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Old 02-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am finishing my basement and have decided not to install a bathroom. I now have the toilet rough in in the middle of the floor. What is the best way to remove this so that I can carpet over top of it. Adding the bathroom my be an option at some point in the future.

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Old 02-05-2008, 01:25 PM   #2
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Open floor and cap it off.

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Is this something a DIY'er could pull off fairly easily? What all is involved?

Sawing down the PVC to floor level and installing a cap that fits inside the existing pipe with some type of epoxy or adhesive?

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Is this a slab floor, yes you have to cut pipe below floor line, either put in a plug inside or a cap over the top of the pipe, after you get it cut below the finished floor.
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Is this a slab floor, yes you have to cut pipe below floor line, either put in a plug inside or a cap over the top of the pipe, after you get it cut below the finished floor.

Yes, it is a slab floor. It needs to be cut below the floor? How is this done?
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You may or may not need to chip out concrete, can't see it without picture, an inside pipe cutter like one seen below will allow you to cut below the floor line. If this cutter will work then use a inside pipe plug once cut.

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- cut it flush with the floor

- cram some balled up news paper down the pipe about 4” to 6’’ deep

- fill it up with hydraulic cement flush with the floor
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- cut it flush with the floor

- cram some balled up news paper down the pipe about 4 to 6 deep

- fill it up with hydraulic cement flush with the floor
First make absolutely sure that waste from elsewhere in the house doesn't share that line.
That is how a line is usually abandoned though.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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nah, leave it there. get a decorative toilet to use for a chair, table, or conversation piece. plus, if someone has a bathroom emergency it will be there.
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I still prefer using a cherne expansion plug inside the line, but that just me.

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I like the idea of using the Cherne plug. How would I carpet over the wing nut though?

Would I want to use something like this?

http://www.cherneind.com/products-di...asp?pind=pp_10


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cut the pipe with an inside cutter (as shown in past post) low enough so the wing nut is below the floor
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cut the pipe with an inside cutter (as shown in past post) low enough so the wing nut is below the floor
Gotcha...I'll order one of these. Still up in the air about the expandable plug though. Not sure which one I need.
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Gotcha...I'll order one of these. Still up in the air about the expandable plug though. Not sure which one I need.
Uh, the one in the pretty picture posted above. You just need to know if it is a 3" or 4" pipe. You need to measure the pipe to see.

Who Sells Them?

For sure:
- local plumbing supply company

Maybe:
- Home Depot
- Lowe's
- Ace Hardware

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Gotcha...I'll order one of these. Still up in the air about the expandable plug though. Not sure which one I need.
Get one like the one I shown, however there are other type out there you just have to do some research on them. It will be a 3" or 4", depends on the inside diameter of the pipe your dealing with.

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