I'm a slightly handy homeowner. We're doing some remodeling, which will include removing the toilet in the basement. That's the access point we use to clean the sewer line (nearly an annual event), so I'd like to convert it to a cleanout.

FWIW, the house was built in '52, and is all cast-iron sewer. When we did the bathroom upstairs, I vaguely remember the toilet flange being welded on with lead (does that sound right). So, I'd rather not go the route of removing the flange, but capping it somehow.

Thoughts (besides I'm crazy for deducting a toilet)? Suggestions?