Cap a pipe?
Originally Posted by Dennis215
So I am in my new house and I find a damp area in my basement that looks moldy and decide it has to come out, after wrestling with the framing the damp seemed to get worse. There was a steel filing cabinet built into the framing I decided to move that out as well so it could dry. After I moved the filing cabinet I found the source of the damp. "Someone" had cut what looks like a cast iron pipe that appeared to be a 2" drain almost flush with the floor, then put the filing cabinet on top but failed to cap the pipe in any manor. I don't know the best way to cap this pipe, I have seen 2" rubber Fernco caps that look like it would work but I wonder if there is a better solution?
You can use an expandable plug. First though, you need to figure out what that pipe is. Why is it just open, and why is it wet? If it's just a pipe sticking out of the ground there shouldn't be water in it. If it's a floor drain, it should be trapped; in which case you would see standing water in it all the time. Also if it's a floor drain it's there for a reason and can't be capped. If water is backing up out of it, then you have a blockage somewhere.
Can you post a picture?
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