COMMUNITY FORUM

kemper

11:35AM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 05/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
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:

http://www.ourkempfamily.com/bathfloor

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?

Thanks.


Billhart

12:19PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 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?


kemper

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:

http://www.ourkempfamily.com/bathfloor/

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

Thanks.

Billhart

01:57PM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 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.

http://www.dafehr.com/Canplas/cisbwvalvefeat.htm

http://www.dafehr.com/Canplas/cisbwvalve.htm

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

Here is another brand.

http://www.flocontrol.com/check.htm

Here is a little more background.

http://www.zurn.com/pages/catalog.asp?ProductGroupID=78&OperationID=14

http://www.ci.auburn.in.us/departments/wpc/backwatervalves.htm

http://www.themdc.com/backwater.htm

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.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... 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... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1