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Minimum basement bathroom size

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Posted by: from Ajax
4/5/2021 at 11:27:45 AM

Is there a minimum code for basement bathroom, distance between fixtures?

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Date/Time4/5/2021 at 12:26:43 PM

Yes your toilet should be 15" minimum side to side from the center of the drain and i would plan to have 30" from the front of the bowl for room to stand up. Typical bathrooms are about 5'-0" x 9'-0" for a standard 3 pc bathroom

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Dr. Mayyar from Reno Building in Newmarket
Date/Time4/5/2021 at 12:32:03 PM

The attached file will give you some measures.

Hope it helps.

Good luck

Mayyar from RenoBuilding


Minimum basement bathroom size
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Date/Time4/5/2021 at 12:49:35 PM

See attached diagram for more information


Minimum basement bathroom size
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Date/Time4/5/2021 at 5:39:29 PM

Ernest, you have some good advise from the others. I might add, don't go the minimum unless you really have to. Allow for another person, turn around room, closets, towel racks, etc. The primary requirements are the distances from walls for drain pipes and waterlines. Don't forget about vents, electrical placement, door open/closed, and the "others".

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Ian in Edmonton
Date/Time4/6/2021 at 12:44:16 PM

I don't know where those two illustrations came from, perhaps a plumbing textbook? (the respondents have not identified the sources) There's nothing in the Building Code on this subject except for 'barrier free' and 'public' washrooms.

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