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Old 05-03-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Dealing with toilet platform

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Our toilet is on a raised platform, I'm wondering if there is a reason that the platform exists or if it's possible to remove the platform. If removing the platform isn't an option has anyone had success removing the carpet and replacing it with something else?

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Old 05-03-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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Mine is on a platform as well. I replaced the toilet a couple of months ago with no problem using the old base plate. In two weeks I will be ripping out the carpet and replacing it with wood. After removing the toilet I'll have to remove the base plate that is screwed down onto the platform. Then I will remove the carpet, install the new wood (3/8" thick) replace the base plate and toilet, and hopefully, if I haven't run into any problems, all will be well (here's hoping).

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ours was to. feet no hit the floor! not good. i cut ours down to the level of our house toilet. looked like the reason for it was space for the heating duct. cut a hole in front n went in with a saws all to cut the pipe. then took the box apart n cut it down. was rather easy after i got into it. tis now a pleasure to sit down. good luck. it is worth the effort. dave
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:56 AM   #4
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The raised platform is used in order to have the correct angle for the sewer pipe to run with a down angle to the top of the black tank. You can't take the platform out because you will continously block the sewer pipe. You could build a raised platform in front of the toilet so your feet hit the ground.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:42 AM   #5
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Also, our platform contains the bathroom heat duct. The DW uses a small portable step for her (short) legs and extended reading sessions.
I expect the platform is made out of plywood, so you should be able to glue on a solid surface material like flooring, laminate, maybe even granite???
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I would think that the reason it contains a heating duct is that the space was available but the real reason is to get the down flow to the top of the black tank. If you lowered that platform and leveled out that sewer line then you are going to most likely experience blockage which is not fun.
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