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Old 08-12-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Moving a bathroom


I posted in the bathroom remodel area but no responses. Anyways I would like to move a bathroom. Since the new area will have new vents and connect to the sewer itself, what can I do to omit the old vents a d drain?

Can I cut everything and just cap it? I am moving the bath before I reroof so can i leave the vents up top and just cap them?
Will the old sewer be a problem if just capped and there's nothing running down for 20' where there used to be?

The house is slab on grade and built in 47 so I'm guessing cast iron for sewer then orangeburg in the backyard.

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I would not leave the old vents and cap them if putting on a new roof .Just something left for water intrusion and problems down the road.
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I suppose my post wasn't clear. When it comes to capping the vents that would only be temporary. Maybe for a month or two max. I'm pretty confident that'll work for me.

I'm more concerned about the drains and capping them below the slab. Does anyone have any advice?
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I would just cut the old drain about a foot from the slab and use the rubber cap with band clamp.
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Thanks. I guess that'll work for the sink. As for the toilet and shower can I put a rubber cap under ground?
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Shouldn't be any problem. Check with your local building code department for sure on use of fernco fittings underground. Some jurisdictions may or may not allow them.

Fernco website states that Fernco caps are rated for above ground and underground use.

Additionally, Fernco recommends the shielded type fitting if using them as couplings underground.
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