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simonh 06-09-2012 05:34 PM

Identifying rough in pipes and capping drain/vent?
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Hello -
I'm trying to understand what pipes I have in my basement rough in. Primarily because every now and then I get sewer smells - which unfortunately permeate the house when I have my attic fan running!

I've taken some pictures (see below) and numbered the pipes.
Of these, only #3 is uncapped. can I just cap it with some sort of PVC cap?

joecaption 06-09-2012 05:39 PM

No pictures posted.
A rule of thumb I guess would be if it's over 3/4 then it's a drain or a vent so cap it. They come in rubber and PVC they fit so tight I would not glue them.

oh'mike 06-09-2012 06:02 PM

1--toilet--2-sink/wet vent 3 toilet vent 4 bath tub or shower.

Any or all could let in sewer gas---cap them--Joes suggestion of rubber caps has some merit---Mike---

simonh 06-10-2012 02:24 PM

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Fix'n it 06-10-2012 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by simonh (Post 940412)
you guys are great!

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