Ok, There are actually two questions going to be asked here, but they deal with the same area in the basement. See the picture of the area for reference:
1) The first question is in regards to the red outline. This is a galvanized drain line that is in the basement. It has one capped T visible in the picture. The upper part runs up to the ceiling height, and the goes 15 feet perpendicular to the wall towards the center of the house. At that point, there is a 90 towards where the kitchen is, but it is capped off with a plug at that 90. Basically, it is no longer in use. What I would like to do is remove as much of it as I can up to the first 3 -4 feet coming out of the floor. I would like to then use that to drain my washer into if it still drains correctly.
A) Would this be possibly assuming it still drained correctly?
B) How would I go about removing the pipe if I cannot get it turned with a wrench? I've tried it twice and none of the connections move.
C) Also, if I do remove it, then can't get it to drain, how do I cap it off?
D) Will I need a trap if it is being used for the washer?
E) If so, how to I connect PVC to the Galvanized if there are no threads?
2) My second question deals with the drain in the floor marked in blue. It appears to be a Bell trap drain with a bypass. The cover for the bell trap was long gone when I got the house. After looking at it more, I see that the center part of the drain is filled with dirt and rocks it looks like. The drain itself seems to actually drain out the bypass which heads in the direction of the arrow.
A) Can I get a replacement cover for this? it is 7.5 inched across.
B) Do these normally drain in the direction of the bypass? I want to try and clear the debris from the center hole and want to make sure it doesn't go in a different direction.
That's it for the questions at the moment.