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Old 11-29-2016, 07:02 PM   #1
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Cap off old drain in floor


We put in a floor drain years ago (picture attached) for the washer/dryer that we used. We remodeled the the space and now we need to cap off the drain as we're installing a vanity in its place. It's a 2" drain so sticking a piece of 1 1/2" ABS pipe with a lot of rubber cement and a 1 1/2" cap looks to be the easiest solution. The problem is the cap sticks out above the floor which gets in the way of the vanity. How can we cap off this drain so it sits as recessed as possible when installed (yes, we're going to cut off the lip for the grate with a multi tool)?
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:18 AM   #2
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Glue in a threaded fitting and use a flat cap with some pipe dope on the threads.
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Re: Cap off old drain in floor


Where does that floor drain connect? Does it go to your perimeter foundation drain or into your sewer drain?

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Sewer drain. Someone went ahead and capped it off by dropping a screw cap in stuffing fix all or something on top of that. Not the way I wanted to do it, but hopefully that's good enough

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Well sounds like it's too late, but if that goes to where there is sewer gas the sealing method needs to be absolute and there may be code requirements.

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