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Old 04-06-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Unused underground soil pipe.


I am relocating a water closet in my basement and will abandon the existing 3" drain. Is it "plumbing" legal to cap the unused soil line under a basement floor?
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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Yes, but make sure you cap it securely so sewer gas or waste will not leak into the house. There is no trap on the pipe in the floor.
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Thanks! I was unsure since I have read in some plumbing codes that unused soil lines should be "avoided".
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Since the pipe is in the basement, it is likely connected to your main sewer line. Capping it is the only way to discontinue the usage and not disturb the rest of the drainage system.
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It is a somewhat strange setup. The line connecting the old toilet is a horizontal branch off the main sewer line (all underground). So capping it will not disturb the remaining house plumbing. I was worried about what an inspector might say as interpreted by the plumbing code.
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I see no problem with an inspector. You could even cover the cap with concrete to be able to install flooring or just to prevent a tripping hazard. You will not be interfering with the main drain lines functioning.
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Yeah all you need to do is cap it off to where it is airtight! You don't want sewer gases flowing into your house
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