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Old 06-15-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have two questions that I think are mostly plumbing...

First is this pipe coming out of my basement floor. What is the best way to cap it off so that the moist air and gases aren't coming up and I don't have a pipe jutting out of the floor... here is a pic:


The second question is involved with the Milwaukee combined water system. There is an old pipe that is connected to nothing outside; it is broken/cut flush with the foundation wall and doesn't come out the same as the combined drains (which come out at angles and connect to the downspouts). So it heads into the foundation at horizontally, turns 90 degrees and goes straight down into the basement floor. I'm not sure what it is but I'd like to remove it. I would like to assume it was the front of the houses drain (those gutters down drain away from the foundation and are disconnected from the combined system). What do I do with this pipe? See picture...



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I would like to completely eliminate these and have smooth cement floor where they currently are; can I cut under and plug with these - then cement over?
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I'm not sure what it is but I'd like to remove it. I would like to assume it was the front of the houses drain...
Until you're sure that's what the pipe was for I wouldn't cut them and bury them just yet. Get someone to come out with a camera, or rent one if you're able, and determine where this pipe leads and what it else it's hooked into.

It might cost a few $$ now but could potentially save bigger $$$ down the road.
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Until you're sure that's what the pipe was for I wouldn't cut them and bury them just yet. Get someone to come out with a camera, or rent one if you're able, and determine where this pipe leads and what it else it's hooked into.

It might cost a few $$ now but could potentially save bigger $$$ down the road.
I know that the rear/small one goes into the combined drain. The front one - both the home inspector and multiple foundation guys said it was disconnected combined drain. I'll have to look into renting a camera; as I am tired of paying people to come out and make my house worse.

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