11:35AM | 06/09/05
Member Since: 05/28/05
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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