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Old 03-26-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a pipe meant for the shower and a pipe meant for the toilet that are sticking out of the wall and concrete floor respectively in my basement. I need to drywall the open section in the wall and add laminate panels to the floor. Because they are sticking out, I have to remove some part of the pipes. As they will be covered, I want to be confident there won't be any water leaking out. Any advice?

Here is a picture of what I mean (ignore PEX pipes). The shower pipe is the black one on the left hand side and the toilet pipe is at the bottom right.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:23 PM   #2
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Are you planning to floor and wall over the plumbing rough in ---no new bathroom in the plans???

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Yes exactly!
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I think you can simply cut the sink drain just below the T and cap it---does the pipe above the T have an AAV ?(air admittance valve)---If that pipe continues upward---(no AAV)--replace the T with a section of pipe---in case that is a wet vent---

The water line for the toilet?---open the drywall--cut off the stub out and cap that inside the wall.
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Make sure you cut and remove that mechanical vent. Do not leave it buried in wall it will leak sewer gas eventually.
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Yes it has AAV ! so just cap it under the T ?

And no it is not the water line pipe, its the drainage pipe of the toilet that i have an issue (bottom right on picture on the ground). The cap is above the ground surface and I wanted to make it as flush to the ground surface as possible for my panels.. Any ideas??

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Phil, is the toilet drain accessible from below the floor? if so cut and cap below floor level.

Just an off the wall question though. Was the electrical outlet and phone jack already there when you started this project?

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