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Old 12-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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I have two drains or something in the basement floor well first I would like to know what are they secondly can I use one of those for a toilet drain. Well would I be able to install a toilet in my basement using one of these? I have a picture attached. Thanks
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Not an expert on this. Not used to seeing two that close together, but I would guess they are cleanouts. I don't think they were intended to be for a toilet, but might be converted for that use(requires digging and flange). If they go straight to pipe, could be used for a toilet, if into a trap, I would say no. Check local code.

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How would I go about checking the local code?
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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They look like cleanouts going in opposite directions on same line. LOOK to have been added after an emergency, .If you ever get a basement full of sewage they will save the day.It would not hurt to take them off and grease them up before screwing them back on ,if they wont screwoff ,cut them out with a heavy cold chisel, put new ones on ,grease or pipe dope them for easy take of ,that will save you time if you ever need to unstop your drains .Cutting off cleanouts can be a pain when basement is flooded with do do

in my area inspectors are nice guys, they used to be plumbers and will usually come out and give you free advice , never know ,just ask I am up too late going to bed
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Thank you so much, but if they are clean outs could one be used for at lease a urinal?
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