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Willy C

07:35AM | 02/05/00
Member Since: 02/04/00
4 lifetime posts
I would like to raise the height of my toilets by placing them on a 6 inch platform. What is the best way to connect ot the existing waste pipes?

rpxlpx

09:09AM | 05/25/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Here's a thought you might want to consider. Hospitals use an "extension" that sits on top of the existing commode. That could be a lot easier than putting stuff under it.

claysally

07:49AM | 01/08/09
Member Since: 01/07/09
1 lifetime posts
I ALSO HAVE THE SAME QUESTION. I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE MY EXSISTING STANDARD SIZED TOILET TO A HANDICAP HEIGHT OF 6". I HAVE A 4" CAST IRON PIPE AND NEED TO KNOW THE PLUMBING PARTS AND PROCEDURE TO USE CONNECTING ALL BY USING A 6" PLATFORM. THANKS!

LarryG

08:20AM | 01/08/09
Member Since: 07/22/04
649 lifetime posts
better of just buying an ada toilet or you can get that 5 inch thick seat for around 50 bucks.

just my opinion i'm not trying to knock your idea.

BV001507

08:50PM | 07/07/13
just buy a toilet riser from Medway corp.

BV009834

05:47PM | 12/18/15
The elevated seats are, in a word, ugly. There is also a fall danger if someone removes it, does not replace it and an elderly, frail person doesn't realize it. This happened to my mother, twice. The result was a torn rotor cuff of her dominant arm.
I too am interested in building a platform under the toilet and extend the drain flange. The platform would then be tiled as well as the floor.

BV011670

10:01AM | 05/20/16
The chapest handicapped toilet is over $300 and go to over $1000. That isn't in my budget. There is no reason that a person who has knee problems should be zapped to get a higher toilet. There is no way that there should be that much difference in the price of a toilet, they are the same just a little taller. No way I want that ugly and messy extension to add to the top of the stool. When my Mom lived with me she used that and it way yukki. Give us a real answer on how to do the platform instead of taking the expensive, easy way out.

BV010734

09:01AM | 05/21/16
"The chapest handicapped toilet is over $300 and go to over $1000." I'm quoting that's why cheapest is spelled wrong. Anyway google ADA toilet and you will see you can come in under $200. LOL

BV012081

08:48AM | 06/28/16
Want to tile bathroom floor. Tile is 5/16" thick. Wood floor 1/2"thick had been added without raising toilet bowl in the past. Now that toilet bowl has to come up 3/4" to do job right! thanks for your help, Joe Mc Govern

RickTay

10:39AM | 07/14/16
Member Since: 07/14/16
6 lifetime posts
Getting ready big renovation

BV018905

03:23PM | 03/17/19
Anyone suggesting a seat top riser must not have used one. Super unsafe but mostly very gross! I see here no one really answered the question. I need 6" and none of the no answer answers help.

BV018904

08:49PM | 03/17/19
There is and extension for the sewer that allows to raise your toilet. They can be found at Lowes, home depot or Grovers. There may be other places but I would try them first.

BV021394

05:47PM | 01/19/20
Willy , my roommate bought 2 toilet risers that come in a kit . The base is made of like super sturdy fiberglass about 4”-6”tall. The kit included everything you need,the riser flange , wax ring,hardware(longer flange bolts etc.) and a long hose to use from your water valve to your filling tank if needed. As she was entering her late 60s she was finding it difficult to lift herself off the toilet at times as low as they were in both bathrooms. They were easy to install and come with easy to read detailed instructions . I had both of them installed in a little over an hour. I put down a peice of cardboard in the tub and had a friend help me lift the toilet off and set it in the tub on the cardboard while I installed everything and we set it back on and I bolted it down. Fortunately the original hose I had was still long enough to reach the tank so didn’t need the one that came in the kit . They worked perfectly and she couldn’t be happier unfortunately she’s out of town at the moment and I don’t know what brand they are or where she got them . But I know they weren’t very much under $50 I believe. I’ll post a pic when I get home later so you can see . Hope this will help somebody reading


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