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What are high rise toilets?

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A high-rise toilet has a seat height similar to that of a standard chair, making it easier for individuals with disabilities to transfer to the toilet. The height from the floor to the top of the toilet bowl for high-rise toilets is 16 to 19 inches without a seat.

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Standard toilet bowls usually have a height 14 to 15 inches, making access more difficult for some individuals. The high-rise toilet bowl increases comfort for taller individuals and those with disabilities. These fixtures are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires them for some public applications. The standard distance from the wall to the center of the discharge of a toilet is 12 inches, allowing a high-rise toilet to replace a standard bowl with minimal modifications.

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