Removing or capping basement toilet
All I asked the plumber when I went to his shop was if a basement toilet could be removed and the pipe closed off. Didn't want advice on how to do it or for him to come take a look at it to give me an estimate.
He immediately started in how dangerous it is to cap a toilet and how I would have to wear a respirator and other protective clothing, would have to get a town permit(which I checked and there is no such thing according to city hall), and would be subject to physical damage doing it, I just thanked him and left his shop. Since I have already replaced toilets in 4 houses we've owned over the past 40 years, I thought he was being a bit over dramatic.
I realize that many people want free information so they can do a job, but don't think asking if something is possible would count as asking the impossible. If he hadn't been such a pain, I would have probably had him come do it, but when he said he wanted $100. just to come look and then would probably charge at least that much again to remove the toilet and cap the pipe, that was when I felt he was just asking too much.
So, I asked for help here as I always get answers so I can do repairs myself and appreciate each and every one of you for the help.