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Old 11-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #1
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Unknown pipe in garage


Moved into a new place and there is an unknown thick pipe protruding out in my garage. Can you please help me figure out what is it for ?

Here is the link to the image of that pipe in my garage.
http://imgur.com/iFeoOgd
http://imgur.com/tqJWy4o

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Old 11-15-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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I am not able to post image link since this is my first post.
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Here is the link to the image of that pipe in my garage.
http://imgur.com/iFeoOgd
http://imgur.com/tqJWy4o
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Interesting pics. Looks like a 3 or 4 inch pipe capped off for future toilet or something to do with a septic system perhaps. Just guessing.

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generally you need about 12" for a toilet drain to the wall. How much distance do you have from the centerline of the pipe to the wall?
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Looks like either a sewer or a well. Can you take the cap off and look inside?
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Looks to close to the wall to be a toilet drain.
Should be about 12" from the finished wall to be a drain.
Clean out?
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Clean out.
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It is 7 inch from the finished wall and 5 1/2 inch in diameter. I am not able to open it and looks like it is locked with something.. If it is a clean out, will I need to open it in the future or is it sealed ?

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My guess is a clean out or a capped hub drain.
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Just leave it alone. If you ever need it to clean out a sewer make sure you notify the plumber.
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It looks like a simple band clamp if you need to open it.
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Yea, I think it is a band clamp. Have never opened one and so want to make sure that if I open it, I am able to close it as it is. Checking for some videos online, but if you have any tips, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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Uses 2 radiator clamps just undo them and pry it off the rubber may be stuck on.
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Looks like the 2 pipes in my moms garage. They used to pick up 2 drain pipes from the 3rd floor gutters, through the garage roof, connecting at the garage floor, then down thru the foundation to the storm sewer. I have a few around the outside of my house (all capped off now).
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