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Old 10-17-2007, 08:09 AM   #1
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Anyone know if it is code for a utility room floor drain?


I am thinking of possibly moving or adjusting the size of my current utility room(furnace, washer, dryer, water heater). It currently has a floor drain next to the furnace. Difficulties moving appliances aside, is having a floor drain code? My intention would be to cover or seal up the existing floor drain and have a utility room without a floor drain.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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Here in Toronto, basement need a floor drain, it is code, whether it is required to be inside a utility room or not, I am not sure... but I think it is required to avoid flooding in basement.... so whether it is inside a utility room or not, shouldn't matter...

as per your project... why take away the good stuff ... cover up the drain.... I am sure you can have some sort of idea to hide this no so beaty thing rather than covering it up...

but you are talking about relocating furnace which to me is much much more work than thinking about the drain and for sure you should get a permit for things like that...

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Here in Toronto, basement need a floor drain, it is code, whether it is required to be inside a utility room or not, I am not sure... but I think it is required to avoid flooding in basement.... so whether it is inside a utility room or not, shouldn't matter...

as per your project... why take away the good stuff ... cover up the drain.... I am sure you can have some sort of idea to hide this no so beaty thing rather than covering it up...

but you are talking about relocating furnace which to me is much much more work than thinking about the drain and for sure you should get a permit for things like that...
Well, everything else has already been addressed. And I would plan to dispense the condensation from the furnace in the utility basin. Just wondering on the drain as its not listed as code on our city website. I guess I could leave it where it is and just place my bar over it.

The problem with the drain is that its located in the center of the basement (next to the furnace)making my utility room the largest room in the house.
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For the minimum, for whatever flooring finished you are doing, you can put a vent type of cover above the drain, make it looks like a heat vent... in case you have flood, water can still be drain away through the vent then through the drain... consider you are on vacation for a month and your plumbing leak and water flood... the drain would be a useful at that time.... so it is not really code you need to obey... it just good for you stuff...
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