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s2steeda
08-15-2005, 12:20 PM
I am getting my flooring installed tomorrow downstairs in my basement. Carpet in the living room and lino in the laundry room. I live in a townhouse where there is a toilet pipe coming up from the floor that is capped off (roughed in for a toilet). I do NOT want to put a toilet in this room ever so I need to cut off the pipe and cap it. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to do this?

I was assuming to just hacksaw it off but wondering if I should go buy a dremel so I can cut the pipe lower in the floor so that the cap can sit flush with the floor. Also I probably need to chisel the concrete away from the pipe so that I can get the cap to fit since it's going over the actual pipe, etc.

Hope this makes sense, basically I just want to confirm I'm doing this the right way. I need to do this tonight before tomorrow morning.

plumguy
08-15-2005, 12:28 PM
Is it pvc? They make inside pvc cutters that fit on any standard drill.

s2steeda
08-15-2005, 12:30 PM
Yeah its PVC........

What is that cutter like? Just a drill bit with a cutting wheel on the end?

s2steeda
08-15-2005, 02:29 PM
Anyone else???? I'm assuming this will be very easy just hoping for a professionals advice or any possible 'tricks' to doing this easier.....

plumguy
08-15-2005, 02:34 PM
There are no "tricks" cut the pipe and cap it! I use an inside pvc cutter but I guess any wheel will do, dremel,etc.

Gary Slusser
08-15-2005, 02:54 PM
Unless you have (a) capped water line(s) and maybe a sink drain line too, I think I may be seeing a sewer clean out and not a place to install a toilet... maybe.

And if so, I don't think you want to cut it off and cap it permanently but... hiding it under carpet isn't a good idea for a few years from now when you need it and can't really seem to find it under the rug. Or thought it was for a toilet when it was a clean out.

So.. is there a cap on it now or a threaded plug in it? How far does it come out of the floor?

Gary
Quality Water Associates

s2steeda
08-15-2005, 02:57 PM
Unless you have (a) capped water line(s) and maybe a sink drain line too, I think I may be seeing a sewer clean out and not a place to install a toilet... maybe.

And if so, I don't think you want to cut it off and cap it permanently but... hiding it under carpet isn't a good idea for a few years from now when you need it and can't really seem to find it under the rug. Or thought it was for a toilet when it was a clean out.

So.. is there a cap on it now or a threaded plug in it? How far does it come out of the floor?

Gary
Quality Water Associates


Gary I know for a fact that it's for a toilet. When we built the townhouse the room where my laundry is located now was actually a bathroom/laundry room on the townhouse plans. The pipe around 3-4" or so is sticking out of the concrete floor about 4" or so with an orange cap on it.

I will be putting down lanolium in that entire room. I have a bathroom on the main floor as well as on the second floor of the townhouse so no need ever for three bathrooms on a 600 sq/ft per floor design.

It's not a threaded plug, just one of those temporary ones. The guys at the plumbing store said cut it off, put a new cap on (one of those rubber quick cap things, test cap I think it's called) and glue it down.

hj
08-15-2005, 04:31 PM
If it is a "real" plumbing store they will have a Gem-cap that glues inside the pipe with a flush plug. You can cut the pipe off about 1/8" below the floor, (there are many ways to do it, depending on what equipment you have available), then glue it in and then smooth over it with patching material.

s2steeda
08-15-2005, 07:55 PM
Yeah I don't know sorta pissed at the plumbing store guy cause yeah it's a 'real' plumbing store but he gave me the cap to fit over.

Anyway chiselled down the concrete, put the cap on, letting it dry right now then going to patch the concrete and yeah, all done.

Thanks for everyone's help......