My house's water softener and salt tank overflow currently drain through what appears to be a drilled-out cast iron cleanout cap in the basement, close to where the sewer line exits the house. This causes problems such as sewage smells and is not to code. I would like to correct this by attaching a PVC wye with a no-hub coupler, leading to a air-gapped drain and trap for the water softener and a cleanout to reach the sewer lateral line.
My questions are:
- Can I get a no-hub coupler on the portion currently visible, or will I need to remove concrete around the pipe?
- Will I need to cut the pipe below the flange visible just above the concrete, or could the no-hub coupler attach onto it?
- What do I need to do to remove the old clean-out cap/remaining threads? It appears to be some kind of insert into the pipe.
- Does the proposed solution meet current code for Ohio?