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  • Just to clarify, you need to cap off hot and cold water pipes as well a drain pipe and floor drain? – JPhi1618 Mar 13 at 15:08
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    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. A picture of the rough-ins would really help; please edit it into your question. – Daniel Griscom Mar 13 at 15:28
  • It doesn't look like the hot and cold pipes were ever roughed in. They run straight though with no interruptions. I will try to get a picture..thanks – John T Mar 14 at 16:58
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First take very accurate measurements of the rough-ins and draw a proper diagram showing each of them in relation to the nearest walls.

Cut each out below ground level and then fill with floor leveler. If during the cutting process you are opening or exposes a PVC pipe, cap it before the floor leveler.

The other option is to try to hide them in walls but looking at yours, probably won't work.

The "pipes" here were never expected to be used as-is. Sometimes maybe but not normally. So you cutting them will have little to no damage to future use. If people know where they are at and the pipes are in good workable condition under your flooring that is 98% of it.

  • Got it thank you – John T Mar 14 at 17:47
  • @JohnT - A good diagram will help you in the future but also add value to your house on resale. If I was buying a house and someone mentioned they were covered up I would treat that as having nothing. If someone could show me a diagram and I find one that I can pour water down that may save a home owner a few thousand. – DMoore Mar 14 at 17:51

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