for clearances around a toilet according to the International Residential Code [IRC P2705.1(5) and R305.1(2)]:
- Minimum of 15-inches from centerline of toilet to adjacent side wall or plumbing fixture at each side, with a total of 30-inches side-to-side, and the one shown above is not acceptible.
- Minimum 21-inches clearance in front of toilet.
- Minimum 6-feet 8-inches of height to ceiling at the center of required area in front of toilet where there is a sloped ceiling over toilet. Also see our blog posts Why is there sand in the bottom of my toilet tank? and Why is there mold inside my toilet tank?
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