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Old 04-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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I have a toilet in my basement that I want to remove. Do they make some sort of blanking plate that can be attached to the toilet flange to effectively cap it off?

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Old 04-29-2008, 06:38 PM   #2
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Two ways I can think of. Use a test plug which has a wing nut on top that expands a rubber gasket inside the pipe when tightened. I use these when remodeling. Or go to a plumbing supply(forget the big boxes on this one) and get a blind flange and gasket for whichever size pipe you have and then fasten with closely cut closet bolts.

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If you'll have access to it, I think the test plug is a great idea.

If you won't be able to get at it, I'd suggest breaking out a little bit of your slab and actually capping the pipe permanently.
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Since the pipe from the toilet will not have a trap, I would go with the test plug to guarantee no sewer gases are leaking into the room. You could then make a cover out of the material of your choice to attach to the flange with cut-off closet bolts.
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How would one permanently cap it off? such that the flange is below floor grade. I would be doing this in a basement. Flange is in a slab. I relocated my basement bathroom and would like to permanently cap the old toilet flange such that I can tile over it. Thank you,
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If I'm understanding you correctly I believe it could just be concreted flush with the subfloor.
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Where I come from, a test cap or plug is not an approved fitting.

To do it right, you have to get at the pipe below the concrete, and glue on a 3" or 4" cap, whatever size pipe you've got.
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Earl. You need to seal the pipe to prevent sewer gases from coming through it. I have stuffed a rag tightly into the pipe and then used concrete to seal it off and smooth the surface. I would advise tying a wire around the rag and bring it up so the concrete will grab it. This prevents the rag from coming loose and going into other drainlines.
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I appreciate your help!
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