11:35AM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 05/28/05
3 lifetime posts
I have no idea what I am going to do with my floor in my new basement bathroom. Hopefully, someone can give me some advise and let me know what the one drain is. I have pictures of the floor at:

I am assuing the white (screw capped) drain is a standard cleanout.

I have no idea what the black covered Thingy is.

How would I tile this floor, work around these?



12:19PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I see that black like has writting on it. What does it say.

What is the diameter? Is it a friction fit or screwed in? What in that hole?

What is the diamter of the white one? What do you see when you unscrew it?

Are you the first owners of this house and all of this, including the walls and rough in plumbing already in?


01:24PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 05/28/05
3 lifetime posts
This house is a new construction, Built in Winter 2004. We are the first owners and was an unfinished basement.

The Black Lid states "Backwater Valve Access Sleeve" and just sits ontop of hole. Has 7 inch diameter.

Pictures added to:

I have not attempted to open the white one but is 3 1/2 inches and appears to have pvc adhesive on it.



01:57PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I think that this is what you have, a sewer backwater valve (check valve) used to prevent sewer line from backing up into the house. That is only backup from the mainline, but a backup from a clog within you own home.

And I am not sure, but it looks like there might even be Canplas on the plate.

Here is another brand.

Here is a little more background.

I know nothing about it, but I am assuming that it needs to be asscessible for repair and possible cleaning.

And the other does look like a sewer cleanout.

But as this is a new home I would contact the builder to verify it. Also to get them to fix the white one.

Both need to remain accesable after you tile.

One option is to just tile around it.

If you want to clean it up you an get plain chrome coverplates that you put over these with some silicon so that they could be pried up later.

But DOCUMENT what is there and put a copy with other house papers such as warantiees.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

They aren't technically weather vanes, as they don't tell you which direction the breeze is blowing. But they spin, move, ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon