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pipi131

04:36PM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 09/11/06
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Due to the flooding in May I have had to pull up the tile flooring in my basement.

Under the tiles I found what appears to be some type of drain which has been closed off.

The apparatus is round and just below floor level. The top appears to be copper (green patina) and in the center a square made of a different material? Can anyone tell me what this is?

Billhart

08:21PM | 09/12/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Could you post a picture?

From your description it sounds like a brass cleanout plug.

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52-337-cleanout-plugs/cleanout-plug-brass--660997.aspx

Don't know why the boss is different material, but it might have been painted or something.


pipi131

05:09PM | 09/13/06
Member Since: 09/11/06
3 lifetime posts
Thank you for your response. I will try and get a picture of it and post in a couple of days. I'm even more curious now than I was before.

pipi131

03:34PM | 09/27/06
Member Since: 09/11/06
3 lifetime posts
Sorry it took so long bu here is the photo of the drain.
3820-photo_of_drain

Billhart

07:04PM | 09/27/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Yes, that is a clean out plug.

The one that I posted a link to has a male boss on it for a wrench.

But they also make them with a recess in them to make they flat to the floor. Can't be sure from the picture, but I think tht is what you have. And the recess was filled in to make so that the tile would not colapse into it.

It is possible that there was a floor drain there in the past, or it was a rough in for some future application.

But most likely it is for cleanout access.


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