What is the code required minimum height above a toilet?

Monday, September 16, 2019

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, according to the International Residential Code [IRC P2705.1(5) and R305.1(2)]. Similar citation in Residential Edition of Florida Building Code.


   Go to our blog posts What are the minimum clearances around a toilet? for more dimension standards. Also see Why is there sand in the bottom of my toilet tank? and Why is there mold inside my toilet tank?

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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about PLUMBING:

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Why is the vacuum breaker at my hose faucet leaking, gushing water, or making funny sounds?

What are the code requirements for plumbing vent terminations?

What are the code requirements for layout of drain piping under sinks? 

What causes a gurgling sound when a bathtub or sink drains? 

Are drop-in toilet bowl cleaner tablets safe?

How can I locate my septic tank?

Is a hot water faucet handle required to be on the left? 

Can you live in a house while the plumbing is being replaced?

Why is the European-style bottle trap not approved by the plumbing codes in the U.S.? 

Why can't PVC be used for water pipe inside a house?

What are the common problems to look for when the plumbing has been replaced in a house? 

What's that powdery crust on the pipe connections at the water heater? 

How can I tell what type of plumbing pipe I have?

What causes low water pressure in a house?

Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house? 

How do I get rid of the sewer gas smell in my house?  

What does polybutylene pipe look like? Why is it a problem?

Which water pipes are an insurance problem and possibly uninsurable? 

• Does a home inspector check the plumbing under the floor slab?

• Is it alright to disconnect the washing machine drain from the septic tank and divert it to the ground in the yard?

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