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Goose1207

08:59AM | 10/26/05
Member Since: 12/18/02
4 lifetime posts
I have a rectangular cover on my basement floor, about 1'+ x half a foot. There is a bolt on it and when I try to unbolt it, the bolt keeps turning but is not loosening. What is under the cover? The word "Electric" is stamped on it and the whole cover is green. Someone told me that they doubt it is anything electrical and besides, I had water in my basement a few weeks ago and there was a puddle of water on the cover. I just want to know if there's a drain under there that I can use beacuse I have water in my basement again and would like any easier way of getting rid of it besides using a shop vac.

Do most basements have a floor drain? Just curious how common these are since I don't have one.

Thanks.

LicensedWaterproofer

12:58PM | 10/26/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
hi Goose,

yes, in these parts(MI) most basements have floor drains. i wish i could give ya some insight on what is under rec./cover,i`d want to know whats under there..ya know. gl!

Billhart

03:07PM | 10/26/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
That cover might be a clean out connection for the sewer system.

The cover might be held on with a toggle bolt.

If that is the case try pulling up on the plate the whole time that you unscrew it.


BV000672

12:49PM | 03/25/13
Since the cover is green, and it says "electric", could be a ground rod for your electrical service. May be required in areas that have low conductivity (i.e. high gravel or sand content in the earth your home is built on.)


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