||09-10-2008 10:22 AM
We just purchased a 3 year old house. In the front of the house there is what I think is the outside cleanout (about 4 inch white plastic pipe) which has a drain cover on it. I am wondering why there is a drain cover on it and not a regular cleanout cap. I know it is not draining anything as it is only 1 foot from the front of the house and has cobwebs in it. Should I cap this drain cover with a normal cleanout cap or could the drain cover be assisting in some sort of venting?