How to Move a Toilet 6 Inches: A Guide

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How to Move a Toilet 6 Inches

Moving a toilet is one of those tasks that we all dread when it comes time to do it. But there’s no need to worry anymore because we’re going to make this process as easy and painless as possible for you!

In this blog post, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to move your toilet 6 inches without having to break out the tools or spend hours working on it. Let’s get started!

How to Move a Toilet 6 Inches

Step One: Find The Point Where Your Toilet Is Touching The Floor

Look in front of the toilet and find a spot where it is touching your floor. If you have tile, this should be pretty easy to do because tiles are so smooth. All you need to do is place one end on that point and then place another next to it as close as possible without moving them from those points.

Step Two: Measure 6 Inches From Each End And Mark Your Measurements

Measure six inches from each end of the toilet and mark your measurements. We’re going to need these in a few minutes, so make sure that you don’t lose them! If you have carpet or vinyl flooring, this step might be harder for you because it’s not as smooth as tile. Just do what you can to get close enough with your marks since we will adjust later on anyways.

Step Three: Take The Toilet Out Of Its Position

Grab a friend and have them help you to take the toilet out of its position. If there’s carpet in front of it, this step might be difficult for you because the weight is not evenly distributed when carrying it, but do what you can! Just make sure that they support most of the weight themselves while keeping your hands free whenever possible.

Step Four: Mark Where Your New Floor Markings Are On Your Floor

This part is pretty self-explanatory, so I’m not going to go into any detail here since we already covered how to mark where your floor markings are on your floor earlier in Step Two, measuring six inches from each endpoint along with marking those measurements.

Step Five: Adjust The Toilet If Needed And Mark Again On Your Floor

If you had to make any adjustments before moving the toilet because it wasn’t touching your floor, now is when you need to do this for both sides.

Just grab that level and adjust accordingly until each side of your marks is equal to one another. Then place a mark on the floor again, just like in Step Two.

Step Six: Move The Toilet Back Into Position

This is the final step! Have your friend help you with this part by taking most of the weight again while keeping their hands free and moving it back into position.

If there’s carpet in front of it, make sure that they support most of the weight themselves while keeping your hands free whenever possible. And finally, make adjustments on each side if needed, as we did in Step Five before moving forward to complete this task successfully without any problems along the way.

We hope these steps are easy to follow for how to move a toilet six inches without having to break out the tools or spend hours working on it. You can also read our post about cutting tile around the toilet drain and removing concrete in the toilet pan.

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